Some of Cayman’s entrepreneurs came together over the weekend to show potential customers what they can provide, Cayman 27’s Philipp Richter has more.
Starting a business is not easy, every now and again entrepreneurs need a boost to get their name out.
“Normally for small businesses capital is always very limited,” said President of Cayman Islands Small Business Association, Dawn McClean…and that’s what the small business expo provided.
“So to have so many people walk through and tell other people about it, you couldn’t pay for that, that’s priceless,” said Dawn McLean. An area where services and goods could be showcased to the community.
“It means one of my only chances to get our name out there to network with other businesses that have a similar goal,” said Kyle Bang from Blacktip.
“It’s not an immediate gratification in selling, but it’s an investment that others will hear about what you are doing, hear about what all of us are doing, and down the road, we might do some business,” said Leslie Williams from LAW Imporants.
As companies show their service, attendee’s at this event can learn about companies they didn’t know about before.
“People can actually come out and see and you can interact with them, we’ve had a number of persons out here today who haven’t heard of our business before and we’ve been around since 2012,” said Marlon Gilbert from Data Destroyers.
And it will even get people to think locally before ordering online
“Get our name out there and let people know that they can purchase equipment here locally instead of online,” said Vincent Mosley from FitnessPlus.
Business expo’s allow entrepreneurs the opportunity to create bonds and build relationships between other small business owners.
“It has afforded me to network with other small businesses who have suffered the same struggles I have gone through for 10 years and we’re able to exchange services and learn from each other,” said Sabrina Turner from Cayman Islands Immigration Consultant Services.
There were more than 35 exhibiters and over 400 people attending.
The small business community took over a hall and made it into a market for a day.
Another opportunity like this is coming up at the Cayman 27’s Island living show. It’s happening on June the 25th, for more information about registering.