Tech knowhow the key to business success

  • BEDC seminar presenters: from left, Tori Kayla, Colin Rego, Erica Smith, Leanne Evans, Carl Vincent, Jennifer McCarron, Carla George and Jamillah Lodge (Photograph supplied)

    BEDC seminar presenters: from left, Tori Kayla, Colin Rego, Erica Smith, Leanne Evans, Carl Vincent, Jennifer McCarron, Carla George and Jamillah Lodge (Photograph supplied)


Tech-savvy entrepreneurs are taking over the small business landscape, according to a recent seminar held by the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation.

The BEDC hosted a Netpreneur is the Nextpreneur last month at the Bermuda Society of Arts in Hamilton. The aim was to demonstrate how learning the ins and outs of thriving on the net is crucial to success in 2020.

“Having a presence on the web, and more specifically, utilising it to deliver to your customers is becoming more and more important,” Jamillah Lodge, BEDC director of communication and development said.

The event featured panellists Carl Vincent and Leanne Evans of Drop It Delivery, Colin Rego of Sargasso Sea, Tori Kayla owner of Virtual Girl Boss, Carla George owner of Pushed into Purpose and Jennifer McCaron of Animal & Garden House.

“The panel was really able to demonstrate how they leveraged tech in their own businesses, give the audience tips on how to start and grow their businesses with tech, and explain how tech can help businesses scale up for success, both within and outside of Bermuda’s local economy,” Ms Lodge said.

Approximately 120 people attended the seminar.

“The audience was really engaged, and I am happy that we were able to share our experience,” Ms Evans said. “Each one of us have a completely different story and different methods to achieve things and because of that I feel we were able to connect with many in attendance and really show why having a digital presence is so important.”

A BEDC spokesman said the audience was engaged and came with many questions for BEDC and for the panel. BEDC also invited industry experts to sit in on the seminar to answer any pointed industry-specific questions. A representative from Clarien Bank and Coral Wells of ConnecTech were able to give advice and hand out information to those who were interested.

“It was a very informative evening that could have extended much longer into the night,” BEDC executive director, Erica Smith said. “The panellists had a wealth of knowledge to share and the audience had so many questions. It is apparent, that there are entrepreneurs in Bermuda keen to get into the digital space and are hungry for information on how to do so.”

This seminar was the BEDC’s first of 2020. For information on upcoming seminars e-mail info@bedc.bm or visit www.bedc.bm.

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Published Feb 4, 2020 at 8:00 am (Updated Feb 4, 2020 at 8:13 am)

Tech knowhow the key to business success

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