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BEDC to host ‘netpreneur’ seminar

The Bermuda Economic Development Corporation is to present a seminar that will explore how and why tech-savvy entrepreneurs are taking over the small business landscape.

Entitled “The Netpreneur is the Nextpreneur”, the seminar will be held at the Bermuda Society of Arts on the third floor of Hamilton City Hall and Arts Centre next Wednesday from 5.30pm until 8pm.

Jamillah Lodge, BEDC director of communications and development, said: “A netpreneur is an individual that delivers their product or service via the internet. As we enter into 2020, having a presence on the web, and more specifically, utilising it to deliver to your customers is becoming more and more important.”

She added: “At BEDC, we aim to educate entrepreneurs and business owners so that they have the best chance at success in both Bermuda's economy and the global economy. Learning the ins and outs of thriving on the net, is crucial to that success.”

The BEDC said seminar attendees will hear from a panel of business owners that have found success in net driven businesses who will share how and why they either developed or transitioned their businesses online, and will pass along practical tips, tricks and strategies.

Panellists include 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 McCarron of Animal & Garden House.

Ms Kayla said: “I hope to inspire attendees to launch whatever business idea or creative project they have. This topic is so important because in a digital age, it's never been easier to build a brand. We need more people using that to their advantage.”

The BEDC said topics of discussion will include “Net is Next — how, why and the implications”; “Leveraging Tech — how to start and grow your business with tech”; “Making the Net Work For You — tips, tricks and strategies”, and “Scaling Up — using the net to scale your business”.

A question and answer discussion period will end the seminar, the BEDC said.

The cost of the seminar is $30, or $25 for BEDC registered members.

To register, call 292-5570, e-mail info@bedc.bm or log on to www.bedc.bm. The fee includes light cocktails and canapés

Jamillah Lodge

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Published January 07, 2020 at 3:45 pm (Updated January 07, 2020 at 3:45 pm)

BEDC to host ‘netpreneur’ seminar

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