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CED to bring computer training to Small Business Operators


Small business owners in and around Kingstown are being afforded an opportunity to develop their skills in using and managing basic Information Communication Technology (ICT) tools to advance their businesses.{{more}}

This when the Centre for Enterprise Development Inc (CED) continues its series of workshops entitled Computer Training for Small Business Development.

The training takes place November 8-10 at the CED Conference Room. It is designed to familiarize small business owners with Microsoft Word to create business letters, how to create business cards and flyers; and how to use MS Excel to create cash flow statements. They will also learn how to use search engines on the internet, set up email accounts and how to send emails with and without attachments.

Since the series began in July, 39 small business owners from the communities of Georgetown, Mesopotamia, Barrouallie and Chateaubelair have benefitted.

The training is being conducted in communities where CED Outreach Satellite Offices are located.

CED Training Coordinator/PRO, Keisha Phillips, says the Computer Training for Small Business Development was well received in the other communities.

“In fact, based on the response, we are hoping to take the training to Union Island, and we may even have to repeat the training in some communities because the demand is there for it. Most of the participants have appealed to us to continue the series with advanced training, and this is something we are looking at.”

She is urging small business owners to register early for the training as only ten (10) persons can be accommodated per session.

Registration forms are now available at the CED Office, which is now located in the Moussa Building on Grenville Street, formerly the VAT Unit Office.

Registration closes on Monday, November 1, 2011.