See how the EBB Programme can propel you forward!
Building strong, sustainable businesses.
Using systematic tools, strategies and tactics that generate long-lasting results.
Showcasing the importance of sound financial literacy.
Mentoring and guidance that assists you in moving to the next level of business.
Highlighting the progress of the selected women entrepreneurs as they develop themselves and their businesses.
Access to the 12-week online entrepreneurs development course created by BPD.
Collaborating with Republic Bank as a facilitator and SME partner with helpful solutions.
The candidate we’re looking for isn’t just a sharp business woman who’s already tackled challenges head on and won. We’re looking for women who are actively seeking ways to improve themselves as much as they want to improve their businesses.
Are you willing to invest the time and resources required to take your business to the next level?
You have been in business for at least two years.
You are fully committed to grow your business and move on to the next level of success.
You welcome the learning opportunities to streamline your business processes and systems.
You see the need to restructure your current business model to gain more clients.
You are willing and open to receiving constructive guidance to help you achieve your goals.
You are open to sharing and supporting others in the EBB community.
Participants of the EBB Programme will be supported as they work towards understanding how to create profitable future-proof businesses. Your investment in the EBB Programme will offer you greater clarity on your business direction and provide the tools necessary to chart your own course successfully.
This is your opportunity to ensure you stay relevant and continue to grow consciously in a rapidly changing business environment. Here are the next steps:
You Have To Apply Online
The EBB Programme application must be fully completed online. Candidates who do not adhere to the submission process may not be considered. Review the FAQs for the eligibility criteria.
Here’s what you can expect for the first three months of the EBB Programme:
For the first 150 applicants who meet the criteria, you’ll jump into the Learning Management System (LMS) designed by BPD to complete according to your schedules and preferences. Courses span three months with various activities included and require 20+hours minimum. The original cost is USD$1,997, but we’re offering 80% partial scholarships, which means your discounted cost is USD$370!
Be a part of a select group by maintaining stellar attendance, participation, and submission of the completed business strategy map. An independent, five-member panel will conduct a screening and decide on the top 20 performers coming out of the self-paced training sessions. This portion of the programme lasts nine months. The cost: FREE!
Once the panel chooses the final 20 applicants with the top aggregate scores, you’ll receive an e-mail* with the relevant information. These select candidates will receive scholarships for the remainder of the Programme! Candidates not selected will also be advised formally.
Here’s what you can expect if you make it into the final nine months of the EBB Programme:
*Applicants should be aware as part of the EBB Programme, they automatically agree to opt in to marketing communications from RBL and BPD. However, they may choose to opt out from receiving e-mails at any time.
All applications will receive an e-mail confirming their online application form submission. If you’ve been successful, you’ll have to formally accept or decline the enrolment offer. If you’ve accepted, great! You’ll get another e-mail with the following information:
Candidates not selected will also be advised formally, but will be given links to the BPD Associates and RBL SME Toolkit websites which hosts myriad entrepreneurship resources.
BPD’s EBB Programme turns theory into practical steps to assist established women entrepreneurs to create a technology-enabled and future-proof profitable business. Incorporating the framework and tools from Georgina Terry’s best-selling book “The Amazing Race To Entrepreneurial Freedom”, this one-year Programme will assist the participants with their personal and business development by supporting them as they create a sustainable 21st Century business.
If you are a woman entrepreneur who has owned and operated a micro, small or medium business in Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Barbados, Grenada, Suriname, British Virgin Islands, St. Vincent & The Grenadines, St. Maarten, St. Lucia, Dominica, Anguilla, St. Kitts & Nevis for a minimum of two years, and you want to grow and scale your operations, then this is for you! The formal eligibility criteria to participate are:
At the end of the Programme participants will have:
The Programme lasts one year. The first phase is for three months and nine months for the second phase. The start date is set for September 2021.
Starting in month four, 20 women will be selected to participate to phase two of the Programme, with a 100% scholarship. They will be required to:
Yes, all the participants will receive a certificate upon successful attendance and completion of the Programme.
By the end of the Programme, participants will have experienced tangible results in their businesses, such as an increased profit, a larger customer base, new established and seamless technology-enabled processes and a wider network of like-minded entrepreneurs, businesses and professionals.
The EBB Programme key benefits are:
New Tools And Technologies
Accountability System (Phase 2)
Republic Bank Perks
The Programme is set to commence in September 2021. Further details will be communicated to the selected participants.
No. Women of all ages are welcome to apply.
No. Selected applicants will obtain a Republic Bank Commercial Chequing Account with direct access to a dedicated Accounts Manager.
Each application will be scored against the following criteria:
The selection process for phase one of the Programme consists of three stages:
Based on the application submission, shortlisted applicants will be invited to join the Programme. All applicants will be informed of the outcome of the selection process by the TBD. To access phase two, participants will be invited to an interview. After the interview, 20 women will be selected to participate in phase two.
We estimate that the whole selection process will be approximately six weeks.
All applicants will be informed of the outcome of the selection process by the XXX.
No, the application process does not have any cost.
You must complete the Application Form by XX. Late submissions will not be considered.
No. the application process is online only.
150 applicants will be chosen for Phase One of the Programme.
The original cost of the programme is USD$1,997, but we’re offering 80% partial scholarships, which means your discounted cost is USD$370!
The available payment options are:
The available payment methods are:
Through the support of Republic Bank a partial scholarship of 80% will be awarded to each selected participant towards the cost of participating in the EBB Programme. The Participant is required to invest US$370 (10%) herself towards the Programme. Phase two selected participants will be offered a full-scholarship.
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