Impediments preventing small businesses from surviving

Chairman of the Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM), Ronnie Skelton, has complained about some of the struggles he said are facing small businesses in the BVI.

When asked recently about steps he would take to help small businesses succeed once he is elected, Skelton commented that there are already systems in place right now in the Department of Trade. He suggested was allocated for some small businesses.

“Along with funding for small businesses, they also need to understand the administrative side of small businesses,” Skelton said on a PVIM radio show last evening, March 22.

Skelton said he grew up at a time when small businesses were the backbone of the economy and residents depended on those businesses to survive.


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