10 young entreprenuers

Kishee’s Treats and Things

Business owner: Kishma Joseph-Dupuis  Product/service: Snacks & Household items

“While being employed as a part-time cashier I began to observe on a daily and weekly basis what most shoppers preferably women with children attending school would purchase.…When the curfew was adjusted in June 2020 I put together my finances I had set aside and then on June 15, 2020, was the grand opening of Kishee’s Treats & Things.”

Social media: https://www.facebook.com/Kishees-Treats-Things-116231170125830

 

ToMeeks Retail Outlet

Business owner: Tomeka Cole Product/service: Retail

“[Begun] initially as a mobile business widely accessible to customers. Located in Tyrell’s Village, it is now one of the few retail outlets within the St. Paul’s constituency which operates from a physical location… One of the main goals is to ensure we provide our customers with quality product lines which are budget-friendly considering the current economic crisis.”

Social media: https://www.facebook.com/ToMeeks-Retail-outlet-115445216874075



 

TopBrands268

Business owner: Javhone Miller Product/service: Clothing

“I decided to pitch my business idea to some friends and it was disheartening when they laughed and dismissed it, saying they could buy their own products online…In the retail world, I feel like most sellers are not fair when setting prices for products, so instead of complaining, I decided to become the change I wanted to see.”

Social media: https://www.facebook.com/TopBrands268

Ray of Sunshine Garlic Butter

Business owner: Kesra Pell Product/service: Local Garlic Butter

“COVID-19 affected all of us. Especially persons within the hotel sector which I was previously employed in…Given the fact that importation of garlic butter was delayed or halted there was a shortage on the island and it became scarce. It was here I saw the opportunity to tap into that market to try and fill that void.”

Social media: https://www.facebook.com/rayofsunshinegarlicbutter

Errands 4You

Business owner: Jakkobi Gilgeous   Product/service: Delivery and Concierge

“My Inspiration came from my aspiration of becoming an entrepreneur from a young age, being independent. I was always thinking of businesses that I could open that were not on the market and what kind of impact it would have on my community and Antigua on a whole.”

Social media: https://www.facebook.com/ErrandsAntigua

Nene Candy Frozen Treats

Business owner: Tiffany Jacobs-Eugene Product/service: Ice Cream

 “Selling ice cream gave me a sense of fulfilment that I never experienced before…I enjoyed seeing children with big smiles on their faces whenever they hear the joyful tunes of the ice cream truck coming.”

Social media: https://www.facebook.com/nenecandyfrozentreats

4. El’s Bowls & Blends

Business owner: Eldica Samuel  Product/service: Food

 “I didn’t care we were in COVID times and it didn’t bother me who was doing the same thing. I was destined to be unique in what I offered and to stand out from the rest. I put my menu together and marketed myself.”

Social media: https://www.facebook.com/bowlsandblends

1. Shae Organic Soaps

Business owner: Sharieta Charles  Product/service: Organic Soaps

 “For several years particularly throughout my school life I was scorned and looked at different because of my skin…being unemployed I decided that I would be the best person to get my skin where I wanted it to be.”

Social media: https://www.facebook.com/shae.enterprise268/

3. Bridged Ideas

Business owner: Brandon Matthews  Product/service: Graphic Design

“With the Coronavirus pandemic causing my 9 to 5 to close for a few months, I was encouraged to finally get the ball rolling on the idea [for a reason I can’t explain, the marketing agency stood out amongst the rest], and with that launched the company in August of this year.”

Social media: https://www.facebook.com/Bridged-Ideas-110770987359682

2. What’s The Scoop?

Business owner: Clara Lewis Product/service: Homemade Ice Cream

“I started my business a few months after losing my job as a Chef at a local Hotel due to COVID-19.…In Mid May I stop selling Mangoes and by faith used my last $100 to buy ingredients needed to make Ice Cream, with one of the first flavour being Mango. On Launch Day it became an instant hit;.”

Social media: https://www.facebook.com/scoopantigua