Friday, March 21, 2014

Local Entrepreneur Releases Book and Begins Tour


Freeport, Grand Bahama - Every year in the Bahamas, thousands of students leave high school in search of jobs. The question is everyone is seeking to be an employee but who is seeking to be the employer? Simple answer, develop more local entrepreneurs. Or is it really that simple when the failure rate for small businesses is so high?


Grand Bahama entrepreneur, Raquel Beneby-Hart has released her book ‘Business Basics for Beginners’. This  100-page solution-driven, business readiness book is a compilation  of business resource, business advice, the fundamental principles of business and inspirational quotes for Bahamian entrepreneurs starting up or in an existing business.

Topics include Business Idea Development, Strategic Planning, Marketing, Financial Planning, Getting Started and Maintaining the Business. Readers will be exposed to a self-assessment, case studies, financial worksheets, the licensing process, business incentive as well as funding opportunities and requirements.

The purpose of this business companion is to help entrepreneurs as they make critical decisions. Raquel draws from her experience as an entrepreneur, business development strategist and former Director with the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce.

In addition, Raquel and Out of the Box Strategy Group will engage in the first ever ‘The Bahamian Entrepreneur Tour’. This Tour will move around the islands of the Bahamas providing FREE Business Workshops, motivational visits to High Schools and the premier of ‘The Journey of a Bahamian Entrepreneur’ video which highlights stories of entrepreneurs from around the Bahamas. The Tour starts in New Providence March 28 – March 31 and climaxes in Acklins and Crooked Island in November 2014.

Raquel believes whom much is given, much is required. ‘Business Basics for Beginners’ and ‘The Bahamian Entrepreneur Tour’ seeks to give back to the Bahamian community and spur sustainable economic activity throughout the islands.

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CONTACT
Raquel Beneby-Hart
OUT OF THE BOX STRATEGY GROUP
Tel: 602-2174 or 443-3763
Email: outoftheboxbahamas@gmail.com

ABOUT RAQUEL BENEBY-HART
Business Consultant for Out of the Box Strategy Group, Raquel is an Award winning Fortune 500 Trained International Business Development Strategist, Marketing Consultant, and Publicist. She is a 2011 graduate from the Academy of International Business Officials in Beijing, China having studied ‘Trade and the Environment for Developing Countries’.

Raquel has over 18 years of experience in Marketing, Communications and Training.  She is a member of the International Institute of Marketing Professionals and represents the Bahamas on the International Advisory Council of Marketing Professionals.

Raquel has served as a Director with the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce (2011-2013) and has co-chaired the Small Business Development and Education Committees. Raquel has recently released her book ‘Business Basics for Beginners’ and her CD ‘The Marketing Tutorial for Small Businesses’.

Raquel is also an accomplished Public Speaker, Trainer and writer and is a former Area Governor for Public Relations for Toastmaster International Area 84.

She is the single mother of one daughter and many mentees.

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