Boost your Business!
AFETT Encourages Entrepreneurs to Boost their Business
AFETT’s last meeting for 2016 proved to be a very successful one as several members gathered at Republic Bank’s Head Office for the “Boost Your Business” meeting on Tuesday November 22, 2016. Working in conjunction with the Bankers Association of Trinidad and Tobago (BATT), AFETT brought together three speakers to empower the meeting’s participants.
Jennifer Koo-Rogers of BATT presented on “Managing Fraud in Business”. She spoke about dealing with cheques, verifying transactions, credit card fraud, techniques to prevent fraud and other issues of interest to business owners.
Dr. Caroline Singh, founder of beauty product company Buttered Up, shared her experience in becoming an entrepreneur. She emphasised the importance of being passionate to embracing competition and not being afraid to fail.
Dale Laughlin, business coach, trainer, consultant and speaker, ended the evening’s presentations with an inspiring talk about TRUST in business relationships. She highlighted the importance of Transparency, Relationships, Understanding, Success and Testing your assumptions about others and yourself. She explained that despite the anxiety inducing aspects of our society, the participants could leave the meeting as “TRUST warriors”.
The evening ended with lots of networking among members and at the booths of entrepreneurs. Participants were able to find out more about the products and services of Buttered Up, KAT Designz and Belleworks. They also had an opportunity for those assembled to win door prizes from our corporate sponsors. One winner received a gift certificate from Aioli restaurant, and another won a KAT Designz’s uniquely designed bag.
Another participant received a free hour of life coaching from JSG Coaching and Consulting, while everyone present was eligible for 5% off their first payment for a project from Belleworks. Mes Gateaux donated several handmade chocolate truffles for some holiday themed refreshments to end the night.
AFETT wishes to thank the Bankers Association of Trinidad and Tobago (BATT) for collaborating with the Association to put together such an informative and inspiring event. We are particularly grateful to Dixie-Ann Dickson, Communications Specialist at BATT, for working so closely with us.