Chamber offers workshops for small businesses

The Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce is starting a series of free monthly workshops to assist small businesses. 

The first, “Strategies for Effective Debt Collection,” will be held at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Chamber of Commerce conference room in Governors Square. 

According to a statement from the Chamber on Tuesday, the workshop “will provide small businesses with the available options to improve payment, debt re-structuring and negotiation and a range of options that are available through litigation.” 

The one-hour workshops, organized in collaboration with the Ministry of Financial Services, Commerce and Environment, are open to all small business operators and will cover a different theme each month. This month’s workshop will be presented by attorney Kerrie Cox, an associate with Diamond Law Attorneys. 

“These free after-hours workshops are intended to provide micro, small and medium-sized businesses with useful information that can help business owners and managers to improve all aspects of business,” said Wil Pineau, the Chamber’s chief executive officer. 

“Leading professionals in all areas of small business support from operations, marketing and legal matters will participate in these workshops to help micro and small businesses to succeed. The development of the SME sector is vitally important to the Cayman Islands economy and small businesses are urged to attend these free workshops,” he added. 

Seating is limited to the first 20 people. There will be handouts available after the workshop and a question-and-answer period. Free refreshments will be provided. To register, visit 

Mr. Cox