The Business Climate In Jamaica Has Never Been Better, With The Country Now Poised For A Significant Take-Off – Williams
Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Fayval Williams, says the business climate in Jamaica has never been better, with the country now poised for a significant take-off.
Addressing the Caribbean Angel Investor Forum at the Hyatt Ziva Hotel, Montego Bay, recently, Mrs. Williams said that ‘angel investing’ represents an avenue for business ideas to be turned into reality.
The State Minister said that while start-up businesses can be generally risky, it is important that ways be found to give them an opportunity to succeed.
The notion that angel investing is simply a group of wealthy investors is patently false, she said, as many start-up businesses have been facilitated and given the assistance to make good on their business plans.
We know that there are companies that have little or no access to bank financing, let alone the broader capital market. We truly laud the angel investors for making opportunities available to many of these start-ups to achieve their goals, she said.BM