The Starting a Business 101 Workshops are short courses covering the the fundamental aspects of starting and running a business and how you can navigate the process with less friction and capably turn your ideas into a viable business.

The courses are 100% online at a cost of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00 JMD) per course. Participants will receive a Certificate of Partiipation for each workshop completed.

Website & Ecommerce Workshop

This course examines the internet as a primary communication, marketing and commercial medium for businesses, and how entrepreneurs can effectively use this tool to execute their organization’s strategic plans.

Topics covered in this workshop :   

✅ Electronic commerce and e-marketplaces
✅ Online marketing and consumer behaviour
✅ Business-to-business e-commerce
✅ Search engine optimization
✅ Payment solutions and order fulfillment

… and more

At the end of the 2-day workshop,  participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.


Team Building

Date : April 4 & 5, 2023
Time : 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Tennille Howell Hussey

About the workshop

We are frequently expected to be a functional part of a performing team, whether at home, in the community, or at work. A strong team will benefit any organization and lead to more successes than failures. This Team Building workshop will encourage participants to investigate the various aspects of a team as well as ways to become a top-tier team performer. You will learn about what makes up a team and what factors contribute to being a successful team and team member.

At the end, you will be able to:

  Understand team skills and dynamics required to implement effective changes in the workplace.

  Diagnose the health of your team and create positive synergy amongst its members.

 Establish processes for building an effective team and improving communication.

Understand how to formulate team goals and develop a Plan of Action to achieve them

Improve conflict-management and resolution skills

Determine clear roles and responsibilities within the team

Who is this workshop for?

✅ Entrepreneurs 

✅ Senior Management Teams

✅ Business Consultants

✅ Team Managers and Supervisors

✅ Emerging Leaders

✅ Business Consultants

Fundraising & Funding

Date : April 11 & 12, 2023
Time : 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

About the workshop

Fundraising is a method of obtaining money or other resources for a particular purpose. It is also referred to as the efforts and activities made to pique the interest of potential investors. Fundraising is a significant initiative undertaken to help sponsor a goodwill or charitable cause and help balance the quality of life and wealth distribution within a nation. In this workshop you will learn the process of fundraising, accessing grants from agencies, foundations, and corporations; individuals; and sales and services are all sources of funding.

At the end, you will be able to:

✅ Research, find, and contact potential investors in your industry

Get investors interested in your project

✅ Stand out from thousands of entrepreneur competing for money

✅ Distinguish between crowdfunding, microloans, traditional loans and investment

✅ Distinguish between the different types of investors (Angel Investors, Venture Capitalist, Peer to peer investors, Incubators and Accelerators) 

✅ Prepare your business to receive funding

✅ Set achievable financial goals

✅ Determine the effectiveness of current fundraising activities

Create a useful timeline of fundraising activities

Who is the workshop for?

✅ Entrepreneurs (Existing and/or Start-ups)

✅ Emerging Leaders

✅ Business Consultants

BDCI Accounting 4-Course Special

Whether you’re a new or existing entrepreneur, understanding small business accounting is crucial to running a successful business.

Adopting proper accounting practices from launch will help you keep a pulse on your business’s finances, plan for growth and ease the burden of tax season.

Get started with the BDCI accounting short courses covering essential small business accounting principles for new and existing entrepreneurs.

Sign up now or until February 12th, 2023, to get all four short courses for just JMD$18,000.00.


Payment method #1 : Direct Transfer to the following account:

Account Name : University of the Commonwealth Caribbean

Bank : National Commercial Bank

Branch : St. James Street Branch

Account type : Current Account

Account # : 431131218

Please include in the remarks section that the payment is for the BDCI webinar.

Payment Method #2 : Online Payment

Online payment for the workshop sweries can be made via Cari-Flo.


After payment has been made you can upload your receipt & register for the webinar by completing our Registration Form.