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Programme Manager Cave Hill School of Business Brian Toppin.
Go brave!
THE No. 1 factor deterring persons from starting their own business is fear.

Word of this from Programme Manager, Cave Hill School of Business (CHSB), Brian Toppin, who was speaking at the Barbados Association of Future Office Professionals’ panel discussion as the organisation celebrates its 20th anniversary.

Toppin was on hand to give practical information on how young people can go about starting their own businesses and alluded to the report from the 2012 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor where fear topped the list of deterrents, followed by political, economic, socio-cultural, technological and environmental factors.

He said however, that the questions must be asked: “Is this really going to stop me from my idea, from my passion, from making a difference in the world? The answer is it shouldn’t because there are plenty of people who have come before you [who had] less than yo...

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