Library Power of Knowledge series present “Business Planning with Edsel Gumbs”



PHILIPSBURG – The Philipsburg Jubilee Library in collaboration with Repairers of Broken Walls International Community Napolina Richardson, will be presenting under the Power of Knowledge Series 2017, “Business Planning.”

This information event will be held on Thursday, March 30, from 7:15-8:45pm. Guest speaker will be Edsel Gumbs. Gumbs holds a Bachelor’s Degree (UOC) and Associate (USM) in Business Management and Marketing, and is the winner of St. Maarten’s Chamber of Commerce business plan writing competition 2016. He has been recognized as “Man of the year 2016” for his services by Rotaract.

Repairers of Broken Walls International Community (ROBWIC) is a humanitarian organization that was founded in St. Maarten in 2010, with the purpose to serve communities and uplift people wherever there is a need, and provides other training initiatives.

Through its Power of Knowledge Series, the library hopes to bring awareness and trainings through various subject matters and to empower the community of St. Maarten. The joint objective is to share information that would stimulate entrepreneurship within the community and educate the public on writing business plans.

Topics that will be discussed on Thursday, March 30, will be Business plan writing, structuring, what goes into a business plan, what banks and funding agencies look for within a business plan.

Participation will be encouraged from the audience as persons will have the opportunity to ask related questions on their intent to start their own business, applying for loans and funding, structure of their business and putting a business plan together.

Call Brenda Abbott at 580-6910; Gumbs at 524-0323 at (ROBWIC) or Maryland Powell of the Philipsburg Jubilee Library at 542-2970 for more information.