Monthly News & Updates

May 2024 Issue


Courses & Events

Micro, Small & Medium Enterprise (MSME) Day

Thursday, June 27, 2024


Bermuda Business Spotlight

This month, we're highlighting Razia Billoo of aRDee who recently joined the 2024 Enterprise Bermuda Incubator (EBI) cohort. Enterprise Bermuda is a 12-month program supporting local entrepreneurs in developing their businesses. This incubation program guides participants through a detailed process, helping them move from ideas to actual business operations. aRDee is an apparel company that designs Dresses, UPF T-Shirts, and Activewear in Bermuda, blending contemporary elegance with timeless sophistication.

Learn more about aRDee!

Did You Know?

BEDC offers a wealth of resources and documents on our website that are invaluable for your business journey. Be sure to explore them!

This month, we highlight our Business Plan Template, a key resource for drafting your business plan. This comprehensive tool includes a narrative structure and financial worksheets, featuring over 150 adaptable questions to suit various business types. It emphasizes the importance of the planning process, encouraging in-depth research and critical thinking to shape your business strategy.


Mind Your Business Podcast

Tune in to find out how to mind your business with BEDC, special guest entrepreneurs, industry experts and more. This month we featured:

Deshun Simmons, BEDC

Rhea Gibbons, Realizing the Inbetween Art Therapy

Chris Dill, SpectroPay

Aaron Furbert, One Communications

William Spriggs, BEDC & Trevor Johnstone, Plant Based Fuel BDA


Book an Appointment

Interested in how BEDC can help you in these challenging times? Want to apply for one of our products? All appointments are completely confidential and complimentary. Book a free consultation with one of our officers today!


BEDC How-To Guides

Are you looking to start a business in Bermuda but don't know where to begin? Let our How-To Guides help you! BEDC has curated a host of industry specific guides that outline specific information, requirements and the necessary processes for getting your business off the ground. 


BEDC Product Brochure

BEDC offers a diverse range of products to support small businesses. From loan guarantees and micro-loans to payroll tax relief and vendor market programs, we provide the financial and technical assistance needed to help businesses grow.



Looking to get your business online? Join the ByBermuda virtual market today! It's a unique opportunity to showcase your business online, accept online payments without any cost, and connect with a wider audience. All at no charge to you. Sign up now!


Happening in the Community

The Workplace Reimagined

On June 14, 2024, ABWilson Consulting will host “The Workplace Reimagined” seminar, focusing on enhancing team dynamics, communication, and productivity through Appreciative Inquiry. Ideal for team leaders, HR professionals, and business owners, this event offers tools to foster positive workplace environments. Participants will learn to thrive through change, gain insights into creating healthy workplaces, and understand how Appreciative Inquiry works. 


Fresh Air Films: Sunset Cinema

The Corporation of Hamilton invites everyone to Fresh Air Films: Sunset Cinema at Barr's Bay Park on Saturday, June 22, 2024. Enjoy Kung Fu Panda 4 at 6:30 PM and The Beekeeper at 8:30 PM, set against the stunning Hamilton Harbour. Gates open at 5:30 PM. Admission is free, with on-site food and snacks available. Don't miss this unforgettable movie night, perfect for families and friends. Experience a magical evening by the waterfront!


Bermuda Breeze Market

The Bermuda Tourism Authority is excited to announce the launch of the Bermuda Breeze initiative to boost visitor numbers in St George and support local businesses. For the next 179 days, King's Square will host a bustling market six days a week, featuring island vendors and live entertainment on Water Street. The festivities start at 9:30 AM, welcoming tourists arriving by ferry. A new app will help visitors navigate St George, and the town will feature enhanced decorations.


BEDC Monthly Product Spotlight

EEZ Customs Duty Deferment

The EEZ Customs Duty Deferment allows business and property owners in Economic Empowerment Zones to delay their customs duty payments for up to five years. This is not a duty waiver; you'll still need to pay the full amount eventually. Note that this deferment applies only to import duties and not to other fees like wharfage, which must be paid on time.

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