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Access Accelerator receives increased funding, betting big on small businesses

The Government of The Bahamas has more than doubled its investment into the Access Accelerator Small Business Development Centre (Access Accelerator), allotting the entity 55.8  million dollars for the 2020-2021 fiscal y...

Local business to begin manufacturing paper straws

A new Bahamian business will answer the call for environmentally friendly paper straws, after an almost $200,000 capital injection from the Bahamas Development Bank through the Access Accelerator Small/Business Developme...

Access Accelerator set to launch new digital platform

The Access Accelerator Small Business Development Centre (Access Accelerator) will launch its digital operating system, registering its current clients into its new online platform starting May 4th, 2020. The digital lau...

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Grants now available for small businesses affected by COVID-19

The Government of The Bahamas is now issuing Business Continuity Grants to small and medium-sized enterprises through its COVID-19 relief initiative, the Business Continuity Loan Program. That initiative will be managed ...

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Government provides Business Continuity Loan Program for Small Businesses

Through the Access Accelerator Small Business Development Centre, the Government of The Bahamas has allocated $20 million to assist small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. The Business Continuity Loan Prog...

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SBDC to use more digital solutions after successful cashless showcase

The Access Accelerator, Small Business Development Centre (SBDC) hosted its first cashless showcase for clients to promote and sell their products and services.  Over 40 vendors participated in the event at the SBDC’s of...

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Bahamians participate in CEDA Business of Music programme

The Caribbean Export Development Agency (CEDA) and the Access Accelerator, Small Business Development Centre (SBDC) partnered to have three Bahamians participate in the Business of Music (BOM) programme hosted by CEDA.  ...

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Business license assistance now available via appointments with the SBDC

The Access Accelerator, Small Business Development Centre (SBDC) is aiding persons having issues applying or renewing their business licenses on their own through the online process. The business license process is entir...

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Tech entrepreneur secures funding through SBDC

Accessing capital was next to impossible in the past for entrepreneur James Woodside, who recently received $112,500 in investment loans from the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) thanks to the assistance of the Access Accelera...

SBDC receives increase in funding to assist hurricane-affected businesses better

The Access Accelerator, Small Business Development Centre (SBDC) announced that the Government increased its funding for hurricane relief investments of microloans from 15,000 dollars to 50,000 dollars for businesses imp...