Monthly News & Updates
September 2021 Issue
This Month at BEDC / The Highlights
Understanding Apps for Small Business
Attendees joined us for a webinar aimed at helping small business owners understand how the incorporation of Apps can help boost productivity within their business.

From accounting to project management and more, apps can help you stay on top of your business.
Small & Medium-Sizes Business Protection
Attendees who joined, learned about the Regulatory Authority’s Principles of Consumer Protection General Determination. This provides increased protection for consumers, including small and medium-sized businesses, and is a legally enforceable framework for Service Providers in the Electricity and Electronic Communications sectors.
Enterprise Bermuda Accelerator: Apply Now!
Attendees joined us for a free virtual information session to find out if the Enterprise Bermuda Accelerator is right for them. The Enterprise Bermuda Accelerator Program is a 13 week in-depth accelerator program that will push your business to the next level. Dig deeper, build stronger, grow faster, and succeed. We will show you how!
Application Deadline: September 30th
Your Business, Your Responsibility: What You Need to Know About Privacy & Client Information
In partnership with the Economic Development Department, BEDC's has begun a series of webinars focused on different topics regarding cybersecurity for small and medium businesses. This webinar was just one in the series that will get business up to date on the importance, rules and guidelines they must implement in their business.
Things You Should Know
Book an Appointment
Need Further Assistance? 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.
Entrepreneur Article
6 Tips to Help You Start a Business From Scratch

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The thought of being an entrepreneur and running a successful business is on the wish list of every ambitious and career-oriented person. However, when it comes to laying down the...

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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.
COVID-19 Loan & Grant
This funding is to provide support to businesses to assist them with covering immediate necessary business expenses like payroll, rent and other mandatory costs associated with operating that have been impacted as a result of Covid-19.
Upcoming Webinars & Events
BEDC Business Awards:
Cast Your Vote & Nominate Your Favorite Local Business!
Nominations open on October 4th, 2021 at 1:00am!

You will be able to nominate your favorite businesses for one of the BEDC Business Awards! This is your opportunity to help us highlight some of Bermuda's Entrepreneurs that are excelling in the community.

The event highlights the Entrepreneur of the Year, Business of the Year, Most Enterprising Young Entrepreneur, Vendor of the Year, the COVID Resiliency Award, the BEDC Business of the year, and more. Members of the public are asked to nominate a business of their choice in recognition of their great service, superior product, hard work, and growth.

Awards will be presented at the BEDC Business Awards on Nov 13th. Join us as we celebrate the achievements, growth & resilience of Bermuda’s entrepreneurs.
Supply Chain Attack! What it Means for Your Business
A supply chain attack is a cyber-attack that aims to damage an organization by targeting less-secure elements in its supply chain. Cybercriminals typically target computers, ATMs, and other electronics along the supply chain in order to target a member of that supply chain who has the weakest cyber security. What does that mean for you and your business? Brett Henshilwood, Partner at Deloitte Bermuda will break it all down for us.
Youth Pitch Competition:
Now Accepting Pitches!
Are you 18yrs or younger? Do you have an innovative business idea & want to win Startup Cash & Services? If you're up to the challenge, the Youth Pitch Competition is for you! We are now accepting pitches.Youth Pitch is a competition where young people pitch their business ideas and compete for amazing cash prizes, startup services and a chance to compete in the Rocket Pitch Competition finals.

How Do I Sign Up?
Download the Youth Pitch, Pitch Kit. Use the pitch kit to help guide you in creating a presentation which will illustrate your business idea. Send it in and we will contact you to participate in the competition. 

Single Participants or Teams of up to 4 Accepted. Preparations Coaching Offered.

Submission Deadline:
Monday, October 11th by 5PM
Preparation coaching offered.
3 Steps to Becoming a Video Pro with Mikaela Ian
Join your host, Mikaela Ian, for a live masterclass to teach you top secrets to feeling like a pro on camera every single time! You will learn: the one thing you need to do to be good on camera; the biggest obstacle in your way of being a video pro; where to focus your energy to create pro looking videos; and how to improve your on camera presence.
Rocket Pitch Competition: Submit Your Pitch!
What does a budding entrepreneur do when they have a great idea, but no capital to get their idea started? They enter the BEDC Rocket Pitch Competition! This Island-wide business plan competition is a chance for emerging entrepreneurs to submit a plan to launch an enterprise providing products or services to both local and global challenges of any type.

How Do I Sign up?
Step 1: Have a great idea! New ideas and current businesses are welcome.

Step 2: Download your Pitch Kit! Use it to help guide you to create a presentation that illustrates your business idea. Select the pitch category that best fits your business idea.

Step 3: Submit your Pitch!

Submission Deadline: Oct. 24th by 11:59pm
Rocket Pitch Bootcamp: Nov. 1st @ 4:30pm
Happening in the Community
Learn More About The 
WeHealth Bermuda App
To aid Bermuda in closely monitoring the local developments of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Government has launched WeHealth Bermuda, a new, free smartphone application that provides anonymous COVID-19 exposure notifications. It is one of the most sophisticated apps available anywhere in the world for helping to control the spread of COVID-19.

Download the WeHealth Bermuda app in either the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
Huckleberry Seeking Vendors For Holiday Market
Huckleberry is hosting their second series of Holiday markets after last year's success and are hoping you'll join them as a vendor this year. 20 vendor spots are available per day, with a minimum of 150 guests per night expected.

Dates: Wednesdays
Nov 24th, Dec 1st, Dec 8th, Dec 15th
Market Hours: 4pm - 11pm

Email to express interest.
Tip & Support Articles
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Bermuda Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) Case Study

In its early days, the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) helped small businesses with financial support and loan guarantees. It focused on customers who couldn't access or didn't qualify...

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