Monthly news & updates
July 2020 Issue
This Month at BEDC / The Highlights
Understanding BEDC’s Covid-19 Business Continuity & Sustainability Funding Programme
This Business Sustainability & Continuity Funding Programme is one of BEDC’s key business financing tools created in response to the significant impact of Covid-19 on Bermuda’s local small and medium-sized businesses. We have prepared an explanation video to help you better understand the requirements.
Webinar: The Importance of Supporting Black Owned Businesses
BEDC hosted this timely and engaging webinar with US partner, entrepreneur Shelly Bell of Black Girl Ventures and a panel of Bermudian entrepreneurs. The panel discussed entrepreneurship as a tool of empowerment, the challenges of owning a business for people of colour, and how the #BLM movement is evolving the landscape for black and brown entrepreneurs.
Lunch & Learn Webinar:
EEZ Concessions & New Startups Payroll Tax Relief
BEDC's Donte Hunt led this webinar with the aim of assisting new or aspiring business owners that are hoping to take advantage of Government’s new startups payroll tax relief. Attendees learned about concessions that are made for business in the three Economic Empowerment Zones, how to access these cost savings programmes and how to use them to support their businesses.
Things You
Should Know
BEDC Covid-19 Business Support Page
We encourage you to browse the BEDC Covid-19 Business Support Page on BEDC's website. Here you will find documents, applications, articles & resources that may assist you at this challenging time.
Entrepreneur Article
How Retail Companies Are Adapting to Improve...

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. From grocers to clothing stores and big-box retailers, there have been dramatic changes to the retail experience over the past several months. Retail sales plunged an astounding 16.4...

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COVID-19 SME Aid: Applications & Forms
All documents that are required to complete your application for the Covid-19 Micro-Loan & Grant, Loan Guarantee and Overdraft Guarantee Programme can be found on the BEDC Covid-19 Business Support Page.
BEDC Product Brochure
BEDC offers a wide range of products to support Bermuda's entrepreneurs. Our products support the organisation’s key objective to assist the Government in encouraging economic growth for Bermuda’s local small and medium sized businesses.
BEDC Small Business Tool Box
The BEDC Small Business Tool Kit is a great source of information, applications, and resources needed throughout the entrepreneurial journey.
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Upcoming Webinars & Events
Meet & Greet the
SSEP Students!
The Summer Student Entrepreneur Programme has begun and the students are eager to get their businesses off the ground.
On Friday, August 7th, visit the City Hall Lawn from 11am - 2pm to shop and support our young entrepreneurs. They will be setting up shop to show off their goods and share how they plan on building their businesses. Premier David Burt will also join to wish them well along their journey.

Preview the SSEP Student's
Businesses on Instagram:

Daijah Stowe - DS Photography
Sari Smith - Simply Natural Bermuda
Sky Kermode (Pictured) - Sky Art
Sabriuna Wilkinson - Nurture Laiche
Kaliyah Whitehurst - Jordan's Closet
Mya Furbert-Jacobs - MFJ Cosmetics & Designs
Jasmeen Codrington-Edmead - Mood
Kion Knights - Yard Barbers

The SSEP Students will be selling their goods and services all summer.

Don't miss the opportunity to support!
Free Webinar: Privacy Considerations for Businesses Post Covid-19
Join us for an interactive webinar panel discussion on Cybersecurity and Privacy impacts to your business in a post COVID-19 environment. Receive updates on the National Cybersecurity Strategy, Remote Working Security Considerations, Privacy Challenges and more.
Free! Lunch & Learn: BEDC Letter of Credit & EEZ Duty Deferment
Join us for a FREE 60-Minute Lunch & Learn Session that will walk you through how to take advantage of these cost savings programmes. You will learn about the application process, what is required, and how these programmes can help your business.
Covid-19 Tips & Support Articles
How To Host An Applause-Worthy Webinar

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From self-employment to co‑op: Paper Rhino

More than a quarter of the UK's workforce aspire to be self-employed - but are put off by the lack of security associated with going it alone. But what if there was a way of enjoying the benefits of being self-employed while minimising risk?

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