Nationals urged to exercise faith in starting own business

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Antiguans and Barbudans, who want to open a business but are afraid to do so, have been encouraged to just take the leap of faith.

The advice comes from Communications Specialist and Business Innovator, Nerissa Golden, who said despite challenges, it’s rewarding to work for yourself and watch your dreams take flight.

“You can choose to do it part-time to see if it will work for you, but at the end of the day, you have to be willing to take some risks. Entrepreneurship requires you to take risks … on yourself, in your dreams,” she said.

Golden added that “leaping” small business owners must be willing to make mistakes and “learn from them.”

“You cannot give up after you have made the mistake,” she advised.

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