Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC)
The Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) was established in April 2001 as the lead support agency to the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Sector (MSMEs) in Jamaica. Since its establishment, the organization has been leading in providing business and technical support services across the spectrum, from guiding business start-ups to a wide range of consultancy advice for existing businesses. The suite of services is offered by a team of Advisors and Consultants who have experienced real-life business management. The JBDC initiative is a collaborative arrangement between Government and the private sector, associations, Including research communities and academia. The collaboration also includes international organizations and associations. JBDC is the national network broker for the MSME sector.
The JBDC is committed to providing the Jamaican business community with a wide range of information on government services, programs and regulations that are relevant, up-to-date and accurate. Service is delivered in the mode preferred by the client or based on the needs identified by means of assessment.
The Corporation provides, at minimum cost, one-to-one professional consulting for business owners and entrepreneurs. The JBDC offers a combination of products, services, publications and expert referrals to help clients get current and comprehensive business information on a wide range of topics such as writing a business plan, starting a business, finding new markets and preparing for exporting. The complexity of dealing with various levels of government is reduced by providing a single point of contact to a wide range of information on government services, programs and regulations pertaining to business. In addition, each centre has an extensive business reference collection of government and non-government information for use by the business client and information officers dedicated to assisting the client.
Services available include: advice on operating challenges in existing businesses, review of business plans and strategies, guidance in starting new businesses, preparation of loan requests, financial analysis and budget development.
Advice on operating challenges in your existing business;
Review of your business plan and strategies;
Guidance in starting your new business;
Advice on purchases of existing businesses;
Preparation of your loan request; and
Financial analysis and budget development.
Financial Support i.e. loans geared at supporting the manufacturing sector
Technical support services, including product development and incubator resource services
Back office support services
To use these services, call or e-mail JBDC (link to contact us) office to discuss your needs and arrange for an appointment
Mr. Cleveland Stewart - Chairman
Ms. Andrene Collings
Mr. Omar Azan
Ms. Adonia Chin
Ms. Yvonne Davis
Mr. Matthew DeLeon
Mr. Douglas Archibald
Mr. Raymond Villiers
Mr. William Lawrence
Mr. Lanville Henry
Ms. Valerie Viera
Rep, Small Business Association of Jamaica
Rep, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Alliance
*Appointed May 2, 2016 for a period of two (2) years to May 1, 2018