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5 Questions with a Tobago Entrepreneur
1. What type of Business you do?
My name is Korice Nancis. I am a busi-
ness and social entrepreneur. My business
venture is Kasana's Business Solutions (KBS)
and the main focus is to provide strategic
communication solutions for individuals
and organisations. Services include Public
Relations and Media Consultations, Public
Speaking and Job Interview Coaching and
The most popular of my Business Com-
munications services cover either design,
drafting, ghostwriting, editing, proofread-
ing & formatting of a wide range of pro-
fessional documents including, but not
limited to, web content, proposals, resumes
My social venture is Fibroid Awareness
Campaign Tobago- F.A.C.T. - and it is
currently an online platform (FB) which
serves to empower and educate women,
through education Fibroids, lifestyle chang-
es, treatment options and suggestions and
other general resources that could make
coping easier. Its purpose is to contribute
to reducing the average diagnosis time for
women and provide a strong support net-
work for women so that they no longer
have to suffer in silence and alone.
2. What inspired or motivated you to
start your own business?
A penchant for the art of communications
and self-motivation led to the formation
of Kasana's Business Solutions. I always
had a knack for writing and would often
find myself assisting family, friends and
colleagues in creating personalized content
for personal or professional needs as well
as with coaching for interviews and public
speaking engagements. I enjoyed this
immensely and began researching on wheth-
er this passion could become profitable.
Preliminary research revealed that the local
market space proved quite promising and
I began moving to capitalize on this.
While, Fibroid Awareness Campaign
Tobago was founded upon my very per-
sonal and harrowing experiences due to the
debilitating effects of fibroids. I was diag-
nosed at 21 and eventually had major sur-
gery where over 50 fibroids were removed.
Information and support was limited and
I sought to create an online space where
women could be empowered and educated
about Fibroids and other issues of the uter-
us.The support and advice aspect has been
very private because of this issue is sensi-
tive for many women but for 2017, plans
include expanding my resource network,
moving the information from the virtual
space into communities through more direct
outreach and the development of a mobile
app for resources at one's fingertips.
3. Three words to describe yourself.
Spiritual. Compassionate. Insightful.
4. What challenges did you face as
an entrepreneur in Tobago, oper-
ating within your industry?
The challenges I have are inextricably
linked to the fact that I have not launched
out full-time into either venture. My full-
time job, involvement in volunteer and
community work and graduate studies,
which began last year; have all proved to
be the greatest challenges to realising the
full potential of both ventures.
Notwithstanding, I have had worthwhile
experiences and favourable responses in
introducing both concepts, on a small-scale.
I have built a very loyal clientele for KBS
and their referrals continue to steadily
expand my reach; while F.A.C.T has con-
sistently grown in reach since the official
online presence began in 2014. I must also
share that since both undertakings fill ser-
vice gaps that are largely unsaturated, are
high on the 'unique scale' in the Tobago
space and do not demand large overhead
costs; I am presently neither adversely
affected by the threat of competition nor
the current business environment.
5. What advice would you give to
young persons who want to pursue
their dreams of establishing their
For any young person who wishes to
pursue their dream or passion my advice
to you is to engage in life-long learning
and research about your field and other
related areas so that you would be relevant
and innovative in what you offer. Education
on this earth will end only when life leaves
your body! Additionally, you must set pro-
fessional standards, be thorough in every
transaction and interaction and pay atten-
tion to even the smallest details of service/
product you provide.
Quality is KEY and absolutely nothing
must be left to chance. Finally, exemplify
passion, persistence and purpose daily and
never fail to give Almighty God the glory!
Ajale Douglas of the Division of Health, Wellness and Family Development's Department of Children and
Family Services is animated as she addresses guests at the #BeBoldForChange discussion.
Instructors of the
defense techniques to
guests during the
PHOTOS: THA INFO DEPT
attentively to a
The Tobago County Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) hosted a #BeBoldForChange discussion to spread awareness about the
prevalence of violence against women at the Scarborough General Hospital on Wednesday (March 23, 2017). It was part of the
CMOH's campaign, themed "Stop Violence Against Women and Girls".
CMOH tackles violence against girls, women
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