About Us

The Government’s vision for diversification hinges on supporting Kittitians and Nevisians in developing home grown businesses with entrepreneurs being the heart and soul of the St Kitts and Nevis economy.

In 2009, the National Entrepreneurial Development Division (NEDD) has made significant strides over its years of existence. This is due to the fact that SMEs are drivers of economies, individuals becoming more self sufficient and the diminishing job availability.

The National Entrepreneurial Development Division (NEDD) is a Division focused on serving the needs of micro, small, and medium-size businesses. NEDD’s mandate is to provide technical support at the startup and development stages of Small Enterprises with the aim of creating a more diverse economy.

The National Entrepreneurial Development Division (NEDD) is guided by the Small Business Development Act 2009 which cites the following sectors/areas as priority activity areas.
  • Tourism related services (excluding hotels and restaurants)
  • Information, communication and technology activities,
  • Agriculture, forestry and related service activities,
  • Arts and cultural activities,
  • Construction activities,
  • Entertainment activities,
  • Fishing and Mariculture (including the operation of fish hatcheries and fish farms and service activities incidental to fishing
  • Manufacturing,
  • Transport and storage,
  • Personal care services,
  • Sporting and recreational services
  • Sanitation, sewage and refuse disposal services,
  • Repair of personal and household goods and vehicles,
  • Financial services(excluding qualified entities providing services to non-residents only , of St. Kitts and Nevis)

To date NEDD has assisted over 600 entrepreneurs in various technical areas. As of 2017, the Federation became an affiliate of the Small Business Development Centers (SBDC), which will allow the department to function more effective and efficiently.

NEDD is housed within the Ministry of International Trade, Industry, Commerce and Consumer Affairs where Mrs. Jasemin Weekes is the Permanent Secretary and Mr. Phillip Browne is the Director.

Working along Mr. Browne are four (4) officers, Mrs. Nikiesha McDowell (Office Assistant), Mrs. Daniele Richards (Marketing Officer), Mrs. Kyla Gibson-Dore (Business Development Officer) and Mr. Delwayne Delaney (Project Officer).

How NEDD Serves Small Business

The NEDD team provides technical support via direct, in-person consultation as well as public workshops and presentations. As such the team:
Assists with registry and licensing procedures
Assists new business owners with writing their business plans
Create opportunities for Small Businesses to market their products and services through networking and participation in Business and Trade Fairs
Guides new Business Owners through the process of accessing incentives/concessions
Provide training for Small Business Owners and startups in financial planning, sales and marketing, accounting, human resources, quality assurance, and other basic business principles

Featured Business

Dedicated to serving small local Businesses
Love Potions Bar
Exotic Beauty
Bling Wash
Classy Girls & Boy Boutique
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Meet Our Team

Dedicated to serving you better

Mr. Phillip Browne


+(869) 467-1635

Mrs. Daniele Richardson

Marketing Officer

+(869) 467-1459

Mrs. Kyla Gibson- Dore

Business Development Officer

+(869) 467-1460

Mr. Delwayne Delaney

Project Officer

+(869) 467-1634

Ms Desiree Powell

+(869) 467-1203


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