Country: St. Lucia and Dominica
Profile: The Earthbook.tv project is run by St. Lucia and Dominica-based media production company Link International Inc. The project aims to develop a web-based platform that supports a network of interactive channels and communications tools for small businesses and entrepreneurs in the Caribbean. Entrepreneurs in the travel and tourism, creative and media sectors will be able to create an online presence and customer communication channel that incorporates the best features of social networking, marketing and communication platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Skype and YouTube.
Assistance received: Funding through the Direct Assistance Grant Scheme has principally contributed to human resources, programming, research and development for Earthbook.tv.
Impact: Since getting the funding, Earthbook.tv has been testing, building channels and marketing and has already lined up customers. It is currently in closed beta and feedback from beta users has been positive.
What beneficiaries have to say: “People are very excited. They haven’t seen anything that brings all these things together in one place. I want to thank Caribbean Export. Our company wouldn’t be happening without that initial support, which was huge and we want to thank the Agency for making this direct assistance available in the region. The more connected we can be in the Caribbean, the better we’ll be able to strengthen what people can do.” – Jessica Canham, Coordinator
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