Happy New Year dear readers and welcome to Dazzle Magazine’s first issue for 2016.
As we embark on a new year, I would first like to congratulate the entrepreneurs who were featured in past issues, particularly the three 2016 Saint Lucia Business Award winners, Taribba do Nascimento who captured the Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Dale Elliot, winner of the Prime Ministers Award for Innovation and Mandisa Morrison, recipient of the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
We at Dazzle Magazine are very proud of our achievements and thrilled to have been part of their entrepreneurial and award-winning journey. Like all the other young business people we have featured over the years, the three awards winners are an inspiration to aspiring young entrepreneurs and a testament to the eternal truth that hard work does pay off.
I am a firm believer that being persistent and mastering your craft is the key to success. Success does not come overnight. It is achieved with patience and determination, over a period of time. Entrepreneurs need to work hard on a daily basis in order to reap the rewards resulting from the time and efforts invested in the business. They need to be humble and focus on what they want to achieve. There will be obstacles along the way but they can be overcome once you remain persistent.
In issue 16 we have four Saint Lucians who have mastered their craft over the years. They were all eager to share their stories with you, Dazzle Reader, and they hope that their journey can inspire others.
With that said, I wish everyone a happy read and hope issue 16 satisfies your appetite for inspiring stories.