Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) is inviting entrepreneurs and business owners to learn more about the BTC franchise opportunities available for sign-up now for up to 40 new BTC stores, kiosks and store-in-stores, nationwide. Projected 24-month roll-out of 12-15 units on New Providence and 25 in the Family Islands will expand the BTC successful retail footprint nationwide.
Tellis Symonette, Senior Vice President of Family Islands & Administration said, “we have one franchise operator in Grand Bahama that is performing satisfactorily and now we are hopeful for other franchise operations to be launched throughout the islands, where opportunities are more likely to be more toward the store-in store concept which tends to suit smaller communities. These are exciting opportunities for Bahamian entrepreneurs nationwide.”
Dwight Gibson, BTC Manager Franchise Sales and Operations is inviting interested business people to learn more.
“Our BTC stores are doing extremely well but we want to extend our reach nationwide to better service the consumer need that we know exists. BTC products and service should be available throughout The Bahamas, not just in the two major cities. Awarding a franchise locally gives Bahamians a chance to become part of an established business model, one with a successful track record providing onsite sales, marketing and customer support. It is a great opportunity for Bahamian entrepreneurs,” said Mr Gibson who added that they are currently considering sites in the West and East of New Providence.
Marlon Johnson, Sr. VP of Marketing & Communications said that a dedicated approach to assisting Bahamians toward becoming business owners via a BTC franchise is getting a lot of focus and company attention.
“Over the next 18-24 months a lot more energy is going toward getting Bahamians into their own business with us, said Mr. Johnson. “Our franchise business model offers full stores like the one in Grand Bahama, and smaller operations such as kiosks and a store within a store. Retail store models are matched to suit different locations and demographics,” he explained.
“Our goal is to look at up to 40 franchise opportunities of different sizes and types across the country over the next 18 -24 months. It’s exciting for us because we’re moving from creating employees to also creating employers. There is keen interest in it. We have formalised the application process and we are ready to deepen our partnerships throughout the community.”
Interested parties will be contacted if they send a short email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with their contact information.
The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) is the leading telecoms operator in The Bahamas. BTC is jointly owned by Cable & Wireless Communications (51%) and the Government of The Bahamas (49%). Cable & Wireless Communications has both management and Board control.
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