Tuesday, 20 May 2014

How to Start Your Own Small Business in Dominica

Are you worried about working in Dominica? Are you entrepreneurial? Are you in Dominica for a given amount of time but still want to be self-employed? Would you like to start a small business in Dominica? Well you can and legitimately. Here are the basic steps:

1. Visit this website to get informed on the necessities for registering a business in Dominica CIPO - Companies and Intellectual Property Office

2. Contact the CIPO office to review your choice of business name. They will verify the name or suggest any changes. The CIPO office contact is on the web page listed above. They are very nice and willing to assist.

3. Go to the e-filing tab to fill out the particulars of your company before visiting the office.

4. Visit the office in Roseau at the address listed on the page. You can have your forms printed and signed in the office before visiting the court house to pay your registration fees.

5. Take your receipts to the Court House on Water St. to pay for your company registration and for the fancy paper that your forms need to be printed on.

6. Return to the companies office to give them your receipts.

7. Wait. For a while. 3-5 business days may mean much longer. You can always call them to check-in. The employees at CIPO are very kind and will likely remember you.

8. Once you receive your phone call that your company name and number has been processed, return to Roseau to pick up your certificate.

9. As maintenance, at some point during tax season, you will need to visit the Inland Revenue Office to pick up your tax forms. This office is on the street past the White House. Take a left and it will be on your left hand side. Meet with the employee that deals with company taxes and he will give you the form that needs to be filled out and returned in person.

Annnnndddd folks...that's about it!

I do have to mention that it took me a good 6 months to figure all of this out, so from the bottom of my heart, I hope this simplifies the process for at least some of you out there!

Good luck, and do send me a message if you have any questions. You CAN do this.

Love and Peace to All!!

1 comment:

  1. Good morning how are you?

    My name is Emilio, I am a Spanish boy and I live in a town near to Madrid. I am a very interested person in knowing things so different as the culture, the way of life of the inhabitants of our planet, the fauna, the flora, and the landscapes of all the countries of the world etc. in summary, I am a person that enjoys traveling, learning and respecting people's diversity from all over the world.

    I would love to travel and meet in person all the aspects above mentioned, but unfortunately as this is very expensive and my purchasing power is quite small, so I devised a way to travel with the imagination in every corner of our planet. A few years ago I started a collection of used stamps because trough them, you can see pictures about fauna, flora, monuments, landscapes etc. from all the countries. As every day is more and more difficult to get stamps, some years ago I started a new collection in order to get traditional letters addressed to me in which my goal was to get at least 1 letter from each country in the world. This modest goal is feasible to reach in the most part of countries, but unfortunately it’s impossible to achieve in other various territories for several reasons, either because they are countries at war, either because they are countries with extreme poverty or because for whatever reason the postal system is not functioning properly.

    For all this I would ask you one small favor:
    Would you be so kind as to send me a letter by traditional mail from Dominica? I understand perfectly that you think that your blog is not the appropriate place to ask this, and even, is very probably that you ignore my letter, but I would call your attention to the difficulty involved in getting a letter from that country, and also I don’t know anyone neither where to write in Dominica in order to increase my collection. a letter for me is like a little souvenir, like if I have had visited that territory with my imagination and at same time, the arrival of the letters from a country is a sign of peace and normality and an original way to promote a country in the world. My postal address is the following one:

    Emilio Fernandez Esteban
    Avenida Juan de la Cierva, 44
    28902 Getafe (Madrid)

    If you wish, you can visit my blog www.cartasenmibuzon.blogspot.com where you can see the pictures of all the letters that I have received from whole World.

    Finally I would like to thank the attention given to this letter, and whether you can help me or not, I send my best wishes for peace, health and happiness for you, your family and all your dear beings.

    Yours Sincerely

    Emilio Fernandez