Entrepreneur in expansion mode – readies to open her fifth business

FOUR-time business owner and concierge banker at Sagicor Bank Antoinette Ennis is gearing up for the opening of another business venture next month.

The 37-year-old, who is already the proud owner of two mini mart/cafes, a beauty house and a business solutions company, is expanding her business to include another mini mart on Hagley Park Road, Kingston. The expansion, she says, is part of a larger goal in being recognised as one of the top five successful businesswomen in Jamaica over the next two years.

“I intend to be involved in a global programme so I can gain international experience to take back to Jamaica,” Ennis told the Jamaica Observer. “And I am very excited about officially launching a foundation that will seek to mentor and support at-risk children and youths who have a drive for success.”

After moving to Caribbean Estates, St Catherine, in 2008,the past student of Camperdown High School saw the opportunity to earn revenue from the opening of a mini-mart and cafe, now known as Caribbean Desires. Shortly after, she decided to give up her job as an insurance broker at Sagicor Jamaica Limited to properly structure the operation. Continue