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Unearth Insights

When To Use Telephone Surveys

Today I received a phone call from a research agency inviting me to participate in a customer satisfaction survey for a financial institution. Since I’ve been on the other end of those calls, I tend to be very cooperative; after all, they usually only take a couple of minutes. After …

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Connect With Your Customers

Ron Johnson, MD Blueprint Creative Inc, on Customer Experience in Barbados

Ron Johnson is the Managing Director of Blueprint Creative Inc, a brand development firm based in Barbados. Blueprint Creative Inc and Antilles Economics recently collaborated to survey consumers about Customer Experience in Barbados. The following interview with Ron provides his perspective on the results. We have just released the results …

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Lead Your Market

Forecasting the future of the Barbadian Insurance Industry

Aim of the Project The great recession that began in 2007 was a period of significant uncertainty. Economic activity in most Caribbean countries contracted, resulting in rising rates of unemployment and reduced sales for most companies. Our client was a company within the Barbadian insurance industry, which is particularly sensitive …

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AE News

Our Work in the Consumer Finance Industry

Consumer finance is one of the biggest industries in the Caribbean, encompassing commercial banks, credit unions, finance houses, insurance companies, auto dealerships, store cards, hire purchase agreements and building societies. It is also one of the most competitive. Across the globe information is the linchpin of winning the competitive race, …

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Unearth Insights

Data Limitations – What to Do When the Data You Need Isn’t There

At Antilles Economics we often encounter data limitations both when doing work for clients as well as when conducting our own independent analysis. Not all of these limitations are within our power to fix. But some are. Here’s a selection of common limitations and how we’ve fixed them.   There are times …

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Impact Consulting

Impact of Legislative Change on Demand for Medicines in Barbados

Aim of the Project In early 2011, the Government of Barbados introduced a dispensing fee for prescriptions filled at private pharmacies. This fee, the equivalent of 30% of the cost of the medicine, was expected to raise US$6 million for the Government and reduce the budget of the Barbados Drug …

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AE News

Our Work in the Tourism Industry in Barbados

The tourism industry in Barbados faces many challenges: declining visitor expenditure, low tourist arrivals, changing visitor preferences, climate change, tighter financial budgets and increased competition from other destinations. We use our economics and data analytics skills to reduce the threats and maximise the opportunities inherent in each of these challenges.   Sample …

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Lead Your Market

No One Invests in Companies Anymore

I’m sure that you have heard entrepreneurs in the Caribbean complain that they have a very difficult time sourcing financing. In fact, a World Bank survey for Barbados found that 41% of small businesses stated that access to finance was a major obstacle for their business, compared to 30% of …

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Unearth Insights

Solving Problems With Insights

I believe that often to solve a problem we need new insights. But what are insights? I’ve looked up this word in a number of different sources and this is what I came up with: Insights are the hidden nature of things; the cause and effect relationship that is not …

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