Our Blog

Our blog is loaded with additional resources on registering a business in Trinidad and Tobago.  Along with business tips, our journey into entrepreneurial lifestyle.  Moreover your tax and legal obligations as an entrepreneur in Trinidad and Tobago.

The categories are as follows:

Business Registration

2907, 2018

Choosing a colour for your logo…Part 3

By |July 29, 2018|Business Registration|

What different colours mean?  You need to pick your colours carefully to enhance specific elements of the logo and bring nuance to your message with the use of shade and tone.  Every colour, including black and white, has implications for logo design. In general terms, bright and bold colours are[...]

2207, 2018

Choosing a colour for your logo…Part 2

By |July 22, 2018|Business Registration|

This week… fundamentals of colour (you might want to download a colour wheel).   Colour fundamentals:  Trends change, but colour fundamentals stay the same. No matter what look you want to achieve, look to these classic colour relationships for ideas. Monochromatic: A monochromatic colour scheme uses colour variations that come[...]

1507, 2018

Choosing a colour for your logo…Part 1

By |July 15, 2018|Business Registration|

Understanding the psychology of colours is vital to designing an effective logo, The human mind is highly responsive to visual stimuli, and colour is one of the major defining factors in that response. On both a conscious and subconscious level, colours convey meaning – not only in the natural world but also[...]

807, 2018

Choosing a Business Name…Part 2

By |July 8, 2018|Business Registration|

This week…3 more tips to choosing your business name.   Give It Time Now that you have conducted your brainstorming session(s) and have a long list of possibilities, it's time to review and analyse your results. Go through your list and remove any non-contenders, sort similar names and mark the[...]

Business Tips

212, 2018

Accounting, Taxes and Legal Tips for Entrepreneurs

By |December 2, 2018|Business Tips|

Entrepreneurs always ask "how can I reduce my taxes?"  My answer, "It is based on how you record and track your business expenses and your source of income."   Here are 16 business accounting, tax and legal tips for any small businesses which may be used when getting your business[...]

2406, 2018

Ways to Brand Your Business Online

By |June 24, 2018|Business Tips|

As small business owners and entrepreneurs with limited budgets, we do not have the luxury of spending millions of advertising dollars to brand our businesses.  Fortunately and thanks to a fundamental shift in the way that business is being conducted these days, there are a few things that you can[...]

2705, 2018

E-Commerce Website…Part 2

By |May 27, 2018|Business Tips|

This week…the other five steps to optimise your online store.   Powerful Content:  As online tools and techniques move change, so do online users – they have become more demanding and savvy to marketing techniques. This encourages powerful content! Using techniques such as blogging can make the difference between bland[...]

Debt Management

2511, 2018

Getting out of debt on low income…Part 8

By |November 25, 2018|Debt Management|

This week...snowballing and stacking   Snowballing is that you list your debts in order of lowest dollar amount owed to highest dollar amount owed. You pay every extra penny you have toward the weakest while paying only the minimum monthly payment on the rest.   When one debt is paid,[...]

1811, 2018

Getting out of debt on low income…Part 7

By |November 18, 2018|Debt Management|

This week…How do we actually budget??   Is what’s coming in more than what is going out? How much is left over at the end of each month? You’ll have at least that amount to start paying off debt. We want to make that number higher and we will, but it’s good[...]

1111, 2018

Getting out of debt on low income…Part 6

By |November 11, 2018|Debt Management|

This week…make some extra money   Make some extra money It’s easier to cut spending than make more money but if you’re in a lot of debt, working only one job might just be your answer.  You need to have at least one additional income stream until you are out[...]

411, 2018

Getting out of debt on low income…Part 5

By |November 4, 2018|Debt Management|

This week…the medium stuff and interest rates   The medium stuff There are specific products and services that have various providers that we probably aren’t getting the best deal we could. It pays to shop around.   How many television shows do you watch? It’s probably just a handful sprinkled[...]

DP Stories

3012, 2018

2018 Year In Review

By |December 30, 2018|DP Stories|

15 years ago we made our dream a reality by registering our company ANGEL SERVICES where our aim was to assist startup and veteran businesses to make valuable management decisions, all geared toward assisting entrepreneurs secure themselves against bankruptcy.  7 years ago our CEO Mrs. Letetia Superville-Barratt took that leap[...]

Holiday Tips

Money Management

1706, 2018

Signs your business is failing…Part 2

By |June 17, 2018|Money Management|

This week we conclude our article on “Signs that your business is failing”   Underestimating the Role of Technology:  It’s important to recognise the impact of technology and its role in determining how and when consumers make purchasing decisions. In a few short years, smartphones and tablets have fundamentally changed[...]

1006, 2018

Signs your business is failing…Part 1

By |June 10, 2018|Money Management|

The world of business is a cutthroat industry where, as a business owner, you sink or swim. When running a business, it’s crucial that you keep an eye on your business operations at all times so that you’ll see the early warning signs that may suggest your business is starting[...]

1305, 2018

Financial Independence…Part 3

By |May 13, 2018|Money Management|

So how do we calculate your Financial Independence Figure?  Written as a formula it is:   Investment Income > Personal Financial Needs   Investment income is the money you receive from investment assets like real estate, stocks, and bonds (refer to articles on Passive Income). When your investment income exceeds[...]

605, 2018

Financial Independence…Part 2

By |May 6, 2018|Money Management|

Before you can declare “Financial Independence” you must know what is your financial independence figure.   Your financial independence figure tells you when you’re free from the need to work. It’s basically a math equation.  But calculating your personal financial independence figure is about much more than money or math.  It’s[...]

Saving & Investment


2011, 2016

Intaxication – Business

By |November 20, 2016|Taxation|

So last week we spoke about “intaxication” for personal taxes.  This week we will look at “business intaxication”   Remember we told you in our earlier articles that business expenses were tax deductible?  Well how about looking at your inventory and see what new equipment you need?   Maybe a[...]

1906, 2016

Tax Obligations for Entrepreneurs…Part 2

By |June 19, 2016|Taxation|

FOR SELF-EMPLOYED PERSONS/SOLE TRADERS This is a summary of specific taxes which may be applicable to the Sole-trader or Self Employed person and the dates on which they are due and payable. Self employed persons include Taxi Drivers, suitcase traders, vendors, hairdressers, tradesmen, doubles vendors, etc. A Partnership comprises two or more[...]

1206, 2016

Tax Obligations for Entrepreneurs…Part 1

By |June 12, 2016|Taxation|

As an entrepreneur, you are required by law to have a B.I.R. number for your entity whether sole trader, partnership, limited liability or non-profit organization.  Please note there are NO FEES attached to this service offered by the Ministry of Finance except if this task is performed by a third[...]


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