The Making of a Caribbeanpreneur

Caribbean Entrepreneurs Highlighted in New Book by YES Founder, Nerissa Golden

March 4, 2009

PHILIPSBURG, ST. MAARTEN – Several Caribbean Entrepreneurs including Gregory Richardson, Kaishah Peters, Susan Barnes-Pereira and Reuben Rogers are featured in the latest book by serial entrepreneur Nerissa Golden.

In The Making of A Caribbeanpreneur: Strategies for Overcoming Fear and Building Wealth, Nerissa Golden who founded the Young Entrepreneurs Symposium (YES) in 2006 highlights how Caribbean people can use their passions to create rewarding business ventures.

The book is available at

Golden identifies St. Maarten’s Gregory Richardson a computer-buff who turned his love into one of the Caribbean’s leading network security firms and Kaishah Peters who is knitting her way to profit from a skill learned at her grandmother’s knee. The Cayman Islands’ Susan Barnes-Pereira whose lifetime love of dancing allows her to share her passion with young and old through her dance academy and the Virgin Island’s Reuben Rogers, a jazz bassist who now tours the world with some of the top names in the business are also included.

“All of these people and many more inspired me to follow my own dream of becoming a full-time writer. They all took different paths to get where they are but each determined that they wanted to spend their life doing the thing they loved,” explained the author. “I have always believed that this is the path that entrepreneurs must take for them to overcome the fears and the challenges to being successful in business.”

The book is divided into three sections: What Daddy Taught Me About Money, Fear Factors: Barriers to Financial Success and The Noah Principle: Strategies for Gaining and Maintaining Wealth.

“It was important for me to look at how we relate to money and where we got our ideas about money and wealth. The wrong concept of money will be the greatest obstacle to getting it and keeping it,” said Golden, who founded Victory Christian Academy in 2006. “I share a lot of my own stories, stops and starts of businesses that failed and those that made it because of my own belief systems in the hopes that others can avoid the same pitfalls.”

“For me passion and purpose are intertwined and my faith is the key to unlocking my passion and purpose for living. The Noah Principle breaks down the bible story of Noah building the Ark and shows that when we employ the same methods we are guaranteed success.”

About the Author

Nerissa Golden is a prolific speaker and writer. She is the author of Island Days, Truly Caribbean Woman’s Guide to Good Love and The Making of a Caribbeanpreneur: Strategies for Overcoming Fear and Building Wealth. She is the founder of the Young Entrepreneurs Symposium (YES) conferences for the Caribbean.

Leave a Reply