Pringa

  

 

 

When Sharon Little decided to add a ‘new flavour’ to the line of products sold at her small shop in Redemption Sharpes she had no idea that her plan would turn out to be something hot.

 

Determined to provide a decent standard of living for her family, in 1997 this mother of five decided to go into agro-processing, making green seasoning to sell in her shop. Three years later her clientele had grown to such an extent that she ventured into pepper sauce production – creating Pringa’s Natural Flavour Hot Sauce. Today, Pringa’s Natural Flavour Green Seasoning, Hot Sauce, Ginger Sauce, and Guava Jelly are available at several supermarkets.

 

“I didn’t go to any training. I did my pepper sauce off my own and I learned by every mistake, so therefore my product is unique,” she says.

 

Mrs. Little diversified into agro-processing and closed her shop after getting assistance from the Agriculture Diversification Project Implementation Unit (ADPIU). She later approached the Centre for Enterprise Development Inc. (CED) for business advice and training.

 

“I saw the need to get my records and so right to do my business and I knew I couldn’t do it on my own, so after hearing about CED I approached them and got business advice and started attending workshops,” Mrs. Little said.

“What I get from these workshops have helped me to improve my business and operate it more successfully.”

With the future looking bright for Pringa’s, Mrs. Little is looking to improve her distribution and production line.

 

Even though her green seasoning and hot sauce are available island wide, she is now focusing on “getting the business to top level and marketing regionally and internationally” – with more assistance from CED.

Ever mindful that it is not easy to operate a business of this nature and take it beyond the local shores, Mrs. Little said she is thankful that CED is here to help.

 

“I think CED is doing a great job. I mean people with small businesses such as mine can come to the training and visit CED and talk to their officers…they have been an eye-opener,” she said.

 

“I don’t think if CED wasn’t here my business would be a success. I think I would have been behind time still, and because of the training and knowledge it has kept ne pushing to be successful!”

 

Mrs. Sharon Little can be reached at 784-492-7717 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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