DBJ Voucher for Technical Assistance (VTA)

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Services / Value

Voucher Services Value
1 Training Programmes $50,000
2 Financial and Accounting System $100,000
3 Management Consulting $100,000
4 Branding $100,000
5 Certificates of Analysis $100,000
6 Testing and Calibration $100,000
7 Sale of Standards $100,000
8 Product Formulation $100,000
9 Shelf-life Studies $100,000
10 Packaging (Selection and Testing) $100,000
11 Nutrition Labelling Development $100,000
12 Nutritional Labelling Development $100,000
13 Financial Statements $200,000
14 Marketing and Promotional Plan $200,000
15 Web-based Marketing Package $200,000
16 Business Plan $200,000
17 New Product Development $200,000
18 Market Research $200,000
19 Auditing Services $200,000
20 Mentorship and coaching $200,000
21 Strategic Plans $200,000
22 Certification Services $200,000
23 HACCP - Food Safety Analysis $200,000
24 Factory Layout $200,000
25 Waste Water Management System $200,000
26 Business Process Improvement $200,000
27 Registration of Patents* $200,000

Note: DBJ will pay to the BDO, the value of the voucher or 70% of the cost of the service whichever is lower.

*Limited quantities

In 2014, the DBJ launched the VTA Programme to assist Micro small and medium sized enterprises to gain access to business support services to improve creditworthiness, governance and operational capacity.

Through the VTA entrepreneurs earning up to $75 million in annual revenue or sales are able to access a voucher valued from $50,000-$200,000. These vouchers can then be redeemed in exchange for these services from any DBJ approved Business Development Organizations. The DBJ covers up to 70% of the cost of the service up to the maximum value of the voucher issued to the entrepreneur.

The Young Entrepreneurs Association is listed as a Business Development Organization specializing in business planning, web based marketing, application development, business coaching and consulting, marketing and accounting.

Please visit the DBJ’s voucher website for further details (www.dbjvoucher.com)

Voucher Process Flow Diagram (Online Applications)

Voucher Process - Online Applications

  1. Entrepreneurs retrieve application form on voucher website – www.dbjvoucher.com
  2. Completed form is submitted to voucher@dbankjm.com 
  3. The client  receives an automatic email confirming receipt of application (this is not a voucher)
  4. The project manager may interview the client, regarding the information in the application
  5. Project manager evaluates the applications and either approve or deny the request via email.
  6. If approved, a voucher is emailed to the client.
  7. The client redeems the voucher at a BDO of his/her choice
  8. The project manager will follow-up with clients to track the progress of their business.
  9. The client’s business should be improved by the services and may use the resulting document to improve access to financing.

MSME Selection Criteria

The project manager will use the following criteria to determine if the applicant is issued with a voucher:

  • Entity is registered with the Companies Office of Jamaica and has valid Tax Compliance Certificate (TCC).
  • The business entity has not received a voucher within the last 2 years.
  • The entrepreneur has demonstrated that the vouchers will have the potential to improve his/her business operations and strategy; for example:
    • Assist the recipient entity to grow (increase revenues, allow recipient to access new markets etc.)
    • Allow recipient to export/increase exports
    • Increase employment 
    • Increase  production and efficiencies
    • Expand the business operation ( e.g. add new location/branches)
    • Attract investment or loan.

Note: Vouchers are awarded on a first come, first served basis.

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