The Bahamas Investment Authority

The Bahamas Investment Authority(BIA), is an arm of the Office of the Prime Minister which deals with all matters concerning foreign investment approvals in The Bahamas.

This unit is mandated to remove the “red tape” so that potential investors may have a very comfortable experience from the inquiry stage of their plan to invest until an approval is either granted or denied. Approvals are not automatic.

Potential investors in The Bahamas, whether they are  Bahamian or non-Bahamian must go through the same approval process. They must submit a proposal to the Authority for consideration which is presented through the vetting of the National Economic Council (NEC) if the proposal involves any of the following:

*Non-Bahamian participants

*The use of Foreign Capital

*Application for Government concessions, particularly those that come under the Hotels Encouragement Act, and the Tariff Act and the Industries Encouragement Act

*Long lease and or the purchase of immovable property by foreign concerns or

*Transfer of shares to non-Bahamian.

We will discuss concessions available under the Hotel Encouragement Act next. Until then if you need more information please contact us a Evans Business Consultant Services at 242-676-1179 or by email at We can provide you with all the preliminary information required to lessen the application process. We are here to serve you in an effective and efficient manner without compromising.


Evans Consulting Services

Evans Consulting Services is dedicated to providing services to Bahamian businesses and foreign investors seeking to establish a business presence here in The Bahamas.

We provide services in Business Plan Writing, Foreign Investor Services, Advice on Bahamas Government Matters essential for doing business in The Bahamas, Website Construction and Design , Insurance Advisement, compliance Anti Money Laundering and Fraud Prevention Advice.

We know The Bahamas well; we were born and bred here; we know also how business functions and what is necessary to establish and operate a successful business here in The Bahamas. We have the knowledge, expertise and qualification to serve you efficiently and professionally.

We can be contacted at 242-676-1179 or by email

Investing in The Bahamas

The Bahamas is a very respected player in the international circles when it comes to tourism and financial matters.

The Bahamas presently is a hot spot for international investors, the multi billion dollar Bar Mar Hotel complex has change the investment landscape in The Bahamas.

The Atlantis billion dealer hotel complex on Paradise Island has started this revolution in attracting foreign investment into The Bahamas. The Bahamas family islands are very unique and investors might just find an investment gem in one of them.

 We at Evans Business Consultant Services can  advise you on matters regarding the applicable government requirements, advising you on the law and recommend reputable law and accounting firms that we are affiliated with and we can also perform feasibility research and market forecasting, prepare business plans etc.

If you are interested in doing business in The Bahamas we invite you to contact us so that we may provide our professional services as required. We may be contacted at 242-636-1179 or by email at

Evans Business Consultant Services

We are pleased to introduce Evans Business Consultant Services to The Bahamas and International Investors especially those from the USA, Canada and Europe.

The New Bahamas under a new government  is committed to offering new opportunities to Bahamians and Foreign Investors to establish a business presence in The Bahamas.

Foreign Investors especially from the United States, Canada,China and Germany, might find The Bahamas a very attractive place to invest and or to establish a second home for retirement

We are committed to assist with the writing of Business Plans, Marketing and Research,Foreign Business advice for government approvals and E-commerce services.

We will work with any investor who is interested in starting a business in The Bahamas or wish to purchase real estate here, like others have done such as David Copperfield, Sir Sean Connery,Oprah Winfrey and others.

The Bahamas is now ripe for investment; the Bar Mar Hotel construction project when completed will be attracting people from all over the world and this will be translated into more opportunity for investors to come and get involved in The Bahamas Economy through investment.

Contact us today at 242-636-1179 or by email

The New Model Business Executive

The meltdown of Wall Street and the domino effect it created for corporate America and indeed world business leaders has changed the way American Business Executives will operate and how they will be perceived in the new business environment.

The New Model Business Executive will be accountable for his actions or inaction; he will not be entitled to huge bonuses and other insane perks. He will be judged on his performance and how he has assisted the people of his organization to become high or above average achievers.

The New Model Business Executive cannot survive in the new business environment if he fails to acknowledge his internal(customer) labor force when it comes to their training, goals and aspirations because it correlates directly to his performance and productivity levels for which he will be judged accordingly.

The New Model Business Executive is the Executive that is intelligent and astute enough to have the foresight so see without looking, that to become the best that he can be, he would need to change the way he has done things in the past. when it comes to being transformed from the old Business Executive into the New Model Business Executive he must see himself through the eyes of Michael Angelo and become that masterpiece that he was born to become.

The New Model Business Executive must focus also on his personal skills because the world has changed and the labor market has become more competitive, it has truly become a fight between “demand and supply”. There will be a great demand for the New Model Executive”, will the supply be there? This is the jackpot question.

The New Model Business Executive, for survival must adopt a New Management Model. He must re define his approach to management, he must act fast and with precision, he must become the Zen Master of Leadership and Coaching and he must be coached and willing to be coached.he must forever realize that he is not complete as a leader until he graduates from being a follower.

The New Model Business Executive must transform himself from the traditional management way of thinking and embrace with vigor and much vitality the New Management Modelapproach. He must be willing to see his company and his employees as partners and treat them as such. He must shift from management to leadership, he must not merely delegate to his employees he must empower them and give them a sense of ownership.

The New Model Business Executive must bring balance to his organization but to achieve this he first must bring balance into his own life. He must recognize the opportunity that exist in being coached; he must realize that he can no longer be a “Maverick”, with the ‘my way or the highway”, mentality because if he fails to realize that everything has changed in the last three months of 2008,then he will surely hit the highway.His equilibrium will be out of sinc and he will surely fall and fall hard.

The New Model Business Executive would become results orientated and a motivator of his people, he would see that groups within his organization must change to teams; he must become a change agent.

The New Model Business Executive will recognize that in the corporate world there are only three types of managers, those who make things happen; those that ask what happen and those that wonder what had just happened. The New Model Business Executive must always make things happen but not just make it happen he must make happen fast. Speed kills!

The New Model Business Executive must lead, manage and coach for survival. We are now in the era of watching every dime that is to be spend, resources is now scarce because capital has been frozen and hard to come by therefore the New Model Business Executive must manage his resources exceptionally well, he must be capable of providing the leadership for his team especially when the chips are down an he must forever be a coach for his entire organization.

In conclusion the New Model business Executive must invest in himself, he must view himself as a sole proprietor where everything rest on his shoulders and if he fails he looses everything. He must keep himself ahead of the game he must be coached. The Smart New Model Business Executive will realize that his fate is in his own hands, if he wants to succeed he must invest in himself, if he want to fail he can just continue the go to the posh spas, have lunches at five star restaurants and live in five star hotels without doing anything to improve himself but merely enjoying the perks.