“SBDC Consulting and Training Service”

July 3, 2012– BELTRAIDE in collaboration with the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), the Organization of American States (OAS), and Caribbean Export Development Agency (CEDA) will be conducting its 2nd Modular Training on the 4th and 5th of  July 2012 at the Belize House of Culture in Belize City commencing at 8:30am – 5:00pm.   The participants will be focusing on adopting techniques in the following areas: (1) how an SBDC Counselor organizes his/her time, (2) tips for effective consulting sessions, (3) how to develop an SBDC training program, (4) how to promote SBDC in the community (5) why do we operate specialized SBDCs. The overall objective of this 2nd modular training is to prepare SBDC professionals on how to manage their centers and how to deliver the counseling and training services for their small business clients.  

In March of 2012, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Model was launched in Belize.  This model was developed in the United States and the centers act as the main source of technical and managerial support assistance for small businesses, promoting growth, innovation, productivity and revenue expansion for small businesses.   The SBDC model primarily promotes partnerships among public sector, private sector and academia as an integral success component.  The SBDC Counselor and Director Certificate Training Program consist of 2 other modules which will be delivered over the upcoming months in Belize.  Each module focuses on different aspects of the implementation of the SBDC.

If you should be interested be a part of such initiative, please contact Ms. Diana Hernandez, SME Development Coordinator or Ms. Debbie Alfaro, SME Officer at or for further information.

Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE)

14 Orchid Garden St., City of Belmopan, Cayo District, Belize

Tel: 501-822-3737

Fax: 501-822-0595


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