April 2013

BELTRAIDE Bonds With Entrepreneurs

Beltraide Bonds With Entrepreneurs

Today, representatives from the international organization, People. Profit. Planet, or P3 Ventures, were in Belize to provide training to entrepreneurs

It is a 3-part training to help BELTRAIDE build capacity, today, 7News stopped by. We got a chance to speak with the coordinators about the importance of the workshop, and what is unique about this one.

Here’s what they told us.

Mario Reyes – Workshop Facilitator
“This workshop’s purpose is to build capacities and train in the skills for assisting entrepreneurs in Belize. We are building skills of how to improve the conditions for entrepreneurs and build a stronger entrepreneurial community in this country.”




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VOIP now a reality for Belize

VOIP now a reality for Belize

The legalization of Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) has made the rounds from fiery debate topic to political promise at election time. VOIP allows internet users to access web-based phone services like SKYPE and Vonage to make international calls at little or no cost. It’s no wonder why telecommunications provider Belize Telemedia Limited has avoided VOIP free for all which would offer competitive rates for international calls. But VOIP will be here before the end of the week. That announcement was made by P.M. Barrow at his quarterly press conference today.

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Why a Business Plan Is Important to Small Business

Creating a solid business plan is the first step toward success in your business venture. From obtaining funding to hiring employees to planning for expansion, a business plan can be your guide to keeping your business on track. Your business plan can keep you focused on your goals and keep you moving forward when faced with obstacles. Image

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Entrepreneurship Program – Training of Experts, Consultants and Government Agencies


The Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE), in collaboration with P3 Ventures, a Chilean group that has extensive experience in the development of entrepreneurial eco-systems, invite members from the private sector and public sector to the Entrepreneurship Training of Experts and Consultants. It will be held Today Monday, April 29, 2013 from 8:30a.m.-5:00p.m., at the UB Doctorial Room, College Street West Landivar, Belize City.  The training includes sessions on market segmentation which includes selection of national strategic segments as well as value chain that includes segments and services and finally a session on the development of community based entrepreneurial system.


Phase I: Training of consultants, experts and government officials- April 29th, 2013.  This first training will allow us to explore the best practices in the international arena as it relates to the following areas:

i.          Entrepreneurial support

ii.         Design of innovation eco-systems that will support entrepreneurial development

iii.        Finance for ignition and growth


At the end of the training a group of consultants will be identified and they will help to facilitate the training with entrepreneurs May 21st – 23rd and will continue to work alongside the entrepreneurs as mentors.


BELTRAIDE partners with YWCA to serve Southern Districts


BELTRAIDE’s mission includes enhancing Belize’s prosperity by fostering entrepreneurship and business growth.  The SBDCBelize unit of BELTRAIDE is tasked with achieving this part of the mission.  Through the SBDCBelize unit (Small Business Development Centre), Continue reading “BELTRAIDE partners with YWCA to serve Southern Districts”

Caribbean Fashion Week Visits Belize

Founder of Caribbean Fashion Week Visits Belize

Founder of Caribbean Fashion Week Visits Belize

Belize City, Belize CA (April 15th, 2013)- Kinglsey Cooper, the chairman and CEO of Pulse Model Agency was visiting Belize from April 13th to April 18th, 2013 accompanied by his partner and wife, Ms. Romae Gordon who is also the fashion director of Pulse Model Agency. Continue reading “Caribbean Fashion Week Visits Belize”

Caribbean Business News Highlights for Apr 08–21, 2013, Spotlight on Belize

Caribbean business news highlights from Issue No. 8 of Market Dynamics Caribbean, our comprehensive research and analysis report, published every two weeks.

Belize and Film

Get popcorn ready for the 5th Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase

Suzette Zayden

The Fifth Traveling Caribbean Film Showcase, despite not having any local entries, is currently underway in Belize City.  The annual filmmakers’ platform was launched on April sixteenth, with works from movie producers and directors from across the region available for viewing at the Bliss Center for Performing Arts.  According to Suzette Zayden, Director of Belize International Film Festival, this year’s focus is to target as many as one thousand students in the Old Capital before taking the show on the road to other parts of the country.

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Top 5 Reasons Ambergris Caye was Voted #1 Island in the World on TripAdvisor

Top 5 Reasons Ambergris Caye was Voted #1 Island in the World on TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Top Islands in the World, Ambergris Caye, Belize

The best part about our beautiful Island of Ambergris Caye being voted #1 island in the world is that it’s not a vote by a select group of judges or a panel of analysts; it is because the votes came from readers like you and me on TripAdvisor. All the people who have visited out Isla Bonita are the ones who voted and gave us this great distinction. Continue reading “Top 5 Reasons Ambergris Caye was Voted #1 Island in the World on TripAdvisor”

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