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”

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