December 3, 2013

Small Business Development Centre (SBDCBelize), celebrating one year.

On November 25, 2013 the Small Business Development Centre (SBDCBelize), celebrated its one year anniversary in a grandeur manner. In truth, Micro, Small and Medium enterprises (or MSMEs, as they are commonly known) play a fundamental role in the economic and social development through income and employment generation for a wide cross section of the Belizean population.



Remarkably, SBDCBelize is the first of its type to grace the CARICOM region. On October 31st, 2012, magically and wearisomely in less than a month the organization was birthed. The Government of Belize was integral in supporting the organization alongside invaluable stakeholders such as the Organization of American States, US Misson to the OAS, University of Texas at San Antonio, the Development Finance Corporation, the University of Belize, La Immaculada Credit Union, and with the helpful assistance of Ms. Julianne Buynak PeaceCorp volunteer and Ms. Diana Hernandez, Export Development Officer at BELTRAIDE. The event further reiterated BELTRAIDE’s commitment in ensuring SBDCBelize remains the counsellor/ advisor for aspiring entrepreneurs and that their success will only intensify as they venture in the promising future.

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Integral Development of Entrepreneurship in Central America and Dominica Republic

The  Belize Trade  and  Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE) in collaboration with the Regional Center  for  Promotion of  Micro  and Small Enterprises  (CENPROMYPE), with the  support of  the  Government of  Taiwan and Colombia, presented awards to the recipients of the Integral  Development Program  of  Entrepreneurship in  Central  America  and Dominican Republic ,on Tuesday November 26, 2013, at the Belize Biltmore Plaza.


This  event  takes  place  in  the  framework of  the  implementation of  the  project “Integral  Development Program  of  Entrepreneurship in  Central  America  and Dominican Republic”, which  is facilitated by  CENPROMYPE in  coordination with BELTRAIDE. The purpose   of the   project was to   promote and strengthen entrepreneurship in the   region with the   aim of   establishing, developing, and strengthening MSME’s in the entire country of Belize.


The project has four components, including:

•             Building awareness and support to national policies for entrepreneurship and design of a regional strategy;

•             Providing grant funding for qualified MSME’s;

•             Establishing   a network, to link MSMEs in   Central   America   and   the

Dominican Republic, and increase value added products/ services;

•             Engaging in knowledge management and capacity building of MSME’s.


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