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Jules and Omar working togetherIn Belize, the small business community, known as MSME-(Micro, Small, and Medium enterprises) is a vital sector for economic development. It is estimated that MSMEs account for over 70% of main export crops and an even higher percentage of domestic food crops.  It is within this spectrum that the Government of Belize has strengthened its focus on supporting the development of the MSME Sector.

How is the SBDC beneficial to you?

The provision of long term one-on-one assistance to SBDC clients is of priority to us.   You can receive assistance from a counselor at any point in your business operation.  The technical trainings and advisory services provide YOU, our valued SBDC client, with technical information at workshops, and ensured implementation through personal follow up advice from a counselor to answer any questions.

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PM’s Annual Business Forum:Strengthening The Relationship Between The Public and Private Sector

As a commitment to strengthen the relationship between the Public and the Private sector of Belize, a second annual business forum was held today at Old Belize. This forum brought members from both the private and public sector, to a table of discussion on how develop Belize’s economy.

During the course of the day, presenters elaborated on Agriculture and the Agro-Industry, Taxation, the Investments, Trade and Business Climate, as well as, the Banking and Financial state of our country, and finally the crime situation. Today’s presenters included: CEO’s fromt he Ministry of Agriculture and Trade, Mr. Jose Alpuche and Mr. Michael Singh respectively, as well as, the Governor of the Central Bank, Mr. Glen Ysaguirre, the Financial Secretary Mr, Joseph Waight, and the Minister of National Security Hon. John Saldivar.

Last year, a steering committee, called the Economic Development Council (EDC), was appointed by Prime Minister Dean Barrow, to follow up with the issues that were raised particularly by the private sector. Continue reading “PM’s Annual Business Forum:Strengthening The Relationship Between The Public and Private Sector”

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