Entrepreneurs Training Workshop 2


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Words from the wise: Dream big and you too shall succeed.


“Most people in Belize recognize the need for more entrepreneurship in the country…..especially since unemployment and poverty have reached such high levels.

Many have chastised the education system….claiming that it focuses more on preparing student to find jobs….instead of becoming self-employed….and creating jobs for others.

In my mind….entrepreneurship has two components (1) the ability to identify a potential benefit from taking a potential risk, and to calculate whether the gain is bigger than the risk (2) the ability to convert thoughts into actions….to do things with a degree of self-confidence and self-esteem, to the satisfaction of self and others.

Continue reading “Words from the wise: Dream big and you too shall succeed.”

Apply Now for Caribbean Idea Marketplace Matching Grants


Office of the Spokesperson

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                                                  March 22, 2012



Applications are being accepted now for Caribbean Idea Marketplace matching grants.  The deadline for applications is May 31, 2012.  The Caribbean Idea Marketplace (CIM) is a business competition platform that encourages local Caribbean and diaspora entrepreneurs to forge partnerships around innovative projects that will generate employment and economic opportunities in the Caribbean region.  CIM will provide up to $100,000 in matching grants to each winning project.

CIM was officially launched on March 1, 2012, at the Invest Jamaica forum in Montego Bay, Jamaica, which followed Secretary Clinton’s announcement of the initiative during a meeting with Caribbean leaders in Jamaica in 2011.  The Department of State’s partners in this effort include the Inter-American Development Bank’s Compete Caribbean program, the UK Department for International Development (DFID), and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).  Partners also include Digicel, Scotiabank, and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). Continue reading “Apply Now for Caribbean Idea Marketplace Matching Grants”

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