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Training of Trainers Business Labs on IP and Product Branding for Creative Industries


SBDCBelize  in  partnership with Young Americas Business Trust (YABT), Organization of American States (OAS), Ministry of MASHAV – Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jerusalem and The Golda Meir Mount Camel International Training Centre (MCTC) coordinated a five day Business Lab focused on Intellectual Properties and Commercialization of Creative Industries held from November 9th to November 13th, 2015 at the Belize Training and Employment Centre (BTEC) Building located in Freetown Road,  ITVET Compound, Belize City.

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The objective of this workshop is to provide tools and skills to national institutions that implement economic development programs by providing potential local trainers and facilitators with a flexible and effective methodology to create a heightened awareness among nationals and to explore opportunities along with the related steps to start up their business. Additionally, it will focus on providing participants with hands on training and helping them acquire tools that will aid them in the development of innovative ideas and their implementation.

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The workshop opened on Monday, 9th November at 8:00am sharp at BTEC, with remarks from Ambassador Orem Bar El, Ambassador of Israel to Belize and El Salvador and Ambassador Nestor Mendez, the Chair of the Inter-American Council for InteAS.

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The media was invited to attend the opening ceremonies and can also drop by during the four-day workshop for coverage of the event.

U.S. Supports Launch of Caribbean Small Business Development Centers Project


Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
February 24, 2012

In a ceremony today at the headquarters of the Organization of American States (OAS), Ambassador Carmen Lomellin, U.S. Permanent Representative to the regional body, announced U.S. support for the launch of the “Caribbean Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)” expansion project, an initiative to promote the development of competitive, productive, and innovative small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the Western Hemisphere.

The project will create a network of sustainable and successful small business assistance networks in Saint Lucia, Dominica, Belize, Jamaica, and Barbados. The newly created network of Caribbean small business development centers will eventually be linked with similar existing programs located throughout the United States, Mexico, Colombia, and Central America to share best practices, and to promote cooperation and support productivity and sustainable economic growth. Continue reading “U.S. Supports Launch of Caribbean Small Business Development Centers Project”

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