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BELTRAIDE completes Business Development Training at the Kolbe Foundation


The Belize Trade and Investment Development Service ( BELTRAIDE)  through  its technical units ;  the Belize Training and Employment Centre (BTEC ) and  the Small Business Development Centre Belize (SBDCBelize) conducted another round of trainings with  the Kolbe Foundation- Belize Central Prison with a focus on business development. Continue reading “BELTRAIDE completes Business Development Training at the Kolbe Foundation”

Rebecca Stirm represents Belize at SICA Achievement Expo in El Salvador


The Central American Integration System (SICA) held  an Achievement Expo  in El Salvador where they reported on the several successful projects made possible through funding from the Republic of China, Taiwan .  Among those achievements was the EMPRENDE Fund where  owners of small business in Central America were given seed capital to develop, improve or expand their business. Recipients of the seed capital  displayed their products to Tsai Ing-wen , president of Taiwan.Representing Belize was Rebecca Stirm, fashion designer and owner of Rebecca Stirm Clothing.

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5 STEPS TO SMALL BUSINESS SUCCESS!!


Many business people achieve their greatest successes in unexpected areas. They begin a business and then they find that it isn’t as profitable as they had anticipated, so they change direction, using their experience and their momentum, and strike pay dirt in something else. 

The most important thing is to begin. To take action. To move forward one step at a time, learning and growing as you go. There is enough information available in virtually every field for you to become knowledgeable enough to achieve success, but action is necessary.

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1. Begin With A Dream: Fortunately, even if you know nothing about business, you can begin with a dream, a castle in the air, and then build a foundation under it and achieve great success. Continue reading “5 STEPS TO SMALL BUSINESS SUCCESS!!”

Belize’s Small Business Development Center Now a Reality!


SBDC_2October 26th, 2012

  TheBelize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE), in partnership with the University of Belize, The Institute for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (ITVET), the Development Finance Corporation (DFC), The Belize City Council, with the kind assistance from The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), and the Organization of American States (OAS), is pleased to announce the launch of Belize’s first Small Business Development Centre. The launch will be held on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at the Radisson Fort George Hotel, Cahal Pech Room, at 2:00p.m. Present at the Launch will be various local officials and stakeholders and representatives from UTSA and OAS, who are integral partners in this initiative.

BELTRAIDE engaged in extensive research to effectively evaluate the success of the SBDC model in United States of America, Mexico and Central America, and restructured the model to make it applicable to Belize. Over the past months, multiple trainings were conducted with several stakeholders. This initiative strengthened the readiness of Belize in establishing the center. SBDC Belize will offer the necessary business support to MSMEs, facilitating their competitiveness, export readiness; henceforth, assisting them to develop their competences. Continue reading “Belize’s Small Business Development Center Now a Reality!”

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