March 25, 2013
Write up in the South Florida Caribbean News about the International SBDC Expansion Initiative.
February 6, 2013
Article about UTSA leading the development of Small Business Development Centers in Honduras in La Prensa, one of the top Honduran newspapers.
November 1, 2012
Belize news site writes about the grand opening of the first Belize Small Business Development Center.
November 1, 2012
News site Belize Invest write up on the grand opening of the first Small Business Development Center in the country.
November 1, 2012
The Belize New Site Guardian.biz write up on the grand opening of the first Small Business Development Center in the country.
May 15, 2012
Cliff Paredes, International Trade Center's Director and Barbara Mooney, International Business Consultant with th eInternational Trade Center, conducted the first Small Business Development Center Counselor and Director Certificate Training Program in Belize City, Belize, May 8-10, the center at the University of Texas at San Antonio announced.
May 10, 2012
The Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE) plans to open the first Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Belize later this year. Cliff Paredes from the University of Texas at San Antonio is one of the trainers. He explained that SBDCs are extremely beneficial to the community. Businesses that access the service of such centers are more likely to succeed. As businesses succeed and expand, more jobs are created. Business expansion and job creation also mean an increase in government revenue. Therefore, the services provided by SBDCs benefit businesses, government and the labor force.
April 13, 2012
President Obama has noted that "small businesses are both the backbone of our economy and the cornerstones of our Nation's promise." The same is true throughout the Western Hemisphere, where the small business sector plays a critical role in job creation and broad-based economic growth. Announced today in Tampa, the Small Business Network of the Americas (SBNA) will promote and support job creation in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and encourage greater trade among these businesses throughout the Western Hemisphere.
April 3, 2012
During the new fiscal year, the Ministry of Industry Small Business and Rural Development will be seeking to further enhance the Small Business sector. This was announced by the Hon. Denis Kellman, Minister of Industry, Small Business and Rural Development, during this address at the recent St. Peter Constituency Council's health and entrepreneurship fair. He revealed that some of the initiatives include the establishments and management of a Sector database, through which the growth of the sector can be monitored; and the establishment of a Small Business Development Center with the view of creating a one-stop shop for small businesses where their various challenges can be addressed, advice given and information shared.
March 14, 2012
A one day stakeholder consultation was hosted in Saint Lucia on adapting the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Project to the Saint Lucia business environment. The initiative forms part of the Caribbean Small Business Development Center (SBDC) project which is modeled on similar SBDC programs in the United States. The initiative partners the Organization of the American States and the Caribbean Export Development Agency with the UTSA Small Business Development Center Programs.
- Belize Invest: Small Business Development Center project piloted in Belize
- San Antonio Express News: UTSA to expand small business program to the Caribbean
- Caribbean News Now: OAS and US to establish small business development centers in the Caribbean
- South Florida: Caribbean News: OAS and the United States to establish Small Business Development Centers in the Caribbean