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The Bahamas

The Bahamas Small Business Development Centre (SBDC) Receives Grant to Provide Assistance to Start-ups

On Feburary 13, 2020, Disney Cruise Line teamed with Eleuthera's Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Development Centre (SBDC) to pledge $1m in assistance for the island's business start-ups.

The funds, which will be distributed over a three-year period, are designed to help small businesses and entrepreneurs participate in development projects including the cruise line's Lighthouse Point project.


Growing Small and Medium-Sized Businesses and Creating jobs in Ontario Province, Canada

Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario - FedNor

Local communities and businesses will find the support they need to grow and create jobs thanks to a Government of Canada investment of more than $2.1 million dollars. This FedNor funding will enable the East Algoma Community Futures Development Corporation (EACFDC) to continue to offer a broad range of business financing and counselling services, as well as support for community economic development initiatives.


Uruguay Entrepreneur Turns 2

At the beginning of this month, the Uruguay Entrepreneur Portal celebrated its first two years of life; positioned as a source of information, both for entrepreneurs and for the institutions that are part of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Uruguay. In addition to a channel for the effective circulation of information, it is an instrument in full development towards new challenges, such as the decentralization of the transmission of knowledge. The portal already has 150,000 users and will soon be implementing its e-learning platform.

CENPROMYPE/United States

CENPROMYPE and the US Department of State Promote the MSME Access to the Global E-commerce Market

The Regional Center for the Promotion of MSMEs (CENPROMYPE) and the Department of State of the United States boost access and growth of MSMEs from the SICA Region through the global e-commerce market.


IICA and Ibero-American University Foundation (FUNIBER)
Launches 2020 Visiting Professionals and Internship Program

The main objective is to foster and promote activities related to lifelong higher education, technological extension services and the improvement of the academic and scientific potential of Ibero-American universities, via remote, online learning. The scholarship program will provide 50 partial scholarships in each of the countries of Ibero-America, or wherever the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture considers it may be useful to undertake concrete training actions.


  • Caribbean SBDC Program. Workshop: Bridging the Financing Gap: Financial Literacy and Financial Management Strategies for MSMEs
    Date: March 16-18, 2020
    Location: Barbados Hilton Resort


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