Small Business Assistance Program begins in Nicaragua

The program, implemented by the Producers and Exporters Association, will be used to finance diagnostics and provide technical assistance to 100 small businesses.

Thursday, January 22, 2009 reports: "The Small Businesses that will receive the assistance must be from the following sectors: diary, meat, live animals, fruits and vegetables, live plants, fish, etc.

For a small business to be able to opt for the assistance they must be legally registered, have been duly constituted for at least three years and have yearly sales less than $3 million.

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Nicaragua gets $10 million from the IDB

November 2009

IDB loan will help small and medium-sized enterprises expand export and attract foreign investment.

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a $10 million loan to finance a foreign trade program that will help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Nicaragua expand exports and attract foreign investment.

Training for Guatemalan Exporters

April 2009

The "ABC of exports" program will be taught by the School of Foreign Trade of the Guatemalan Association of Exporters.

According what Roxana Larios reported in an article in, "As a form of support for the export sector, the Guatemalan Association of Exporters (Agexport), through its School of Foreign Trade (ECE), is preparing the implementation of a new diploma course in which tools for entrepreneurs to trade their products in different markets will be provided.

Training for Salvadoran Exporters

March 2009

The AgroCAFTA project aims to increase the competitiveness of SMEs that export.

The Corporation of Salvadoran Exporters (Coexport), the organization that is promoting the project in the country, aims to train SMEs in the technical requirements of exporting.

La Prensa Grafica of El Salvador published: "The project is financed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), with a contribution of $3.8 million which includes the entire region and seeks development in three areas: technical assistance, financing and training."

Panama: Support program for exporters launched

August 2008

The projects seeks to train small and medium business owners how to comply with environmental requirements and sanitary and phytosanitary measure for exporting.

The training will be done through courses and workshops on technical regulations and environmental certifications, efficiency and energy-saving, assembling of export distribution chains, etc.

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