Training and Stimulus for Entrepreneurs

A novel program gives business training to SMEs in Panama, awarding working capital prizes to the best 100.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

420 entrepreneurs will receive courses of 40 hours a week in 16 mobile units from the SMEs authority, also known as Ampyme. These units are equipped with machinery and their respective training and coaching staff.

With this program, Ampyme wants to offer entrepreneurs the opportunity of having their own business in these sectors: dairy products, bakeries, fruit and food conserves, crafts, esthetics and beauty, and administrative services.

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