Government representatives from Central American countries visited the U.S. with the objective of receiving training for the development of the Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) in their countries of origin. The countries represented included Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panamá. In addition, representatives from the Dominican Republic were present due to the DR-CAFTA trade treaty in the region.
SBDCs provide assistance to small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs throughout the United States and its territories. SBDCs help entrepreneurs realize the dream of business ownership and help existing businesses remain competitive in a complex, ever-changing global marketplace. SBDCs are hosted by leading universities and state economic development agencies.
THE BATI CREDO
Principles are timeless. They govern our lives and control the consequences of our actions. Principles are universal. They are natural laws that are self-validating. They are realities found at the nucleus of our actions.
The popular social language is often “we control our own destiny” when in fact we are not in control; universal principles control. If we accept that and follow the principles; then in that sense we are in control.
Responsible citizens strive to understand the principles which underlie their actions. Because situations may change, and certain actions may no longer apply, but the principles will remain constant.