fbpx
Arthur Saldivar supporters denied meeting with PUP leader
August 29, 2014
Residents of Dangriga hold peaceful demonstration
August 29, 2014

Helping women maintain business and economic growth

Kim Simpliss Barrow

Posted: Friday, August 29, 2014. 4:32 pm CST.

Kim Simpliss Barrow

Kim Simpliss Barrow

Friday, August 29, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Belizean women are known for their at times stupendous ability to stretch a dollar further than it has any right to go.

But sometimes that is not enough to save or start a business, leaving them dependent on their male counterparts.

As part of the “20,000 Strong” initiative of the Office of Special Envoy for Women and Children Kim Simplis-Barrow, there was an all-day conference in Belize City today seeking a call to action on financial health of women and girls.

We asked the Special Envoy to tell us whether greater access to finance or clearing of opportunities for small business development would make more of a difference; she says it’s different for each business plan and idea.

According to Barrow, once entrepreneurs have the ideas, it is important to bring them the finance and resources they need.

httpv://youtu.be/WKJhOGOg0NI

In conjunction with the event, a marketplace featuring small businesses started and maintained by women was opened in the Radisson Hotel’s Cahal Pech Room.

Tiffany Simpson

Tiffany Simpson

While there we spoke with creator of a line of educational materials and mobile applications for children, Tiffany Simpson, on her advice to female entrepreneurs.

She says that they should not be afraid to start small and work your way up and be able to articulate clearly what you want at the end of the day.

Discussions continued through the course of the day and recommendations will be collated by the Special Envoy’s Office and forwarded to that of Prime Minister Dean Barrow.

 

Advertise with the mоѕt vіѕіtеd nеwѕ ѕіtе іn Belize ~ We offer fully customizable and flexible digital marketing packages. Your content is delivered instantly to thousands of users in Belize and abroad! Contact us at mаrkеtіng@brеаkіngbеlіzеnеwѕ.соm or call us at 501-601-0315.

 

© 2014, BreakingBelizeNews.com. Content is copyrighted and requires written permission for reprinting in online or print media. Theft of content without permission/payment is punishable by law.

Comments

  • Galen University
  • Belmopan Aggregates
  • Belmopan Aggregates
  • larry waight
  • Belmopan Aggregates
  • cahal pech village resort
  • Galen University
  • Shindaiwa
  • Belmopan Aggregates