Growing Within the Borders

Before attempting to expand operations internationally businesses should explore opportunities to do so within the country.

Monday, June 18, 2012

An article in points out the advantages, especially in relation to costs, of growing a business within the country, and the specific potential of the interior of Guatemala for expanding business operations.

"Although our country is really very small in terms of geographical distance, the rates businesses with national coverage are low and opportunities are available for many businesses and entrepreneurs."

"Growing into Guatemala represents a potential market where businesses can capitalize on their experience and ability to expand and generate local employment and it is something that should not be viewed lightly as it concerns the development of our country."

"We can not ignore the fact that the same opportunity also applies in reverse, as there are great businesses which only operate locally in the departments and have not reached the capital city."

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Entrepreneurs are Missing in Latin America

May 2009

The list of reasons for this serious absence begins with the culture of salaried employees, which is instilled at home and in educational institutions.

In Latin America, the general idea is that the success of a young person is his/her school grades, then how soon he/she graduates from the university and, ultimately, how fast he/she gets a good job.

$5 million for promoting businesses in Panama

January 2009

The purpose of the "Support for Dynamic Entrepreneurship" project is to promote companies with the potential for growth and internationalization. reports on its website: "Acelerador de Empresas, which is a part of the "City of Knowledge" Foundation, signed an agreement for the "Support for Dynamic Entrepreneurship" project with the IDB, via the Multilateral Investment Fund.

"A Lot Of Entrepreneurs, but Few Businessmen"

February 2014

To be successful you need a good idea to accompany an indispensable ability and entrepreneurial drive.

A report entitled "Entrepreneurship in Latin America: A Lot of Companies and Little Innovation," prepared by the World Bank (WB), reports that in the region one in three workers are self-employed or a small employer. However, most of them rarely hire workers and remain small, even after decades of operation.

El Salvador: Competitiveness Initiative

October 2014

Representatives from the Competitiveness Initiative have submitted diagnoses and proposed solutions in education and business, infrastructure, procedures and access to markets and investments.

From a statement issued by the Competitiveness Initiative:

There is widespread concern about the observed low growth in the economy, which is manifested in a limited number of formal jobs, and a weak use of global opportunities.

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