Micro enterprises in Barbados could soon be doing business on the Latin American and Caribbean markets.
Investigations by Barbados TODAY revealed that FOROMIC Barbados 2012, a Latin American and Caribbean Forum on financing micro-enterprises now underway at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, has opened up the way for micro, small and medium sized entrepreneurs to sell their products on the South American continent and parts of the English speaking region.
As the three-day conference went into its penultimate day today, small and micro entrepreneurs who have booths set up with their products, have been reporting tangible benefits and positive results from Hispanic and Caribbean delegates who visited their displays. All of those this newspaper spoke with this afternoon, said the clients, mostly from the Spanish speaking South American states, had been buying items ranging from painted custom-made T-shirts, metalwork craft to traditional Barbadian board games.
“The exposure to people from a different market was good.