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Foundation for Puerto Rico Announces Program for Small Businesses

Caribbean Business| October 19, 2021

Foundation for Puerto Rico (FPR) announced the launch of [re] ACTIVA, a new mentoring and training program aimed at small businesses whose operations have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

A Wells Fargo Open Business Fund grant of $254,487 financed the program of FPR, the only nonprofit organization in Puerto Rico to receive the funds.

“[Re] ACTIVA seeks to promote the economic recovery of small businesses affected by COVID-19, providing small business owners with technical assistance on topics such as access to capital, finance, marketing, business planning, and electronic commerce, among others. With expert-led technical training and additional recovery resources, FPR aims to help these businesses stay open, retain employees, and optimize their operations and offerings,” said Anneliz Oliver, Economic Development Programs Manager at FPR.

Through the program, participating businesses will receive technical assistance for business preparation, recovery, adaptation, and growth, through training on skills and activities in high demand, including digital presence and e-commerce, which aim to help small businesses adapt their operational models to present and future challenges.

“There has been a constant demand for education on digital presence and e-commerce among the small businesses and communities that we currently support. Investing in these capabilities will help companies diversify and innovate in a global market that requires it to remain competitive and grow, particularly in the post-pandemic world,” said Alma Frontera, Vice President of Operations and Programs at FPR.

All small businesses interested in being part of this free technical training program must fill out an application by accessing, before Friday, November 26, 2021.

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