Guatemala, Nov 18 (EFE). - In Guatemala there are 3.2 million people interested in starting a business, today revealed a business source.
Due to this great potential, the Association Guatemalteca de Exportaciones (Agexport) promotes the "Empréndete Exportando" program, which provides sustainable tools for entrepreneurs, the institution said in a statement.
The program has the support of the Kirzner Entrepreneurship Center of the Francisco Marroquín University (UFM) and of AL-Invest 5.0, a project financed by the European Union.
According to the Agexport, for the second consecutive year this week, carried out the program, in which 25 Guatemalan entrepreneurs participated.
Data from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor of the UFM indicate that in Guatemala there are 3.2 million people who want to start a business, said the Manager of the Manufacturing Sector of Agexport, Aída Fernández.
Of that total, 54.8% are men and women. the rest women. detailed.
The manufacturing sector exported a total of 1,042.2 million dollars from January and August and the second fastest growing subsector (17%) of food and beverages. this year.
The study also reveals that entrepreneurs mostly do not exceed 34 years and start their business with an average of 1,000 quetzales (136.6 dollars).
" Entrepreneurship requires several tools to achieve its maturity, among them, the financing and accompaniment of already consolidated entrepreneurs, "explained Fernandez.