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Screen_Shot_2014-12-16_at_5.20.50_PMThe La Inmaculada Credit Union has been actively supporting small business owners with finance and otherwise through a number of programs. A part of their assistance is also helping these business owners expand their market and moreover, be prepared for such markets. To do this the LICU has organized many marketing days and one such day was held on Saturday at the institution’s parking lot. Here is more on what that was about.


Dalila Ical – Reporting


The marketing day is provided by LICU to its beneficiaries of small business loans in an effort to offer more exposure and expand their markets says Giovanni Arguelles.


Giovanni Arguelles


“We all know that in business involves two elements’ we have the person that is selling and the person that is buying which is the consumer and the vendor, having these events here we are trying to promote these people and their businesses so that they are better known in the community for instance if you are trying to find a certain product and if they are out here for future events if you need certain products you need certain items you already know who are the people to find with it right so that is basically what we are trying to do here.”


And the opportunity is a good one says Norma Carrillo who owns a small vegetable shop in Orange Walk Town.

 

Norma Carrillo – Small Business owner


“What I have today is apple, pears, the traditional of what we have on Christmas time, we have green grapes, black grapes, red grapes, we have pears and apart from that we are giving out samples for the kiwi, for people to know what kiwi is which is very good for your sugar and for your cholesterol and apart from this I am making a new taste with this this is a new one, this is an Asian pear, this is coming from Taiwan, really nice and apart from that we have new ones the plums and we have straw berries, blue berries too and it does help a lot because people now where I am at Neggies San Antonio Road we will have the same thing for Christmas time, everything cheap, cheap for everybody, it is promoting because Christmas time you give out to the people and that is with me Christmas time is for people to have and that is my best I can do for my community.”


The event has caught on and the public has been supportive every time the market day is held says Arguelles.

 

Giovanni Arguelles


“Over time we being seeing increased interest by the public and every time we have it we see more and more people come so we think it is really something that is catching down and we have to strategized on how to improve for more and more people to keep coming but so far I think we have been doing good and keep them coming every time.”

 

This weekend the event saw the participation of at least ten small businesses. The public was able to purchase pastries, locally made sweets and even decorated tortilla bins.


This weekend the event saw the participation of at least ten small businesses. The public was able to purchase pastries, locally made sweets and even decorated tortilla bins.

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