Globase 2019, an opportunity to grow for small and medium-size enterprises in Quetzaltenango

Globase is the program created between the University of Indiana and AmCham Guatemala where senior year MBA students of the Kelley School of Business provide free-of-charge consulting to small and medium-size enterprises on topics such as marketing, processes, administration, finances and other.

The final reports of the consulting service provided to 5 companies in Quetzaltenango were submitted on March 8. Solutions were offered and challenges were addressed, such as process optimization, the creation of standard feedback systems, the standardization of hiring processes, the definition of added values before highly competitive markets, among others. 

The beneficiaries, who received free consultation through 11 virtual weeks and 1 face-to-face week, were: Copeoro R.L., a non-profit organization that provides savings and loan services; Tacorazon, a socially-responsible fast food chain whose goal is to bring prosperity to small producers selling organic food to their consumers; ISSE, a logistics operator that represents DHL in the Quetzaltenango market; Caras Alegres Foundation, an NGO that focuses on providing support to Las Rosas community offering extracurricular programs to children; and Manos de Salvación, an NGO dedicated to providing health and safety to women, the elderly and children. 

We invite all companies in Quetzaltenango to be aware of the launch of Globase 2019 – 2020 and benefit from this project that seeks to empower this urban hub to become a source of employment in the second most important city in the country.