SBDCs in Honduras
The DIFOMIPYME division of the Secretariat of Industry and Commerce (SIC) is leading the SBDC project in Honduras. The initial consultation event "Knowing the SBDC Model and exploring the possibility of its transfer to Costa Rica" that took place in January of 2012 created awareness about the model among key stakeholders representing the public, private and academic sector who considered that the SBDCs could be adapted and adopted to the Honduran reality.
As a result of the consultation UTSA, in collaboration with the SIC and other project partners, conducted two Certificate Trainings for Future SBDC Counselors and Directors that transferred the SBDC methodology and prepared professionals to manage and operate an economic impact producing SBDC. The trainings took place in Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula.
The Honduran government adapted the model and launched the sic (6) SBDC pilot centers in Golfo de Fonseca, Valle de Olancho, Región Occidente, Valle de Lean, Valle de Sula and Tegucigalpa.
The SBDC in Honduras have adopted the Client Activity Tracking System (CATS) to track activities, monitor performance and measure results.