Registration is open for the 5th small business training for LGBT people in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The training is aimed at LGBT people in situations of socioeconomic vulnerability interested in opening or improving their small businesses. In the previous four editions of the training MRI trained a total of 96 LGBT people and facilitated the start-up or growth of 47 small businesses. Transport costs and food are provided to participants.
NB: Only LGBT people living in Rio de Janeiro are eligible to apply. The full call for applications in Portuguese is available here.
Objectives of the training
- To provide information and guidance about the various stages in relation to opening or expanding a small business;
- Preparing and implementing a business plan;
- Promoting economic empowerment and strengthening the professional networks of LGBT people in Rio de Janeiro;
- Promoting entrepreneurship as an alternative for the socioeconomic inclusion of LGBT people and increasing access to tools that promote LGBT creativity, visibility and increase self-esteem
Timing and venue
The training will take place between 12th March - 24th April 24 2018, one day a week on Mondays from 9:30a.m. to 4:30p.m. Venue to be confirmed but it will be in the centre of Rio de Janeiro.
For the certification, it is necessary to attend 6 of the 7 training modules.
Limited spaces available
Registration is now closed.