The new Parque La Libertad is more than just an expanse of greenery. The mandate of the park includes helping local business people improve their income.
The park facilities includes a place for training mainly in the themes of cultural entrepreneurship, that is the business of crafts and art.
There are discussions planned four day this week on topics that would interest budding entrepreneurs.
Today the discussion from 4 to 6 p.m. is about registering industrial patents. Tuesday the topic from 5:30 to 8 p.m. is on contracts, and Thursday the topic from 4 to 8 p.m. will be how to do business with the state.
Friday the discussion from 2 to 4 p.m. will address financing an enterprise.
These discussion are are part of a larger effort that is centered at the Eje Mipymes in Parque La Libertad. The Costa Rican government is promoting small and medium-size industries as a way of reducing poverty. That phrase translated to Spanish aspequeños y medianos empresa, hence the name PYMES.
The discussions are free but registration is sought at firstname.lastname@example.org. The section of the park where the sessions are held is in Fátima, Desamparados.