Training for Entrepreneurs and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs)

Occasio provides entrepreneurs and small businesses with practical solutions for a lot of their everyday challenges in the workplace.   Collaborating with key partners, we have years of experience in planning, implementing, and evaluating training programs that increase productivityimprove processesdevelop innovation, and deliver results for entrepreneurs and businesses.  

Training programs can be developed and presented in person (on-site), virtually (online), or in a combination of both formats.  


We are thankful for all that we have learned from each of these partners and clients, and for the opportunity to have collaborated on several important projects together.

We collaborated with Rafael in early 2015 when he helped us develop a project to train micro-entrepreneurs in Rio. He connected us with a local non-profit, Rede Cidadã, and helped us scope out and implement the entire project. He is an absolute pleasure to work with and very attentive to every detail.

Julie Clugage
Co-Founder & Executive Director,

He tenido la oportunidad de trabajar con Rafael desde hace varios años y su trabajo siempre ha sido impecable. Desde el año pasado, pudimos trabajar más de cerca y estoy convencida que Rafael es un excelente profesional con mucha pasión en lo que hace.

Sylvia Desmaison
Sustainability & Citizenship Coordinator,
PepsiCo Latin America

Rafael is charismatic and fantastic at building relationships, inspiring the project team and workshop participants, and ensuring we had interesting content and meaningful conversations.

Alison Colwell
Director of Sustainability,

I had the privilege to work with Mr. Pinto during the implementation of UNDP's YouthIN program in the Caribbean, a four-year project which established the Caribbean Innovation Challenge, a unique initiative to promote innovation, formalize entrepreneurial initiatives and provide follow up resources for young people in the Caribbean.  I'm glad to provide this recommendation for Mr. Pinto knowing his commitment to excel at his work.

Valerie Lorena 
Executive Director, 
Young Americas Business Trust

These testimonials, in its original language, were copied directly from the LinkedIn page of the
Founder and Director of Occasio, Mr. Rafael Pinto.