Public Announcement: “ZA Women-led Born Global & Born-Again Global Business Survey”

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Magate Wildhorse Ltd., wishes to inform stakeholders and women entrepreneurs in South Africa, namely management consultants and providers of professional services about the South Africa Women-led Born Global and Born-Again Global Consulting Business Survey

South African women who own or manage women-led businesses (that is entities in which women make up the majority at the highest level of leadership and decision-making). Womenpreneurs and solopreneurs for all provinces in South Africa are invited to share by way of the survey.

Your answers along with that of other respondents will help decision-makers, you, and entrepreneurs to better understand what drives the decision to export and the best approaches for accelerating scale-up of your businesses in foreign markets. Thank you for sharing by completing the survey by Monday, December 31, 2018!

Deadline for all extended to January 25, 2019.

Complete the survey by December 20, 2018 for a chance to win!

Please click the following link to take the survey: https://goo.gl/forms/YJMXU1U5XBo3E3Dm1

Thank you for the time taken to share.   Thanks also for sharing appropriately with your networks.

Happening also ― is are focus group discussions related to the research.

Deadline for all extended to January 25, 2019

These discussions will end on December 29. There will be no discussions between December 24th and 26th.   To participate in a session please see the information at the following link: https://goo.gl/FZYY8q

Thanks again for sharing.

For further information: Please Email us at magatewildhorse@gmail.com
Or visit: https://goo.gl/NgKTNJ

Research team: Meegan Scott (Magate Wildhorse Ltd.), Dr. Daniel Maposa (lecturer in the Department of Statistics and Operations Research in the School of Mathematical & Computer Sciences, University of Limpopo & Magate Wildhorse Ltd.), and Dr. Zakaria Sorgho (Economist-in-Chief at African Centre for International Trade and Development – ACITD).


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Cs of the Community of Practice for Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneurs

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We decided to share the Cs of the CoP as presented on the Magate Wildhorse Facebook Page for readers not on Facebook―though you can access it whether or not you are signed into Facebook.

The CoP Challenge towards Greater Cooperation and Creativity

The nature and circumstances under which The Community of Practice for Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneurs (The CoP) came to be, and its unique opportunities and challenges― as well as that of its members, potential members, partners, and supporters requires that it operates back and forth along the collaboration to cooperation continuum.

In so do doing, it will be best able deliver its vision and mission ―given, its hybrid form, structure, and its ambitions, related to good, emergent, novel, and even best practices.

Within that structure, and substructures for working on individual projects, for projects members will partner to deliver, for CoP and partner projects we expect to move to the C of creativity. But collaboration will be another big C for long time until the targeted beneficiaries of the CoP have overcome some of the barriers and challenges that it aims to overcome.

Some best practices and coordination will be involved as we organize, plan, and deliver structured components of our programme.

We look forward to endless curiosity from members and in particular members in the core and shaper categories.

Lessons from Jarche and the different blend of The CoP given, its unique hybrid of a Community of Practice.

Meegan Scott

Source: Magate Wildhorse Facebook, November 30, 2018
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Public Announcement: Survey for Caribbean Immigrant Consultants & Professional Service Providers

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Public Announcement: Caribbean Immigrant Consultants & Professional Service Provider Survey

Deadline for all extended to January 25, 2019.

Magate Wildhorse Ltd., wishes to inform Caribbean immigrant entrepreneurs, namely management consultants and providers of professional services about the “Caribbean Immigrant: Born Global and Born-Again Global Consulting Business Survey”

Caribbean immigrant entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs with Caribbean roots in all the Region’s diasporic markets are invited to share by way of the survey.

Your answers along with that of other respondents will help decision-makers, you, and entrepreneurs to better understand what drives the decision to export and the best approaches for accelerating scale-up of your businesses in foreign markets. Thank you for sharing by completing the survey by Monday, December 31, 2018!                      Deadline extended to January 25, 2019.

Please click the following link to take the survey: https://goo.gl/forms/gWb0iFM1z5mFVJC22
Thank you for the time taken to share.

The research is guided by Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans , all data collected will be anonymized and stored in a safe and secure manner.

Thanks also for sharing appropriately with your network.

Happening also ― is a focus group for ensuring the Community of Practice for Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneurs provides solutions that supports and advances the ambitions of your business.

Deadline for all extended to January 25, 2019.

The CoP is a unique hybrid that is designed with the structure for delivering its vision and purpose.

Deadline for focus group extended: If, you’d like to share in a Focus Group related to the Community of Practice for Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneurs (Including second generation and beyond of Caribbean immigrants in the diaspora please click the following link to find out more, https://goo.gl/1UfiyF

Thanks again for sharing.

For further information: Please Email us at magatewildhorse@gmail.com

 


Share if you are a management consultant or professional service provider with Caribbean roots in Canada, UK, Italy, USA, Portugal, Japan, Korea, Pakistan, China, India, Malaysia, France, Lebanon, Singapore, Spain, Germany, The Netherlands, Brazil, Panama, Peru, all of Africa, rest of Asia, the Mediterranean and other countries not listed. We want to hear from you even if your country or place of business and residence is not listed above.

Stakeholder Invitation: Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneurs, & Professional Service Providers― with Caribbean Roots

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You are invited to participate in a focus group consultation with The Community of Practice for Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneurs.

Deadline extended

Registration has been extended to January 20, 2019

Dates: December 15-31, 2018

Time:  10:00 am – 11: 30: am | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm | 2:00 pm – 3: 3:30 pm    | 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm | 4:00 am – 5: 30 am

Time Commitment: 45 mins to 1 ½ hours

Location: To be provided by Email upon receipt of R.S.V.P.

Participation: Europe, Asia, Africa, Caribbean, North America, Pacific

Purpose: The Community of Practice for Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneurs aims to connect entrepreneurs, consultants, and providers of professional services (solopreneurs, individual consultants, and businesses with 2 or more members of staff) to a connected diasporic market, learning, networks, networking, financing, and opportunities to co-create and gain mastery of business know-how.

The goal is to create that safe space for meeting of minds, markets, resource sharing, research, learning, support, knowledge transfer, building of social capital, collaboration, cooperation, and creativity for accelerating the growth of Caribbean immigrant entrepreneurs. Two-way learning and growth between diaspora and home countries and increased member capacity to create jobs for Caribbeans by Caribbeans are also among the expect results of The CoP.

You know what you need most? You know what exist in your neck of the woods. You also know what is missing most, and what you would most love to see changed.  In addition, we would be delighted to have your contribution to shaping a CoP initiative that is currently in its infancy.

By participating in this focus group consultation, you’re helping to shape The CoP. But more than that you are helping to improve and ensure its relevance and offer.  The information that you share will serve to help our people to succeed in creating a more inclusive entrepreneurship space for themselves. You are also helping to create a more supporting environment for your business, and most of all you are helping peoples of the Caribbean and their peers to benefit from their right to economic freedom. Your host country will also be rewarded by your role in helping your immigrants who share your roots to make a bigger and better contribution to their societies.  You’ll also find out who are the members of The CoP Steering Committee.

The CoP presents an opportunity to demonstrate our symbols of freedom; and ability to attain social and economic progress in large numbers―across vast geographic areas. Our ability to contribute to home and host countries, as well as to share that with non-Caribbean members such as African-Americans, Africans at home and in the diaspora, Canadians with no history of family business, and immigrant entrepreneurs who are not native speakers of English. It presents a terrific opportunity to overcome the barriers of “foreignness”, lack of entrepreneurial experience, and more.

Confidentiality: Please note that your name and any identifying information you share with us will be kept confidential. Your responses will be summarized along with other responses and used collectively to help guide decision-making. No names or identifying information will be used when compiling this information.

Privacy: Your contact information will not be shared with third-parties, nor will it be used for sharing marketing or other CoP related information. 

Participation in the stakeholder engagements are by invitation only. Please indicate your interest in order to receive an invitation, if selected to participate. Please R.S.V.P. by December 18th  to participate in a  meeting between December 15th and 20th, or to coordinate attendance by a designee, by contacting Meegan Scott at magatewildhorse@gmail.com or by calling 1(647) 854-5323.

Thank you in advance for including your full name, Email contact, business or services offered, country of your Caribbean roots, as well as the city and country in which you currently live. Links to company or professional web sites are also welcome.

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The CoP aims to fertilize, strengthen, manipulate, and boost the entrepreneurial ecosystem from talent, through to markets, support, culture, finance, policy, and training. Very important, it will connect and boost social capital among Caribbeans at home and in the diaspora as well as within their extended networks. The CoP opportunity presents a chance for our entrepreneurs to develop mastery of entrepreneurial skills.

 CoP members have already begun to report benefits or payouts as we call it.

About the Community of Practice for Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneurs with Caribbean Roots

Why bother with a CoP?

The Cs of the CoP

 What is Happening in the Caribbean Entrepreneurship Space & Commitment to The CoP.

Interview with Dr. K’adamawe K’Nife, (UWI, Mona Campus)

 Shared by: CoP Sponsor, & Secretariat, Magate Wildhorse Ltd

Thank you for sharing appropriately with your network!

 

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Stakeholder Invitation: Born Global & Born-Again Global Businesses―South Africa

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You are invited to participate in a focus group consultation with women-led entrepreneurs and professional service providers in the management consulting sector (Including international development consultants).

Deadline extended

Registration has been extended to January 25, 2019

Dates: December 13- 29, 2018

Time:  10:00 am – 11: 30: am | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm | 2:00 pm – 3: 3:30 pm    | 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm | 5:00 pm – 6: 30 pm (SAST)

Time Commitment: 45 mins to 1 ½ hours

Location: To be provided by Email upon receipt of R.S.V.P.

Participation: South Africa

Objectives:

  1. To identify what factors, influence the decision of leaders of South African women-led management consulting businesses to sell their services abroad (Internationalize).
  2. To better understand the pathways and process they use to service markets or customers who are not residents of South Africa.
  3. To find out how local, diaspora, and other foreign networks influence and accelerate the internationalization process of small and medium sized management consulting firms in South Africa.
  4. To better understand the role of networks in increasing available financing, by-passing geographic border restrictions, firm capacity in terms of human capital, and technology.
  5. To determine what role if any networks play in helping with market and customer identification, size of earnings, and the growth trajectory of sales.
  6. From the discussions we also hope to learn about the role of other foreign and local networks in facilitating internationalization and the scaling-up of the born global firms versus born-again global firms (Those business who intended to export since inception versus those who decided to benefit from exporting at a later stage in the life of the organization).

The consultations are a part of a larger research that is intended to provide new knowledge and important insights into the process of internationalization.  It also aims to understand the impact of networks (including diaspora connections, suppliers, partners, customers, and other social connections) on the process and outcomes of internationalization among women-led management consulting firms in South Africa.

It is our hope that the findings will inform decision-making for improving the support given to entrepreneurs as well as to help women entrepreneurs to take actions for accelerating the pace of growth of their businesses.

To compensate you for your time, we will provide you with a copy of the research finding.  And a chance to win a free pass to one of our upcoming educational events.

Confidentiality: Please note that your name and any identifying information you share with us will be kept confidential. Your responses will be summarized along with other responses and used collectively to help guide decision-making. No names or identifying information will be used when compiling this information.

Privacy: Your contact information will not be shared with third-parties, nor will it be used for sharing marketing or other related information. 

Participation in the stakeholder engagements are by invitation only. Please indicate your interest to receive an invitation, if selected to participate. Please R.S.V.P. by December 18th to participate in a meeting between December 13th and 18th, or to coordinate attendance by a designee, by contacting Meegan Scott at magatewildhorse@gmail.com or by calling 1(647) 854-5323.

Thank you in advance for including your full name, Email contact, business or services offered, country and city in which your business is located. Links to company or professional web sites are also welcome.

Facilitator: Meegan Scott
Magate Wildhorse Ltd

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How to Deliver a Killer Pitch by Precious L. Williams ― #KillerPitchMaster

Working at perfecting your elevator pitch or your business pitch?

Search no more, listen and learn from our GEW event partner and CoP member Precious L. Williams.

Precious L. Williams is a world-class master communicator who works with successful women entrepreneurs and helps them take their professional speaking skills to the next level. With over 23 years of experience conceptualizing unique branding and marketing techniques, Williams seeks to train individuals and companies how to remain authentic while marketing concepts and visions to distinctive audiences.

As a 13-time local and national business elevator pitch champion and former lawyer, Williams has been featured on top television shows and publications for her pitching and branding skills. She was featured in ABC’s “Shark Tank,” CNN, MSNBC, Wall Street Journal as well as several others.
The philosophy of her “killer” pitch is evident in the strategic and personalized creative communications and presentations solutions Williams puts forth. As a serial entrepreneur, international professional speaker, and coach, Williams is equipped to bring life, authenticity, strategy, and boldness to all your oral and written communication needs.
Williams is a graduate of Spelman College and Rutgers School of Law. She is a current member of Phi Beta Kappa and lives in New York.

We are delighted to have Precious as a member of the Community of Practice for Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneurs (CoP).

Thank you Precious for making our GEW 2018 Celebrations that much better.


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Interview with Dr. K’Nife ― Caribbean Diaspora, Entrepreneurship and The CoP

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Making a chilly Saturday evening warm with a commitment to the winds of change for taking Caribbean Entrepreneurship in the Diaspora and in the Caribbean to the next level is Dr. K’adamawe K’Nife. He is the Director of The Centre for Entrepreneurship Thinking and Practice (The Centre), at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus. Dr. K’Nife and the Centre will partner with the Community of Practice for Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneurs (CoP) to deliver capacity building, research, foster inter-regional and Caribbean Diaspora collaboration.

Join us as Dr. K’Nife shares on entrepreneurship, trends, tradition, and the ecosystem for supporting Jamaican and Caribbean entrepreneurs, the Caribbean diaspora, Diaspora Direct Investment, Jamaica, and the CoP Opportunity. Dr. K’Nife also addresses the potential of entrepreneurship and business as a possible glue for driving regional integration.

With Dr. K’Nife is Meegan Scott, of the CoP Secretariat, and Magate Wildhorse Ltd.

Brought to you by The Community of Practice for Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneurs.

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The Community of Practice for Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneurs (CoP), is Not a STARTUP COMMUNITY

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By Meegan Scott

The CoP is not a startup community!

It is that safe place where trust is built, collaborations, cooperation, friendships, and partnerships are forged― in a market place and research hub for delivering dynamic and inclusive entrepreneurship for and by Caribbeans.  It is where Caribbean entrepreneurs and their businesses will draw on connections, knowledge, opportunities, and support to help them thrive and grow.

The same is true for members of the African community, immigrant entrepreneurs who are not native speakers of the English language, African-Americans, and Canadian entrepreneurs with no history of entrepreneurship in their families.

The CoP is that space were tacit and formal knowledge blends, and is transferred within the community among retired entrepreneurs, more seasoned, not so seasoned entrepreneurs, youth entrepreneurs (over 18 years old), young entrepreneurs (those over forty who are embarking on their first business), individuals who have or are approaching retirement and are starting their retirement business, as well as startup entrepreneurs over the age of eighteen years old.

Many who still do not quite understand technology as a method, tools, or equipment for executing strategy and tactics during operations, view the CoP as another Facebook group.

Let us take our governance related responsibilities seriously, and engage in needed research when steering organizations or seeking to influence public opinion. Let us make it a habit to step outside of the domain of our core areas of expertise and engage in research that will enable us to understand and to twin both risk intelligence and risk management for delivering real and lasting solutions. Leaders and entrepreneurs must engage in research that will inform decision making and put them and the organizations they serve in the position of innovators and first movers.

With its day-to-day work, connection, research, and market place housed on the Facebook social media platform the CoP is positioned to deliver relevant solutions that are inclusive in terms of access to information, markets, and networks as well as financial accessibility.

It is where families, friends, fellow alumni, social workers, politicians, members of the diaspora in different continents and others can stumble upon the CoP opportunity and bring it to the attention of one of our entrepreneurs, or a community member sitting on the fence of becoming an entrepreneur. It is where the real entrepreneur who constantly seek out knowledge will come across its existence and seize the opportunity to give and to receive.

The CoP is therefore in a perfect space as a solution that is relevant, effective, and inclusive as it relates to access, as well as for facilitating formal and informal learning on how-to do business for entrepreneurs at all stages of their journey ―from the retired to the startup.

Moreover, where social media and the CoP hub intersects is fertile ground for the kind of shared knowledge that is equivalent to social capital―a concept advanced by Harold Jarche’s framework for Personal Knowledge Mastery (PKM). The planned and desired unintended results of the CoP cannot be delivered by a regular Facebook Group (The ties of a regular Facebook group are too weak to deliver the objectives of the CoP.).

In keeping with the PKM model (And its’ seek, sense, and share approach), we say with confidence that the CoP provides a safe environment for testing innovative ideas, market research, and building trust (a challenge in our community, and a barrier to doing business).

Furthermore, the CoP is supported by a backbone for conducting virtual face-to-face meetings, market connections, team work, and conversations. This was demonstrated in the form of training events, its virtual launch, and the panel discussion “Born Global & Born-Again Global Businesses: Pathways to Internationalization (Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneurs & Peer Entrepreneurs), held during Global Entrepreneurship Week 2018. Additionally, the CoP will be supported by face-to-face meetups in various cities in OECD countries and wherever members of the diaspora reside. We invite community members who share the vision of the CoP to put themselves forward to lead a hub in their city.

At the next level the rich ecosystem of the CoP―intersects with work teams in individual businesses, core working committees of the CoP, supporting entities and partners such as JAMPRO, Jamaica National, The Centre for Entrepreneurship Thinking and Practice (UWI), and prospective host cities for delivering innovation and co-creation of value. It is at that intersection that knowledge is translated and put to work by individual businesses, partners, and the CoP.  At that intersection we will also see solutions to social problems, scaling-up of Caribbean businesses to mainstream businesses with that ethnic or local Caribbean flavor, job, intellectual property, and wealth creation. It is also where the job of Caribbean and host country trade and business support agencies will become easier and can focus resources at a higher level on the value chain, and on the results chain.

That intersection is also where shared practice and reputation flows back from work teams, individual businesses, and entrepreneurs into the Community of Practice for the benefit of all. The CoP and its stakeholders will be able to assess how well shared practice is working and delivering impact, or to make suggestions for improvement by interrogating the CoP’s theory of change and performance results, in addition to member and partner testimony over time.

Even in its early days the CoP is backed by decades of experience in corporate strategy, organizational performance management and measurement, marketing, research, education, social and economic development, entrepreneur and private sector development, business incubation, ethnic media, finance, FDI and trade promotion. The core actors and shapers of the CoP are themselves serial entrepreneurs with experience establishing businesses in the diaspora. The door is open for others to join and contribute to leading the CoP.

The CoP aims to deliver shared visions, acts from a position of inclusiveness, efficiency, effectiveness, transparency, and accountability.  It values and is grounded in the principles and practices applied by performance driven, learning organizations, that are designed to facilitate improvement, and acting together. Our work will be informed by rigorous research, and evidence. We are entrepreneurial in thinking, and we value and collect dissenting perspectives for driving the delivery of innovative solutions, innovation, and for putting forward a best solution that continuously gets better.

It is therefore clear that we are equipped with a rich talent pool, tools, different perspectives, and mindsets for growing a CoP that will manipulate the “foreign” or “local but unsuitable” entrepreneurial ecosystem to deliver our objectives (that of member businesses, entrepreneurs, partners, and the CoP) while adding value to society and customers. It is where we will develop greater mastery of entrepreneurship.

(Meegan Scott, B.Sc. Hons, MBA, ATM-B, CL, PMP., is a Jamaican-born Strategic Management Consultant, at Magate Wildhorse Ltd in Toronto, and the CoP Secretariat).

Born Global & Born-Again Global Businesses:Pathways to Internationalization, Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneurs & Peer Entrepreneurs

Panel Title: Born Global & Born-Again Global Businesses: Pathways to Internationalization: Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneurs & Peer Entrepreneurs

Organizer: Meegan Scott & Magate Wildhorse Ltd on behalf of The Community of Practice for Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneurs
Moderator: Meegan Scott, Magate Wildhorse Ltd
Panelists:
• Loretta Green-Williams, Caribeme Magazine
• Marguerite Orane, Free & Laughing
• Marva Hewitt, Food Hygiene Bureau
• Tamu Petra Browne, Innovative Education and Training Solutions
• Lester de Souza, Impact Galaxy


A Global Entrepreneurships Week (GEW 2018) Event!

Held: November 13, 2018

Findings from Panel Discussions

Born Global Panel Report Final

This the first public event hosted by The Community of Practice for Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneurs.

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