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Hello Entrepreneur on the Move,

Are you a black entrepreneur that have tried to find data helping you plan, target, market or better understand your peers and their context?

Irrespective of ethnicity, have you tried to develop an entrepreneur support or private sector development initiative for the Black Business community, but can find little data that really matters in that context?

If, you’ve answered yes to one or more of the questions above, we’ve provided this terrific opportunity for you to share and encourage others to share so you can have free access to the information you so badly need.

Let’s get a solid handle on the health of our Black business community; and use that information to our benefit as individual entrepreneurs and as a community.

That includes those involved in entrepreneur support and advocacy.

Below is a brief survey, it will take no longer than 10 minutes.

Deadline: Midnight, Sunday,  October 27, 2019.

Survey link:

https://forms.gle/bXtGiqHzmSsYxtvb8

Findings will be shared with the community via this platform.

Thank you in advance for sharing.

Our ethics guidelines are included at the link, but stop by the link on our Page if you prefer.

Meegan Scott

“Whys and Wherefores — of the Community of Practice for Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneurs”

All you need to know about the Community of Practice for Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneurs.

Copyright © 2018 by Meegan Scott, and The Community of Practice for Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneurs, Magate Wildhorse Ltd. All rights reserved.

Of interest to Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneurs in all Caribbean diasporic markets, Caribbean entrepreneurs at home.

The following groups will also find this video of interest:

Host cities, economic development partners, cluster managers, retired Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneurs looking to mentor the next generation, academia, and ethnic media will be interested in the information shared.

Canadians with no history of business in their families irrespective of ethnicity, non-native speakers of English who are immigrant entrepreneurs in North America, Black Americans, Black Canadians, and investors.

Inside:

Interesting gender gap among immigrant entrepreneurs for Barbadians, Jamaican, Guyanese, and Trinidadians in Canada.

How to Cite:

Meegan Scott, “Whys and Wherefores — of the Community of Practice for Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneurs, Magate Wildhorse Web Site, 33.09, October 2018, updated May 2019.

Looking forward to supporting and contradictory statistics for what is presented at    1:06 – 1: 11 minutes.

Thank you for sharing at the reflective pause at:  between 14:00 and 15:00 minutes.

CoP Membership is open to:

  • Black Canadians,
  • African Americans,
  • Caribbeans and members of the African diaspora in the United Kingdom,
  • Canadians with no history of business in their families,
  • Non-native speakers of English – who are immigrant entrepreneurs in North America,
  • Africans in Africa,
  • Entrepreneurs from all countries and regions from which the DNA of the peoples of the Caribbean come [Spain, Portugal, Germany, India, China, Europe, Asia, Pacific, Mediterranean],
  • Emerging diaspora markets such as rest of Asia, Australia and Bahrain

Got a question?                                                                                                                Contact your CoP Secretariat by  Email: magatewildhorse@gmail.com


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Call for Papers —The Noësis: MWildhorse Strategy and Performance Magazine (2019)

Call for Papers The Noësis: MWildhorse Strategy and Performance Magazine 2019

Deadline: April 26, 2019

Visibility and simplicity―do you know an entrepreneur, a consultant, or business that could do without one or the other?

We didn’t think so.  So, we strive to give organizations and entrepreneurs the best of both.

In today’s world where the language of business expands almost daily and growth-related concepts can be tough to understand, The Noësis aims to bring understanding and simplicity —disambiguation.

Its content will facilitate understanding of tough business and development concepts― while accelerating the learning of industry language and how-to.

And by so doing help organizations and entrepreneurs get more out of their investment in consulting solutions. Practitioners and consultants can expect content that will help them to improve their craft.

The power of visibility as that first step towards building trust is one the worst kept secrets of today.

Still not all visibility carries the same weight. For that reason, this magazine is designed to provide opportunities for accelerating solid trust in your expertise and business.

It does this by highlighting successful Caribbean and Canadian entrepreneurs, business related educational content, research findings, issues, trends, companies, stories, commentaries, book reviews and entertainment pieces.  In the mix will be articles and stories focused on growth related topics such as strategy, marketing, trade, performance management and measurement, intellectual property, and the creative industries.

While the focus is on Canada and the Caribbean we embrace and look forward to sharing with the global community.  This publication welcomes guest contributors from all continents, cultures, and ethnicities.  We look forward to presenting a rich blend of content by and about ambitious startups, gazelles in the making, the ordinary, the extra-ordinary and mainstream businesses, business ecosystems, consultants, and professional service providers.

The publication is a hybrid Magazine/Professional Journal geared towards C-level executives, entrepreneurs, researchers, practitioners, and consultants with an interest in strategy, marketing, evaluation, organizational assessments, international trade, FDI, entrepreneurship and international development.  It will be circulated to senior executives, business owners, and libraries.

The new Canadian-Caribbean Magazine is the only business magazine designed to promote the culture of Caribbean entrepreneurship; and entrepreneurship as a desirable, feasible and viable economic activity for Caribbean immigrants in Canada and other diasporic markets of the Region.

We want to see the growth of high performing Caribbean businesses in all major diaspora markets. We want to see the Caribbean culture of entrepreneurship and its entrepreneurial DNA deliver significant impact to entrepreneurs and the markets in which the businesses call home— as well as those they serve.  But we also want to hear the voice of others with no Caribbean roots who would love to meet and collaborate with Caribbeans through this publication.

To ensure simplicity and visibility we provide information, stimulate debate, share research, cases, and stories for ensuring organizational leaders and team have the necessary information for strategy success in starting and growing their businesses.  We want to see greater impact from international development initiatives especially in ACP Countries; therefore, we will address those issues and explore solutions.

Learn more about The Noësis or subscribe, click here.

Publishing Opportunities

Consultants and practitioners are invited to submit articles, case studies, anecdotes, and stories.

Academic researchers, consultants, and experts are invited to serve in editorial roles as well as to contribute articles, stories, and cases.

Recent Graduates, final year PhD and Master’s Degree students are invited to submit articles based on their final research papers. Submissions should have a focus on the Caribbean, Caribbean Diaspora Markets or Canada.

Business writers and/journalists are invited to submit articles (feature, news stories, historical and opinion pieces, commentaries, and tips).

Editorial Policy and Practice

Academic submissions will be peer-reviewed. Subject matter experts, academia or magazine editors will review other pieces. However, all published pieces would have met the editorial standards and the objectives of the magazine.

Contributor Guidelines

What to Include in Your Draft or Proposal

Submissions must be in MS Word documents. Illustrations and images should be clear and impactful in communicating your ideas. They may include maps, photos, illustration, tables, infographics, and other images that are properly labelled.

Double-blind Peer Review

Please click the link above to ensure your submissions are compliant with the double-blind peer review process applicable to all submissions.

Deadline for final submissions: April 26, 2019                                                            Deadline for submission of drafts or proposals: April 15, 2019.

To submit your proposal, article, or query, please contact Meegan Scott by Email at: magatewildhorse@gmail.com


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Loving it in the Dark!

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Loving cash— sounds like loving dirt?

Do you feel the need to love cash secretly― in the dark?

If you are uncomfortable owning the message on the picture below as a part of your business philosophy something is not quite right.

Whether you lead a for-profit or a social enterprise difficulty with owing a love and respect for cash means its time to rethink?

It is time to focus on the following questions:

  • Am I really an entrepreneur?
  • Am I still in the early stage of my journey as an entrepreneur and still a little shy about embracing the need to respect and love cash? Doing so outwardly, that is.
  • Am I dropping the ball on one of my areas of accountability?
  • Am I being authentic?

Cash is the lifeblood of a business.

  • You need it to secure loans
  • You need it invest in the growth of your business
  • You need it to purchase risk and threat protection
  • You need it to protect your health, wealth, leisure, retirement, and peace of mind
  • You need it to ensure your family is taken care of today and tomorrow
  • You need it to invest in your growth and development as entrepreneur
  • You need it to bring your purpose to life
  • You need it PAY the BILLs
  • You need it to PAY the TAXES
  • You need it for networking as well as for building networks
  • You need it to demonstrate caring for family, community, environment, and more
  • You need it to inspire confidence in your business

Bring your authentic self and your entrepreneur’s accountability and responsible hat to business every time. Don’t be shy to let your customers know that you are in business to make a profit.

Decide how you can help; and how much help you will give in pro bono, volunteer, and corporate social responsibility initiatives. Decide how much you will give to say thank you for being my customer.

Decide how much you can and will give to acquire new customers.

Let customers, potential customers, and partners know how you can work together in cooperation or collaboration for your individual and mutual success on a cash free or preferential price agreement.

We are talking about pride, profit, and gain ―no free lunches, I received, and I gave!

We are talking about, I respect your business―thank you for respecting mine.

We are talking about, being responsible and not driving artificially created poverty.

Solve problems for clients, customers, and your community in a responsible and authentic way.

Do good and solve problems without digging your business into a hole.

Whether your profit is for greater good or a greater good―you read that correctly.

If you are earning and spending, you are contributing to the greater good!

If you are in business you must be solving a problem, so whether you profit for good at market rate or for less or give more back to a cause you are still or should be in the business of making a profit for good!

Put training wheels on your business. Many of the businesses that fail post incubation do so because they had on no training wheels for sustaining themselves.

So, if you’re serving up the mix of martyrdom and growing a business don’t expect many customers or investors at your party.  Don’t even expect many friends or family at your party.

We love and respect cash in the open!

Meegan Scott
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Go for big in 2019!

Make bold and strategic moves for achieving your business ambition.

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Transcript: Meegan Scott, Interviews Dorinda So, Conference Director

Post-Conference Interview Dorinda So

Meegan Scott    October 31, 2018

Dorinda So Research Director at the Institute of Competitiveness and Prosperity; and Conference Director, for the 21st TCI Network Global Conference (TCI 2018) Image Source: https://www.competeprosper.ca

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We caught up with Dorinda So, Research Director at the Institute of Competitiveness and Prosperity; and Conference Director, for the 21st TCI Network Global Conference (TCI 2018).

Here’s what she had to share about the conference, women, Toronto, and the Caribbean.

Meegan: What would you say was your greatest takeaway from the TCI Conference last week?

Dorinda: For me, the greatest takeaway is seeing how much activity there is between 38 countries. TCI conferences are always friendly places to network and it’s a really humbling experience when people connect with one another and they learn from each other. It’s also a testament that we can foster good relationships; and we need this for trade purposes and to see our clusters grow.

Meegan: Do you have any messages for the CARICOM Caribbean on what Toronto has to offer as it relates to clusters and collaboration?

Dorinda: The Toronto Region, like so many places, are recognizing the need to collaborate.  Toronto isn’t a very large region in terms of population which is more the reason for clusters to collaborate in order to compete. And we are seeing a lot of collaboration happen within clusters, we are seeing that firsthand with the conference.

Finally, there are a lot of strong clusters here and it’s rare to see so many in a region that is not that large.

Meegan: You have just past the Flag or Baton of leadership to Belgium, what was Toronto, and Canada’s biggest benefit from its time in the leadership chair?

Dorinda: For us, it’s internally–or within the Toronto Region, getting people to work together. As much as there is collaboration there are also reasons to not work together, and it’s often because of perceived competition between organizations and governments. But this conference gave actors reason to work together. So many of the people who organized the cluster immersion experiences never worked with the other organizations in their working group before. Even if they wanted to, there was no reason for them to do so. We are thankful for this opportunity to be the catalyst for collaboration.

Externally, we are happy to showcase what we have in Toronto. Sometimes we are too self-deprecating as Canadians, at least I am, and therefore we don’t tell the world how great we really are. TCI 2018 was a chance to do this.

Meegan: Who was your biggest unexpected connection?

For me, it was working with UN Women. They reached out and we worked together to ensure that their amazing programme, WE EMPOWER received the attention that it deserves. This was the first TCI conference that put talent and diversity at the forefront of the conference and so it was fitting to work with UN Women and such a privilege.


We want to hear what you think about the possibilities for cluster partnerships between Toronto and the Caribbean?  What are your thoughts relating to economic development clusters and empowering women?

Share your thoughts at: magatewildhorse@gmail.com