Why they are interested in The Community of Practice for Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneurs

The Community of Practice for Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Why they are interested― in a nutshell.

  • Host Cities
  • Governments
  • Home Cities
  • Diaspora Organizations
  • Trade & Export Departments
  • Economic Development Clusters
  • Ethnic Media
  • Immigrant Entrepreneurs
  • Stakeholders working on Agenda 2030

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It is a hybrid Community of Practice and Marketplace                                                        It aims to fertilize, strengthen, manipulate, and boost the entrepreneurial ecosystem–    From talent, through to markets, support, culture, finance, policy, and training.

By facilitating the growth of mainstream immigrant and member businesses it will contribute to job creation, growth, and desired increases in contribution and benefits to be realized by host and home cities.

You’ll find the CoP working to advance tacit learning by working together and for facilitating the cross-training and learning between Caribbeans at home and abroad, as well as other non-Caribbean CoP Members. And by so doing will strengthen businesses and grow trade both ways.

Why entrepreneurs join?

It is that safe place where trust is built, collaborations, cooperation, friendships, and partnerships are forged― in a marketplace and research hub for delivering dynamic and inclusive entrepreneurship for and by Caribbeans.

Find out more at The CoP Secretariat

Email: magatewildhorse@gmail.com

 

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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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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.

Who Is the Young Entrepreneur in 2017?

The face of the young entrepreneur has changed.

Who is Today's Young Entrepreneur.Today many individuals in their mid-forties and even sixties have had to find and to turn to their entrepreneur within in order to solve problems or to make a living.

Many are not lucky to be entrepreneurs of opportunity; in fact, a large number are entrepreneurs of circumstances.

Those entrepreneurs often have an urgent responsibility to care for potential and youth entrepreneurs in addition to providing for themselves. The potential and existing youth entrepreneurs are their children. They must feed them, they must provide shelter, health care, entertainment, education, hope and inspiration for them.

Retirement for those older young-entrepreneurs is just around the corner and those entrepreneurs must accelerate the growth of their businesses and increase their earnings in order to meet the cost of health care, shelter and entertainment during retirement.

If they fail, today’s youth entrepreneur could face a high financial and emotional burden of care for their parents in a couple of years. They may find that their best efforts and winning ideas never come to fruition because their parents are not able to help them to build capacity and execute to match or exceed the pace of change.

Some of those older young-entrepreneurs are immigrants in North America, the Caribbean, Europe and elsewhere in the world—they must also be recognized, celebrated, inspired and supported to succeed despite the constraint of size and resources.

Those older young-entrepreneurs are sometimes challenged by even greater difficulty in accessing financing for operating and growing their businesses. Some come to the world of entrepreneurship near-drowning in debt—be it from student loans, mortgages or from years of being underemployed or unemployed. Perhaps their financial challenge is the result of the financial burden they carried or carries in caring for their families.

At Magate Wildhorse our focus will be on young entrepreneurs irrespective of age even as we encourage youths to grow the entrepreneurial mindset and to find their entrepreneur within.

We want to encourage the serial entrepreneurs looking for success to stay on course. We are here to help them on the path to being focused for growth and to achieve growth.

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Grit in the hours of darkness by Meegan Scott

 

Grow and hold your grit!

What will it take for you to succeed?

You need ideas and solutions for real problems, strategy, tactics, an updated or novel business model, flexibility, risk intelligence, risk management, performance and customers with pockets to pay for your solution.

You also need performance management and measurement, a solid in-house or adjunct team of supporters, grit plus finances for supporting you and your business as you grow together.

A lonely journey — by Meegan Scott

Be ready to embark on a lonely journey during the early days.

 

Be ready to act on your gut feelings and to take intelligent risks.

Don’t forget insurance, door openers, mentors and competent help with execution.

Still, you’ll have to juggle many hats!

Know your purpose, passion and aspiration!

For the Canadian entrepreneur know your Canadian Entrepreneur DNA and leverage it.

For the Caribbean entrepreneur in Canada and in the Caribbean know your Caribbean Entrepreneur DNA and leverage it.

Be ready to trim and focus.

Have an exit strategy that is grounded in your focus for growth.

If you don’t make it in your current business what you learnt should serve as key ingredients for successfully exiting one enterprise and to successfully grow another.

Hence the phrase “if you are in the same business you started in five years ago you are likely out of business”.  This does not necessarily mean a new business. It could mean that the business you started have grown and evolved; but it could also mean that you must exit the old business and start another.

Be real! Be true! Know what it means to be focused for growth. Know what focused for growth should look like for you and your business given your circumstances, then act to grow.

I wish for you the greatest success in your journey to becoming a successful entrepreneur.

Meegan Scott

 

The Caribbeans, Outsourcing & KPO Opportunities

When it comes to Outsourcing– the Caribbean currently operates in the area illustrated by the blue box with the purple arrow and orange boxes in the image below.

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Where Caribbeans operate in the Global Services Value Chain

Figure 0.1. Section of GVC Upgrading Trajectories for Selected Developing Countries in the Offshore Services Value Chain (Selected Central America and Caribbean Countries) From: Fernandez-Stark, Karina, Penny Bamber, and Gary Gereffi. “The offshore services value chain: upgrading trajectories in developing countries.” International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development4.1-3 (2011): 206-234. [Online] Available at: < https://goo.gl/G3TgGx> [Adapted by Meegan Scott with permission].

The opportunity for really taking a bite into the US$ 88.9 Bn. offshore market alone means we have to be playing in the green box — the KPO area.

Among the kinds of solutions offered in the KPO area are: legal consulting, business analytics, market intelligence and medical transcription.

Lawyers, Engineers, Business Graduates, MBAs, IT Professionals did you hear your name called?

  • Are you ready!
  • Does it fit your business strategy?
  • Is it time to strategy adjust?

It is not that difficult to do.

If you are ready and interested, what services would you love to deliver?

Looking to hear from members of the Caribbean Diaspora as well.

Thanks for sharing your view and aspiration!

I find this topic to be worth considering with so many graduates searching for decent work and on the heels of the Outsource to The Caribbean Conference 2017 (OCC 2017).

Click here to find out more about non-tech job titles and remuneration in the KPO Sub-Sector.

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KPO Opportunities for Professionals Not In IT

Acting on the suggestion of Telly Onu in a Facebook discussion I have created an image that includes select non-tech roles that are available in the KPO sub-sector.  Please click the image to view.

You are welcome to add other non-tech roles and even opportunities available in your company via comments.

Thank you again for sharing!

KPO Market opportunity careers

Non Tech KPO Roles

Illustrated using statistics and information from: Fernandez-Stark, Karina, Penny Bamber, and Gary Gereffi. “The offshore services value chain: upgrading trajectories in developing countries.” International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development 4.1-3 (2011):
206-234. [Online] Available at: < ; [Illustrated by Meegan Scott]
#outsourcing #caribbeanandoutsourcing #caribbeanbpo #caribbeanoutsourcing #kpo #knowledgeprocess #offshoremarket #offshore2caribbean #offshore #outsource2disrupt #diaspora2outsource #outsource2altrevenuestreams #marketpossibilities #offshoremarkets

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Business Checkup — What’s Wrong With This Picture?

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Is something wrong with this picture or is it just me?

What would you change about the time allocation in the chart above?

Have you been tracking how you allocate time spent in your business according to high value and low value activities?

If not its time to get back to your operations plan to see if you have been investing the required hours to each activity in order to deliver the results you desire. Match the reality of how you spend the typical day or week to your planned time allocations. Time translated means money and or life, since cash is the life blood of your business you need to ensure you have and effectively manage your time budget.

Now, if you have not yet translated your business or corporate strategy plan into an operations plan or weekly work plans then just track back down memory lane and estimate what your time allocation looks like. Next create a rough sketch of your own chart —do it on paper, in MS Excel or even MS Word.

Let that picture be your guide for improving and stepping up the discipline required to get the right things done. Don’t throw out your time checkup chart, file it with your monitoring reports.
Based on the insights gained from your chart make a plan for allocating time for ensuring the lion’s share of time goes to the most important activities for delivering strategy and profit.

Plan, there we go again — in the real world, the time plan might not go according to plan each day, but charting the time allocation to revenue and profit serves as a guide and your benchmark. Monitoring that plan will alert you to the need to adjust your time budget in order to catch up when you are falling behind. After all life happens even in business but with the right systems and mental training in place we can stay on top of things. You will find that with time your consciousness will act as a trigger to warn you about your time spend.

The easy way out.
Take a look at the same picture from another viewpoint

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Click to enlarge image

Think about how you spend your work days and work weeks.
Can you spot areas in which you may have run the time red light in your business activities?

Create a Things To-do List and write down your high and low value business activities. Estimate and write down how much time it takes to deliver the most important ones. Estimate how long it takes to deliver the most time-consuming activities that must be done in order to complete other activities in your business process, place an asterisk beside those activities (Those are your bottlenecks).

Now assign time values (hours or days) or percentages of time required to deliver each activity on your list.
You can create the list in your diary, calendar or even on sticky notes (Bear in mind that you could lose your stick notes). You could even type your list into Outlook or other electronic calendar and set it as a recurring event so you receive a reminder at the start, mid-point and/or end of each week.

Those reminders will help you to monitor how you are doing with time. If you fail to manage how time is spent and cost time spent in your business you are sure to end up with a grade C or less on your business report card.

At the end of the day what is wrong with the picture or your version of the picture will depend on the following: your business and revenue models; production process; the service or product you offer; access to human capital; your strengths; your priorities; milestones and business growth objectives.

Thanks for sharing what should be changed about the picture above.
Let us know if the tips shared worked for you.

Copyright © 2017 Meegan Scott
All Rights Reserved

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Planning, Risk, and Entrepreneurship Survey

You could win a month’s supply of Energy + Mind Coffee, or a place in a Magate Wildhorse Webinar if you choose to include your contact in the Survey!

Please scroll to read introduction and to begin survey (See side bar on intro panel below).

 

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