Get Featured – Exit 9 to 5 for Entrepreneurs Who Called it a Day

If you are a Black or Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneur who took the exit to 9 to 5 route for what you believe to be a better or worse outcome we would love to hear your story.

Entrepreneurship is not always the answer for every stage in your career journey or circumstances. Sometimes the best option is to pursue 9 to 5 or both business and 9 to 5.

Success, survival, good sense, timing, failure, been there done that.

Share your story of the entrepreneurial journey or business success before the downturn. Perhaps you took the 9 to 5 not because there was a downturn, but your business led you to a 9 to 5 that was foolish to refuse.

Tell it all and be featured in our forthcoming publication or get featured as an anonymous character.

If you don’t mind sharing live with a broad audience then let us know.

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Save The Date: Book Fair & Readings

A time for reading and readiness to deliver your entrepreneur’s role of authorship!

3― days of virtual meeting of original, traditional and current thoughts, philosophy and practice of

  • Corporate Strategy & Planning
  • Business Planning & Operational Management
  • International Trade & Trade Finance
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Commercialization & HVM
  • Fintech, Blockchain, other Alternate Finance
  • Intellectual Property and Trade Related Rights
  • Trends in Healthcare & Nutrition Sector [Focus on plant-based, agriculture and proteins]
  • Evaluation and Strategy Execution
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Policy, International Affairs & International Relations

2― hours of industry booth camp  or Book tour and trading  each day

Meet and network with authors and publishers.

A must-attend for

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Publishers
  • Librarians
  • Consultants
  • Media
  • Schools of Business, Trade, Economics and Finance
  • Researchers and Academia
  • Authors of existing and forthcoming books

Find out what if anything in business and management thought, philosophy or practice has been turned on its head as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Contact: 1 (647) 854-5323 or Email us at: The Entrepreneurs’ Book Fair

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Give an Entrepreneur, Nonprofit or Organization an Improvement Gift Today!

Say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to your favourite executive who has recently been promoted or who is seasoned but struggling with strategy, execution or just delivering the results. The gifts of results and reputation are priceless.

Perhaps your business or an organization you care about need help with Corporate Strategy Planning or elaborating their strategy. Maybe an organizational assessment is in order.

Could it be that your friend in government or international development could use a hand with a market systems development solution?

Last but not least you might need help getting your multi-stakeholder working groups to communicate effectively, articulate and translate the strategy and most of all get the right job done. We are talking about getting to plan and desired unintended results.

Message Us with a brief overview of the issue or to schedule an appointment.

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Damian Cohall, PhD

 

Dr. Damian Cohall is currently the Deputy Dean (Preclinical Sciences) and a Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill.  He has published a number of research manuscripts in the area of ethnomedicine inclusive of a book entitled “Medicinal Plants of Barbados for the Treatment of Communicable and Non-communicable Diseases” and a co-authored book chapter entitled “Pharmacodynamics – A Pharmacognosy Perspective” in a textbook entitled Pharmacognosy: Fundamentals and Strategy, Elsevier Publishing.

 

He has published and given numerous presentations on Medical Cannabis.  One of his most recent publications is a joint research effort with Dr. Alana Griffith entitled “Conceptualizing a policy framework for the implementation of medical marijuana in the Caribbean territory of Barbados” in the journal Drug Science, Law and Policy. This research was awarded Best Industry Applied Research at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill’s Research Week 2018.  He currently supervises five postgraduate students; three are undertaking Medical Cannabis research in the areas of Epilepsy, Type 2 Diabetes and Hypertension. Dr. Cohall is a member of the International Cannabinoid Research Society where he is a part of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee which reports to the Society’s Board of Directors. He is also a member of the Advisory Editorial Board for the West Indian Medical Journal.

 

He is a recipient of the Faculty’s Award of Merit for Leadership in Education in 2011 and most recently, he was awarded a Principal’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, University and Public Service at The University of the West Indies in 2018. He represents his discipline and Faculty on the Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s Drug and Therapeutic Monitoring (DTC) Committee in Barbados. Regionally, he has served as Lead Consultant on the Caribbean Export Development Agency’s CARTFUND project to establish regional standards for the Health and Wellness Sector in CARIFORUM territories.

Clinical Trials, Intellectual Property & Sports: Jamaica, real opportunities!

Loreen Walker Medical Trials

UWI Mona, presents a wealth of opportunity to support mainstream and diaspora researchers and entrepreneurs with their drug related disruption strategies.

Sports is an other area in which the entrepreneurial will find opportunities for leveraging talent, local expertise and intellectual property for creating decent jobs and intellectual property assets.

Join Loreen Walker, Attorney-at-Law in the Legal, Office at UWI Mona.

November 19, 2020

Time: 12:00 PM  Toronto, EST | 1:00 PM  Jamaica | 1:15 – 2:15  Eastern Caribbean

The workshop is intended to help drive SDGs # 8 ―Decent Work through strong businesses and SDG 11 ― Sustainable Cities and Communities in home and diasporic markets.

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Views on News — Free Newsmaker Opportunity !

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It’s Global Entrepreneurship Week, that means Views on News is back!

Share your views and become a newsmaker.

You and your business that is!

Deadline: Monday, November 15, at 6:00 PM | Toronto, EST

Each year we partner with The Caribbean Camera to bring you this opportunity to share and promote your business during Global Entrepreneurship Week.

This year we present you with one radio and four opportunities for gettng published.

Seize this opportunity to represent your brand.

Who can submit?

  • Entrepreneurs with Caribbean Roots worldwide
  • Canadian entrepeneurs with our without Caribbean roots
  • Entrepreneurs without Caribbean roots but who want to do business with them
  • One lucky entrepreneur from anywhere in the world with no North American or Caribbean roots. Say hello Canada, have a chill to COVID-19.

Publication date  – Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020

How to participate:

Context

One hundred and eighty countries, including Canada, several in the Caribbean and its diasporic markets are celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2020. #Ecosystems and #Policy are among the themes of GEW 2020.  Ecosystems focuses on building connected and thriving entrepreneur communities.  Policy aims to recognize the work of government in helping entrepreneurs “start and scale”. It has been concluded that even with a COVID-19 vaccine the pandemic will be far from contained for 2021.  Therefore we cannot rely on economic forecasts for informing business decision making.

Question:

To what extent do you believe entrepreneurship can still deliver self-actualization and financial independence for SMEs in this era of COVID-19?

SMEs, small, medium-sized and micro-enterprises.

Instructions:

Thank you for submitting your response in 100- 150 words for Views on News. Eighty words will be fine but not more than 150.

Include your name, the name of your business, city and the country where your business is located.

Please include a headshot photo or portrait with attitude that is not cluttered (There may be nice background image but you, your face should be visible.

Type or copy and paste “Views on News Entry” in the subject line.

 

Submit your entry 

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I know some of you have been anxiously awaiting your question, six will be featured in Views on News in The Caribbean Camera.

A treasure hunt on Magate Wildhorse blog or LinkedIn page will lead you to the other media opportunities.

#IAmAnEntrepreneur

Conditions:

Each entrepreneur is limited to a maximum of two print and a radio opportunity only.

Depending on uptake you might be restricted to one during Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Copyright © 2020 by Meegan Scott, Magate Wildhorse Ltd .(Toronto), Magate Wildhorse Inc.,(New York). All rights reserved.

 

Virtual Roundtable — Chamber of Commerce, Businesses & Trade Experts

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OVERVIEW

Visible minority businesses and visible majority businesses and the industries they serve have been plunged into crisis as a result of SARS-CoV-2.

While some industries and businesses are facing existential challenges, others are booming. Still there are old industries to be resurrected and new ways for bringing those under threat into new or expanded supply chains.

As the pandemic linger and continue to flip  economic and social norms practitioners and researchers in trade, business, research, policy and international development must engage and work more closely together for driving rapid adaption, understanding of trends and helping countries to leverage and seize diaspora capital and pathways to new markets.

Economic development clusters, producers of geographical indications (GIs) and creative industry service providers must meet to discuss and plan the way forward.

This session aims to translate high level briefings to actions, policy and strategy directions for Chambers of Commerce and their members ― both established and diaspora entities (various diasporas and chambers).

Participants will be able to share challenges and opportunities with experts; as well as learn from experts.  The Roundtable will explore and discuss novel solutions and best practices for keeping sustainable trade, and safe supplies flowing in addition to leveraging diasporas, home and cultural knowledge for diaspora and domestic market economic recovery and growth.

Practitioners in international trade, development and businesses will create their network map and agree novel ways of working together and harvesting best and emergent practices for business and driving international trade while building stronger resilient organizations.

Industry focus: Climate finance, agri-business and foods, high value manufacturing, crafts, fashion, fragrance, healthcare, the creative industries, development consulting, and education

On the agenda, participants will discuss:

Tour of Chamber Economic Impacts and recovery: The impact of COVID-19 on diaspora and established chambers of commerce and their members. What are some new and proposed business models for stronger businesses during and post the coronavirus crisis challenging period and develop robust post-crisis business models?

Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and Technology Adaption: It is clear that technology and its adaption saves human lives as well as businesses. But creating awareness on what and how for SMEs is often at a cost that widens the chasm of access and inequalities.  How can Chambers and development organizations work together to make facilitate awareness creation, reskilling and adaption?  What resources exist for reducing the barriers of access and cost of adaption?

Diaspora Capital, Economic Development Clusters & Sustainable Development: COVID-19 have left us little choice other than to build trust, collaborate and cooperate.   Finding local and global solutions requires that we meet, connect and risk it together for profit and growth.

How can industry clusters, chambers and development professionals  collaborate, facilitate capacity building and investment flow for driving innovation that contributes to long-term viability, sustainability and harmonious societies?

Dates and Times

Times are listed as EST [New York, Toronto, Jamaica] the Eastern Caribbean is now one hour ahead of North America and Jamaica

Monday November 16, 2020 – 2:00 – 3:35  PM EST

Tuesday, November 17, 2020  | 10:00 – 11:45  AM EST

Wednesday, November 18, 2020   –  1:00 PM EST – 2:45  PM EST

Friday, November 20, 2020   –  10:00 AM EST – 11:45  AM EST

Registration Form

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Brought you by Magate Wildhorse Inc., New York in partnership with Magate Wildhorse Ltd, Toronto, The Community of Practice of Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneurs (The CoP), Caribbean Diaspora Professional Business Association (CDPBA, and the Pan African Chamber of Commerce.

Copyright © 2020 by Meegan Scott, Magate Wildhorse Ltd .(Toronto), Magate Wildhorse Inc.,(New York). All rights reserved.

Revenue Assurance & Revenue Protection – Masterclass

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Revenue and increasing revenue is one of the clearest sign that you and your business are in business when we talk reality.

Join Andrea Livingston-Prince

November 19, 2020

Time: 11:15 AM  Toronto, EST | 11:15 Jamaica | 12:15 Eastern Caribbean

Revenue Assurance & Revenue Protection:                                                            Principles for Turnaround and Organizational Transformation

What you’ll learn

  • Methods to identify the way to growth in tough times
  • Systematic path to turnaround
  • Models for vulnerable firms and provide hope to founders, team members and leaders

This session, global and local goals:

The workshop is intended to help drive SDGs # 8 ―Decent Work through strong businesses and SDG 11 ― Sustainable Cities and Communities in home and diasporic markets.

This a is utilization-focused session, all levels can comprehend, use, and benefit.

It is suitable to private sector development practitioners, consultants and policy agents, business development actors and entrepreneurs.

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Mini Power Tips: Test and Grow the Value of your Business

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Seriously speaking, do you know how much your business is worth?

Are you in the market for investors or a business loan?

For all the sweat and sacrifice that you have poured into your small business do you know how much it is worth?

Join Meegan Scott in an easy but serious conversation on the value of your business and tips for boosting your business value even in a crisis when money might just be trickling in.

You will want to fill the detailed registration form by November 16, 2020.

You’ll find out at the end or we’ll shine the light during the session.

Small group with limited spaces going fast!

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Copyright © 2020 by Meegan Scott,  Magate Wildhorse Ltd .(Toronto), Magate Wildhorse Inc.,(New York). All rights reserved.

 

Share & Get Featured during Global Entrepreneurship Week

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Here’s your entrepreneur’s steal of a deal for zero penny.

Publishing and publicity one action; two standout results for finishing 2020 strong!

Respond to the piece below to get featured during Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW 2020). This year GEW will be celebrated November 16-22.

Mission Drift, The Stormerpreneurs℠ and Finishing 2020 Strong

“Young bird nuh know storm” — unless of course they were born in 2020 among the turmoil of COVID-19. If the term stormerpreneur has a place in your unique story or journey then let us know by your response to the question below.

This has been a busy year with lots of pivots and virtual activities so it would not be surprising if many of our organizations experienced some form of mission drift. Mission drift can be positive though we mostly hear about the negative drift. Tell us about your experience below.  Thank you

  1. Tell us about the moment you decided to start your own business.
  2. Who was there with you when sat down to put the idea together ? Include the year you started.
  3. Would you say that you are a stormerpreneur? Tell us why you answered yes or no.
  4. What is the mission of your organization?
  5. What is the vision?
  6. How does the mission and vision fit or help you to fulfil your personal purpose and ambitions?
  7. What were the top 5-10 activities you completed in 2020?
  8. Which played the greatest role in advancing the delivery of your Mission?
  9. When you add it all up— would you say your drift was positive? Or was it mostly negative?
  10. Which product or service do you currently offer— that is a must have for readers of this publication or people who could use your solution?
  11. What can we expect from your business over the next two years?
  12. Where can they learn more or purchase your service? Web site or social media link, calendar or email link

#IAmAnEntrepreneur   #yes #toentrepreneurship #GEW2020

To participate submit one or both of the following:

Mandatory: 

Word length:  200- 400 words maximum

Deadline: Friday, November 14, 2020.

Register to participate in this and other events at the following link

Some lucky participants will have a chance to share in print as well as in video.

Click the link or text highligthed green to submit your written piece to Mission Drift.

Submit your pieces to: submit here.

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.You may submit a video version of your story in addition to the written piece (File format, MP4. MPEG-4, WMV).

Conditions:

The best six will be selected for publishing during GEW 2020.

The next 3 runners up will be featured in another publication in December.

Brought to you by Magate Wildhorse Consulting!

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