You’re running a business and you are an entrepreneur.
So, what if you’re not the CEO of the business you lead?
Why should you care about being the CEO, when you are already the entrepreneur behind the business?
Join us on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 7:00 PM
For the speaker session: Don Your CEO’s Hat―Keynotes
Presenter: Meegan Scott
Duration: 45 mins. (Including post session networking).
You are welcome to submit challenges you have faced with owning both roles ahead of the session.
To book your seat, please complete and submit the registration form at the “Book my seat” link below.
Registration deadline: Sunday, March 10, 2019
Looking forward to sharing with you!
The event is brought to you by Magate Wildhorse Ltd.
Who is this piece for?
Organizational leaders looking to grow and improve their results in 2019.
We came packed with solutions to help you attain the ―competitive edge!
We are talking about help with
- Getting strategic focus;
- Setting growth indicators that are aligned with your personal and business ambition;
- Working from your CEO’s hat versus from simply that of the operations manager― (to put it another way, we’ll help you with focusing and acting for driving balanced growth);
- Creating an actionable corporate strategy plan― for guiding you, and your organization to achieving the tomorrow you want for your business;
- Communicating your strategy to your team so your people will line up, fully committed, and working to deliver your strategy;
- Market research for ensuring you are aware of changes in your environment that could quickly become threats, risks, or opportunities;
- An evaluation, or an organizational assessment for boosting organizational learning, strategy execution, improved results, better understanding of and communicating your results, or all plus improved funder readiness;
- Problem solving, or capacity building, and increased levels of understanding for getting the right job done. We bring― workshops, webinars, charrettes, ideation, strategic and creative thinking sessions. Ever hear about our Pepper Pot Sessions for tough conversations and problem solving?
We’re all about growth, improved results, your success, and our success when you succeed!
For the solopreneur, or small business leader― finding your “one drop” or rhythm for success can take longer. Having us as a critical friend and success partner means the acceleration of that process.
You’ll notice the improvement as you prepare for, and move from one meeting to the next.
For the government department or non-profit organization, we’ll help you turn that evaluation spend into an investment in learning and growth for your organization, even as you meet your funder requirement.
But, why wait for a funder’s request to check on growth?
Why wait for an externally driven request to learn what is going well and what must be changed in your organization? After all, you’ve got the mandate to run that show!
We know the many reasons, why you don’t get around to it, that is why we have designed, and will work with you to get this essential part of your work done well.
And that corporate strategy plan, we know how that missing performance management system can squeeze your strategy execution to a slow and painful death. We’ve got your back with that one too!
Join a new class, say goodbye to Grade C, and that painful 60-70% failure report for strategy execution!
Economic development agency managers, chief of party, cluster managers, leaders of incubators and accelerators you thought we had forgotten you. Not a chance!
We know why and where business incubation fails.
We know cluster members could use affordable help with strategy execution; we know businesses in accelerators need that objective critical friend or advisor.
We know why development and change projects fail to deliver up to 70% of intended results.
We know that economic development agencies can realize a higher ROI if they had a partner for helping their beneficiaries with execution, and or performance measurement and management.
Look yonder to the image above, we come with a journal to help you and your clients with journaling, reflection, learning, strategy adjustment and performance improvement.
We come with hold your hand care ―plus pressure and urgency to drive success!
We come with a pen, conversations, meetings, tools, and a watch to keep score, track, and help you adjust your strategy and improve your results in time!
, we come as that trusted friend to help you through the tough time and to focus on what really matters.
Together we’ll sniff the roses, relax, have fun, share laughs on your way to exceeding expectations.
Expect evidence-based, facts, rigor, organized, planned, synthesis, results, and caring!
Get value for money as you define it!
Let us help you find your success rhythm!
Let’s get the conversation going, message us today!
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.
Ask to join your CoP today, click here!
The face of the young entrepreneur has changed.
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.
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.
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.