Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), November 17th- 23rd
An international celebration of entrepreneurs and innovation, will provide small business owners with a forum to get the answers they seek – about emerging technology and the high-value, low-cost opportunities a global connected world presents to reach a worldwide audience. Help spread the word about Global Entrepreneurship Week and plan an activity by hosting a Free Live Business Webcast on How to Leverage Emerging Internet Technology to Grow Your Business featuring top executives in Multicultural businesses!
Live Business Webcasts
How To Leverage Emerging Internet Technology
To Grow Your Business
Thursday, November 20, 2008
11:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. EST
How can emerging internet technologies impact my business growth?
Are entrepreneurs really using LinkedIn and MySpace to conduct business?
Does expanding my contact and customer base have to be an expensive proposition?
Emerging technology is revolutionizing the way people conduct business in the 21st century. For many entrepreneurs however, trying to run or start a business and stay abreast of the services and solutions that can help them bring products and services to market is a challenge.
Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), November 17th- 23rd, an international celebration of entrepreneurs and innovation, will provide small business owners with a forum to get the answers they seek – about emerging technology and the high-value, low-cost opportunities a global connected world present for them to reach a worldwide audience.
It’s all about unleashing ideas. IBM knows that small businesses owned by Asians, Blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans and Women are driving innovation and fueling economies around the world. During Global Entrepreneurship Week, we invite you to join business leaders, organizations, academic institutions, corporations and governments in more than 75 countries in inspiring, connecting and engaging entrepreneurs worldwide and providing them with information and resources to start and grow their businesses on an international scale.
Help spread the word about Global Entrepreneurship Week and plan an activity.
Here are a few ideas:
• Teach a class for a day and share your entrepreneurial insights and experience
• Mentor an existing or potential entrepreneur
• Sponsor or host an entrepreneurial “think tank”, challenge, or workshop
• Bring entrepreneurs together via social networks such as Facebook,
MySpace or Second Life
• For more suggestions, visit www.unleashingideas.org
"IBM Global Partner" in this initiative!
Savvy entrepreneurs know that in today’s international marketplace, it’s both who and what you know. The Business Webcast is a multinational discussion, presented by IBM, that focuses on collaborative and interactive tools that enable entrepreneurs to build contacts, customers, and a presence in the global business arena. We will convene our renowned panel via webcast. You can join us from anywhere in the world.
As an “IBM Global Partner” you agree to:
• Schedule or support an activity celebrating GEW
• Host 25 or more business owners for The Business Webcast
• Include information about GEW on your website and newsletter
Panelists will make the same presentation during both webcasts. The excitement is building for Global Entrepreneurship Week from Canada to Venezuela. We look forward to having you join us in celebrating entrepreneurs in unleashing new ideas and possibilities.
Luis Cuneo at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-748-7534
IBM has established programs around the world to support small businesses and global entrepreneurs. Together with the International Finance Corporation, the private sector arm of the World Bank, IBM launched a new version of a free small business toolkit specifically for small business owners in emerging markets as well as Asian, Black, Hispanic, Native American and Women entrepreneurs in the U.S. This partnership provides access to highly developed business information, tools and training services usually reserved for Fortune 1000 companies. The Toolkit is available in fifteen different languages and over twenty-eight markets.
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