Think and Live Your Business Growth —GEW 2019

Activity Description

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A series of workshops, discussions, and networking session.

Event objective: To facilitate dialogue, knowledge transfer, shared learning, business opportunities, and business improvement clinic  for removing some of the growth challenges faced by Canadian, Caribbean immigrant and diaspora entrepreneurs.

Listed below are five challenges and five events for helping you solve each of them.

  1. Challenge #1: Quality Customer Service 
  2. Challenge #2: Building Community Wealth while Fostering Inclusiveness and National Unity
  3. Challenge #3: Change Management for Driving Execution
  4. Challenge #4: Cooperating, learning, growing and building market linkages:
  5. Challenge #5: Building Networks


  1. Quality Customer Service  - Workshop

We will bring you a highly interactive  workshop and dialogue for ensuring entrepreneurs can live the message propounded by IBM—  “you can’t spell quality without an  “I” .  Come learn and share easy, cost effective ways for putting the “I” in quality service, as well as the other “I” —inclusiveness in your business and practice. Both are key ingredients in the rich blend of the spirit of entrepreneurship that our Caribbean diaspora, Canadian, and Black entrepreneurs must practice and promote. 

Session focus: Frequently occurring challenges that fires or demotes Canada's Caribbean and Black Businesses. 

Presented by: Meegan Scott and Janet Lewis of Dunamus Organizational Change Management Inc., (event partner)

2.  Presentation and Business/Organizational Improvement Clinic

      Join us for a session on exploring business models for making markets work better— for entrepreneurs, and

     entrepreneur support organizations.

In this session we will share approaches and examples, as well as deliver a clinic for reviewing or interrogating the logic and feasibility of  your plans, balanced scorecards,  business models, inclusive business and inclusive entrepreneurship (Plus the 5 trillion opportunity at the bottom-of-the economic pyramid) and  results chains.

This session will touch on how to integrate market systems development; and how to evaluate the results of your entrepreneur development programmes (For all Canadian entrepreneur development organizations, and groups of entrepreneurs working to grow their businesses).

Presenter: Meegan Scott, of Magate Wildhorse Ltd.

The Clinic -  How to use LinkedIn Profiles to get Business Leads - Khatija Qureshi

Microlending, financing and support for entrepreneurs with financial barriers - Otis Mushonga, Manager, Programs & Services of ACCESS Community Capital Fund

3.  Mini-Workshop and Rap Session - Change Management for Driving Execution

This session will be led by Janet Lewis, Dunamus Organizational Change Management Inc.

4. Strategy Update Charrette - The Community of Practice for Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneurs and affiliate members (Toronto/ Canada)

  •  Members and entrepreneurs in other Caribbean diasporic markets will have a chance to share their input ahead of the  session in Toronto.
  •  Brief overview of BIDEM 2020 diaspora Entrepreneurs Conference and Trade Show.

Led by Meegan Scott, Magate Wildhorse Ltd & The Community of Practice for Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneurs

5.  Closing Mix “n” Mingle with surprise business opportunity

The is an inclusive event, students of George Brown College, and Canadian entrepreneurs  with no Caribbean roots are welcome to join us.  StartGBC at George Brown College is a "Think and Live your Business Growth" event, and COP collaborator.

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