|Date||05/18/2012 - 8:30am - 05/19/2012 - 6:00pm|
|Address||BNY Mellon, 101 Barclay Street, New York City|
|Category||Seminars and Workshops|
The National Minority Business Council, Inc., continues its commitment to entrepreneurial development with a focus on international trade at its next Entrepreneurial Boot Camp. The May 18-19 Boot Camp will teach participants how to operate in today's fast paced, technology driven, culturally sensitive global marketplace.
As in the past, the Boot Camp will provide the basics for starting and succeeding in business. However, the tools and techniques for engaging in international business will be emphasized at this session, the first for 2012. Firms and individuals with the requisite skills and contacts can take advantage of the opportunities that abound in the global market.
"Our small and medium-sized businesses must take up the challenge to increase exports and take advantage of the tremendous opportunities to engage in the thriving economies of the new emerging markets such as the BRICS" (BRICS is an international political organization of leading emerging economies, arising out of the inclusion of South Africa into the BRIC group in 2010. As of 2012, its five members are Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) advised John F. Robinson, President/CEO of the NMBC, "our job is to get the firms ready".
The May 18-19 session will be led by experts from the private sector and government, and who have extensive experience and contacts in the international business community. They include Man-Li Kuo Lin, Business Development Specialist with the U.S. Small Business Administration; Marie-Ange Leon, Logistics Manager, Raytex Industries Inc.; Kenneth Johnson, Principal, Devconia LLC; DON Green, President, Sunsplash Productions and Fritz-Earle Mc Lymont, Managing Director, NMBC Global.
Special attention will be paid to the emerging markets of China and Africa, both of which are realizing tremendous economic growth and increasing trade with the United States. The NMBC will be participating in the 16th China International Fair for Investment and Trade in Xiamen, China, as part of the organization's goal of building an entrepreneurial bridge between U.S. and China for small, minority and women-owned businesses. NMBC has been actively involved in Africa for many years.
Boot Camp participants will receive a six-month membership in the NMBC, where they can benefit from expert assistance in the development and execution of their entrepreneurial endeavor, as well as network with experienced member companies. They will also receive a one-year subscription to The Network Journal, one of the northeast region's leading small-business magazines and a sponsor of the Boot Camp.
The two-day program, from Friday, May 18, to Saturday, May 19, costs $125. It will be held at BNY Mellon, 101 Barclay St., New York, NY 10286, from 8:30 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. each day. BNY Mellon is also a sponsor of the Boot Camp.
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