Archive for February 2012

How Chambers Should Help in SME Development

Hammad Siddiqui, Deputy Country Director at CIPE’s Pakistan office, writes:

“[The] majority of membership at chambers and associations comes from the SME sector. But the ability of these business associations in understanding the needs of this sector and the capacity to help SMEs grow varies from organization to organization and country to country.”

Read this list of five action points for business associations to consider while creating a plan for SME development.

Originally posted on Business Organization Support Forum 

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Sport and Entrepreneurship in the Amazonian City of Iquitos

The first ever Amazonica 10 kilometer marathon was organized by Grupo A&E, a business founded and operated by Jorge “Coco” D’Azevedo, alum of the first EmprendeAhora (formerly LiderAcción) program in 2008. With this first marathon, Grupo A&E added to an already large list of services that it offers, including: training in business management, leadership, motivation, and entrepreneurship; organizing academic, cultural, and entertainment events; and conducting surveys and market research.

Read this first-hand account by Brent Ruth on CIPE Development Blog.

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GEW Paraguay 2011

Here’s a nice video of the latest Global Entrepreneurship Week in Paraguay, shared by Roberto Urbieta of Fundacion Paraguaya. Well done.

Thanks for sharing, Roberto.

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Entrepreneurial Journeys of Arthalaya Graduates

CIPE and Samriddhi launched a new publication, “Building a New Generation of Entrepreneurs in Nepal,” which profiles eight of the graduates of Samriddhi’s “Arthalaya” youth entrepreneurship program who have successfully launched businesses in Nepal. Since the program was started in 2009, over 300 students have completed the Arthalaya workshops, and Samriddhi now runs the program without CIPE support, with funding from local private sector donors and nominal students fees. Continue reading ‘Entrepreneurial Journeys of Arthalaya Graduates’ »