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How can we best support entrepreneurship across the value chain?
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 At SABMiller, our business success depends on local entrepreneurs and their business success, at every step of the value…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Mogens Thomsen Jul 29, 2014.

 

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Cecilia Zevallos replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How Can We Achieve Greater Scale and Impact Supporting Small Businesses?
"Hi all, this is Cecilia Zevallos, Enterprise Development Manager from SABMiller plc. I agree with Humberto's point on the need to keep an ongoing relationship with the tenderos and I know that 4E is working closely with SABMiller's…"
Mar 10, 2015
Mogens Thomsen replied to Cecilia Zevallos's discussion How can we best support entrepreneurship across the value chain?
"I think most can learn to be successful entrepreneurs. If one can teach and encourage entrepreneurs to think entrepreneurial many people can come far. Read the article about the 5 principles used by successful entrepreneurs: Start business from…"
Jul 29, 2014
Cecilia Zevallos replied to Sue Adkins's discussion How can we unlock the power of business to address global poverty?
"On Q3:  How can businesses use innovation in their markets, services, products, programmes, and employees etc. to transform communities? In 2011, we launched the world’s first beer made from cassava, a root crop widely grown in Africa.…"
Nov 20, 2013
Cecilia Zevallos replied to Sue Adkins's discussion How can we unlock the power of business to address global poverty?
"Gerry's point on monitoring and keeping track of statistics related to the role of women in economic activities is extremely relevant. When we started the development of our retailer programme in LatAm, the fact that 60% of our small retailers…"
Nov 20, 2013
Cecilia Zevallos replied to Sue Adkins's discussion How can we unlock the power of business to address global poverty?
"I completely agree with the quote you mention Rik. This is why businesses should look at the opportunities for capacity building and enabling development across their value chains and in the communities where they operate. Business models that…"
Nov 20, 2013
Cecilia Zevallos replied to Sue Adkins's discussion How can we unlock the power of business to address global poverty?
"I believe we should think of a mutually reinforcing relationship where"
Nov 20, 2013
Cecilia Zevallos replied to Sue Adkins's discussion How can we unlock the power of business to address global poverty?
"Hello and thank you for the invitation to join this interesting discussion... reading Gerry's and Celia's comments I find two issues that we are constantly trying to tackle through our programmes in SABMiller... Gerry talks about…"
Nov 20, 2013
Charles Pfeffer replied to Cecilia Zevallos's discussion How can we best support entrepreneurship across the value chain?
"Great topic!  Here's my take: 1. For survival entrepreneurs, the main constraint is daily cash flow.  Each day, there must be enough to take care of survival and inventory for the next day.  For opportunity entrepreneurs, the…"
Nov 1, 2013
Cecilia Zevallos replied to member's discussion Launching the B Team: How can we catalyse a new way of doing business?
"I couldn't agree more! This plan should have an "ecosystem" approach and look at the competitive advantages that business may bring but also to the other actors (governments, NGOs, etc.) that will need to support this process in order…"
Jun 13, 2013
CONILH de BEYSSAC Bernard replied to Cecilia Zevallos's discussion How can we best support entrepreneurship across the value chain?
"This question has two dimensions: 1- the value chain as a system 2- entrepreneurship segment by segment The theoretical classification of opportunity entrepreneurs and survival entrepreneurs might not essentially depend on "internal…"
May 21, 2013

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Alison Griffith replied to Cecilia Zevallos's discussion How can we best support entrepreneurship across the value chain?
"This is a good reminder from Anna. The way market systems function and how the actors within them behave are often affected deeply by informal regulation i.e. cultural and social norms. SEEP conference had a learning track on this a couple of…"
May 3, 2013
Abdulrahman M Suleiman replied to Cecilia Zevallos's discussion How can we best support entrepreneurship across the value chain?
"Generally social entrepreneurs have a special role o play which modern economics is silence about, globally people are blessed with different talents lock in their brains and if nothing is done they will go to their graves with their potentials. It…"
May 2, 2013
Sophie Dessources replied to Cecilia Zevallos's discussion How can we best support entrepreneurship across the value chain?
"Great, Thanks, I look forward to it."
May 2, 2013
Sophie Dessources replied to Cecilia Zevallos's discussion How can we best support entrepreneurship across the value chain?
"Great insight. Thanks for the link. "
May 2, 2013

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Autumn Gorman replied to Cecilia Zevallos's discussion How can we best support entrepreneurship across the value chain?
"Interesting point. I found this true in the Middle East as well. In addition, opportunity entrepreneurs can face financial and even social ruin should the business fail due to the way the system is set up. In addition to losing personal assets,…"
May 2, 2013
Anna Garloch replied to Cecilia Zevallos's discussion How can we best support entrepreneurship across the value chain?
"Beth and Miguel have both hit on some really crucial points that are particularly relevant in the discussion around how investments in retailing and entrepreneurship can contribute to overall poverty reduction at scale in a community or region.…"
May 2, 2013

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Economic Impact and Entrepreneurship Manager
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SABMiller
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Entrepreneurship and Economic Impact Manager
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Base of the Pyramid, Enterprise Development, Inclusive Business Models, Partnerships, Technology, Water, Women and Business, Youth Enterprise

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At 21:32 on April 30, 2013, Abdulrahman M Suleiman said…

It is indeed interesting, but is needed is financing and capacity building on a well packaged plan.

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