"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…"
"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…"
"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.…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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,…"
"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.…"