About AMIDEAST America-Mideast Educational and Training Services, Inc., or AMIDEAST is a private, nonprofit organization t...
 
CISCO ENTREPRENEUR INSTITUTE  at AMIDEAST/LEBANON
John’s Thoughts on the Cisco Entrepreneur Institute Program
The Cisco Entrepreneur Institute <ul><ul><li>An initiative by Cisco as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility program...
The Cisco Entrepreneur Institute Workshops <ul><li>Content developed by Cisco, in collaboration with business experts from...
Blended Instruction Workshops <ul><li>Starting a Business </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Establishes a business plan for aspiring E...
Determine my product or service fee structure? Incorporate my business? Make sure my idea is marketable? Go to Market? Sup...
Starting a Business <ul><li>A practical, comprehensive workshop on how to successfully start and operate a business in Leb...
Growing a Business <ul><li>A practical, comprehensive business course on how to successfully grow a business  </li></ul><u...
iExec Enterprise Essentials Private Sector / Public Sector <ul><li>A Cisco-branded leadership and management workshop deve...
On Demand Workshops <ul><li>Entrepreneurial Mindset </li></ul><ul><li>SMART Technology </li></ul><ul><li>for a Smarter Bus...
Latest On Demand Workshop 5 minute Articles
Video Resources - Cisco E-tube Digital Media System  (DMS) Application and Content Networking
Social Networking
<ul><li>How Can You Help? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Participate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Let us videotape an interview w...
Benefits of Supporting AMIDEAST’s new initiative on Entrepreneurship in Lebanon <ul><ul><li>Sustainable Development Initia...
 
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  • Since in any given market economy, entrepreneurs account for the single largest percentage of economic growth, it becomes clear why the success of entrepreneurs factors heavily in the success of the community that they represent. In short, the success of entrepreneurs is a direct reflection of the long term economic success of any market economy. When you are thinking about the customers that you are going to be training, they might be a new business owner or someone who has a really great idea about a business or service that they want to start. Typically, a new business owner, or someone who is just starting out is a person who has so many questions. They can feel overwhelmed at the prospect of starting their business. They want to know whether their idea is marketable. They are trying to decide if their business needs a location or a retail space. The idea of getting a business license is of concern and even knowing how to approach securing this type of documentation may be puzzling. How to go about making their business a reality or take their business or service into the marketplace. As a part of these questions and this new thinking, a new business owner may want to create a plan around implementing their idea. Where do they go to get information about a business plan and what is involved in writing one that will be the foundation of their success. A part of the plan is figuring out where to go for financing and how to approach banks or other lenders. How do they become a corporation if they are interested in going through that legal process. Another question might be what are they going to charge for their business or service.
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    1. 1. About AMIDEAST America-Mideast Educational and Training Services, Inc., or AMIDEAST is a private, nonprofit organization that provides programs and services to improve educational opportunities and quality, strengthen local institutions and develop language and professional skills for success in the global economy. Founded in 1951, AMIDEAST is headquartered in Washington, DC, and has a network of field offices in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, West Bank/Gaza, and Yemen.
    2. 3. CISCO ENTREPRENEUR INSTITUTE at AMIDEAST/LEBANON
    3. 4. John’s Thoughts on the Cisco Entrepreneur Institute Program
    4. 5. The Cisco Entrepreneur Institute <ul><ul><li>An initiative by Cisco as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility program, with involvement of leading business organizations, NGOs and local governments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Goal: to help foster the creation and success of small and medium-sized business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training centers offer courses at cost and do not profit from workshop delivery </li></ul></ul>
    5. 6. The Cisco Entrepreneur Institute Workshops <ul><li>Content developed by Cisco, in collaboration with business experts from Stanford University, Cornell University, and My Own Business, Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>Delivered in a blended learning approach, using a combination of in-class facilitated sessions and web delivered materials through an open-source Web-enabled platform using Web 2.0 technologies including innovative open platform tools </li></ul><ul><li>Tailored to the Lebanese business environment </li></ul><ul><li>Ranging from 50-70 hours of skills training </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible training schedules </li></ul><ul><li>Participants in each course receive a Cisco Entrepreneur Institute certificate </li></ul>
    6. 7. Blended Instruction Workshops <ul><li>Starting a Business </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Establishes a business plan for aspiring Entrepreneurs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>iExec Enterprise Essentials (for private sector & public sector) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaches existing businesses to leverage IT and Internet strategies to improve their bottom line </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Growing a Business </li></ul><ul><li>Improves and re-focuses business practices for business owners </li></ul>Starting a Business Growing a Business iExec
    7. 8. Determine my product or service fee structure? Incorporate my business? Make sure my idea is marketable? Go to Market? Supply? Production? Distribution? Get a business license? Create a Business Plan? Decide if I need a location? Retail? Office Space? Find investors/lenders? How do I…
    8. 9. Starting a Business <ul><li>A practical, comprehensive workshop on how to successfully start and operate a business in Lebanon. Upon completion, you should be able to: </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate business potential </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare a business plan </li></ul><ul><li>Determine the information and communication technologies needed </li></ul><ul><li>Decide on a business organization structure </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the appropriate licenses and permits needed </li></ul><ul><li>Determine the type of insurance needed </li></ul><ul><li>Select a business location and negotiate its lease </li></ul><ul><li>Manage business accounting activities and track cash flow </li></ul><ul><li>Finance the venture by acquiring startup capital </li></ul><ul><li>Set up an E-Commerce site to sell online </li></ul><ul><li>Buy an existing business or franchise </li></ul><ul><li>Recruit, hire, train, manage, and motivate employees </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a marketing plan and put it into action </li></ul><ul><li>Use the Internet for online marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Manage purchasing and inventory control </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare for opening the business </li></ul><ul><li>Expand the business and handle problems </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct trade outside Lebanon </li></ul>
    9. 10. Growing a Business <ul><li>A practical, comprehensive business course on how to successfully grow a business </li></ul><ul><li>Successful business ownership requires not starting a business correctly, but continually seeking ways to upgrade and expand, whether this involves re-organization, outsourcing, franchising, merging, or forming partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Primary mission is to analyze your market and revise your business plan, pulling various components together to grow your business </li></ul>
    10. 11. iExec Enterprise Essentials Private Sector / Public Sector <ul><li>A Cisco-branded leadership and management workshop developed by Cisco's Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG) for the Emerging Markets </li></ul><ul><li>Designed to help learners examine their organization’s internal and external situation, identify and prioritize opportunities, and develop business cases to support process improvements using the Internet and IT </li></ul><ul><li>Target audience are non-IT managers and organizational leaders of large enterprise businesses who need to technologically enable their business </li></ul><ul><li>iExec for the public sector is now available </li></ul><ul><li>iExec workshop for SMEs is currently being developed </li></ul>
    11. 12. On Demand Workshops <ul><li>Entrepreneurial Mindset </li></ul><ul><li>SMART Technology </li></ul><ul><li>for a Smarter Business </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Career Essentials </li></ul>
    12. 13. Latest On Demand Workshop 5 minute Articles
    13. 14. Video Resources - Cisco E-tube Digital Media System (DMS) Application and Content Networking
    14. 15. Social Networking
    15. 16. <ul><li>How Can You Help? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Participate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Let us videotape an interview with you: it is important to localize content for Lebanon-specific business issues </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Participate as a guest speaker or designate a representative from your company </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Serve as a mentor for new entrepreneurs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support Outreach Initiatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your donation can help us reach Lebanese in all regions who want to start or grow a business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Printed Materials </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Advertising </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Exhibits </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Partnerships with other NGOs </li></ul></ul></ul>
    16. 17. Benefits of Supporting AMIDEAST’s new initiative on Entrepreneurship in Lebanon <ul><ul><li>Sustainable Development Initiative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Once established, the combination of paid and sponsored enrollments serves to cover on-going operating costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support continued Lebanese </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>entrepreneurial success in a rapidly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>changing global environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expansion outside Beirut to reach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>underserved regions in Lebanon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expand businesses, economy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and jobs in Lebanon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create next leaders of the region </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Changing lives and making a difference in our communities </li></ul></ul>

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