Ten Million Steps to Gobi

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  • Ten Million Steps to Gobi

    1. 1. Ten Million Steps To Gobi Presenter: Scot Thom Gobi Twitter: @scotthom LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/scotthom Slideshare: gobisuccessful
    2. 2. The purpose of Gobi is to help entrepreneurs achieve their dreams through mentorship, access to funding and education. GOAL: To help ten million entrepreneurs by 2012.
    3. 3. Agenda • Who is an entrepreneur? • Why are they important? • What are the stages they go through? • What support do they need at each stage? • How will Gobi help an entrepreneur? • What can you do to help?
    4. 4. Entrepreneur • Oxford Dictionary Definition 1. a person who undertakes an enterprise or business, with the chance for profit or loss 2. a contractor acting as an intermediary 3. the person in effective control of a commercial undertaking • Variations – social, web, green, serial, mom • Entrepreneurial Spirit
    5. 5. Entrepreneurs See Opportunity
    6. 6. Stages -$50 $0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 Start-Up Growth Plateau Growth Plateau Decline Start-Up To Decline Revenue Expenses Profit Cash Injection
    7. 7. Entrepreneurial Support Organizations: Business Enterprise Centres, Community Futures Development Corp., Regional Incubators (TBDC, Communitech), Industry Canada, Department of Foreign Affairs, JCI, EO, TEC, BNI..... Possible Scenario: SMB to Corporate to Enterprise to Fortune
    8. 8. Gobi Mentoring Access To Funds Education
    9. 9. Summary • Entrepreneurs do not have to start a business – it can be a community project or an improvement on a process within a larger enterprise. • Entrepreneurs see opportunity in almost any given situation. • The support required for entrepreneurs vary at each stage. • Gobi exists to fill the gap for existing business that are coming to the end of their growth phase and entering the plateau phase.

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