Ten Million Steps To Gobi

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

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