ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:
A WINNING COMBINATION.

The George Washington University – School of Business
9th Annual Global Entrepreneurship Policy & Research Conference in

Collaboration with

October 22, 2018 – Pre-Conference Certificate Programs

October 23-24, 2018 – Conference

After the great recession of 2008, the American economy and by extension much of the world was mired in economic uncertainty. The engine of economic growth, the small business sector, saw a contraction of more firm deaths than starts. This was not a good time for entrepreneurs and small business owners. As a response of that situation, the International Council for Small Business (ICSB) proposed the GW October Conference in 2009, as an ecosystem where academia and government leaders can have serious discussions on what should be considered to promote constructive policies for supporting small businesses. Also, the month of October is the official start of the fiscal year for the American Federal Government.

GW October convened on the campus of George Washington University with prominent academics, government leaders, and influential members of the business community to discuss how small businesses should be supported. Along the way, international institutional partners like the World Bank, The International Finance Corporation (IFC), Korean Management Institute (KMI), and the US Small Business Administration (SBA), and governments around the world have provided speakers and resources to make this conference a must-attend if you are in Washington, DC in October.

In 2018, the 9th annual GW October Conference titled, “Entrepreneurship and Economic Development: A Winning Combination”, hosted by ICSB in collaboration with SBA will provide entrepreneurs, small business, and advocates tutorials on how to put together an “SME Ecosystem”. The normally two-day program has been expanded with a pre-conference workshop. For the first time at GWOctober, The US Small Business Administration will provide an all-day session on the five pillars that are necessary to support SMEs. These pillars include, tutorials on capital access programs, building a network of technical counselors and trainers, public funding for small business development through procurement, contingency planning, and how to create the right the regulatory environment to promote SMEs support. Other topics on entrepreneurship policy and the role of the state will address the role that government policy play in shaping the climate for small business starts and growth. Access to capital financing is a cornerstone of every small business and leading financiers and financial institutions will share their views and process that should be consider when seeking access to capital. This is a good time to be in the company of SMEs.

Location

The George Washington University
School of Business
2201 G St NW
Washington, DC

After the great recession of 2008, the American economy and by extension much of the world was mired in economic uncertainty. The engine of economic growth, the small business sector, saw a contraction of more firm deaths than starts. This was not a good time for entrepreneurs and small business owners. As a response of that situation, the International Council for Small Business (ICSB) proposed the GWOctober conference in 2009, as an ecosystem where academia and government leaders can have serious discussions on what should be considered to promote constructive policies for supporting small businesses. Also, the month of October is the official start of the fiscal year for the American Federal government.

GWOctober convened on the campus of George Washington University prominent academics, government leaders, and influential members of the business community to discuss how small businesses should be supported. Along the way, international institutional partners like the World Bank, The International Finance Corporation (IFC), Korean Management Institute (KMI), and the US Small Business Administration (SBA), and governments around the world have provided speakers and resources to make this conference a must-attend if you are in Washington, DC in October.

In 2018, the 9th annual GW October titled, “Entrepreneurship and Economic Development: A Winning Combination”, hosted by ICSB in collaboration with SBA will provide entrepreneurs, small business, and advocates tutorials on how to put together an “SME Ecosystem”. The normally two-day program has been expanded with pre-conference workshop. For the first time at GWOctober, The US Small Business Administration will provide an all-day session on the five pillars that are necessary to support SMEs. These pillars include, tutorials on capital access programs, building a network of technical counselors and trainers, public funding for small business development through procurement, contingency planning, and how to create the right the regulatory environment to promote SMEs support. Other topics on entrepreneurship policy and the role of the state will address the role that government policy play in shaping the climate for small business starts and growth. Access to capital financing is a cornerstone of every small business and leading financiers and financial institutions will share their views and process that should be consider when seeking access to capital. This is a good time to be in the company of SMEs.

Location

The George Washington University
School of Business
2201 G St NW
Washington, DC

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