Key Beliefs


  • Trade and investment agencies, industry bodies, entrepreneurs and business need access to effective tools that will help them enhance opportunities for trade, investment, entrepreneurship and economic sustainability.     
  • Meaningful economic development needs to come from grass roots activities i.e. connecting entrepreneurs, SMEs, business owners, legislators, and other organizations together to network and share knowledge.     
  • Different types of entrepreneurs require different resources and policymakers should consider gaps in the local ecosystem and ways in which different programs can be connected to each other.     
  • Programs need to be created to help entrepreneurs form networks, build mentoring relationships and engage in peer learning.     
  • Many entrepreneurs often operate solely at the local level, and regions are strengthened when entrepreneurs connect with one another.