Can A Record-Breaking Athlete Teaches Small Business Owners His Secrets of Success?

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 Issue IN THIS ISSUE:
  • Can A Record-Breaking Athlete Teaches Small Business Owners His Secrets of Success?
  • Music Through The Ages… Charity Concert for Children Charities
  • Business Quote
  • JAMCOPY Celebrates 10th Anniversary
  • Are You Interested In Global Trade and Agriculture?
  • Learn To Invest In 10 Steps

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CAN A RECORD-BREAKING ATHLETE TEACHES SMALL BUSINESSES OPERATORS HIS SECRET TO SUCCESS? Athletes who are the best in the world give us tremendous joy. We get incredible satisfaction when our favorite teams or athletes excel and prevail. The question is: “Can entrepreneurs, small-to-medium-sized enterprises and professionals learn anything from such stellar accomplishment?” Judging from a recent event at IMD, the global business school based in Switzerland, the answer is a resounding yes. Usain Bolt is the fastest sprinter in human history. He set three world records at the Beijing Olympics last year, and he followed up this year by breaking world records in the 100-meter and 200-meter races while winning his first gold medals at a world championship. Please click the following link to read Ian Week's article, Lessons From Usain Bolt, published by Forbes.com:  http://www.forbes.com/2009/09/10/usain-bolt-training-leadership-managing-discipline.html?partner=email

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‘MUSIC THROUGH THE AGES 2’ –CHARITY CONCERT FOR CHILDREN CHARITIES-SUNDAY, SEPT 27: ‘Music Through the Ages-2’, an annual  fund raising concert  for various children charities, will take place this Sunday, (September 27) at the University of the West Indies, Mona Chapel, starting at 6:00pm. Presented by the Jamaica American Friendship Association, the concert will feature a star-studded cast of classical artistes. Giving of their talent to the cause for children’s charities will be Carole Reid, Jon Williams, Commander John McFarlane, Rory Baugh, Marilyn McDonald, Christine McDonald-Nevers, the J.C. Chapel Choir, Elinor D’Melon, Aaron Lawrence, Albert Shaun-Hird, Donald Hossack, Livingston Burnett and Steel Pan artistes Gayne Magnus and Kelly-Ann Hamil.Music Through the Ages 2”, will be presented under the patronage of Governor General Sir Patrick Allen, Lady Allen and the Public Affairs Officer of the U.S. Embassy, Mrs. Patricia Attkinsson. Cocktails, preceding the show will begin at 5:30 p.m. MC will be Norma Brown- Bell.

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BUSINESS QUOTE: Many firms seem to have the potential for success, yet because of poor financial management, they fail. An accountant is the one member of your professional team who can best help keep your finances in order. In fact, many consider finding a good accountant the most vital ingredient for success.” ~ Peter J. Patsula

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JAMCOPY CELEBRATES 10TH ANNVERSARY JAMCOPY, the Jamaican Copyright Licensing Agency, will be celebrating its 10th year of operation during the week of September 27, 2009 and is organising three (3) events to mark this significant milestone. “We take pleasure in inviting you to share in the celebration by sharing with us in these events,” said Carol A. Newman, General Manager, JAMCOPY. In celebration of this milestone, a Service of Thanksgiving will be held on Sunday September 27, 2009 at the Bethel Baptist Church, 6 Hope Road, Kingston 10 starting at 10:00 a.m. In collaboration with the Jamaica Library Service, an exhibition - “JAMCOPY: 10 years of fostering respect and facilitating access” - will be presented. Its aim will be to showcase JAMCOPY’s growth and development since it began operation in 1999. The exhibition will be hosted by the Jamaica Library Service in the Reading Room at the Kingston & St. Andrew Parish Library, Tom Redcam Drive, Kingston 5. The exhibition will be launched on Monday September 28, 2009 at 4:00 p.m., and will be aired on Power 106 FM’s “Both Sides of the Story”. Also, JAMCOPY in association with The University of the West Indies (Mona) Western Jamaica Campus will present the first of a series of “Distinguished Lectures on Copyright” as a contribution to the economic and cultural development of a nation, on Tuesday 29th September 2009 at 6:00 p.m.  Presenter will be Attorney and Intellectual Property Partner in the Law Firm Foga Daley, Miss Dianne Daley. The lecture is being hosted by the UWI (Mona) Western Jamaica Campus, 10 Queen’s Drive, Montego Bay and will be in Seminar Room 21. “We believe that this lecture will be beneficial to creators and users of intellectual property, as well as the general public, as it will offer knowledge about intellectual property rights and copyright in particular, energize talent and creativity through insight and awareness raising and help to solidify the connection between copyright and our economic and cultural development as a nation,” said Ms. Newman, who asked that interested persons confirm their attendance by telephoning Nordia Young at 754 8910 or sending an email to admin.jamcopy@cwjamaica.com.

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ARE YOU INTERESTED IN GLOBAL TRADE & AGRICULTURE? Daniel Nibarger, representative of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Jamaica, will address this topic at the Institute of Jamaica, 10-16 East Street, Kingston, on Tuesday, October 1, 12:00 noon. Daniel Nibarger, who is currently stationed in Kingston, Jamaica, is an Economist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service. Daniel is from Gardner, Kansas and attended Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas.  At Kansas State, Daniel earned a B.S. degree in Economics with an International Economics Overlay, and an M.S. in Economics with an emphasis in International Trade. During his graduate coursework, Daniel spent a summer in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China teaching English language courses at Huazhong University.  After completing his M.S., Daniel earned a Legislative Fellowship with the State of Kansas Legislature.  He has also served as a Labor Economist with the Kansas Department of Labor researching ways to project employment and unemployment. The discussion is free and open to the public.  Please share with anyone you know who may be interested. For further information, please contact the Public Relations Department at the Institute of Jamaica: Tel: 922-0620-6.

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LEARN TO INVEST IN 10 STEPS Investing is actually pretty simple; you're basically putting your money to work for you so that you don't have to take a second job, or work overtime hours to increase your earning potential. There are many different ways to make an investment, such as stocks, bonds, mutual funds. or real estate, and they don't always require a large sum of money to start. Please click the following link to see the Slide Show: Learn To Invest In 10 Steps.

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SUBMISSIONS The Blog Enterprise!  Promoting You, Promoting Your Business! The Blog Enterprise (http://whytehallcommunications.wordpress.com) is an online publication that publishes the latest Jamaican small business news, information, profiles, and industry trends. It is published every Monday by multi-award-winning Caribbean journalist, copywriter and blogger, Delroy A. Whyte-Hall, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief. You are invited to send your submissions (notices, news releases, profiles (send email for list of questions), or any other small business related information) to: enterpriseblog@aol.com.

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