International markets are a hot
area of business expansion, as companies of all sizes are looking to broaden their
customer reach into new areas. Last month, GLI’s Small Business Breakfast Club got
a global perspective when Lynn Cooper, President of BFW International,
discussed the benefits of global commerce.
This month, Fortune Magazine ran
an interesting article offering readers “5 Strategies for Global Expansion.”
Click here to read the complete article; or for the really impatient (or simply
swamped), here are the five pieces of advice: read more...
post is the second in our summer Meet the Intern series. Like a
growing number of businesses across the region, GLI has the help of some
exceptionally talented interns this summer. Today, we’d like to introduce you
to Ann Marie Kelly. We have
appreciated her leadership and energy this summer!
Hello, my name is Ann Marie Kelly. I’m a senior at Bellarmine University
majoring in Communication with a minor in Peace Studies. At Greater Louisville
Inc., I work on the Intern To Earn Program and the 2010 Inc.credible Awards. read more...
You’ve got ideas. We want them.
What kinds of postings would you
like to see on The Inner Chamber? More advice and insights from GLI staff?
Articles of interest from local and national sources? Insights into new business
strategies and initiatives? What kind of topics should we
cover? Social media? Customer service? International trade? read more...
this month, GLI’s ENTERPRISECORP released its 2010 State of Entrepreneurship Report. The report, published every five years, is an honest assessment of Louisville’s
capacity for creating and growing new businesses, and makes recommendations on
the strategies needed to continue that growth over the next five. It recommendations, particularly
around research commercialization and creating an environment that continually
energizes new ideas, impact
public policy, investment decisions and community focus regarding
entrepreneurial challenges for the region.
So you may be asking
yourself, “If I’m not an entrepreneur, how does this impact me?” read more...
know, Greater Louisville is in the middle of a regional visioning campaign to
into the Idea Capital of the World: Where Imaginations and Individuals Thrive. You
can learn more and get engaged in the discussion at www.KIX.com , where 1,600 of
your friends and neighbors are discussing new ideas and gaining momentum to
make them a reality.
week’s Courier-Journal, Kevin Wardell, chair of the Regional Leadership
Coalition (RLC), penned an op-ed encouraging all community members to get
engaged with the visioning process. He wrote: read more...
Like a growing number of businesses across the region, GLI has the help of some exceptionally talented interns this summer. In our Meet the Intern series, we let you learn little about the new faces you’ll see around our office. First up is David Burt, one of our Bulldogs in the Bluegrass.
Hi, my name is David Burt, and I’m the guy in the first cubicle you pass after you receive your hearty hello from Alex at the GLI offices. I will return to Yale University next fall as a sophomore, majoring in economics (most likely). I live in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a place you may know as a nice spot to stop on the way to your vacation in Florida. At Yale I write for the newspaper and play on the club soccer team. read more...
Louisville is featured this month in one of India’s top magazines, SPAN. Reporter
Sujoy Dhar visited Louisville when Dr. Kalam,
the former president of India,
spoke here this spring at an event hosted by the Greater Louisville International Professionals. Dhar shares
his insights on Possibility
City, our Indian
entrepreneurs, and the work of G.L.I.P.
“Louisville, the largest city in the U.S. state of Kentucky,
is also branded as Possibility
City because of its rapid
socioeconomic and cultural strides. The city’s promoters are wooing Indian
talent and have actively involved the prosperous, local Indian American
business community to propel Louisville’s
success." read more...
Every community wants more gazelles – the small, fast-growing companies
that create the majority of new job opportunities. But many
entrepreneurs and small business owners aren’t sure what it takes to
drive their ideas into fast-growth opportunities. read more...
Part of the
mission of GLI’s ENTERPRISECORP is to nurture and expand
fast-growth companies. Lisa Bajorinas, Managing Director of ENTERPRISECORP,
offers the following quality factors that aid the successful,
fast-growth companies she oversees in the High Impact Portfolio. High
Impact companies drive growth and job creation for Greater Louisville.
Dr. Len Peters, Kentucky’s
Secretary of Energy and Environment, spoke at today’s Capitol Connection
luncheon. The first thing you’ll notice about Dr. Peters is that he is
incredibly knowledgeable on pretty much every aspect of energy research,
development, distribution, regulation and policy. His speech was insightful,
but where he really shined was in answering questions from GLI members. From
the prospects for nuclear power in Kentucky
to EPA air regulations and the development of clean coal technology, Dr. Peters
spent more than 30 minutes shedding light onto some of the hottest areas of energy
and environmental development. read more...
There’s a very interesting article in this month’s New York
Magazine on rapid bus transit, one of the transportation improvements the
Bridges Project would enable in our community. Definitely worth a read, as it will
get your mind churning on the possibilities for mobility in Louisville.