In mid May, Safiyyah Boolay of New Habits spoke with Elizabeth A. Vazquez, CEO and Co-Founder of WEConnect International, on the roll of WEConnect International in promoting women entrepreneurs. Jean Chawapiwa, Country Director for WEConnect International in South Africa, also joined the conversation.
In response to the disparities faced by women in starting and growing their businesses, Dell founded DWEN in 2010. The program is focused on creating and fostering a community of like-minded women founders who are looking for ways to grow - primarily by expanding into fast-growth, emerging countries - and who need a venue to exchange ideas, learn and do business with one another to make it happen. The network engages year-round through regional events hosted by Dell and its partners and through the online community.
In her latest business column in The Gleaner, Country Director for WEConnect International in the Caribbean Yaneek Page offers advice on making a business a household name. Yaneek writes:
"Best practice in business is to set goals that are SMART an acronym that means Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant to your business vision and Time-bound. Here are two examples of what a SMART short-term goal might look like for a new business like yours: