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Entrepreneurship: Expanding the Small Business Network of the Americas

February 15, 2015 - February 19, 2015

Visitors from Chile, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Venezuela will examine the impact of American small businesses on the local, regional, national and global economies.  Of particular focus will be: public-private partnerships and the variety of mechanisms to assist small businesses with capital, credit, training, and support at the federal, state, local and grassroots levels; trends in small business models, e-commerce, internet based enterprises and innovative approaches to business development, financing, management and marketing.


International Visitor Leadership (IVLP) Program

Each year, over 250 professionals from around the world visit Northeast Ohio through IVLP. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, these visitors have been identified by U.S. embassies as emerging leaders in their fields.  Over 50 Nobel Laureates and 335 current or former Chiefs of State or Heads of Government are alumni of this program.  

By connecting with foreign leaders we strengthen Northeast Ohio’s commercial, cultural and educational ties with the rest of the world. For more information, contact Ryan Ouellette, International Visitors Program Officer, at or click here.  To get involved as a Citizen Diplomat, click here


February 15, 2015
February 19, 2015
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(216) 781-3730
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Cleveland Council on World Affairs Portal
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