Women in Entrepreneurship

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs looks forward to hosting five women from Saudi Arabia this April for the program “Women in Entrepreneurship.” This networking-focused program will bring visitors with vast business and entrepreneurship experience to Cleveland to meet other women in their fields of expertise. During their time in Cleveland, visitors will also participate in […]

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City of Mentor International Trade Initiative Presents: Increasing Your International Trade Opportunities with Manufacturing Modifications & Updates on International Standards

This timely seminar will present critical information relating to changes in international trade and manufacturing standards. This seminar is ideal for those seeking to gain valuable knowledge on how to best export goods to international markets. Speakers include Kimberly Kirkendall, President of International Resource Development, Inc.; Michael O’Donnell, Senior Growth & Innovation Advisor at MAGNET; […]

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The Contemporary U.S. Economy: Financial Markets, Trade, and Economic Development

Ohio’s recent boom in exports over the last five years embodies the U.S. government’s efforts to boost small businesses in the global economy. In 2013, Ohio exported a record-breaking $50.5 billion of finished goods, with the largest share coming from Greater Cleveland. Numerous small businesses benefit from legislation that increases their access to international markets, […]

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Economic and Business Reporting Skills for Journalists

While India’s vibrant media remained the freest in South Asia in 2014, press freedom in the country was threatened by several factors, including a series of legal actions against journalists and editorial interference by media owners in the run-up to the May national elections. Continued violence against journalists, attempts at surveillance, and blocking of news […]

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Taking a Tech Startup to the Next Level

According to the Center on Education and the Workforce, 8 million new jobs will be available in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine (STEMM) related fields by 2018. Cleveland will be a major player in providing STEM-related jobs, as the City is home to numerous tech startups, accelerators and incubators, STEM high schools, and […]

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Changemakers: The Impact of Social Entrepreneurship in the U.S.

Social enterprise combines philanthropy and profit by drawing upon business techniques to solve social problems. In the midst of an “urban renaissance” and facing the need to address social challenges in the City, Cleveland has established initiatives and institutions that focus on bringing sustainable change through social enterprise. Beginning with the Cleveland Foundation, the world’s […]

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NEOTEC Presents: Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and International Due Diligence

Presented by NEOTEC in conjunction with The Keller Group and the Law Offices of Jon P. Yormick Co. LPA, this seminar will feature experts in international law and investigative practices who will provide an overview of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the international due diligence processes and how to manage the bribery/corruption and information […]

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New American Business Bootcamp

One of our partners, the Cleveland Small Business Administration, is hosting an event called, “New American Business Bootcamp.” The goal is to bring entrepreneurial resources to immigrant communities and is sponsored by the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.  Check it out! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1q117KRqEyZ1TT7RocH5qGJnLypb4R9EbL-QBkXZV8os/viewform

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What’s Next for U.S. Business in Russia

Join CCWA and IBN-NEO for a breakfast, keynote address and a panel discussion on doing business with Russia. Daniel A. Russell is keynote speaker and Vladimir Lechtman and Paul Znidar will participate in the panel discussion. Daniel A. Russell is President and CEO of U.S.-Russia Business Council, bilateral trade organization dedicated to commercial relations between […]

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Entrepreneurship: Expanding the Small Business Network of the Americas

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 […]

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