NBIC Participates in Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week is a celebration of innovation, creativity, and opportunity.  This week is dedicated to those who create jobs, develop innovative products and services, and drive economic development.  NBIC celebrates this week by offering free entrepreneurship activities designed to inspire globalization.  This year, NBIC is offering more opportunities than ever before, creating a unique spectrum of events designed to strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Nashville and around the world.

Is your business going global?  Don’t grab your travel pillow and passport just yet!  NBIC has a full itinerary of stops to guide your through your global expansion journey.  Join us at any of the Global Entrepreneurship Week events to obtain a passport and register to win various prizes.

Doing Business Globally
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
8:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.
Doing Business Globally features a panel discussion on global offerings, lessons learned, and success stories.
Register here!

Global Logistics 
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.
Global Logistics at NBIC provides a multi-faceted approach to the logistics of exporting.  The conference is divided into two seminars; each focusing on a different component of globalization.
Register here!

Going Global

Thursday, November 20, 2014
8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.
Going Global will provide companies the needed information to take the next steps toward globalization.

Register here!

From Education to Entrepreneurship:  Understanding how to make the leap
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Time 10:30 am-12:00 pm
The Entrepreneur Panel will focus on providing insight and inspiration to TSU students and interested entrepreneurs.
Register here!

Global Entrepreneurship Week Mixer
Thursday, November 20, 2014
4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Register here!

Managing Four Generations in the Workplace

This is the first time in American history that we have had four different generations working side-by-side in the workplace. Generational differences can affect everything, including recruiting, building teams, dealing with change, motivating, managing, and maintaining and increasing productivity. Think of how generational differences, relative to how people communicate, might affect misunderstandings, high employee turnover, difficulty in attracting employees and gaining employee commitment.

Join Roberta Pettis of FocusWorks for the September Lunch & Learn and explore the following:
•          Identify characteristics of the four generations in the workplace.
•          Explain how generational differences influence our views, impact the things we say and how we say them.
•          Apply practical tips for working successfully in a multigenerational workplace.

Register now to attend this free seminar; lunch is provided for registered attendees.
To learn more about Roberta Pettis and FocusWorks, visit www.focusworkscg.com.

Strategies to Hire the Best Person for your Business

A poor hiring decision can have a huge impact on any organization but especially for the small business owner, it is even more critical to hire the right person.  Hiring the wrong employee can cost a company on average three to five times the annual salary and a small business can not afford that type of mistake.  During the August Lunch & Learn, Roberta Pettis of FocusWorks, will teach small business owners strategies to help bring the best person on board and to take their business to the next level.


Lunch & Learn Facilitator: Roberta Scott Pettis, of FocusWorks

Roberta Scott Pettis is passionate about developing people and organizations which led her to co-found FocusWorks Consulting Group. As a dedicated and innovative thought leader, she has over 20 years of experience in training and development, organizational effectiveness, human resources, financial services, and hospital business office operations. To learn more about Ms. Pettis and FocusWorks, visit their website at www.focusworkscg.com.