Defying Gravity: SMEs Go Global

April 17, 2013
Hosted by Bonnie D. Graham

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Today’s buzz: Should we pin our hopes for a vibrant global economy, sustainable innovation and job creation on high growth entrepreneurs aka small and midsized enterprises (SMEs)? The experts speak. Aviva Freudmann, EIU: “SMEs in developed and developing economies show surprising similarities in their goals and expectations. For all the challenges they face in their business environments, they are an exceedingly optimistic bunch...” Bryan Pearce, Ernst & Young: “Last year, our 650 U.S. EOY finalists employed 700,000 people, grew revenues 48% over two years, and achieved 30% job growth. They’ve learned how to defy gravity.” Carl B. Lewis, Vision33, “Some SMEs are enterprise business in disguise, expanding their operations into other countries by starting new and independent business units.” Kevin Gilroy, SAP: “SMEs have to change their mindset regarding IT in order to excel: understand IT is their friend, not foe. It’s simple...” Join us for more on Defying Gravity: SMEs Go Global.

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Bonnie D. Graham

Bonnie D. Graham

Bonnie D. Graham has been producing and hosting live talk radio since 1998. She is the creator, producer and host of more than 25 weekly business thought leadership talk series presented by SAP under the banner of Coffee Break with Game-Changers Radio, which debuted in 2011. In a uniquely lively, unscripted roundtable discussion format, Game-Changers offers a broad range of expert business and technology insights to a global business audience.

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