A group of 10 Belarusian mid-size business owners, entrepreneurs, economic developers, investors and an attorney left Raleigh, NC more knowledgeable and pumped up after the venture funding and growth strategy training from the SBTDC. We were also energized by the exchange of ideas and experiences.
Working with International Focus, a Raleigh-based organization, the SBTDC helped put together the group’s three-week visit to North Carolina’s Triangle region, including a full-day workshop with me giving them facilitated Action Planning instruction and practice.
This high-achieving group of leaders finished their work here by developing and presenting detailed action plans they could implement on return to Belarus. Based on their presentations, it’s clear just how fast a group can learn when they are highly motivated and open to change.
Their visit was sponsored by USAID through the US Embassy in Minsk, Belarus.