Defying Gravity: SMEs Go Global

Radiocasts | April 17, 2013 by Bonnie D. Graham

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…”

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