On May 18 the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) will recognise companies who have met their corporate goals and objectives last year but the JCC is declaring in loud tones that this is not merely about patting any company on the back or seeking to inflate corporate ego. Dianne Ashton-Smith, chairperson for the JCC’s annualContinue reading
I am sitting in the offices of Matchfire Dallas writing this blog as I look through a wide frame glass panel window down on Jackson Street, adjacent to a green area where kids play in the mornings and people sit and take five minutes to rest at various points of the day. It’s 12:30pm and the sun is at the right point in the sky to give the city a certain glow. I just finished a particularly informative meeting, and I can’t help but feel extremely blessed.
Before I started writing, I took a few minutes to reflect, mentally trotting through the last 32 years and five months of my life that brought me here, and I am more excited about my life and my business—Point Global Marketing Limited (the company that I started just under five years ago)—than I have ever been. Why am I excited? I am excited because in many ways, my selection for the Young Leaders’ of Americas Professional Fellowship (YLAI) is validation for starting Point Global Marketing in the first place. And I am excited because it feels like as we approach our five-year mark as a company in February, that we are at the right place for growth and expansion and I am precisely where I am meant to be—in a city where the business community is so open and giving of advice and best practices. This openness is most evident in Matchfire assisting with plunging me into the business community and other agency leaders in Dallas.Continue reading
On October 11, Matchfire welcomed Jamaican native and entrepreneur, Javette Nixon, to the Dallas Office. Nixon will complete a four-week fellowship residency with Matchfire Dallas, through the YLAI program.
President Obama’s Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) program was created to empower entrepreneurs and allow them to expand their knowledge base, all while collaborating with U.S. businesses for mentorship and global networking opportunities.Continue reading
The eight Jamaicans selected for US President Barack Obama’s Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) left the island on Tuesday for the United States. The programme, which Obama launched on his visit to Jamaica in April 2015, is designed to build linkages between young leaders across the hemisphere. According to the US Government, theContinue reading
A little over a year after United States President Barack Obama visited Jamaica and announced his flagship Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI), the first crop of young people to participate in the programme has been announced. The US Embassy yesterday announced the names of the eight Jamaicans selected as YLAI fellows. Five ofContinue reading
Never reinvent a wheel when a perfect wheel already exists. Two years ago Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger seemed to have taken this maxim to heart and ran with it. Today, they are few hundred million dollars wealthier for the effort. What was their secret? How did they do it? Well, take a great ideaContinue reading
Sure most of the people of the world are asleep in their beds, and probably so are you. But no matter what, your brand is still up and about. Whether it’s roaming the streets as litter from the latest flier you distributed, or it’s flashing across the screen on a TV station, you need toContinue reading