Upskilling SME, Reskilling Manufacturers and Uplifting Midsize Business Economies to Winning Elections


Today, under the umbrella of pandemic recovery, all over the world the top item on the economic agenda is now about SME and their upskilling, reskilling manufacturers and uplifting midsize business economies for sustainability. The national consensus has climbed and global opinion has peaked. Here are some immediately workable strategies that are surprisingly not new funding dependent rather execution hungry and mobilization starved.  

Any initiative to uplift SME productivity and exports must start with an entrepreneurial mindset and therefore centralize common national goals and one identity.  One – select high value small medium size businesses eager to quadruple their productivity and exports, uplift national/global presence and dramatically increase their innovative excellence. Two- organize all such businesses on a master blueprint of digitization, highlighting their profiles and goods and services produced, so the talents and quality becomes available and visible to the world. Three -create vertical sectors profiles with bold and clear narratives amongst the local leaderships of trade groups, chambers and trade associations on harmonious trajectory, so critical forces of ‘value creation’ emerge. Four -establish a launch date to commence the upskilling to boost exportability and equally start building digitized economies, so that a timelines helps national mobilization. Five – seek out hidden warriors to lead, layout precise details on how to arrive at such results while any outside authoritative help to carve a national program geared to frame a global opportunity  

Any national or regional program must create a qualifying phase, any absence of the above steps the ‘critical path’ to success remains disconnected. A well-articulated national mobilization within a nation starts at 1,000 to 10,000 small-midsize businesses already doing from a minimum lower range of USD$1-5 million or from USD$10-50 million in annual turnover. Now depending on a nation such numbers can play a key role in economic modeling. However, even if a 10% to 20% combined growth over 1-2 years to businesses represents a massive uplift of the local economy. 

No program across the world can be successful without a deeper understanding of the four key pillars of small midsize business founders, their groups and sense of business directions. Here are the four players of the small business economy.One: Founders are the true entrepreneurial risk-takers, job-creators and grassroots prosperity fertilizers; therefore, they require special entrepreneurial mindset handling. Two: National trade groups and chambers are the umbrella where such founders gather to improve trade-flows; they are often century old procedural and conflict-resolution-mindset-players and need special skills on digitalization and global age commerce.  Three: National governments collecting taxes from founders are policy makers to improve the trades as they are too far away from the tactical battlefields and need deep immersion on entrepreneurial challenges, hardcore reasons and permanence of serious divides with government thinking.  Four: Lastly, the customers as they are the buyers only prove the validity of the existence for that small medium enterprise.

Understanding needed to articulate a positive narrative to bring all parties under a progressive umbrella is an art and creating national mobilization on digital platforms of upskilling for innovative excellence and exportability is a new science. Smart national leadership can place such untapped talented forces against the optimal global landscapes, these four sectors once mutually coordinated and balanced on digital platforms of exportability and innovative excellence, only create economic uplift.

Shift of our mindsets is the biggest gift from pandemic; Review how“Soft Power Assets Management v/s Hard Assets Centricity” is forcing new creativity and explore how ‘entrepreneurial mindset’ is sweeping the world as displaced workers like liberated cubicle slaves going independent. This is a very positive change for all nations. Search Expothon on Google and study various blueprints on national mobilization of entrepreneurialism.

The search for fearless warriors, identify the frontline teams on national economic developments and differentiate on the lack of understanding on national mobilization of entrepreneurialism, any absence of such now a liability to national economic survival. No nation without upskilling will stay in the race, no leadership without meritocracy and mobilization skills will survive. Such revolutions are decipherable by global logistic chain mindsets, visible via digitized economies of entrepreneurial mindsets, and actionable only via entrepreneurial initiatives.

New highways of new commerce:  there are new trade winds, new belts and new roads surrounded by new global shifts of power. With some 500 million SME in the world, a billion new big and small, young and old entrepreneurs on the march have created great opportunities to table tactical combative blueprints to advance the challenges of local grassroots prosperity. The new vision calls for collaborative multi lateral thinking.  Observe the shifts of powers.

The Population-Rich vs. Knowledge-Rich Nations:  “Decades ago, large populations in any country considered an economic curse; sheer burden of visible poverty, scenes of survival and struggle of feeding millions of hungry mouths provided the blatant proof. Today considered a blessing; when citizens armed with mobile online transactional centers, digital humming and trading with billions of devices with trade activity are now new proofs of economic vibrancy for such overly populated nations. How to maximize economic growth during such major recovery shifts?”
Referenced from “15 Monster Trends- by Naseem Javed” Dec 2014 Bizcommunity”

Observe the rate of behavioral change. Understanding the Last Seven Societies: What brought us here; not an accident but systematic build up of good and bad ideas? During the Print Society in 1900, when the printed word was power, literacy was perquisite and only the privileged had access to knowledge. Why is a similar scenario 120 years later occurring today, futurism demands futuristic literacy? Why is such an understanding a special key for upskilling and reskilling enterprises?

“The Radio Society made its impact after a quarter century. It brought information freely available to the air and music to tap dance on assembly line floors. The ‘voice’ created radio-personalities with opinions and opinion leadership became noticeable. There were five other major societies.  TV Society brought live action dramas, and started colorful consumerism. Telecom Society shorthanded distance and created standardization. The Computer Society created miniaturization and a sense of accuracy. The Cyber Society brought the world to the desk and started the diffusion between work and other lifestyles. We just left the Click Society, which brought the world into our pockets and seriously disrupted the traditional work model.” Excerpted Source: Naseem Javed, Sunrise, Day One, Year 2000, Published, IABC Communications World, Dec. 1995, Volume 12 Issue 11, Article, ‘Chronology Charts’

The facts are out there, Unlimited, global markets can absorb unlimited innovative ideas, goods and services. Unlimited, SME Founders with entrepreneurial talent and energy are always anxious for global age expansion. Unlimited, well-designed, innovative ideas and global age skills can quadruple enterprise performance. Therefore, what is stopping all this, why are new skills the critically missing links? The calls of the nations on upskilling SME, reskilling manufacturers and uplifting midsize business economies to winning elections are increasing on global stage. Plan strategically and think entrepreneurialism.

The rest is easy.

Naseem Javed
Naseem Javed
Naseem Javed, a Canadian born in a printing publishing family of small merchants, settled over two centuries surrounding the Red Fort in Chandni Chowk, Delhi, India. Educated and raised in Karachi, Pakistan, and arrived in Canada fifty years ago. He spent years at the 1976 Montreal Summer Olympics and learned how to create and develop global-stature organizations and events. Acquired global experiences, serviced dozens of Fortune 500 companies as a senior advisor over 25 years, and learned how to commercialize, monetize, and popularize complex ideas globally. Later, in 2000, Naseem took a sabbatical when he noticed markets lost the art of value creation and adopted value manipulation when one million dollar turnover factories traded as 100 million dollar operations in stock exchanges. He took all his high-value knowledge and experiences, placed them in a shoe box, and almost free for the world's 100 million Small and Medium Enterprises. He developed The National Mobilization of Entrepreneurialism Protocols. The rest is history. Now highlighted as a corporate philosopher, the Chair of Expothon Worldwide, and recognized authority on new economic thinking, where the mobilization of small and medium business entrepreneurialism is tabled as the savior of already struggling economies. Expothon has been sharing weekly information with some 2,000 senior officials at the Cabinet level in around 100 countries for the last 50 to 100 weeks. The narratives are an open challenge to current economic development and offer pragmatic solutions and new thinking on mobilizing the untapped talents of the national citizenry. He is a world-class speaker and author, gaining global attention.


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