Monday, October 31, 2016

Growing & Developing Local Entrepreneurs
The Silver Creek Entrepreneurial Ecosystem



Entrepreneurship:  The Engine of Economic Growth

One of the key elements to creating a more resilient and prospering local economy for our community is encouraging local residents to pursue careers in entrepreneurship.  Entrepreneurship is the engine of economic growth and prosperity.  Its accomplishments are replete with improving the human condition in all dimensions of life.

Although not all residents are inclined or suited to become entrepreneurs, helping them better understand entrepreneurship and its positive impact on our local economy lays the foundation for a culture that contributes to an effective local entrepreneurial ecosystem.  One designed to develop the entrepreneurial talents & abilities of a number of local residents to build thriving businesses that serve lucrative markets at the local, regional, national and global levels.

Doing so generates three important, ongoing outcomes for our community:

1- It creates a number of high-paying, resilient careers for our residents;

2- It grows and diversifies our local tax revenues; and

3- It funds desired community amenities that improve our quality of life.


The Silver Creek Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

To that end, Partnering Technologies announces its sponsorship to establish and grow a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem...The Silver Creek Entrepreneurial Ecosystem.

It will help local residents cultivate & nurture their entrepreneurial talents and provide them access to the tools and resources they need to succeed.  It will focus on providing local policy/leadership, culture, human capital, financing, infrastructure, and markets.  Each of these elements will combine in a collaborative way to provide entrepreneurs a healthy ecosystem that encourages and results in entrepreneurial success.  It will facilitate an environment to grow and prosper our local economy.

In addition, it will provide our community with a network that facilitates the agility and resilience necessary to navigate in a world of uncertainty and accelerating change.

Want to learn more about The Silver Creek Entrepreneurial Ecosystem (SCEE) and how it benefits you and our community?  Email madison85937@yahoo.com and request SCEE DETAILS.


Partnering Technologies

Partnering Technologies is a local, Arizona-based Learning & Development Company.  Our focus is helping rural communities across America and throughout the world build and maintain prosperous, thriving local economies through the systematic application of innovation & entrepreneurship.

Our Strategic Partnering Program is designed to create resilient, rewarding careers for residents of rural communities across America. Via our program, we make it possible for you to live & work locally in your community earning an exceptional income while pursuing an engaging career in a field of your choice.  Furthermore, we  provide you with the means of ongoing training to do so.


Looking for a practical, effective way to jump start or revitalize your career, you are invited to connect with us today!  

Contact us by emailing madison85937@yahoo.com.


“Your Prosperity is Our Priority”


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The Silver Creek Economy blog is sponsored by Partnering Technologies, an Arizona-based Learning & Development Company.  Their focus is helping rural communities across the country and throughout the world build and maintain prosperous, thriving local economies through the systematic application of innovation principles and methodologies.  Its founder is Jim Sanderson. Contact him at madison85937@yahoo.com.


Visit their website at www.partneringtechnologies.blogspot.com and find out how their Strategic Partnering Program can help you build a more prosperous career now and in the coming years.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Build A Rewarding Career With Local Company..
Resilient, High-Paying Careers For Rural America


“Your Prosperity is Our Priority”



Want to live & work locally?


You can live and work locally building a career that offers you an opportunity to develop your strengths and talents in a career field of your choice while contributing to the prosperity of your family, friends & our own Silver Creek Economy as well as the economic vitality of rural communities across America.



What Do You Want To Do?


You can learn, apply & master a universal skill-set that provides, you with a career that is challenging & engaging yet offers you a work/life balance that satisfies your interests & the responsibilities of your current and changing circumstances over time (family, friends, community, etc.).


The possibilities are virtually unlimited...


What is your area of interest or expertise?  Education/Learning, Human Resources, Construction, Transportation/Logistics, Healthcare, Engineering, Finance, Marketing, Sales, Tourism, Forestry, Energy, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, etc…


You can build and grow successful career locally...



Want Access To Ongoing, World Class Training & Development?


You can access learning programs and resources from some of the most respected education institutions and learning & consulting companies in America. We are partnering with these to provide the learning opportunities you need and want. (Stanford University, Harvard University, MIT, BYU, ASU, Franklin Covey, Apollo Education Group, Udemy, Khan Academy, Intentional Leadership, and many, many others).


Whether you’re pursuing a post high school undergraduate/advanced degree or just looking for continuing education/learning opportunities to enhance your career, you can make it happen now.


The Strategic Partnering Program (SPP)


Partnering Technologies is a local, Arizona-based Learning & Development Company.  Our focus is helping rural communities across America and throughout the world build and maintain prosperous, thriving local economies through the systematic application of innovation & entrepreneurship.  


Our Strategic Partnering Program is designed to create resilient, rewarding careers for residents of rural communities across America. Via our program, we make it possible for you to live & work locally in your community while pursuing a high-paying career in a field of your choice and provide you with the means of ongoing training to do so.


If you are looking for a practical, effective way to jump start or revitalize your career, you are invited to connect with us today!  

Contact us by emailing madison85937@yahoo.com.


“Your Prosperity is Our Priority”


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The Silver Creek Economy blog is sponsored by Partnering Technologies, an Arizona-based Learning & Development Company.  Their focus is helping rural communities across the country and throughout the world build and maintain prosperous, thriving local economies through the systematic application of innovation principles and methodologies.  Its founder is Jim Sanderson. Contact him at madison85937@yahoo.com.

Visit their website at www.partneringtechnologies.blogspot.com and find out how their Strategic Partnering Program can help you build a more prosperous career now and in the coming years.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Funding Desired Community Amenities
A Viable, Debt-Free Alternative

The Challenge


Financing worthwhile amenities is a major challenge for most rural communities across America.  Traditional “go to” approaches, for the most part, have relied on public and private grants and the ever daunting challenge of voter approval of bond issues.  While grants offer a source of funding that doesn’t require debt, a significant number are based on matching funds and often not adequate to completely fund larger projects.  Floating a bond to cover the cost of desired community amenities requires voter approval and even when approved usually leave a number of voters paying for amenities they did not support.  


So, what are some alternatives?

Viable Solutions


The key to successfully funding desired community amenities is to have recurring revenue streams to fund new projects while maintaining existing amenities.  Business Model Innovation (BMI) offers viable solutions to answer these and other challenges


Partnering Technologies, an Arizona based Learning and Development Company, offers rural communities a way to acquire debt-free funding for desired community amenities.  Through BMI they provide substantial funding via their Strategic Partnering Program.


For a community of our size this could mean as much as $9+ million annually.  Through this funding mechanism a number of desired community projects could be brought to fruition over the next few years. Such projects as completing the remodeling of the Stake Academy Building as a public library, building a community swim center and other desired projects in the Taylor/Snowflake Area.

Summary


This post and the previous two have suggested some viable ways in which rural communities across America can grow and prosper their local economies.


Partnering Technologies provides three compelling advantages to communities in Rural America:  one, they create resilient, rewarding careers for local residents; two, they grow and diversify local tax revenues; and three, they fund desired community amenities.


In response for the need to fund desired community amenities in Rural America, Partnering Technologies offers comprehensive training in the discipline BMI in virtually all industries and sectors of the economy.  To explore the rewarding career opportunities available in BMI with Partnering Technologies email madison85937@yahoo.com.

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The Silver Creek Economy blog is sponsored by Partnering Technologies, an Arizona-based Learning & Development Company.  Their focus is helping rural communities across America and throughout the world build and maintain prosperous, thriving local economies through the systematic application of innovation principles and methodologies.  Its founder is Jim Sanderson. Contact him at madison85937@yahoo.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Diversifying Our Local Tax Revenues...
Through Business Model Innovation (BMI)


BMI & Local Tax Revenues

BMI offers rural communities a viable opportunity to grow & diversify local tax revenues. Individuals who choose a career in BMI live and work locally on projects that serve markets throughout the world.  This means their incomes are not dependent on local markets, nor are the local tax revenues they generate.  When they purchase homes, vehicles, food, clothing and entertainment, etc., they infuse our local economy with financial resources from outside our community.

Moreover, they are able to work on projects in sectors of the economy that are not available locally; thereby further diversifying resident incomes and tax revenues.

With as few as 3% of our local residents working as BMI Practitioners, it would directly generate $15 million of annual income for residents of our community and an increase in accompanying local tax revenues.  Another $9 million of annual income for residents working in supportive roles of BMI would generate additional income and tax revenues.

Moreover, $9 million in debt-free, annual funding of desired  community amenities would bring the total value to our community to $33 million annually (see next post for more on this); a significant impact on our local economy.


Underemployment & Local Tax Revenues

One of the chief obstacles to growing diversified tax revenues in Rural America is underemployment.  Individuals who are underemployed earn less, are less than fully engaged in a career, and less likely to perform at their best; a needless waste of talent and potential.  

BMI helps individuals who are underemployed build careers that pay well and utilize their strengths and abilities to create compelling value in the marketplace.  Individuals who are optimally employed (those with resilient, rewarding careers) are fully engaged in their work, happier, and more productive.  They earn more and contribute more to the local tax revenues as they purchase homes, automobiles, food, clothing, entertainment, etc.  These factors, by and large, grow and diversify the local economy and local tax revenues.


Conclusion

Growing & diversifying local tax revenues through BMI is a viable way to strengthen and prosper our local economy.   It provides local residents a way to live and work locally while serving markets worldwide and provides them with more resilient income and thereby greater resilience for our local tax base in the face of fluctuating economic conditions.  It is a key element in providing an ongoing source of growth and diversity for our local tax revenues, economy, and community.

In response for the need to grow & diversify local tax revenues in Rural America, Partnering Technologies’ Strategic Partnering Program offers comprehensive training in the discipline BMI in virtually all industries and sectors of the economy.  To explore the rewarding career opportunities available in BMI with Partnering Technologies email madison85937@yahoo.com.


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The Silver Creek Economy blog is sponsored by Partnering Technologies, an Arizona-based Learning & Development Company.  Their focus is helping rural communities across America and throughout the world build and maintain prosperous, thriving local economies through the systematic application of innovation principles and methodologies.  Its founder is Jim Sanderson. Contact him at madison85937@yahoo.


Thursday, September 15, 2016

Economic Challenges Facing Our Community:
A Definition & Response


As mentioned in the previous post, three overarching economic challenges face our community and most rural communities across America:

1 - a shortage of resilient, rewarding careers;
2 - a shortage of growing, diversified tax revenues; and
3 - a shortage of funding for desired community amenities.

This post and the next two will zoom in with more detail to define each of these challenges and mention a viable response to each.


Defining Resilient, Rewarding Careers

Resilient, rewarding careers are not just another job.  They are the result of forethought, action and diligence.  They require individuals to learn & contribute in meaningful ways that create compelling value in the marketplace.  Moreover, they demand our best.

For our purposes, resilient careers are those that weather the ups & downs of a rapidly changing economy over time; at the local, regional and global levels.  Such careers are highly responsive to trends in the economy yet agile and adapt quickly to unexpected shocks that shake the traditional concepts of how it works.

Although the way individuals choose to manage their money largely determines their level of financial success, high-paying careers help them satisfy the increasing demands placed on their financial resources.  These careers generate annual incomes of $100,000+.

In addition, they help individuals develop their talents and strengths to make meaningful contributions not only in their local communities, but if they choose, on a global scale.  Whether their interests are in education, healthcare, or any other industry; resilient, rewarding careers offer a path to do so.


BMI (Business Model Innovation)

Although BMI is not the career path for all residents, it provides a way to jumpstart a rural economy. In addition, it generates a number of good paying jobs and profitable businesses for other residents.  Resilient, rewarding careers in BMI provide opportunities for rural economies to prosper and grow, now & in the future.

BMI diversifies the economic base of local communities.  It is a discipline that applies to all industries and sectors of the economy.  With a dozen or more industries represented in a rural community through BMI, its economic base is fortified against a collapse of jobs, commerce and
prosperity.

Furthermore, BMI offers the youth of rural communities promising careers in a number of industries and gives them a compelling economic reason to stay in the community or return to the home town to raise their families.  It provides the youth of rural communities a promising future; economic and otherwise.


Conclusion

Creating resilient, rewarding careers in Rural America is vital to their well-being.  BMI provides a practical way to create those needed careers.

In response to this challenge, Partnering Technologies, through its Strategic Partnering Program, offers comprehensive training in the discipline BMI and high-paying work to individuals enrolled in the program.  To explore the career opportunities in BMI with Partnering Technologies email madison85937@yahoo.com.


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The Silver Creek Economy blog is sponsored by Partnering Technologies, an Arizona-based Learning & Development Company.  Their focus is helping rural communities across America and throughout the world build and maintain prosperous, thriving local economies through the systematic application of innovation principles and methodologies.  Its founder is Jim Sanderson. Contact him at madison85937@yahoo.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Prosperity For Our Community…
Why Business Model Innovation (BMI) Matters

"Prove all things; hold fast that which is good."
I Thessalonians 5:21

Three overarching challenges face our local economy and local economies throughout rural America:  


1 - a shortage of resilient, rewarding careers;
2 - a shortage of diversified tax revenues; and
3 - a shortage of funds for desirable, community amenities.


Without a viable response to these crippling challenges, rural communities, at best, struggle to get by and, at worst, slowly wither away.


There are, however, a number of promising alternatives for our local economy as well as rural economies across America; alternatives that provide promising opportunities to prosper!


One such alternative is Business Model Innovation (BMI).

BMI


Business Model Innovation offers rural economies throughout America a viable response to the above challenges.

Resilient, Rewarding Careers


Now and in the future BMI will become increasingly important to our local and global prosperity.  It has and will continue to create a significant number of rewarding careers in virtually every industry and sector of the economy.  It is a dynamic discipline that answers the challenges and changing needs of markets and industries worldwide.  It is a means whereby a number of local residents can jump-start their careers.


Learning, applying, and mastering this discipline provides individuals with a resilient, high-demand, highly paid skill-set.


Regardless of industry (tourism, healthcare, education, construction, agriculture, forestry, etc.) or whether an organization does business in the public or private sector (for-profit businesses, non-profits, municipal governments, etc.); expertise in business models and their innovation provide individuals a practical framework for building prosperous careers and economies.


The practice of BMI is not a capital intensive; it doesn’t require a lot of money.  Therefore, a number of local residents can be competitive on a global scale, without breaking the bank.  It offers high-paying careers in a variety of industries, diversifying our local economy and making it more resilient to the uncertain economic environment of the 21st century.


Moreover, it provides a mechanism to live and work locally while serving clients worldwide.

Growing & Diversifying Our Local Tax Base


It is a well known fact that dependence on one or two industries to support our municipal services and amenities falls prey to unpredictable changes in the economy at all levels.  Because BMI is a discipline that serves all sectors of the economy, tax revenues are generated from a variety of industries, providing a diversified, resilient economic foundation not only for those who develop expertise in BMI, but also a resilient, diversified tax base in the municipalities in which they live.


More high-paying careers, those paying $100,000+/year, make a significant contribution to our local economy.  


With 2 to 3% of local residents developing expertise in this discipline, our local tax base can significantly increase.  Moreover, as the number of industries served increase, so will it greatly diversify our tax base and the resilience of our overall tax revenues.

Innovative Funding of Desired Community Amenities


Recreation, education, entertainment, and shopping play a key role in the desirability of a community.  Unfortunately, a majority of rural communities throughout America find it difficult to fund or attract such amenities.


Although a growing tax base can provide a springboard to acquire desired community amenities, innovative funding mechanisms are key to sustaining and maintaining those amenities.  


Furthermore, amenities tend to attract complementary amenities.  For example, shopping attracts restaurants and restaurants attract entertainment options.  Recreation attracts the above as well as lodging accommodations, etc.


BMI offers some promising possibilities to secure funding for communities throughout Rural America.  It opens a number of doors by creating viable options that otherwise might be overlooked.  It is an agile discipline that thrives in environments of uncertainty, change and constraint.

Conclusion


BMI provides key advantages that complement our past and current efforts to build a resilient, prosperous local economy.  It is practical and increasingly being used by successful organizations worldwide to strengthen and improve their desired outcomes.


It’s been said, “If you keep doing what you have always done, you will continue to get the same results.”  BMI is a positive game changer for our local economy and economies across rural America.

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The Silver Creek Economy blog is sponsored by Partnering Technologies, an Arizona-based Learning & Development Company.  Their focus is helping rural communities across America and throughout the world build and maintain prosperous, thriving local economies through the systematic application of innovation principles and methodologies.  Its founder is Jim Sanderson. Contact him at madison85937@yahoo.



Friday, July 15, 2016

An Entrepreneurial Ecosystem For Our Community
The Who, What, Why, Where, When & How...


“In conclusion, one way to think about entrepreneurial communities is to draw upon an example from nature or our own homes. In nature, we understand that healthy ecosystems enable a diverse lifestyle. These healthy environments can tolerate and even thrive in periods of stress. They have resilience and can come back when hit with drought or flood. The same is true in healthy families. Illness and crisis may deeply stress a family, but the family can sustain its members. In good times, all the members of the family thrive in finding success and happiness. Entrepreneurial communities create and sustain an environment or ecosystem that stimulates and supports entrepreneurial ventures, from thriving non- profits to competitive for profits.”




Building a resilient entrepreneurial ecosystem for our Silver Creek Community is a high-order priority; one that provides a platform to start and grow profitable businesses that create desirable, high paying careers; one that builds, improves, and maintains desirable community amenities; and supplies the required resources.


The following briefly outlines the who, what, why, when, where, and how of building and sustaining a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Why?


Maintaining our economic viability in a rapidly changing world makes it necessary for us to increase our ability to quickly adapt and successfully manage the challenges that change demands of us; individuals as well as organizations.  With advanced communication systems at our fingertips, we no longer are insulated from the challenges these accelerating changes force us to face.  Our geographic location no longer insulates us from the game changing effects of global competition.


In order to survive and thrive in such an uncertain environment, we must (like any successful team in the world of sports) develop and maintain a superior defensive and offensive strategy; an economic strategy that includes developing an agile and resilient entrepreneurial ecosystem (EE).

What?


The essential elements of building such an ecosystem include developing key capabilities in the following domains:  policy (What policies encourage entrepreneurial activity and success?), finance (What kind of financing/funding promotes entrepreneurship?), culture (What kind of culture nurtures entrepreneurship?), support (What support mechanisms are essential for entrepreneurship to flourish?), human capital (What human talent development initiatives build effective entrepreneurs?), and markets (What promising markets should be targeted?).  

Who?


Key players in supporting and developing these capabilities at the local level include members of the business community, education practitioners, policy makers, local residents, and, of course, entrepreneurs.

How?


Key activities include among others, formulating effective policy, identifying and accessing appropriate financing sources, cultivating a robust entrepreneurial culture, identifying needed coaching and mentoring resources, identifying vital human capital resources, and targeting promising markets.  These activities are performed through the collaborative network of the key players mentioned above. Focus and disciplined action is of utmost importance.  Completing essential tasks, accomplishing objectives, and achieving goals in a timely manner are vital to realizing desired outcomes.

Where?


In addition to in-person communication/meetings, other key resources include use of technology such texting, emails, blogs, webinars, and face-to-face interactive platforms like Skype (Microsoft), FaceTime (Apple), GoToMeeting (Citrix).

When?


It has been said that a journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step.  In building a successful EE, making the commitment to starting “now” and taking the “first step” is essential.  It is a worthwhile journey with many challenges along the way, but through courageous, focused and disciplined engagement of those challenges comes the desired outcomes.  It is a journey as continuous as life itself; one filled with risk and uncertainty; yet one of purpose, progress and prosperity.

Conclusion
This is just a snapshot of the who, what, why, where, when and how of developing an EE for our community.  Where the rubber meets the road involves a substantial amount of time and effort.  Nonetheless, it adds a vital dimension to the current economic development efforts in our local community and makes for a promising economic future.


If you are interested in more information on this project, email me at: madison85937@yahoo.com

Next Post


Why Business Model Innovation Matters…

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The Silver Creek Economy blog is sponsored by Partnering Technologies, an Arizona-based Learning & Development Company.  Their focus is helping rural communities across America and throughout the world build and maintain prosperous, thriving local economies through the systematic application of innovation principles and methodologies.  Its founder is Jim Sanderson. Contact him at madison85937@yahoo.