Victorious Living Wealth Creation Series a success at Caribbean Home & Business Expo
Philipsburg, St. Maarten: Victorious Living Foundation (VLF), an Associate Member of EAC, whose mission is to be the leading total-wellness, family and youth-oriented community service provider entered into a strategic partnership with Caribbean Home & Business Expo (CHBE) and held its Wealth Creation Series there.
The Victorious Living Wealth Creation Series (WCS), a brain child of visionary Dr. Erna Mae Francis in conjunction with Ascendant Strategy, a CEO branding company based in Philadelphia, USA, aims to create new businesses, effectively grow existing businesses, re-energise seasoned entrepreneurs, and mentor youth through innovative training and practical experience.
The Series, which fulfills the socio-economic development arm of the foundation, was launched in June 2010 and runs through 2011. It comprises several months of intensive sessions led by international and local successful entrepreneurs from various industries that provide wealth creation and business development tools to increase the overall success of businesses in St. Maarten and neighbouring islands.
Following the success of the previous Wealth Creation Symposium that took place on August 7, 2010 at the Belair Community Centre, other exceptional workshops led by international and local successful entrepreneurs from various industries were held at the Expo. Among the guest speakers at the August Symposium were Louis Lautman, Producer of the “YES Movie” presenting “The Winning Strategies You Take Action On,” and Fenorris Pearson Former VP of Dell and Motorola presenting “Developing Million Dollar Ideas.”
The symposium received rave reviews from Arun Jagtiani of Island Real Estate, “You don’t expect to see a seminar of this calibre on this island. I am very impressed with the quality of this seminar.” Marie Antoinette of Hairlusions commented, “I truly enjoyed it! I felt that I have gotten much knowledge and it is only the beginning.”
The recent WCS workshops took place November 12-13, 2010 at the Sonesta Maho Convention Centre. On Friday, November 12 Dr. Rodney Sampson, international social entrepreneur, thought leader, and leader of faith and economics spoke on “How to Monetise Social Media” – a workshop on experiential strategies for monetising social utilities such as Twitter, Facebook and E-Factor. Raoul Davis the Chairman of “The Ascendant Group” a CEO branding, management, and literary company designed to increase visibility for executive clientele in the global marketplace, spoke on “Newest Techniques in Corporate Branding.” On Saturday, November 13 Dr. Rodney Sampson spoke on “Maximising the Social/Mobile Media Universe” demonstrating the integration of social and mobile media tools, platforms and practices. Arthur Wylie, one of the hottest celebrity entrepreneurs in America and founder and CEO of Arthur Wylie Enterprises, Co-CEO of (Ticker GBHL) Global Entertainment Holding's Film Fund, spoke on “Product U: Marketing a business begins with marketing yourself” and “The art of deal making and negotiating contracts.”
St. Maarten’s very own successful entrepreneur, owner and Managing Director of NAPA Auto, Truck & Marine Parts on St. Maarten and St. Croix, Mr. Michael Ferrier, was also a guest speaker. Mr. Ferrier shared his experience of “Product U: Marketing a business begins with marketing yourself.” The symposium was deemed a major success by the attendees.
Victorious Living Foundation empowers youth, families and communities through a wide range of activities including mentorship, training and economic development programmes. The Foundation has therefore developed its Wealth Creation's Young Entrepreneurs Programme, partly funded by AMFO, which provides viable alternatives and opportunities for at-risk and other youth through sustainable community partnerships with “youth-friendly” businesses.