At Girandola Center, we provide visiting leaders through the US State Department International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) access to information, shared resources, and best practices for creating innovative, sustainable and impactful entrepreneurship ecosystems back home - wherever home may be. We participate in global reciprocal exchange programs to bring tools to train, empower, and grow leaders globally through public and private master classes, train the trainer (TTT) programs, and cloud-based training delivered through Girandola Academy global classroom.
Women + Entrepreneurship = Global COMPETITIVENESS
U.S. House Small Business Committee reported that one dollar spent on the Small Business Administration’s entrepreneurial development programs brings a return of $2.87 into the economy. In a single year, these programs helped generate 73,000 new jobs and added $7.2 billion to the U.S. economy. Entrepreneurial development programs can be incredibly important to a nation’s job creation efforts and economic development.
WOMEN + ENTREPRENEURSHIP = SOCIAL Impact
Entrepreneurship training results in direct and measurable impacts on the lives of women – in and outside of their business.
Girandola provides curriculum, master classes, books and cloud based training programs that result in positive economic impacts: job creation, increased assets, hard skill development, social capital, new business licenses, personal growth, and new transferable knowledge, skills and abilities, and global competitiveness.
WOMEN + ENTREPRENEURSHIP = JOBS
Women capable of starting growth companies may well be our greatest under-utilized economic resource globally. Virtually all net new jobs in the United States are created by startups in their very first year. Over half of Asia’s population is women who, according to UN estimates, could be helping the region grow by an additional $89 billion annually, but instead face barriers that keep them from reaching their full economic potential as potential entrepreneurs.
Girandola Center, a leader in economic development consulting focused on entrepreneurship, presented the role of SMEs in enhancing the competitiveness of the national economy in an international context at the VII Astana Economic Forum, in Astana Kazakhstan. During our visit, we taught a public master class for local SMEs and a private master class for women entrepreneurs hosted by the Fund DAMU.
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Girandola Academy is a state of the art, globally accessible SAS (Software as a Service) training platform. Through Girandola Academy we provide on-demand and mobile training to enrolled individuals that is proven, acclaimed, and certified. Girandola Academy is an "Eligible Training Provider", a designation awarded by the Washington State Workforce Training & Coordination Board enabling our students to access federal funding for our programs. Our signature class, Entrepreneurial Edge Idea to launch - 6 weeks to plan, design, and start an entrepreneurial venture, and four others, are also certified for use in the US Employment Security Department Self Employment Assistance (SEA) Program. Learn more about all of our programs HERE.
PUBLIC and PRIVATE MASTER CLASSES
Master Classes – Master classes may be in-person or in the cloud. In-country training programs are typically offered in conjunction with speaking engagements, visiting professorships, conference keynotes, or entrepreneurship events like Global Entrepreneurship Week, and is preceded by a Memorandum of Understanding. If you are interested in executing an MOU with Girandola, please email us! email@example.com
Train the Trainer Classes (“TTT” or Certification) – Training others to support an entrepreneur’s development is key to expanding the global entrepreneurship ecosystem. TTT classes and Trainer Certifications are offered to small groups of 'Entrepreneurship Navigator' in country in conjunction with master classes. If you are interested in becoming an "Entrepreneurship Navigator" to facilitate Entrepreneurial Edge training or a Launch Lab, please email us! firstname.lastname@example.org
VIRTUAL CLASSROOM (PRIVATE) AND MOOC
Classes, tips, and tools online and on demand, accessible to your members from wherever they may be. Only your pre-identified participants will join your virtual private classroom at Girandola Academy. Get informational reports including demographic, business, and economic impacts as frequent as needed. Enroll all your small business licence holders and each new business licencees for a powerful and positive social and economic impact.