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Page 2 - Benefits and 2012 Conference
Page 3 - News From Journal of Small Business & Entrepreneurship
Page 4 - News from SME & Entrepreneurship Review
Page 5 - Book Review: A Rising Tide
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
The Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship is experiencing a banner year. The first key steps are underway for an organizational renewal. In May, the board met for a crucial strategy retreat. In response, we sharpened our mission and work structures, and we began the process of surveying our membership. When asked, please take a few minutes and provide your very valuable responses. At the same time, the submissions period is drawing to a close for the selection of our new secretariat.
Everyone on the board looks forward to finding a more permanent location for our secretariat, allowing us to take the value being created for our members to new heights. Plans are already well underway for the fall conference at St. Mary's University in beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Large numbers of papers and presentations are scheduled. The event promises to be a great success. As well, a redoubled effort is being made to build on the website and partnership initiatives we have undertaken over the previous few years. In short, we are working hard to make CCSBE a more inviting and irreplaceable part of our lives in entrepreneurship, whether that be researching, facilitating the entrepreneurial process, or delivering effective policies.
The success of CCSBE is entirely dependent on the membership of people like you. In the midst of a remarkable year for our organization, I want to express my sincere appreciation for all you do, both within and outside CCSBE. Thank you!
With a Ph.D. in Strategic Management from the Schulich School of Business at York University, Dr. Kerrʼs specialties include Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship, both of which he has taught since 2001 at the Odette School of Business (University of Windsor).