The USAID funded Lebanon Enterprise Development (LED) Project is launching a series of Virtual Talks for enterprises to learn how to sustain and expand their businesses during crises. This series of topic-focused webinars will feature international and local experts who will present strategies and practical solutions that companies can adopt to advance their businesses and return to growth. The topics are carefully selected to keep up with the current trends and stay up to date with what is happening around the world. Through these webinars, companies will also learn how they could benefit from LED’s customized technical assistance.
“LED Virtual Talks allow enterprises to tap into their potential to expand and grow from the comfort of their zones and provide them with the opportunity to stay up to date with global business trends.” noted Douglas Griffith, LED Managing Director.
Webinar 1, November 17, 2020: Why Digital is Eating the World (and What to Do About it)
In this webinar, Fernando Polo will review a framework with three areas of work: customer experience, business models and digital leadership and operations to help companies become more agile, data driven and human-centred. Some cases will be reviewed and insights and tools for small and medium size enterprises will be presented and could be taken away for immediate action.
Webinar 2, December 2, 2020: “Increase Profits through Quality Certifications”
In the past, management gurus stated that “Quality is free”. Today, quality has become a profitable endeavour. While implementing management systems does reduce variations, defects, complaints, and waste, its new function is to open new markets for exports and attract new clients to a trustable portfolio. During the webinar, experts will discuss how this increase in profitability is achieved through quality certifications implementation.
Webinar 3, December 16, 2020: “How to Access New Markets?”
Lebanon’s economy relies more on imports and few on local production to satisfy the market needs. Due to the current economic situation, locally produced goods are much more needed, and a lot of Lebanese industrialists are grabbing the opportunity to produce locally. SMEs are also looking for ways to export their goods, capitalizing on the quality of their products, and hoping to bring fresh money that will ease the cost of buying raw materials balance. During this webinar, experts will explain the export process and the tips and tricks that SMEs should consider while preparing for exports.
What is LED?
The Lebanon Enterprise Development (LED) is a project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) that aims to increase jobs for Lebanese citizens. LED offers customized technical assistance to local businesses to help them identify and solve the problems that are preventing them from increasing sales, and therefore from needing to hire more Lebanese. LED also works with stakeholders and partners to identify, analyse, and propose solutions to problems that are affecting the business enabling environment. Small, medium, or large Lebanese registered businesses in any sector can apply for LED assistance.
If you are a business and looking for technical assistance, apply today via this link.