The UW Oshkosh College of Business along with Madison International Trade Association (MITA) and UW Oshkosh Small Business Development Center (SBDC), hosted the first Global Entrepreneur Breakfast on Wednesday, June 15, 2011, with James Foley, award-winning author of “The Global Entrepreneur: Taking Your Business International” and director of Bradley University’s International Trade and NAFTA Center speak about strategies for taking small businesses global, as keynote speaker.

The inaugural event brought 20 business professionals to the UW Oshkosh campus to enjoy breakfast and networking.

UW Oshkosh economics professor Marianne Johnson enjoyed the presentation and is excited to share the ideas presented with her students. “I found the presentation very useful and practical. I look forward to discussing some of the ideas in classes this fall.”

With the success of this first Global Entrepreneur Breakfast, the UW Oshkosh COB hopes to host two more events within the upcoming year. Professor Johnson said, “We believe that UW Oshkosh has a lot of international and global business expertise to offer the regional business community and we look forward to working more closely with companies in the area.” The event was attended by business professionals from regional businesses spanning from Milwaukee to Green Bay.

The event was co-sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Northeast Wisconsin International Business Development Program and the Lakeshore International Networking and Knowledge Exchange (LINKe).