Season’s Greetings! We hope that 2017 has blessed you greatly. If you’re a part of our newsletter list, you may have noticed that you heard from us a bit less this year. As a small but mighty team, we’ve been focusing our efforts toward recruiting new licensing prospects and growing the BDC Network. 2017 brought

African Entrepreneur // Investments in Rwanda via
Investing in Rwanda [Part 1]

by Juli McFarland // July 2017 One of RCE’s primary functions is research. In 2017, we’ve focused our efforts on researching the investment landscape in Rwanda. Today we’re sharing this piece from researcher and Regent student, Juli McFarland, that outlines and introduces the current state of affairs.  … Over the last few years, investments in

Darrell Frick and the Trinitas Brothers
The Legacy of a Visiting Executive Continues: Darrell Frick & The Trinitas Brothers

Now & Then We featured a “Success Story” (see Part 1, Part 2) on Visiting Executive, Distance Consultant, and Chick-fil-A Operator, Darrell Frick, about this same time last year. Darrell continues his mentoring of BDC Rwanda graduates, but he has expanded his vision.  Through his energy and God’s grace, Darrell is exploring a hospitality internship program and

Hospitality in Rwanda

Thank you to PeaceCorps volunteer, Lind Waits-Kamau, for sharing these videos with us from her experience with Hospitality in Rwanda. Check out Patrice Habinshuti and our BDC Rwanda team in action! Video 1 Video 2 “This video was submitted for consideration in the 2017 Peace Corps Week Video Contest, ‘Highlighting Hospitality’”. It is made by

Season’s Greetings: 2016 in Review & 2017 Looking Ahead

Believe it or not, another 11+ months have gone by and we’re finding ourselves in the season of advent, present wrapping, stringing lights, eating traditional foods, celebrating with family and friends and remembering why we do it all in the first place. The holiday season can arouse different feelings, emotions, and hold a different significance

Update on BDC Port Harcourt: Fall Graduation & Plans for Expansion

Today we’re excited to be sharing updates from our Business Development Center in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Licensee, Victor Itonyo, and his wife Josephine, have been leading the charge and faithfully preparing to expand into other parts of Nigeria. This past month, RCE Strategist, Jason Benedict, visited Port Harcourt to partake in the week’s graduation ceremony and

Prioritization and Time Management: How to Optimize Your Day to Achieve Better Work-Life Balance

Guest Post By Julie Morris Whether you’re an entry-level worker or an executive near the top of the organizational chart, you might feel as though you devote far more time to work than you do to your family, friends, hobbies, or personal interests. While there are a variety of approaches you can take to gain

Success Story Series: Haley Baker – BDC Uganda Entrepreneur, Social Activist

By Kaitlyn Hiltz // Featured Image Source We had a chance to catch up with Haley Baker, entrepreneur, and co-owner of Nguvu Dairy located in the town of Adjumani, in Northern Uganda.  An American, Haley is also a graduate and business competition winner of BDC Uganda’s Entrepreneurship Training Program. Through the BDC leaders, Haley was introduced to

Success Story Series: Brandon Barrett, Visiting Executive to BDC Rwanda

By: Kaitlyn Hiltz Today we’re continuing our Success Story Series,  featuring the travels and testimonies of various RCE Visiting Executives and students from our Business Development Centers (BDCs). Background We had the opportunity of catching up with Brandon Barrett, a dual Chick-fil-A Owner/Operator in Arizona. Brandon is no stranger to the Chick-fil-a, Lifeshape International, or RCE network.

BDC Alum Appointed New Director General of the Rwanda Cooperatives Agency

written by Patrice Habinshuti, Licensee, BDC Rwanda The BDC family always celebrates achievements of its entrepreneurial leaders and their role in transforming nations! We have great news to share on one of our graduates, Mr. Apollo Munanura, a graduate of BDC Rwanda Cohort 11. On August 10th, 2016; Mr. Munanura was appointed by the Cabinet