Charleston-Based Businessman Aims to Give Back to Entrepreneurial Community
Founder and president of CompareCards.com gives back through involvement with entrepreneurship programs.
Charleston, SC (PRWEB) November 01, 2012
Chris Mettler, founder and president of CompareCards.com, has announced his sponsorship of YESCarolina, a South Carolina program devoted to cultivating a strong and innovative community of young entrepreneurs.
Mettler's involvement has him providing necessary materials to the program in order to promote entrepreneurial education at the middle and high school levels in South Carolina.
“When I heard that the organization had put together a program to assist these kids in educating them about the fundamentals of running a business so that they could, in turn, develop stronger organizational skill sets, I felt connected to the concept,” Mettler said. “It would seem to me a means to help provide a potential roadmap toward living the American dream.”
Beyond the borders of South Carolina, Mettler's efforts in entrepreneurial advocacy extend all the way to South Africa, where he worked alongside his digital marketing firm to draw attention to startup companies and entrepreneurs involved with the Silicon Cape Initiative, an IT business networking community in the region.
“Over the years, I believe we have lost our way in focusing more on the costs of doing business than maintaining the flow of new ideas,” Mettler said. “The next generation of business leaders will have the pressures of a global marketing place like no time in our history before, and to remain competitive they need to think differently – entrepreneurial thinking can help with just that.”
Mettler is currently working with not-for-profit organization Possibilities Without Borders – also based in South Carolina -- to foster that same entrepreneurial spirit he has spent the last seven years mastering with CompareCards.com. Further aiming to provide financial support to these new ideas through the Global Affair Gala, he hopes to develop a welcoming atmosphere for entrepreneurs in both Charleston and abroad.
“I think one of the most prudent ways for empowering others to succeed is to expose them to ideas that they may have otherwise not had access to,” Mettler added. “As Americans, we shouldn't live in entrepreneurial isolation, but rather seek to globally collaborate in order to better all of our lives.”
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