Faris Alami

SBA T.H.R.I.V.E Coach


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Founder and CEO of ISM

Cohort Location(s): Detroit, MI


About Faris

As Founder and CEO of ISM, Faris Alami works with international leaders and entrepren eurs on strategies and implementations, to create an empowering environment for startups and existing businesses to prosper and grow.

In the course of his career, Faris has been a special advisor and Entrepreneurial Ecosystem expert with the World Bank, a Business Advisor with Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program, and a Mentor to MBA Students and Entrepreneurs globally.

Facilitating economic and workforce development programs on entrepreneurship, small/medium enterprise development, mentorship, and funding, Faris works with high-ranking officials—presidents of countries, ministries, universities, incu- bators/accelerators, and economic development groups. He also leads the ISM team in supporting entrepreneurs in under-served communities in finding success.

His insights into, strategies for, and facilitation of entrepreneurship activities have been sought out by more than 61 leaders of nations and organizations. ISM's programs include training entrepreneurs, trainers, and management teams in supporting entrepreneurs, and in technology, retail, workforce development, leadership, and culture-related programs.

Faris founded the non-profit Connecting Dots Globally — a STEMprenuerer program in which high school and university students learn to launch a global technology company.

Tuesday is a native New Yorker who enjoys boating, physical fitness, social dancing, and live music.

Current Boards:

  • Automation Alley International Center, Advisory Board
  • Center For The Study Of Citizenship at Wayne State University
  • Executive Board of Directors/Vice Chair GlobalTies Detroit
  • Leadership Oakland, Board of Directors
  • Franklin University MBA Advisory Board Member
  • Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency Board Member
  • George Washington University School of Business Advisory Board Member
  • U.S. Global Leadership Coalition Michigan Advisory Committee

My Top 3 Values as a Business Owner:

1. Relationships : by keeping in touch with people
2. Connections : Connected entrepreneurs to other entrepreneurs and resources
3. Service and Empathy : Listen before I speak and find ways to relate to the entrepreneur

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My Top 3 Values as a Business Owner:

1. Relationships : by keeping in touch with people
2. Connections : Connected entrepreneurs to other entrepreneurs and resources
3. Service and Empathy : Listen before I speak and find ways to relate to the entrepreneur

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ISM- International Strategic Management, Inc


ISM brings "best practice"​ marketing and cultural/diversity training and services to small and mid-sized companies nationwide. ISM focuses on the development of your global enterprise by guiding you in working with ethnic-specific companies, domestically and overseas.

International Strategic Management will eliminate the challenges associated with the marketing process needed to ensure your business remains profitable by campaigning for you. We will come to you, with the ability to identify and quickly qualify new prospects while clearly communicating what benefits your products and services offer.

Our project management specialists takes on the intricate details of designing, organizing and implementing projects such as RFPs, marketing campaigns, sales plans, and office organization.

ISM is a member of Automation Alley, where our focus is Entrepreneurism and International Business Services.

Get in touch with Faris:

+1 (888) 853-0122 Ext 2