Archive for August, 2010

Euro-Mediterranean School 2010 Open For Entrepreneurs’ Applications

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

The Euro-Mediterranean School (EMS), which is an initiative that aims to offer young entrepreneurs from the Euromed countries an opportunity to follow a learning program in the field of business management and entrepreneurship, has opened up applications for the fifth “Introduction to Entrepreneurship” course taking place this year. EMS was founded by the Milan Chamber of Commerce, the Lombardy Region, [...]

What do Bruce Lee, Microsoft and Procter & Gamble have in common?

Monday, August 30th, 2010

The topic of today is about brand/product distribution, an often neglected but nevertheless crucial element for the success of your business. Bruce Lee, the cultural icon, acted in 20 films by the time he was 18. However his acting career really took off 13 years later, in 1971, in his first real leading role in [...]

What I learned from a taxi driver

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

The original title of this post was “are you suffering from paralysis-by-analysis” because that’s the topic I am going to talk about. Paralysis-by-analysis (also known as analysis paralysis) is when you can’t take any action because you’re over thinking the details, over analyzing or over planning. Yesterday morning, I called up a taxi at 5 [...]

Is social media marketing overrated?

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

There has been a lot of buzz lately about social media marketing (SMM), its impact on business, and the feeling of necessity for companies to have a social-media-marketing-strategy. So I wanted to share my opinion and raise some important questions. First, social media is not Facebook or Twitter. It’s way more than this. But considering [...]

What I learnt from Sylvester Stallone

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

There’s more depth to Sylvester Stallone’s story than what the movies that he starred in would let you think. Sly knew what he wanted to do in his life since he was very young: he wanted to be in the movie business. But having little acting experience, a partially paralyzed face, and a slurry speech, [...]

Video: Online Shopping Portal At Dubai Tech Nights

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010 is an online shopping portal based out of Dubai, United Arab Emirates; that aims to become the biggest B2C online retailer in the region. was founded by Saeid Hejazi, and was officially launched in July 2009. It currently only covers the UAE, although there are plans to expand to the GCC region, with [...]

Get off your chair and start selling!

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Whether you started your business because you have a particular skill, a certain passion or out of frustration from your 8-5 job, you need to be constantly wearing the salesman hat; Why? simply because the lack of cash will kill your business. Cash is the oxygen to your business, once you run out of it, you [...]

N2V Announces Investment In Emirati Startup Yebab

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

National Net Ventures N2V, one of the top internet groups in the Middle East just announced its investment in, the Arab portal specialized in organizing wedding celebrations in the United Arab Emirates. Rashid Al Ballaa, CEO of N2V, stated that the project comes in line with the group’s current and future plans to expand [...]

Protect your revenue base with the long tail strategy

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

In short and simple terms, the long tail strategy consists of selling a huge number of items in relatively small quantities. Items can be products or services. Quantities can also refer to prices. As an example, and generate most of their revenue by selling a huge variety of products that are in low demand or have [...]

Yamli Releases Enterprise Version Of Arabic Query Expander

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

Yamli, the company that brought us products like the Smart Arabic Keyboard and Yamli Arabic Search, is releasing an enterprise version of the technology being used for Yamli Arabic Search in the form of a product they’re calling Arabic Query Expander. The new service provides a solution for search and data normalization problems when it [...]

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