Category Archives: Entrepreneurship

This sub-category address all topics related to entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship, starting a business …

What is the iSMILE™ series?

Years ago, we had a concept to create cSMILE which we later changed it to iSMILE™. Since we cannot have a physical center or institute today, why cannot we have a virtual educational series?

I will not write much today, I will let these two short videos explain.

The first video

The second video

What do you think? Any topics you like us to cover?

Are there any topics that you like us to cover in future videos?

Is risk management about threats and opportunities, a debate!

This article is a response to an interesting debate on an article we had posted in the past on risk management. This is a link to the LinkedIn post: https://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=96642&type=member&item=5947983782505111554&trk=my_groups-b-title. Continue reading

Career UnCovered: Mounir Ajam, CEO of SUKAD

In this post, we decided to share an interview that Bayt.com (“The Middle East’s #1 Job Site) conducted with our CEO, Mr. Mounir Ajam, as part of their Employer and Careers Insights. The interview is from November 2009. We include here without editing! Continue reading

Two short videos on project management, entrepreneurship, and SUKAD

The-SUKAD-Team-at-Dubai-SME100-Award-CeremonyAll of our blogs has been text blogs so far and we will experiment with video blogs in the future. In the mean time we want to share these two short videos with you all. You can access the videos through our Project Management Knowledge Portal via http://knowledge.sukad.com/videos-and-audios or directly from the host site per below. Continue reading

A project management model for launching a business

This is our fourth article on entrepreneurship and a continuation of our last post!

In the last post, we stressed our view where we think that project management is the necessary link that is missing from the entrepreneurship world. We suggested a model, which is derived from the SUKAD Customizable and Adaptable Methodology for Managing Projects™ (CAM2P™), is a project life span model that divides the project life span into three distinct phases; which we explain here. Continue reading

Is project management the missing link for entrepreneurship?

This is our third article on entrepreneurship!

Introduction

There has been a great deal of emphasis on entrepreneurship and the need for more and more entrepreneurs in the region (West Asia and the Arab World) to help create jobs for the future of the region. There is also a lot of enthusiasm and encouragement for new entrepreneurs – but are we forgetting something? It is great to have the “spirit” but is spirit enough? Do our prospective entrepreneurs know to how to take their dreams from the idea into effective operation? Is business planning over emphasized or is it enough? Continue reading

10 Entrepreneurship Myths and Thoughts from Entrepreneurship Summit

This is our second article on entrepreneurship!

We wrote this article about a year ago while attending the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES 2) in Istanbul, Turkey. This week, the same summit (GES 3) is taking place in Dubai so it is appropriate to bring back this article the next two posts that are also related to entrepreneurship. Continue reading

Is Entrepreneurship a Necessity for the Future of Developing Nations?

We wrote this article about a year ago while attending the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES 2) in Istanbul, Turkey. This week, the same summit (GES 3) is taking place in Dubai so it is appropriate to bring back this article the next two posts that are also related to entrepreneurship. Continue reading

One of the three almost devastating mistakes I made as an entrepreneur

Introduction

As an entrepreneur, I have made many mistakes and I will write about them in due time. Out of the numerous mistakes I made, three in particular almost devastated the company I co-founded. Today we will talk about one of those mistakes.

The objective of this story is not Mounir but the decisions and lessons that we share that many entrepreneurs could be facing. Continue reading