Monday, 25 Jan 2021
The National Business Centre (NBC), which pertains to the Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (PEIE), organised a Reyooq event entitled ‘Successes and Obstacles’ at Basta Majan Café.

National Business Centre occasion highlights journey of two Omani entrepreneurs

The occasion featured the entrepreneurship journey of Shaima al Lawati, founder and managing director of Destination Sustainability, and Moatasim al Balushi, chief executive officer of eCity for IT Services.

Shaima stated that Destination Sustainability is a personlised consultancy and study firm in Corporate Sustainability and Social Responsibility. The business brings with each other very best international practices, international study and innovation with neighborhood experience and regional cultural awareness in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility, stakeholder and neighborhood engagement, sustainability systems and social influence measurement.

Shaima pointed out that she started operating in the private sector and then contributed to operating with civil society institutions which marked a turning point in her journey.

On the challenges she faced in the course of her entrepreneurship journey, Shaima noted that neighborhood service is a new field and there was a require to acquire the market’s self-assurance. Additionally, she pointed out that the lack of economic background and family members commitments are other challenges facing entrepreneurs. She mentioned, “In fact, the challenges vary from an entrepreneur to another. Therefore, it is essential to enjoy ambition and patience in order to be able to reach to the desired goal.”

Shaima also noted that the presence of incubators such as Riyada and the National Business Centre play an essential part in encouraging the Omani youth to enter the entrepreneurship field and create their passion and abilities in different fields.

Balushi noted that eCity for IT Services was established early 2015 to offer inventive IT options solutions via a 100 per cent Omani team. The solutions of the business consist of infrastructure preparing and improvement, information protection technique, upkeep, implementing license and monitoring of hardware and software program.

He is a graduate of telecom engineering and his passion in electronics, games and Internet has led him to get involved in the IT field. On the obstacles he faced in the course of his journey, Balushi pointed out the lack of info on company as his study background and interests have been in the technical field.

However, his encounter in entrepreneurship has contributed to building his abilities in different places. “Patience and passion are two aspects that ensure continuity in entrepreneurship,” added Balushi.

This occasion is the third Reyooq session held this year. This year, NBC aims at holding 4 sessions of Reyooq, highlighting 4 varied considerable sectors. National Business Centre is an initiative launched by the Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (PEIE) at the Knowledge Oasis Muscat (KOM) to supply promising Omani entrepreneurs a platform to create their company tips and advance them into developing ventures.

The centre gives a premier platform for Omani entrepreneurs by supplying company improvement assistance and guidance, instruction and mentoring, access to markets and market specialists, and state-of-the-art and totally equipped workplace space, meeting rooms and presentation facilities.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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