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Omani talent takes first step into entrepreneurship with Shell Intilaaqah’s ‘Aspire and Inspire’

Omani talent requires initial step into entrepreneurship with Shell Intilaaqah’s ‘Aspire and Inspire’

Muscat – 

Shell Intilaaqah’s evolved edition ‘Aspire and Inspire’, concluded its initial instruction cycle of the year, the Bright Ideas Workshop. Implemented in collaboration with the Public Authority for Small and Medium Enterprises Development (Riyada), the workshop saw the participation of more than 70 aspiring entrepreneurs from Muscat, Sohar, Nizwa and Salalah.

Designed to introduce Omani youth to entrepreneurship via the actual globe expertise of beginning their personal enterprise, participants received completion certificates. Presenting the certificates to the Muscat participants was Dr Ahmed al Ghassani, CEO of Riyada, and Najwa al Kindi, director of Shell Intilaaqah Oman.

The Bright Ideas Workshop integrated participants who have a enterprise thought or have not too long ago set-up a enterprise or are intending to create an current 1. A team of certified specialists helped participants obtain the skillset to formulate and create their enterprise suggestions in order to transform them into reality. AlMutajaredah al Manthari, director of Mentorship and Training Department at Riyada, mentioned, “The ‘Aspire and Inspire’ programme is in line with Riyada’s mandate of strengthening the contribution of small and medium enterprises ‘SMEs’ to enhance their knowledge. It offers Omani talent the opportunity to learn life skills needed to be successful businessmen and women. It is our responsibility to help participants gain exposure and improve their experience levels in order to leverage new possibilities for their future as business owners.” The initial phase of the ‘Inspire and Aspire’ programme is an interactive two-day physical exercise that empowers entrepreneurs to believe, brainstorm and develop new, implementable and revolutionary enterprise suggestions. Key elements of the workshop are tools to create suggestions, instruction on pitching and evaluating feasibility as effectively as viability of enterprise implementation in the industry.

Najwa mentioned, “Aspiring entrepreneurs look for opportunities to kickstart their journey. Their goals might differ; some are looking for financial success, some for personal accomplishment and others to fulfill needed businesses in their communities, but all of them have one thing in common, passion. Our evolved edition ‘Aspire and Inspire’ is built on nurturing their passion, providing them with necessary skill sets and knowledge to succeed in the real world.”

Shell Intilaaqah’s ‘Aspire and Inspire’ edition is jointly implemented by Shell Development Oman (SDO) and the Public Authority for Small and Medium Enterprises Development (Riyada). Both parties have renewed collaboration to assistance entrepreneurs.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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