Tuesday 13 November 2012

Expert set to share experience with budding entrepreneurs Wednesday, 14 November 2012

DOHA: Opportunities that collaboration offers when starting up a new business will be the main topic of a workshop organised by 8Ovate Canada and The Youth Company Qatar, as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. The event will take place today at Crowne Plaza Hotel, from 7 to 9 pm.
Suzanne Grant (pictured), CEO of 8Ovate and entrepreneur that left Qatar two years ago, is back in Doha to share her knowledge and experience after founding projects such as Qatar Happening magazine.
She added that starting up a business in Qatar can be difficult at first without contacts. In this context, she encouraged other entrepreneurs to interact with peers that are experiencing the same problems and discover the skills their own personality has to offer. 
Grant talked to The Peninsula about the effectiveness of social media to build strong business relationships. 
Nevertheless, she added that “the majority of people are still using these tools in the wrong way, and try really hard to sell their products or services without building a connection”.
About the fields that offer opportunities for entrepreneurs in Qatar, Grant pointed towards development of online content in Arabic.
This businesswoman recommended future entrepreneurs to get solid legal advice before starting a business in Qatar because a partnership is very similar to a marriage. The Peninsula


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