#39 - Manar Al Hinai - Emirati, Award Winning Writer and Communications Consultant. She says 'Narrow Your Focus and BE Excellent at One or Two Topics.
The Learning Curve Podcast - THE Podcast for Women Entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa Region: We sat down with Manar Al Hinai who is award winning Emirati Writer and Communications Consultant from Abu Dhabi. She is the Founder of 'Move' Consultancy and has found her niche in bringing together international tastes with local culture through the medium she has loved since a child.
Inside This Episode
Manar and I were keen to get started as this was our first podcast together and her first podcast episode ever. She's a young dynamic women with great energy and know how. She's a firm believer in staying focused and being excellent and one or two things. And this attitude has been reflected in the awards and accolades she has received. In 2011 she was the Arab Woman of the Year in Abu Dhabi. In 2012 & 2014 she was included in the 100 most inspiring individuals in the UAE. She's a women on a mission. This is her interview.
Questions Nicholla asked Manar
1. Tell us a little bit about yourself and your entrepreneurial journey. How your particular journey into starting your own venture came about?
2. Tell us a little bit about your business and your vision for your business
3. Can you give us an insight into day to day business activities? How do you organise your day and how do you prioritize?
4. How Did you get your credibility quickly?
5. How important has collaboration and partnerships been with the success of your businesses? Do you think you can had the same success without them?
6. Other than deciding to work for yourself, what was the single most important decision you made that contributed to your success?
4. Is social media a large part of your business and what tools are working for you right now?
5. Do you believe there is some sort of pattern or formula to becoming a successful entrepreneur?
6. What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?
7. What is the best piece of business advise you have ever been given? And how is that working for you right now?
8. How (if ever) did you rise above failure or struggle? What action did you take?
9. Where do you see yourself and your businesses in the next 10 years? How will they have evolved?
10. Who is your ‘go to person, book or quote’ that gets you pumped and helps you refocus when you are feeling de-motivated or low?
11. What books or resources would you encourage other women to explore to help them learn more about entrepreneurship and strategy?
12. If you could time travel back to day one of your startup and have 15min with your former self to communicate any lessons you've acquired with the intention of saving yourself mistakes and heart ache, what would you tell yourself?
13. Closing question: What advise would you give to those ladies out there that are on the edge of taking the plunge into being an entrepreneur?
Do you have a question? Let us know your comments and feedback. We would love to hear from you?
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