PODCAST #49 - Natavan Askerova - Founder & Business Development Director for 'Acorn Executive Services'
'You Feel Like You Are Cooked Already'
by Natavan Askerova
The Learning Curve Podcast - THE Podcast for Women Entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa Region: Nicholla had the opportunity to talk with Natavan Askerova. Founder & Business Development Director of Acorn Executive Services. They specialise in providing expat services to new expats arriving in the UAE. From pre-move assistance, too school assistance, to car rental services and assistance with administration and visa's. Nata is your personal assistant on the ground. She helps you weave your way through the initial confusion of getting settled and creates clarity and a order to your day so you can get on with the reason why you are in the UAE, ie. your job. Read More and Listen Here
Take Action; Don't think too long because competition is on the rise'
by Sarah Hawilo
The Learning Curve Podcast - THE Podcast for Women Entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa Region: Nicholla had the opportunity to talk with Sarah Hawilo, the co-founder and CEO of serVme, an advanced data analytics software that helps restaurants and bars collect, store, and track data about diners to improve their dining experience. The software enhances and simplifies the venue’s operations, lowers the marketing budget through client segmentation, and ultimately increases their revenues. Read More & Listen
'Put the Right Person, In the Right Place'
by Maha Al Lamki
The Learning Curve Podcast - THE Podcast for Women Entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa Region: Nicholla had the opportunity to talk with Maha Al Lamki, Founder & Managing Director of 'M Co Group of Companies in Oman. Maha Al Lamki is one of Oman’s most successful and trusted interior decorators who draws influence from the world around her. Her use of organic colours and hand-chosen fabrics from around around the world give each of her projects a unique and contemporary feel.As a businesswoman she heads m co, a group of companies that specialise in decor, events and media and digital communications as well as the rental of designer furniture for events and parties. See More and Listen Here
'Park the Truck First'
by, Arancha Gayoso
The Learning Curve Podcast - THE Podcast for Women Entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa Region: Nicholla had the opportunity to talk with Arancha Gayoso. She is the Founder and Managing Partner of Milvidas, a Executive management training firm. She is a negotiator adviser expert in body language, which is analysing people's feelings and thoughts in order to understand what is beneath the spoken word. This was a great, honest and open conversation with a lady who has brought together academia and emotional smartness to empower women around the world. Read More
It's now been four months since I took the plunge and decided to drive my own professional writing business. So how would I describe my past four months in business?
I'll be honest: it's been a period of lessons. From learning how to network well, to figuring out my ideal client, to quoting and sticking by my pricing... anyone who tells you starting your own business is easy, is downright fibbing!
I believe it's incredibly important for us all to share our stories. The entrepreneurial journey can be incredibly tough and at times, lonely. From my perspective, as a 28-year-old, I'd love to be having a big night out on a Saturday evening instead of tapping away on my laptop. I've had all of those kind of moments in which I've questioned why I don't just get another job like most other people.
I shared my experience so far with Rebecca Gordon on The Coaching Lounge earlier this month:
Let's cut to the chase: owning and running your own business isn't easy and that's exactly why I'm a big believer in sharing the highs and lows and being as transparent as possible.
As a sometimes grumpy, sometimes happy, sometimes stressed (you get the drift) business owner, here are my top 5 reasons why I love hearing stories from other business owners.
#1 - I'm genuinely interested in other people's 'why?'
At the end of the day, we buy people, not products or services. As a business owner, I know my own why? but hearing other people's stories has often made me think about someone (and their company), in a completely different way.
Most entrepreneurs I know are working 24/7 and their desire to live in a way that often sees them sacrificing the things others wouldn't, all relates back to their why.
#2 - I need to know there's light at the end of the tunnel
I've had times when I know I'm in for a 3am evening to finish off work that's due the next day. Sometimes, during moments like these, it all just seems to hard. To have that ability to keep on keeping on in the face of an excessive workload, setbacks, rejection and fear of failure, is tough.
We need to hear from successful business owners who've struggled their way through business. The kind of people who've been there and done that. Often, we hear about people once they've made it but I think we need more stories from lesser profile people and even those still struggling to get their business formula where it needs to be.
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'Your Dream is like a skyscraper. You are standing at the top of it and all you have to do is Jump.'
Nicholla sat down with Saniya, the CEO of The Pulse of Life Design House and the Wadi Tribe The Author of the children's adventure series, 'The Adventures of Chee and Dae',. Based in Oman, she started her entrepreneurial journey at the tender age of 11 years old where she embraced her dreamer and creativity qualities into creating furniture. She knew then being creative would be her life's work. Today she works on building her business and continue to embrace her love of creative, children and working from the heart.
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pODCAST #45 amira Azzouz - Egypt Based Entrepreneur. Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Fustany.com - A Lifestyle & Fashion Hub In the Middle East for Arab Women by Arab Women
The Learning Curve Podcast - THE Podcast for Women Entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa Region: Nicholla had the opportunity to talk with Amira Azzouz, Founder and Chief Editor for Fustany.com. A leading fashion and lifestyle portal in the Middle East by Arab women for Arab Women. She is a Global Shaper for the World Economic Forum. She a two-something ambitious young lady who has a great vision to make her portal a hub for all things empowering for women. This is her story and her insight into what has contributed to her success of Fustany and her advise for women wanting to take the plunge into entrepreneurship. Read More Here ---->
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