Category: Features

Investments - The Journal

The Journal: Investments Guide By Venture

Click the link to check out the Investments guide – The Journal by Venture in full: Jordan Welcoming The World As the Jordan Investment Commission (JIC) continues to work on reducing bureaucratic red tape and facilitating reforms, there has been…

tax

A Taxing Question

Jordan’s punitive and convoluted tax system is harming its economic prospects. By Laith Qassem A recent study by To-Excel Consulting found the active number of taxpayers in Jordan declined from 292,744 in 2009 to 208,271 in 2012. The mix of…

Rasha Manna, the Managing Director of Endeavor Jordan on challenges facing startups

Start up Jordan

Rasha Manna, the managing director of the entrepreneur support group Endeavor Jordan, lays out the challenges facing the Kingdom’s startups, and what it takes to overcome them. The one major difficulty Endeavor faces in Jordan is pipeline—finding companies that meet…

The World Economic Forum (WEF)

The WEF Spotlights Startups

The World Economic Forum rolls into town this month with the aim of recognizing the region’s most promising startups. American research and advisory firm Gartner has called it the “Nexus of Forces,” which is when social, mobile, cloud and information…

CrossFit Quicksand

CrossFit Quicksand: The Business of Fitness

Gyms dedicated to CrossFit, an intense new exercise craze that mixes together different workout styles, are appearing all over Jordan. One of the first to establish itself was CrossFit QuickSand, which was set up by a group of savvy entrepreneurs…

US President Donald Trump

Trump’s Grand Plan

President Trump has started to put his campaign promises into action. What should we expect? By Venture Staff Among the chaos of the new Trump administration lies the most important economic policies that have yet to be implemented. Prior to…

OFFTEC: Business Solutions for an Evolving World

OFFTEC: Business Solutions for an Evolving World

Despite an ever-changing business landscape, OFFTEC Holding Group CEO Basim Said says the company has continually managed to adapt to the needs of its multi-sector clients. Offering everything from office furniture to software and security solutions in Jordan and the region,…

Metlife - Maria Angeles Amezcua

Succeeding Against the Odds: Maria Angeles Amezcua

Maria Angeles Amezcua – General Manager of MetLife Jordan Maria Angeles Amezcua has been the General Manager of MetLife Jordan since January 2016, after working as MetLife’s Middle East and Africa’s Head of Direct Marketing. Since joining MetLife, Amezcua has…

Suzanne Afanah- Managing Partner at Advvise

Succeeding against the Odds: Suzanne Afanah

Suzanne Afanah- Managing Partner at Advvise Suzanne Afanah is a former Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, a communications professional and award-winning journalist. She has vast experience as a senior executive in media, television, and mass communications. Afanah won the “Best Political…