Category: Business Sense

Entrepreneurs and startups

Startup Do’s and Don’ts

The life of an entrepreneur is often a tough one. But as Marwan Juma has learned during his kaleidoscopic career in tech, there are ways to make it easier. By Laith Abou-Ragheb When it comes to Jordan’s tech sector, there…

Remuneration

The Right Remuneration

Deciding what salary they should pay themselves can be one of the trickiest questions that founders face. By Rebecca Irvine While Emile Cubeisy, managing partner at venture capital firm Silicon Badia, believes there’s no clear cut answer to how big…

Cyber Security: How Safe is your Company?

Too few companies are ready to deal with the growing threat of online attacks. By Jane Hosking We all know to avoid replying to those emails from strangers offering to transfer millions of dollars into our bank account, and most…

Jordan’s Gaping Gender Wage Gap

By Jane Hosking If men and women have the same job and do the same work, they should be paid the same wage, right? While this may seem like simple logic, the reality, however, is quite often a different story….

The Elevator Pitch

Summing up your business idea to a potential investor in under a minute is no easy task. But the key to a successful elevator pitch is preparation. By Dina Al-Wakeel Alexander Graham Bell said that, before anything else, preparation is…

To Franchise or Not to Franchise?

This article appeared in the March, 2014 edition of Venture.   Even as Jordanian businesses continue to struggle under difficult economic conditions, franchises continue to survive and, in many cases, thrive.   By Jane Hosking While buying a franchise may not…

8 Signs You’re Not an Entrepreneur

By Sadad Talhouni Before you quit your job and jump into the world of startups and accelerators, are you sure you’re capable of captaining your own company? We asked the pros at Oasis 500 what warning signs indicate that someone…

From Family-Run to Family-Owned

As it proved with the Nuqul Group, separating ownership from management can help a family business thrive.  By Elisa Oddone Family-owned businesses make up 90 percent of the companies in our region. But as important an economic driver as they…