Tag: business

Loan guarantee

The Jordan Loan Guarantee Corporation: Loaning to the Little Guy

SMEs in Jordan have long been held back by a lack of access to finance. The Jordan Loan Guarantee Corporation is working to change this. By: Dina Al-Wakeel A public shareholding company that was created in 1994, the Jordan Loan…

smart city

The World’s First Smart City: A Smarter Way to Live

The race is on to create the world’s first smart city. But will it live up to the hype? How do you create a smart city? There are competing ideas floating about, but the most straightforward route involves filling a…


Engaging Entrepreneurs

A leading Arab American businesswomen is eager to set Jordanian entrepreneurs and startups on the path to growth. By Nada Atieh Juman Doleh-Alomary, the head of IT auditing at Wayne State University in Detroit, led a session on designing business…


Jamalon: Doing Things by the Book

Jamalon began as a family-driven operation in 2010 but has become a leading distribution line for publishers in the region and an online marketplace for thousands of Arabic and English books. By: Nada Atieh Like many entrepreneurial success stories, Jamalon…


UAE Cuts Tourism Fees to Encourage Growth

Recent moves by the Abu Dhabi and UAE governments to waive or reduce hotel and visa fees are expected to bolster the country’s important tourism sector and pave the way for more investments. In June the Abu Dhabi Executive Committee…

ride-hailing app

A Calling with Careem’s Ride-hailing App

Ride hailing companies promise to generate thousands of badly needed new jobs in Jordan. Lana Mohammed, who previously worked as an accountant, a bank teller and an HR officer, is one of a growing number of Jordanian women choosing to…

Eagle Hills

Eagle Hills Jordan Completes Residences at St. Regis Amman

Eagle Hills, the largest real estate developer in Jordan, today announced the completion of The Residences at The St. Regis Amman and has commenced handing over several residential units. The announcement came during a press event held at on site…

Jordan Food Week

Jordan Food Week: finest culinary creations

More than 100 artisanal food producers showed off their finest culinary creations at Jordan Food Week. The Jordan Food Week event, which was organized by the USAID Jordan Local Enterprise Support Project and held at the Ras Al Ain Hangar, is a continuation…


Rise of On Demand Insurance and Services

Thanks to new tech innovations, on demand insurance and other services have branched out into industries beyond entertainment and transportation. Customers can now purchase them via a mobile app. By Rae Steinbach It’s easy to understand why on demand insurance…

customer experience

Are companies equipped to excel in customer experience?

Living in this new digitally driven age has presented both businesses and consumers with more challenges and more opportunities. With customers bombarded by the chaos of thousands of brands daily, the core test remains; differentiation through service excellence (customer experience)….