Tag: Invest

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…

The Arab Potash Company: Did Privatization Work?

This article appeared in the April, 2014 edition of Venture.   More than a decade has passed since the Arab Potash Company was partly sold off under Jordan’s controversial privatization drive. Was it a wise move? By Dina al-Wakeel Jordan’s controversial…

Jordan’s Top Businesswomen: Iman Mutlaq

CEO of Sigma Investments Iman Mutlaq rises every morning at 5 am, meditates for two hours and focuses on her goals for the day. Then she goes to work where she manages financial transactions worth $1.5 billion. Mutlaq is the…

Full Growth for MENA Internet in 2015

These are exciting times for MENA’s online industry. Traditional sectoral investors are starting to worry about the impact of low oil prices, a potential slowdown in construction and real-estate, and eroding margins in telecom and banking. On the other hand,…

Maersk Launches New Service through Aqaba

Denmark’s Maersk Line, the world’s largest container shipping company, is promising Jordanian companies faster and easier access to global markets with the launch of a new service that directly connects Aqaba to South India and the Western Mediterranean. With its…

Izzat Marji Sees Big Demand for Solar Power Systems

Solar power system provider Izzat Marji said demand for its products is growing rapidly as homes and small to medium sized businesses finally begin taking advantage of Jordan’s Renewable Energy Law. Between 2013 and 2014, the Director of Izzat Marji’s…

Jordan’s Top Businesswomen: Ruba Batayneh

This feature is part of a series highlighting some of the most prominent Jordanian businesswomen who managed to climb to the top of the corporate ladder in their respective fields in the Kingdom. CEO of the Hub Ruba Batayneh is widely considered to be…

The Best Reason to Join an Accelerator

There are many sound reasons to join a startup accelerator, but one stands out from all the rest. By Robert Carroll Startup accelerators are awesome. The first one we know of was started in 2005 by Paul Graham in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Known…

Sweet Startup Success

This article appeared in the May, 2014 edition of Venture.   Jordanians can’t seem to get enough of the tasty homemade treats meticulously crafted by a new wave of Internet savvy startups. By Jane Hosking Three Jordanian startups have seen incredible…

Developing A Facebook Strategy

Facebook is one of the most useful tools in marketing. But is your company making the best use of it? By Jane Hosking Many companies have a Facebook presence, but according to social media consultant and trainer Khaled ElAhmad, few…