The Sharikati programme is an effective educational initiative that teaches students lasting skills and real life experience in understanding and evaluating how small and medium businesses can grow and flourish.
Jindal Shadeed Iron and Steel is taking many initiatives to promote SMEs in Oman. It places substantial orders to SMEs to supply various items for the plant and has plans to increase orders being provided to SMEs, says its CEO Naushad A Ansari.
Abdullah Salim Khalaf Al Farsi became an entrepreneur because he had genuine passion for it. He shaped his career with this aim and achieved his goal. Now he is working hard to ensure success of his business.
Entrepreneurial courses and training at Majan College encourage students to start their own ventures. The college also engages students in diverse activities that provide hands-on experience of entrepreneurship to students.
A recent Bank of America Merrill Lynch research report titled, ‘MENA & Frontier Observer – Frontier markets screening increasingly more attractive: Focus on quality’, says that GCC equity markets are looking increasingly attractive after the broad based sell off since the summer.
PDO will do all it can from its strategic position as the major oil and gas producer in the Sultanate to foster SME development and support the nation’s entrepreneurs, Abla Riyami, PDO’s In-Country Value Director tells Oommen John P.
Widening its network across the Sultanate, Meethaq, the pioneer of Islamic banking in Oman from Bank Muscat, opened a state-of-the-art branch in Qurum. Amal Suhail Bahwan, Managing Director of Suhail Bahwan Group, was the guest of honour at the ceremony attended by dignitaries and senior bank officials.
For HSBC Bank Oman, supporting SMEs goes well beyond just providing funding. High on the bank’s SME agenda are educating entrepreneurs and giving them access to the right information. Excerpts from an interview with Daniel Felton, Head of Corporate and Business Banking, HSBC Bank Oman.