About Fida Chaaban
Fida Chaaban is the Chief Communications Officer of KBW Investments, a privately held Dubai-based investment concern that works across multiple sectors. Prior to her most recent appointment, Fida was the founding Editor in Chief of Entrepreneur Middle East and Entrepreneur Qatar magazines. She is a big believer in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region’s startup ecosystem, and endeavors to use both print and web to positively encourage development in various entrepreneurial spaces and across industries. Based in Dubai, UAE, Fida is a social media enthusiast and sees it as the medium of today’s effective enterprises.
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"We didn't know the first thing about running a restaurant," says Hisham Samawi, when recalling his and his brother Ashraf Samawi's journey starting up the Middle East's first Clinton Street Bakery Company in Dubai.
Entrepreneurs are not a promotional tool, they are businesspeople who are trying to build commercially viable and stable enterprises.
Using your skillset and influence to spread around success is great for your business (and Internet) karma. Give it a try.
Editor in Chief Fida Chaaban asserts the importance of everyone's responsibility to encourage entrepreneurship in the region.
Happy anniversary to our readers! We're excited that this edition marks two years of us supporting entrepreneurship across the MENA region.
Did your mind automatically see Clear and Present Danger when you read the headline? I did mean prescient, and I'll get to the popular film title a bit later.
Entrepreneurs, when I use the acronym MVP here, I am not referring to your Minimum Viable Product, I'm referring to your Most Valuable Player.
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