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Enterprise Qatar to hold workshops for SMEs

Mar 20, 2013

 

Enterprise Qatar (EQ) will launch a series of free workshop-training sessions for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and their managerial teams to help them in ensuring their businesses’ success and sustainability, according to a press statement.

 

The programme will help the trainees to develop creative business plans in addition to raise awareness on the available financing schemes in the local market such as Islamic banking.  The training will be provided in cooperation with KPMG, Deloitte, PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC) and Qinvest.

 

Noora Al Mannai, CEO of Enterprise Qatar, said: “EQ exerts all possible efforts to help the country in creating an entrepreneurial ecosystem, in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030, to develop a versatile, knowledge-based economy, and to create new job opportunities for Qatari youth.

Al Mannai added: “The workshops were designed carefully to provide the necessary assistance to each concerned party in the managerial, financial, legal and accountability specialities. This programme is part of EQ’s continuous efforts to develop a healthy environment for SMEs.”

 

The workshops have been divided into two sessions. The first session is dedicated to SMEs’ owners and their managerial teams. This include discussions about the concept of Islamic banking and provide them with other possible financing options in the Qatari market, while ensuring Shariah compliance principles.

 

The second session focuses on the legal side of running a business, especially the growing concerns regarding international agreements and buying/selling contracts, jurisdiction definition and means of dispute resolution.

The workshop will focus on medium-term strategic planning for SMEs and moving from the business-initiation phase into a longer-term vision, with a focus on consolidating internal company structures and financial planning.

 

This will be held on 26 March in cooperation with Deloitte. The workshop on corporate governance will be held on 2 April in association with PWC. The workshop on family business financing has been scheduled for 9 April.

 

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