Posted on February 06, 2019

In order to support and develop the SME sector with enriching  ideas and proper guidelines to entrepreneurs so that they can be successful in their projects, Bedaya Center for Entrepreneurship and Career Development (Bedaya Center), a joint initiative by Qatar Development Bank and Silatech, is hosting “shall I follow the trend / Alhabah projects ” panel discussion next Sunday, February 10, 2019, at Almass Ballroom at City Centre Rotana Doha.

The aim of the panel discussion is to educate entrepreneurs not to imitate projects which they consider as successful ventures. The panel discussion will be hosting Najlaa Al Shafei – Business woman, Ahmad Al Kawari - Co-founder/Owner &Head Barista of Kava Koffee, Abdelrahman Al Emadi - Owner Booming Solution and Hanin Al Saifi - Social media influencer.

This event will shed light on “Alhabah projects” and it is consequences and target the multiple projects in town that have become repetitive in the local market imitating successful ones and the necessity to avoid emulating the trending of successful projects. The event will highlight the main factors that contribute to the success of business such as planning, passion, know-how and knowledge. Selecting the field, category and line of business of projects should be based on studies rather than copying and replicating successful and profitable existing ones.

During the event, speakers will encourage and motivate Qatari entrepreneurs to select and hand-pick their own projects, based on sound economic feasibility study and according to the needs of the local market and not for the purpose of imitating or reproducing a popular idea regardless of the its nature. Each entrepreneur willing to enter the market must do thorough research and investigate according to his/her field and dig deep to study of project to ensure its success and improve the quality of services provided to ensure competition within the sector.

On this occasion, Reem Al-Sowaidi, General Manager of Bedaya Center, said,” the “shall I follow the trend / Alhabah projects” panel discussion aims to highlight the importance of careful selection of projects that fit the entrepreneurs and not to the existing successes, where each person has a unique way of thinking that must be exploited to become a distinctive idea leading to starting his/her project. This will ensure its progress and success, which will ultimately contribute to the national economy of the country.”

“We seek through the activity to draw the attention of entrepreneurs the need to avoid mimicking the successful projects currently being carried out and to find new ideas according to the needs of the Qatari market. " she concluded