liwwa: P2P Lending

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liwwa is a crowd investment platform born in the Middle East. The service was created by two Palestinian entrepreneurs, Ahmed Moor and Samer Atiani, who “decided to develop a way to use the power of the internet to work on the chronic unemployment and underdevelopment problems.” The platform is not your run of the mill […]

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August 12th, 2016

Reflections on Youth Entrepreneurship

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I’m Amer Yaghi (@AmerYaghi),  16-years old CEO and Co-Founder of AidMaid (www.aidmaid.net/gallery.html).  I volunteered at Ruwwad (@RuwwadJo) in support of their community development initiatives at an under-privileged subdivision in Amman, Jabal Al-Natheef.   I held a workshop for young adults on entrepreneurship and its positive impact.  The workshop was held at Ruwwad’s (http://ruwwad.net/) buildings for 2-hours […]

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Tackling Unemployment Through Youth Entrepreneurship

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Young Entrepreneurs tell us that there is nothing more liberating than being your own boss and doing a job you love. It is hard work and a real rollercoaster ride, but if you have the willpower and determination to see things through, it may just be the best decision you ever make. Starting a business […]

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June 11th, 2016

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Want to Become an Overnight Success?

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Between media and its various components, from a 24-hour news cycle to social media, coupled with technology in general, we have created an “I want it now” society. We seek immediate gratification, as almost anything in the universe that we desire is just a quick mouse click away, and anyone we want to connect with […]

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May 25th, 2016

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Reflections on Raising Entrepreneurial Kids

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By:  Husam Yaghi First I must share upfront my motto regarding raising children: your kids are like a company that you own.  Run the company properly and see it flourish, manage it badly and watch it fail.  The key to growing a successful company is strategic planning, without it is like driving a car without […]

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May 5th, 2016

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Are Leaders Born or Made? What’s Coachable — and What’s Not.

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By Jack and Suzy Welch For some people, the question of whether leaders are born or made is truly intellectual – fodder for a good classroom or dinner party debate. But for people in front-line positions to hire, promote, and fire, the question, “Who has the right stuff to lead?” definitely has more urgency. Getting […]

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May 2nd, 2016

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Learning to Code Is Essential for Entrepreneurs

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  by:  Mike Wood (see link below for the full article) “You’re too young to understand.” “I’ll explain when you are older.” “Once you grow up you will realize the importance of XYZ.” Great advice from well…idiots. Never think that a child is too young to understand or learn. In fact, children are great problem […]

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April 17th, 2016

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How to value your startup

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by Johnny Matta, April 7, 2016 (via WAMDA.com)   Startup valuation has a direct impact on the founders’ remaining share in the company after each investment round, and it impacts the monies that the firm’s owners walk away with subsequent to an acquisition. Because the venture’s value also carries a strong weight when negotiating merger […]

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April 8th, 2016

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Entrepreneur Teens for Safer Neighborhood

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  AidMaid is a brilliant app because it avails personal safety and enforces values of community service, caring, helping, and becoming a watchdog all for the sake of personal safety and making our communities a safe place to live in.   In some neighborhoods around the world, you can be taking your life in your […]

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March 26th, 2016

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