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Spreading Mentoring Culture across the Mediterranean

9:03 am in Entrepreneurship, General, Starting up by Nicolas Rouhana

In Greek mythology, king Odysseus placed his friend Mentor in charge of his son Telemachus when Odysseus left for the Trojan War. Because of Mentor’s relationship with Telemachus and practical plans for dealing personal dilemmas, the personal name Mentor has been adopted in English as a term meaning someone who imparts wisdom to and shares knowledge with a less experienced colleague.

Nowadays, mentoring has been recognized as a one of the pillars in entrepreneurship education. Different than a business advisor or consultant, a mentor is someone that cares more about the person than the business itself; so if the entrepreneur is doing fine, this surely reflects positively on his/her business.

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What Ever Happened to Business Ethics?

4:53 pm in Entrepreneurship, General by Tania Saba Mazraani

I lately had few interesting meetings, where participants were complaining about Business Ethics or lack of it thereof … in Lebanon. In their mind view, our business population is apparently ethically impaired.

Are we really so?

The Golden Rule is probably “don’t do unto others as you wouldn’t have them do unto you”.

Does this make sense? Entirely. Read the rest of this entry →

by EBJ

VCs Enter the Fray in Lebanon

4:06 pm in Berytech News, Entrepreneurship, Financing, General, Starting up by EBJ

The emergence of a local venture capital industry in Lebanon has come as a breath of fresh air for Lebanese entrepreneurs, writes Elie Boujaoude, Investment Manager at Berytech Fund.

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Why is Body Language Important?!

2:07 pm in Berytech News, Entrepreneurship, General by Tania Saba Mazraani


Most professionals are at least fairly equipped to communicate verbally. Since our first day of school and throughout our days at college or university, we are taught to read, analyze, use and manipulate words. But what about the nonverbal side of the equation? That unspoken language, those little nonverbal signals and hidden meanings that lurk behind and beyond speech. As an entrepreneur looking to succeed as an employer, a partner or potential supplier to your clients, achieving productivity and getting results in the workplace largely depends on the nonverbal messages you send to others and your ability to interpret these often mixed messages when you are on the receiving end.

Noticing the signals that people send out unconsciously with a move of their eye, hands or body, is a very useful social and business skill. If some of us can read it naturally and decipher it, some of us are still oblivious to these non-verbal clues. Fortunately, with a bit of alertness, you can learn to read body language.

If you want to know more about this exciting topic, join us on Thursday January 27 2011 from 9.00 AM to 12.00 PM in Berytech Technology & Health, Damascus Rd., 10th Floor, Beirut.

Startup Quotes!

2:26 am in General, Starting up by Boudy Nasrala

nice website for random start-up quotes from famous entrepreneurs 😉

This Christmas! Get some Tips for Entrepreneurs

11:40 am in Entrepreneurship, General, Starting up by Krystel Khalil

While meeting entrepreneurs, listening to their experiences, reading topics about entrepreneurship, I have gathered some useful tips that I wanted to share with individuals looking to startup their companies:

  • Be patient and ready to handle the challenges of a business
  • Plan well your idea on paper and be ready to explain it to others
  • Check all the resources available to you and make good use of them
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