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Local entrepreneurship

I have taken clients to radio stations for interviews but never actually been on the radio myself. Today for the first time I was invited by Mohammed al Awadhi aka @Wildpeeta (you haven't lived till you've tried his magic juice) to be part of a group of SMEs to help promote entrepreneurship not just in the community. I was honoured and delighted to be in the company of such dynamic, passionate young entrepreneurs like Moad Burkhash & Yasser Mastarihi of Contender MMA (mixed martial arts centre) on Twitter @contendermma ; Huda Serhan of Glow Skies (flying & floating paper lanterns) on Twitter @_hudz_ and @glowskies ; Al Joud Loota from Niftee (women and mens fashion design & graphic design) also on Twitter @NifteeAE . Jessica Swann did a fabulous job making us all feel so comfortable and shepherding us through the whole process, that before we realised it - two hours had flown past.

I was a bit lost not being able to tweet but we had so much to talk about - I felt we have just touched the tip of the iceberg and there is so much going on. I hope either we do or other SMEs get the opportunity to talk of their experiences and that there are people among the powers-that-be hear some of the very interesting experiences and make it easier for young entrepreneurs - whatever their nationality. I, for one, would love to see SMEs collaborate like we did today to share our experiences, help us grow. I think we would like to plot and plan and see it take root and grow. 

Maybe its time for another Social SME day. 

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