With the cooperation of The American Corner in Duhok, BEAT’s business and startup consultant, Joma Mahmoud, conducted a three day workshop on 16th, 18th and 21st of September 2020. The title of the workshop was Ideas Lab, and it was designed to include three important topics of Marketing and Promotion, Business Model Canvas and Market Research.
The workshop was conducted online, and Zoom platform was the medium. The aim of the workshop was to support youth development in the region, and help them start their own businesses.
This workshop was conducted in Kurdish, Badini dialect, and the American Corner managed the logistics.
On March 10th and 11th, BEAT conducted two different workshops for two different groups of entrepreneurs in Erbil. Product Photography was the topic of the workshops. The aim of the workshop was to teach entrepreneurs how to take professional photos of their products with least costs. During the training, simple techniques and materials were used for taking photos of products, so the entrepreneurs could use in their marketing plans.
The workshop was conducted by Maria Johanna Fritz. Johanna has studied photography in Berlin, and he has worked with many companies to photograph their products. Now, she is a freelancer and entrepreneur who travels around the world and taking pictures.
The workshops aimed at two small groups of entrepreneurs, who participated at the workshops with their products. They also took some professional photos of their products, which they will use in their online marketing plan.
In February 22, 23, and 25th, BEAT conducted three different workshops for three different groups of people in Duhok. The title of the workshops were How to Develop Your Business Idea.
Rico Wendler, who is a German business owner and owns an insurance company, shared his own entrepreneurial experience. He mentioned his ups and downs and the challenged that would face every entrepreneur.
During the one-day event, the participants mentioned their business ideas and received supportive comments from the other participants. Meanwhile, Mr. Wendler shared his perspective to the participants ideas in hope of developing them. “Many of the young people have very creative business ideas that could work. They just need to remember to work hard,” Said Mr. Wendler. He added, “There are plenty of chances for new businesses in Kurdistan, and entrepreneurs should take this opportunity.”
At KGE’s office in Erbil, BEAT managed a workshop for ten young people, who had business ideas and wanted to start their own businesses.
The workshop focused on Market Research approaches, techniques, components and benefits. Participants were introduced to the need of market research when starting a new business, or expanding an existing one.
The workshop was a one-day event that took place on February 18th, 2020. “Future workshops on the same topic will be provided since people are unaware of the importance of the topic, and they are unfamiliar with the procedure,” said Alivo Mati. Alivo Mati, is BEAT projects well-trained business consultant, who supports entrepreneurs and business owners in making decisions in their businesses.
In a one-day event in Soran, BEAT conducted a workshop on February 18, 2020. The workshop focused on Market Research, its approaches and components.
With the participation of twenty-three young people, the training took place at the Go Center. The participants mostly had a business idea, and their drive for participating at the training was to know more about their products and services and to take right decisions.
Mohammed Qasim, BEAT projects business and startup consultant ran the workshop. He also provides face-to-face consultation sessions for startups in Soran.
On February 18th 2020, Jomaa Mahmoud conducted a workshop on Market Research in Duhok. The workshop hosted twelve people. During the one-day workshop, participants were introduced to what market research is, what its approaches are, and what the components are.
The workshop hosted young people who want to start their own business and need to research their idea. Market Research is a process and tool designed to help entrepreneurs or business owners evaluate the market, and then make right decisions.
Joma Mahmoud is BEAT Project’s business consultant, and he also provides face-to-face consultation sessions.
On December 22nd, 2019, BEAT conducted a one-day workshop on Business Idea Generation in Soran. Some young and bright minds enriched the workshop by being part of it and contributing to the discussions. The Workshop focused on the sources of business idea and techniques for coming up with a business idea. Most importantly, the characteristics of a successful business idea were identified.
On December 22nd, 2019, BEAT conducted a one-day workshop on Business Idea Generation in Erbil, KGE’s office. Some young and bright minds enriched the workshop by being part of it and contributing to the discussions. The Workshop focused on the sources of business idea and techniques for coming up with a business idea. Most importantly, the characteristics of a successful business idea were identified.