The Learning Curve Podcast - THE Podcast for Women Entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa Region: Nicholla caught up with Sarah via skype. She is a professional writer & storyteller who is passionate about helping entrepreneur. She's a regular 'Huffington Post' Contributors. One of her favourite blogs generated 8.2K Facebook Likes and over 5K retweets on Twitter. She's also been published in The Ages, The Business Woman Media, Rare Birds, Women in Focus, Blog Society and so on. She specialises in working with entrepreneurs who are driven by a bigger vision than themselves by helping them to tell their stories and change lives.
Ok this isn't an episode about Ghosts, goblins and Halloween this is about the subject of Ghost writing. Sarah refers to being a ghost-writer as someone who is your 'invisible pen'. Someone who you help you achieve your content strategy goals. Someone who 'gets' your passion and can package up your ideas and your key bullet points into an eloquent way that might be more difficult for you to achieve if you are time deficient, writing isn't your forte or even your English is your second language. In this interview we discover the real truths behind ghost writing, What they can do for you and what are the advantages of using them. Go Sarah........... :)
The Learning Curve Podcast - THE Podcast for Women Entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa Region: We sat down with Manar Al Hinai who is award winning Emirati Writer and Communications Consultant from Abu Dhabi. She is the Founder of 'Move' Consultancy and has found her niche in bringing together international tastes with local culture through the medium she has loved since a child.
Manar and I were keen to get started as this was our first podcast together and her first podcast episode ever. She's a young dynamic women with great energy and know how. She's a firm believer in staying focused and being excellent and one or two things. And this attitude has been reflected in the awards and accolades she has received. In 2011 she was the Arab Woman of the Year in Abu Dhabi. In 2012 & 2014 she was included in the 100 most inspiring individuals in the UAE. She's a women on a mission. This is her interview.
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Earlier this year I interview Laura Holland, a Dubai based Entrepreneur specialising in nutrition, holistic weight loss & a Well Being Coach. I had read her article in the National , here in Abu Dhabi and wondered if she could elaborate a bit more on her 6 reason's why you might be struggling to lose weight. I to have had an ongoing weight battle. I consider myself relatively fit but I wasn't losing weight so I wanted to explore this further using this article as a bouncing board. That is what we did in this podcast. Have a listen.
The questions I asked her can be found on our website
The Learning Curve Podcast - THE Podcast for Women Entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa Region: We sat down with Ludmilla Figueiredo, Head of Business Development for Eureeca to find out more about the concept of Crowd Investing and how Investors and business could benefit from this innovative funding strategy.
How would you like to take your business to the next level? As an entrepreneur have you ever thought about Crowdinvesting? As an investor, looking for opportunities have you ever thought about crowd investing? What is crowdinvesting? Its a process where by businesses raise capital to expand and grow from a crowd of investors in exchange for shares in the business. Nicholla sat down with Ludmilla to find out more about this concept. We explored the opportunity for both businesses and investors and how both parties could benefit from Eureeca's funding strategy.
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The Learning Curve Podcast - THE Podcast for Women Entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa Region: Meet Aline Kamakian - Owner of Fig Holding which has established: Mayrig, Batchig, Made by Mayrig, M Catering and K the kitchen. Re-capturing her grandmothers recipes she has carved a career spreading her Armenian heritage and the taste of Armenian food through the Armenian restaurant, Mayrig. She is also the co-Author of the book 'Armenian Food' and now she is working to Franchise her Armenian restaurant and take in Global.
Aline was a fantastic guest. She shared so much great advise learnt from her own entrepreneurial journey. I felt really quite privileged to be sat next to her hearing all this great information first hand.
She is the co - owner of the first Armenian restaurant in Lebanon and Dubai called Mayrig. Which means 'little mother' in Armenian. Her Dubai restaurant in in Downtown Dubai on the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard. She describes herself as a talker not a writer and is passionate about her Armenian Heritage and Armenian Food.
She's also made the short listed for the caterer awards 2015 . I hope she wins because someone like her leading a unique restaurant with her business acumen would be such a fantastic blend and inspiration for women out there that want to be restaurateurs like her.
Her first job was a financial consultants which she still does today and has a great success of this role too. It was a surprising role for a passionate foodie and cook but her story explains this journey too. She also written a book entitled Armenia Food. I was super excited as they day I interviewed her was my birthday and she kindly gave me a signed copy. How lucky am I?? :)
An action based person full of drive and ambitions, she has BIG plans to franchise her restaruant and share a bit of armenia with the world. Enjoy this interview.