Practical Marketing for Startups and Small Businesses

Practical Marketing for Startups and Small Businesses with Abdallah AlNassrallah Are you struggling to reach your target audience? Do you have a limited marketing budget and are afraid of making mistakes or incurring losses? Incorporating the right marketing plan can be the turning point for your business. Marketing doesn’t have to cost an arm and…

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Startup Grind with Ali Abulhasan

Sponsored by Asnan Tower, NBK, the US Embassy, and Junkyard Ali Abulhasan is the co-founder and CEO of Tap. He founded Tap Payments to solve online payment problems in Kuwait and the region back in 2012. His passion for payments started as soon as he went cashless during his college days in the US carrying…

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Communication Workshop Series

Communication Series: 3 Workshops with Yousra Al-Madani This interactive series of communication workshops will enable working professionals to strengthen their work relationships, navigate conflicts in work environments, and become effective communicators.  Workshop 1: Communication in the Workplace Effective communication is a key component of success in the workplace.  The following are the learning outcomes of…

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Let Your Voice Be Heard

Let Your Voice Be Heard Start Your Own Podcast with Mohammed El Salloul, Co-founder & Editor of The Divan Podcast   Do you have a message to share with the world? Whether you’re a startup, an established company, a writer, marketer, musician, or reviewer, a podcast is a great platform to get your message out…

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The Evolution of Social Media

Last Monday, the President of Social Media Club Kuwait and active member of the Socialobby community – Hind Al Nahedh – joined us at Sirdab Lab to give a two hour seminar and panel discussion introducing social media to our more technical folks, and discussing current market trends.   The Origins   Social media marketing…

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Are Your Public Speaking Skills Holding You Back?

Are Your Public Speaking Skills Holding You Back?   Social anxiety, and the dread of public speaking, hold back many bright and brilliant would-be-entrepreneurs. They avoid social gatherings like the plague, or dodge conversations when they do attend. They keep putting off sharing their ideas beyond a small circle of family members and close friends.…

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Lessons from the World Economic Forum

Lessons from the World Economic Forum   I returned from Geneva last week, after attending the Annual Curators Meeting (ACM) of Global Shapers, an initiative by the World Economic Forum to promote local change for global impact. It was wonderful to meet so many driven and accomplished individuals, who had many insights and experiences to…

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Sirdab’s Trip to Space and Back

Sirdab’s Trip to Space and Back   Last Friday was like no other at Sirdab. For one thing, it was teeming with kids, and for another, we had a video call with a team of astronauts simulating a mission to Mars! It was fascinating to say the least. The astronauts were conducting experiments on a…

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A Practical Guide to Escaping Wannapreneurism

A Practical Guide to Escaping Wannapreneurism   I’ve been working on a productivity app for over 2 years now. And by “working” I mean I’ve been sketching out the idea, thinking about it, creating mockups, learning to code so I can prototype it, doing some more sketches, and thinking some more about it. I had…

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