Starting up abroad is an exciting experience according to Hadi and to all those who are aspiring to do the same, he suggests: “Don’t complain, contribute! We’re living an extraordinary revolution at all levels, be part of it. Failure isn’t a fatality, it’s an incredible learning experience.” Keefak is an app that teaches you Levantine Arabic and counts 70 000 users worldwide
“I first worked as kitchen porter” he recalls, “then I was a newspaper boy for the Evening Standard in supermarkets, and later a cleaner. Eventually I was tired of eating always the cheapest food and spending everything I earned in bills, so I decided to become an entrepreneur.”
Roland Ruff is Hungarian and in 2009 with another fellow Hungarian, they opened Eadessopedala, Rome’s first bike courier service. Within two or three hours they deliver pretty much anything you need via a bicycle. Their clients range from high end lawyers and notaries to old ladies who can’t make it to the pharmacy to collect medecine. They will deliver your food, agricultural products directly from the producer, your keys, your daughter’s favorite doll she forgot in school.
‘If you are foreigner and successful, you gain more recognition’ Ana Freccia, CEO, Your House…
Ana says that learning the law of the country is the trickiest thing. However, she adds that, “Generally speaking, this city is amazing in terms of opportunities, support, and networking. Also, if you are foreigner and successful, you gain more recognition than the average because people know it’s hard to start up in a country that is not yours.”
Why starting up in Lebanon can help you do business in Europe (and the world)
The Circular 331 by the Central Bank of Lebanon announces the allocation of a $500 million fund to boost the Lebanese economy through entrepreneurship and create a fertile environment for start ups and small businesses. There are several reasons why this is very interesting news.
Her dream was to become a financial broker, now she is redefining Italian identities through hair…
“While growing up, I’ve never questioned my Italian identity. But with the time I realised that not everybody around me thought the same: they still considered me an ‘immigrant’, a ‘foreigner’” she says. Moreover, Evelyne also started coming to term with the stereotypes of beauty she grew up with, which did not match her body. “I did not have straight long hair and my size was bigger than the average around me” she tells us.
From ex-Yugoslavia to a not yet multi-ethnic Germany to starting up at the peak of economic crisis
“If Jimi Hendrix hadn’t played guitar with his teeth or behind his back, he wouldn’t be Jimi Hendrix. Doing things the hard way help you learn the meaning of good work because that’s the only means to get your business going and be successful.”
“Cucula offers a one year training program, as well as the opportunity to learn German language and useful knowledge to settle in this country. Although it is necessary for the trainees to like to work with wood, the aim is to develop customised career perspectives for each of them, be it a mechanic, an economist, a designer or a carpenter . Our intention is to find and create opportunities”
The yogurt enterprise started with €30 which dreams of becoming a cultural and economic bridge with…
For the Founders of Barikamà the still quietness of Casale di Martignano — less than 40km from Rome — is the next chapter after the notorious Rosarno revolt, which in 2010 denounced a sad reality of racism and exploitation in southern Italy.
Dark Leafy Greens are one of the most nutritious, inexpensive and easy to cook real foods! You can almost always find leafy greens like Kale, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Collards and more at most Farmers Markets. Here's how to cook leafy greens along with some nutrition facts...
Great article on the benefits of joining a CSA. CSAs (community supported agriculture programs) provide a direct link between local farmers and consumers by allowing members to purchase a share of a farmer’s crop before it’s produced each season. You can find one in your area here... http://www.localharvest.org/
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