Entrepreneurship

A first!

13 Mar, '067 Comments

I just sent a comprehensive quotation to a customer and strongly recommended that they do not buy what I quoted them! How about that? I fully believe that the customer is not always right. Most, in fact, are technologically challenged, and like children, they believe everything they hear from a “fast” salesman or from brochures […]

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Half a million dinars for a water spout!

Half a million dinars for a water spout!

27 Feb, '0624 Comments

Half a million! And not a single red fils for budding businessmen and their small businesses. Half a million! And businesses still have to finance the government to the rate of 5% on every project undertaken by way of that stupid “performance bond”. Half a million! And the government itself does not have any faith […]

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Selective snail-mail

14 Feb, '0612 Comments

As if anyone actually uses the decrepit Post Office in Bahrain… Well we do if we are absolutely forced, otherwise I have no problem of paying any of the courier companies multiples of what I would have been charged using the “services” of the post office. Why? Because to send a letter (invoice or whatever) […]

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Bahrain Chamber of Commerce member urges boycott of Danish goods

Bahrain Chamber of Commerce member urges boycott of Danish goods

7 Feb, '0650 Comments

I do not normally reproduce email threads here, in fact I cannot remember that I have done so before, but I thought that I have to share this particular exchange with a member of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry with you. It is an unfortunate situation which I had hoped that it would […]

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Light at the end of the tunnel

21 Dec, '051 Comment

Remember this? Well, leading businessmen had their inaugural meeting in which they announced the formation of their charity organisation and agreed on its objectives, which I am extremely happy to note is not just limited to traditional giving of alms, as the various charities and Islamist societies on the island have been doing for ages, […]

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