Tamkeen announced the launch of its Advisory Services, a new platform which provides advisory and consultancy services to businesses, job seekers and employees working in the private sector.
This comes as part of Tamkeen’s continuous efforts to support businesses and individuals across all stages of development.
Through this platform, Tamkeen will provide eligible business owners and individuals with relevant guidance and advisory services in collaboration with experts at no cost.
For businesses, Tamkeen’s Advisory Services will include business mentoring, which targets enterprises seeking direction and expert advice to improve and grow their businesses through long-term direct interaction with experienced mentors. Additionally, businesses requiring more focused and on spot advice will be able to avail business coaching services through the platform.
For individuals, Tamkeen’s Advisory Services platform will provide the opportunity to receive long-term career mentoring from industry veterans and professionals. Individuals who wish to receive general direction and guidance will be able to use the platform’s career coaching service. In addition, the platform will provide job seekers with internship and volunteering opportunities across various sectors in Bahrain.
Furthermore, the platform will provide all customers with the opportunity to build career or business-related connections, as well as provide online toolkits and guides that cover important entrepreneurial and career-related topics.
The pilot phase of the platform’s services will be implemented in partnership with specialist and experienced partners such as Global Shapers Manama Hub, Mowgli Foundation, a UK-headquartered mentoring organisation, the Entrepreneurs Organisation, a global peer to peer network of more than 11,000 influential business owners and the Bahrain Business Women Society, the largest network of business women in the Kingdom.
In addition to the expertise provided by partners, some of the advisory services offered through the platform will be provided by some of Tamkeen’s professionally trained and experienced staff.
Aside for business mentorship services, Tamkeen’s Advisory Services will be gradually made available to the public, as more details about the eligibility criteria and application processes will be announced in the near future.
Commenting on the announcement, Tamkeen’s Chairman and Acting Chief Executive, H.E Shaikh Mohammad Bin Essa Al Khalifa, said: “Tamkeen works continuously to create a supportive environment that helps enterprises and individuals grow and develop in the private sector. As part of this, it’s important that businesses and individuals are able to confidently make the right decisions to allow them to achieve their professional goals and aspirations. Through Tamkeen’s Advisory Services, these individuals and businesses will be able to tap into a wealth of information and expertise from industry veterans and experts, which will guide them towards the optimal path for growth and development.”
Rawwaf Alhasan, President of Entrepreneurs’ Organisation – Bahrain, also commented on the announcement: Since 1987, EO has been transforming the lives of the entrepreneurs who transform the world. As a global thought leader on entrepreneurship, EO plays an integral role in businesses, industries and the lives of leading entrepreneurs. EO was founded to help leading business owners on their path to greater professional success and personal fulfilment. EO is a global community that enriches members’ lives through dynamic peer-to-peer learning, once-in-a-lifetime experiences and connections to experts.”
From her side, Bahrain Business Women Society President, Ms. Ahlam Janahi, commented on the announcement: “The Bahrain Business Women Society prides itself in being the largest network of Bahraini business entrepreneurs in Bahrain. Since its founding, the advisory programme offered by the society has achieved one of its main goals of empowering member businesses, in addition to sharing of experience between members. It has proven extremely vital in allowing women business owners to grow and develop. With the launch of Tamkeen’s Advisory Services, we will be able to extend this knowledge and experience to more passionate Bahraini women.”
Dr. Ali Adnan Ibrahim, World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and Founding Curator of the Global Shapers – Manama Hub also commented on the announcement: “The Global Shapers community, an initiative by the World Economic Forum, has been instrumental in the success of many social entrepreneurship initiatives throughout the globe. Supporting and sharing of knowledge between the networks has been a key element for ensuring economic growth and development. As such, platforms such as Tamkeen’s Advisory Services will prove to be highly significant for Bahrain as it will be a key initiative that provides guidance and direction for Bahrainis looking for experience, jobs or scaling up their businesses.”