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Tejar Dubai participants launch two new business projects

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry initiative, Tejar Dubai entrepreneurship development programme, saw the launch of two new business projects, “Moz Flowers” and “Maktabi” by Emirati participants of the programme recently.

The “Moz Flower” project was launched in the presence of H.E. Abdul Rahman Saif Al Ghurair, Chairman, H.E. Hisham Al Shirawi, 2nd Vice-Chairman, Dubai Chamber, and Head of Tejar Dubai Selection Committee Panel, and Mr. Essa Al Zaabi, Senior Vice-President, Institutional Support Sector, Dubai Chamber, and General Coordinator of Tejar Dubai.

During the launch ceremony, H.E. Hisham Al Shirawi stated that the Tejar Dubai entrepreneurship development programme is headed in the right direction in nurturing the business ideas of young citizens and helping them to establish their own small-to-medium-sized businesses under its three key pillars of assess, assist and attain.

He further stressed that the training programme is directly contributing to the creation of business ideas due to the extensive on-site training, mentoring and business advice provided by experts in the field as well as the assistance provided in turning the participants’ business ideas into a reality.

H.E. Al Shirawi lauded the commitment of the two participants in launching their projects which involved a lot of hard work and efforts to implement them as they have set an example in integrating their business ideas with their work experience. These projects will go a long way in contributing to the economic boom of Dubai, he said.

The Moz Flowers shop is a new concept in the artificial and natural flowers arrangement and distribution in Dubai. It is environmentally-friendly and uses biodegradable material while the ambiance has a special section for reading books on flower arrangements with a cup of coffee.

On her part, Ms Moza Al Heraiz, Founder and Director, Moz Flowers, said that she came up with this idea which developed from a market study which showed a shortage of flower shops and their outmoded ways of operations.

Al Heraiz always wanted to create her own model of flower arrangement and to take it beyond the borders of the UAE as she also stresses on the importance of using eco-friendly products which she says will enhance her brand’s reputation among customers and the community.

She took the opportunity to thank the Tejar Dubai programme for providing her a firm footing through constant training, advice and support which encouraged her to take her first step in the world of business.

Hamad Eghdani, owner of the recently-launched “Maktabi” under Tejar Dubai informed that his office provides SMEs an opportunity to manage their business hassle-free as his business takes care of managing accounts and assets, human resources, contracts, stores, sales, customer service while helping companies to improve their management process and governance.

The Tejar Dubai initiative launched by Dubai Chamber offers a specialised programme and platform for youth to help them establish their own small-to-medium-sized businesses. With its commitment to the directives of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice-President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, which emphasises that entrepreneurship is the shortest route to a bright future, the training programme aims to find and train creative and commercially-minded youth to help them turn their business ideas into a reality.

Not only does the initiative provide youth with access to an extensive development programme, including classroom learning, on-site training, mentoring and business advice, but candidates also get networking opportunities with local and international business leaders and access to investment capital.