By Neil King
CEO of Crescent Enterprises and serial entrepreneur Badr Jafar will answer your questions on the start-up subjects that matter most to you
Every entrepreneur needs a helping hand. With so many aspects of business to untangle, understand, and master, expert advice is not simply a bonus – it’s essential.
With that in mind, Arabian Business has teamed up with one of the region’s most prominent and successful entrepreneurs and business leaders to give you invaluable one-on-one information and advice.
CEO of Crescent Enterprises and Emirati serial entrepreneur Badr Jafar is the host of the Arabian Business Entrepreneurs Clinic, answering your questions about the things that matter most to you.
As well as CEO of Crescent Enterprises, Jafar is also MD of the Crescent Group, President of Crescent Petroleum, founder of the UN’s Pearl Initiative, board member of Education for Employment, member of the Synergos Arab World Social Innovators Program Board of Governors, founding board member of Endeavour UAE, and much more.
Active in higher education, the arts, and countless entrepreneurial projects, Jafar is also a board member of the Young Presidents’ Organisation, was honoured as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, and is vice-Chair of their Global Council of Energy Security.
Whether it’s funding, licenses, staffing, or any other aspect of starting and maintaining your own business venture, Jafar will hand-pick some of the most common, confusing, and pressing queries to answer from our inbox every month.
The latest topic for the Entrepreneurs Clinic is ‘Navigating the law’. Go ahead and ask away by clicking the 'Submit a Question' link above, or clicking here to visit the Clinic.
First of all I thanks Badr Jafar for his time and help.
I wish to establish business in UAE , Kindly advise what type of business is better to start with initial step.
Sometimes I think the word "Entrepreneur" is misinterpreted. An Entrepreneur is someone who made it from the scratch himself with will, engagement and the power to achieve. I don't think it is someone who got well running businesses handed over from his father and just needed to adjust and improve the same while he was raised and growing inside of it... How do I advise someone if I did not made it myself from the scratch?
I am happy to learn from successful people and thank you upfront Mr. Jafar for sharing with us your experience.
I would like to know how to stay motivated and not to lose the focus.
Some great advice here, and even greater that people like Badr Jaffar are taking the time to respond to our burning questions. Of course it is not always easy to implement advice, and I would love to see a real entrepreneur academy setup in UAE so we could enrol and learn by doing.
you must delve deeper into Mr. Jafar's career and accomplishments before making such general comments, although i am sure there were no bad intentions behind them. But once you go deeper, you'll discover that majority of the other businesses and social enterprises launched by him were started from scratch. I should know because my professional affiliations with Badr Jafar has benefited immensely from his expertise, business acumen, and generosity. Keep up the good work Mr. Jafar.