The company that I started, Sinai Maple, is nearing its third year anniversary. Because I’ve received so many questions regarding the name and how it was chosen, I thought that now is a good time to write about the importance of naming and branding.
The naming of any organization is one of the most importantRead More
Every year at “Ramadan Time” I get ready to observe it. Now that I am self employed, I lighten my schedule during this month of fasting. However, I remember many years of fasting while working in corporate Canada. I thought it might be an appropriate time to share some of my experiences with people who are in close contact with felloRead More
On September 19, 2014, the Chinese e-commerce giant, AliBaba Group, had the largest initial public offering in U.S. history. They raised $25 Billion! North American investors and consumers who were not familiar with Alibaba were taken by surprise regarding the sheer volume of e-commerce that the company does. Alibaba’s founder, Jack Ma, stRead More
For me, Product Management had a lot to do with entrepreneurship. Ever since I completed my MBA, and for most of my professional career, I’ve worked as a Product Manager for various semi-conductor companies. Over the last few weeks, I’ve been reflecting on how being a product manager assisted me in starting my own business,Read More
One day, a friend asked me, “why do you like politics if you like marketing this much? Are they related in any way?” This seemed like a strange question to me because in my mind, marketing and politics are closely linked. However, not everyone views it this way. I’ve always loved politics, not as a politician, but as an observeRead More
Warning! Yes! This is a Sales Pitch!
Have you ever been in a sales meeting where everything went smoothly with the client? You found it easy to build rapport, to connect; and in fact, you even predicted the client’s objections and were prepared to respond. It is likely that you came out of thatRead More
While working in corporate Canada, I noticed that project teams were assembled mainly according to technical skills and time availability. Nobody paid attention to the personality mix available or whether or not the team structure had a complementary balance of personalities.
Maybe some readers will wonRead More
For most of my working career, I had to commute and therefore I spent a lot of time driving. One summer, my daughter commuted with me as she had a summer position with the same company where I was employed. On our way to work one day she asked: “Why do you always take this winding road? It’s longer and slower. Why don&rsRead More
As a small business owner, and as part of a Hamilton Small Business panel, I was asked by Marc Skulnick, the Editor of the BIZ Hamilton magazine to answer the following question:
“What one piece of advice would you give to a small business owner that you wish somebody had given to you?”
Hoda KamelRead More
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