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Posted by webmaster on March 16, 2015

It gives me great pleasure to present to you a write-up (very kindly put together by brother Maisam-Reza Khaku) of our inaugural event held on Sunday 8th March 2015.  The event was held at the state-of-the-art Buckingham centre in Edgware and was oversubscribed, with over 75 guests in attendance. We were privileged to have with us talented and successful speakers in the form of Asad Hamir and Javed Kanani who delivered the workshop with great enthusiasm and zeal. To top it all off, the event acted as a great portal for like -minded individuals to network and share business ideas (over scrumptious snacks), where I’m sure a deal or two were brokered!

 

The success and demand for this event has paved the way for a series of such programmes to be held throughout the year. Please watch this space and sign up to our newsletter here so that you don’t miss out on our upcoming exciting ventures.

 

Before I sign off, I would like to sincerely thank our team of dedicated volunteers (on the day and behind the scenes) for pulling off this large-scale event extremely seamlessly.

 

With duas and thanks for your continued support,

 

Fazalabbas R. Fazel

SJ Business

 

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On a British spring Sunday afternoon, over 75 people made their way to WISE Academy in Buckingham Road, Edgware, to take part in SJ’s inaugural entrepreneurial event. This was the first event by the Stanmore Jaffery’s Business Society, in collaboration with Shia Professionals of London. I was lucky enough to book a ticket to the oversubscribed event and attended it not knowing what to expect. Few days prior to the event, we all received an email asking us to think about a business idea (no matter how ‘bad’) to discuss and possibly develop on the day.

 

The day kicked off with an intro from brother Fazalabbas Fazel (Head of SJ Business), who then gave the stage to brother Javed Kanani, who has a successful string of optometry outlets, and brother Asad Hamir who has a few successful enterprises under his belt.

 

Over the course of the day, we listened to the inspirational stories of our guest speakers, asked them for advice and ate food (meat pastries, pretzels, peanuts and brownies, all with tea/coffee and other soft drinks). We learnt a lot about exponential start-ups, the square circle, and personal development. This was also said in mind of being a servant of Allah (SWT) by exploring ethical issues e.g. are 3D printed meat burgers halal or not? Our main group activity was to develop our thought about business ideas in form of a business story (Business Model Canvassing), and groups were asked to pitch their story in front of the audience. Ideas included scented business cards, an online letting agency portal with a twist and an online entrepreneur platform.

 

We wrapped up with a Q&A session and a vote of thanks by brother Riyaz Dhalla (Head of SPL). Many participants stayed behind to ask further questions to our guest speakers, network, and meet new people.

 

From this event, I learnt that you are only limited by your thoughts, and that a good business starts with asking yourself ‘why’, rather than ‘how’. Hopefully, we will have more of such events in the future, Inshallah.

 

 

SJ Business Inaugral Event Entrepreneural Inspiration Workshop
SJ Business Inaugral Event Entrepreneural Inspiration Workshop
SJ Business Inaugral Event Entrepreneural Inspiration Workshop
SJ Business Inaugral Event Entrepreneural Inspiration Workshop
SJ Business Inaugral Event Entrepreneural Inspiration Workshop
SJ Business Inaugral Event Entrepreneural Inspiration Workshop
SJ Business Inaugral Event Entrepreneural Inspiration Workshop
SJ Business Inaugral Event Entrepreneural Inspiration Workshop
SJ Business Inaugral Event Entrepreneural Inspiration Workshop
SJ Business Inaugral Event Entrepreneural Inspiration Workshop
SJ Business Inaugral Event Entrepreneural Inspiration Workshop
SJ Business Inaugral Event Entrepreneural Inspiration Workshop
SJ Business Inaugral Event Entrepreneural Inspiration Workshop
SJ Business Inaugral Event Entrepreneural Inspiration Workshop
SJ Business Inaugral Event Entrepreneural Inspiration Workshop
SJ Business Inaugral Event Entrepreneural Inspiration Workshop
SJ Business Inaugral Event Entrepreneural Inspiration Workshop
SJ Business Inaugral Event Entrepreneural Inspiration Workshop
SJ Business Inaugral Event Entrepreneural Inspiration Workshop
SJ Business Inaugral Event Entrepreneural Inspiration Workshop
SJ Business Inaugral Event Entrepreneural Inspiration Workshop

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