Khazzan Project for SME Development 1

Khazzan Annual Entrepreneurship Competition Project
Beneficiaries:
10 to 20 SMEs
Program Brief:
Producing a YouTube series of 10 student companies competing in an entrepreneurship
competition. The series will highlight the members of each group who represent different colleges
across the Sultanate. The series will consist of 15 episodes aired over social media, each episode is
10 minutes long.
The episodes will highlight all the process the student undergo from (market research, idea
identification, assigning roles of each member, business planning, financial planning, marketing and
the sales pitch they will deliver at the end). The series will highlight some of the meetings the
students groups will have with potential clients trying to sell their product/services.

Khazzan Business Mentoring and Development for Small Enterprises
Beneficiaries:
Researching more than 1,100 Individuals
Program Brief:
Assessing the skills and capabilities of 500 entrepreneurs from all over the Sultanate, create an
online assessment tool, create an abridged version of the tool for smart phone, asses further 10,000
students from grades 10 & 11 

Growth Finance and Access to Market Project
Beneficiaries:
30 SME`s from Ad Dakhiliya and Ad Dhahira governorates
Program Brief:
Selecting, training, evaluating and mentoring 30 entrepreneurs from Ad Dakhiliya and Ad Dhahira governorates
to ensure at least 20 entrepreneurs would have viable business plans at the end of the development program.


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Willayat Izki, Governorate of Ad Dakhliyah

Type of Business

Sale and repair computers and mobile phone

Business Owner

Yaqoob Al Fadhal Al Ruqaishi

Business Brief

Yaqoob`s interest was in solving the technical issues and repairing phones and computers, so he works to develop his basic skills and open his own shop in 2014. The business is now providing IT services plus sale of new computers and smart mobile phones.

Benefits of Attending the Program:

Yaqoob has benefited from the training program especially he learned about:

• The importance of preparing of financial statements and budget.

• Branding and marketing plan.

• The importance of dealing with customers and provides maintenance services.

Usage of the Grant

BP grant was fully used in buying new stock of computers and smart mobile phones for the showroom.

Willyat Ibri, Governorate of Ad Dhahirah

Type of Business

Designing and printing work.

Business Owner

Shaiban Mohammed Al Shibani

Business Brief

Shiban succeeded in managing the project since 2012. His designing and printing services project was the only one in the area that is managed by Omani who seriously interacts with customers and listens to their suggestions and complaints. The business succeeded in meeting the huge demand.

Benefits of Attending the Program

Shaiban has benefited from the training program especially he learned about

• The importance of preparing of financial statements and budget.

• Branding and marketing plan.

• Using Microsoft Excel for accounts.

Usage of the Grant

Shiban believes in the need to work in order to fully implement the project`s vision altogether. He used the grant for:

• Furnishing new shop and the setup Lightings and electrical work.

• Purchasing new T-shirt printing machine and new machine molds.

• Purchasing stock materials for the workshop..

Willayat Nizwa, Governorate of Ad Dakhliyah

Type of Business

Wholesale of clothing, household, perfumes and cosmetics.

Business Owner

Salima Salam Al Shukaili

Business Brief

The business is one year old and provides many items like: Women`s clothing, colorful Sheela`s, Children`s clothing and shoes, selling perfumes and lotions, selling confectionary and sewing sets for newborns.

Benefits of Attending the Program

For Salima this is the first training program she attends, this helped her to learn:

• The importance of building her managerial skills.

• Having separated personal and business bank account.

• Using excel program to manage the monthly cash-flow.

• Preparing the budget and financial statements to manage the liquidity.

• How to deal with the customers.

• Branding and marketing.

Usage of the Grant

Salima used the grant to improve her current shop`s status by:

• Re-decorating the shop.

• Purchasing a cash machine for the shop.

• Purchasing new row materials.

Willayat BidBid, Governorate of Ad Dakhliyah

Type of Business

Sanad`s Office

Business Owner

Muna Abdullah Al Siyabi

Business Brief

The business was operational from 5 years. It provides Photocopying different documents, typing services such as research and letters, printing services and Transaction clearance from different governmental parties.

Benefits of Attending the Program:

Muna has benefited from the program especially she learned about:

• The importance of branding and marketing.

• The importance of budgeting and managing day to day accounts.

Usage of the Grant

Muna allocated the grant to purchase a map`s photocopier to cover the current demand. She Also paid rent, electricity, water bills and salaries.

Willayat BidBid, Governorate of Ad Dakhliyah

Type of Business

Sale and Rent of Wedding Dresses.

Business Owner

Eman Said Al-Siyabi

Business Brief

The business was incorporated in 2011. She rent out wedding dresses and parties or she sale tailor-made dresses as per customer requests. Her main target is women.

Benefits of Attending the Program

Eman values what she has learned from the program which includes:

• Learned great deal about the importance of Customer Care.

• Importance of Budgeting.

• Branding and Marketing.

• The ability to increase the level of the managerial skills.

Usage of the Grant

Eman intends to expand her showroom size and Re-decorate it as well buying new wedding dresses.

Willayat Al Swaiq , Governorate of Al Batinah North

Type of Business

Sale and Hiring Wedding Accessories for Men.

Business Owner

Mohammed Abdullah Al Jabri

Business Brief

Mohammed has started his business in 2007 after gaining 23 years` experience of work in Oman Royal Yacht dealing with high profile people. He used his knowledge of Omani tradition and Oman hospitality protocols to introduce his own designs of wedding items and gifts.

Benefits of Attending the Program

Mohammed benefited from the training program, he learns about:

• Brand identity.

• Financial and managing the daily accounts.

Usage of the Grant

Mohammed used the grant to purchase a high quality new 5 Saidi Khanjar and new 8 Saidi Swords. 

Willayat Al Burami, Governorate of Al Burami

Type of Business

Selling car`s auto parts

Business Owner

Ahmed Khalfan AL Mamari

Business Brief

Khairat Fida Trading was incorporated in 2010. Ahmed started the business after he left his job in Bahwan Auto motors spare parts department. Using his passion and knowledge helped him to run the business over the last 6 years.

Benefits of Attending the Program

Ahmad was seeking for the managerial and financial knowledge when her first registered in to the program. The program helped Ahmed to learn about:

Importance of Budgeting.

Managing day to day accounts and preparing the financials.

Dealing with customers.

Branding and Marketing.

ولاية البريمي، محافظة البريمي

نوع المشروع

بيع قطع غيار السيارات المستعملة

صاحب المشروع

أحمد بن خلفان المعمري

نبذة عن المشروع

بدأ أحمد في تأسيس شركة خيرات الفدا للتجارة في عام 2016م بعد أن ترك وظيفته في قسم قطع الغيار لشركة بهوان للسيارات، و استخدم شغفه ومعرفته لمزاولة العمل طيلة السنوات الست الماضية.

الاستفادة من البرنامج التدريبي

سجل أحمد في البرنامج التدريبي لحاجته إلى تعلم/ معرفة مهارات إدارة المشاريع والإدارة المالية، لذلك استطاع فهم:

أهمية إعداد الميزانية.

أهمية الإدارة اليومية للحسابات وإعداد كشف البيانات المالية.

التعامل مع الزبائن.

أهمية وجود العلامة التجارية وخطة التسويق.

استخدامات المنحة

قام أحمد بشراء المزيد من المخزون من قطع الغيار للسيارات للبيع

Ahmed used the grant to purchase more of spare parts materials to be as available stock at the shop.


 

Willayat Samail, Governorate of Ad Dakhliyah
 

Sanad`s Office providing Transactions clearance services.

Fawziya Juma Al Sulaimi

Intelligent letters to the smart card services was incorporated in 2009. Fawziya with her certified training courses and more than five years` experience in the field has managed day-to-day transactions. She was able to meet the demand of such services in Samail: Printing and Clearing the Ministry of Manpower, Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Oman, Ministry of Housing, Ministry of health, ROP, The Ministry of Municipalities and regional water resources, Print Messages, Photocopying and Thermal Packaging.

Benefits of Attending the Program

Fawziya values what she has learned from the program which includes:

  • Importance of Budgeting and preparing a monthly cash flow.
  • Branding, Marketing and customer care.
 

Fawziya was interested in expending her business and make it the most professional officers in terms of the services she provides. The new printing machinery has shifted the quality level of the pepper work.

Willayat Al Hamra, Governorate of Ad Dakhliyah
 

Kindergarten/Private School

Kadhiya Hamid Al Nabhani

Kadhiya worked very hard to build this school after she left her job as a school director. She rented her father house and took it as a challenge. Today her school is one of the best schools in the region.

Benefits of Attending the Program

Kadhiya values what she has learned from the program which includes:

  • Preparing monthly cash flow.
  • Importance of Budgeting
  • Branding and Marketing
 

Kadhiya intends to use the grant in order to constructed new classrooms for her school.


Willayat Nizwa, Governorate of Ad Dakhliyah

 

Hairdressing, facial massage and other beauty treatment for women.

Thuiba Ali Al-Ismaili

The business was incorporated in 2010 in order to provide Hairdressing, facial massage and other beauty treatment for women services. Thuiba is working by herself in the Salon along with two employees.

Benefits of Attending the Program

Thuiba values what she has learned from the program which includes:

  • Importance of Budgeting and preparing financial.
  • Managing day to day accounts.
  • Branding and Marketing.
 

Thuiba allocated the grant to purchase new skin light device for her Salon. 

Willayat Izki, Governorate of Ad Dakhliyah
 

Photographic studios and laboratory activates

Jamila Said Al Toobi

The business was Incorporate in 2015. Jamila is offering a photo-shooting and filming services for Filming different occasions in Ad Dakhliyah Governorate.

Benefits of Attending the Program

Jamila values what she has learned from the program about managing the daily accounts and using Microsoft Excel to prepare monthly cash flow.

Jamila allocated the Grant to be used for:

  • Re-decorating the Shop.
  • Purchasing a new printer and lens.
  • Purchasing new Albums and photo frames.


Willayat Nizwa, Governorate of Ad Dakhliyah
 

Sale of traditional gifts and furniture.

Asma Musabah Al-Khaifi

Asrar Arraqi was incorporated in 2014 as a result of participating in "Sharikaty" competition that`s organized by Injaz Oman. Asma liked the Entrepreneurs` environment and the challenges and this push her to complete the establishment of her own company.

Benefits of Attending the Program

Asma appreciated the time she spent in the training, and sought to get the maximum benefit from the program. Especially about:

  • Day to day managerial tasks.
  • The importance preparing the financial statements and Accounts.
  • Budgeting.
  • Marketing and branding identity.
 

Asma allocated the grant to purchase different raw material from several places and countries.


Willayat Al Seeb, Governorate of Muscat
 

Sale of medical equipment

Said Salim Al-Rawahi

Arabian Medical Care was incorporated in 2012. Said started his business after he gained a very good knowledge about the medical suppliers from his previous job. Now he is managing the company with three employees.

Benefits of Attending the Program

Said values what he has learned from the program which includes:

  • Importance of Budgeting.
  • Branding identity and Marketing.
 

Said intends to purchase medical/ surgery items to be supplied to local clinics and pharmacies. 

Willayat Nizwa, Governorate of Ad Dakhliyah

Cattle and sheep, camels and live poultry trade.

Aliya Abdullah Al Nabhani

Aliya has started this business in 2012 as a family business to help her husband in covering the family expenses. But the project turned to be one of the main suppliers in Nizwa that provides slaughtered, fresh chickens using the Islamic way.

Benefits of Attending the Program

Aliya worked very hard to learn everything as this was her first training program, she also got benefited from the Individual counseling sessions. This increased her knowledge on:

  • Learned great deal about the importance of Customer Care.
  • Importance of Budgeting and having separate business and personal bank accounts.
  • Importance of using monthly cash flow and cash projections.
  • How to use excel program.
  • Improving her managerial skills.
  • Branding and Marketing.
 

Aliya used the Grant to purchase a new chicks, immunizations and vitamins used for them and the seed and sawdust to feed the chicks. 

Willayat Nizwa, Governorate of Ad Dakhliyah

Hairdressing, Facial massage and other beauty services.

Halima Mohammed Al Hadidi

Al Ibdaa Al Raqi Hairdressing and Beauty was incorporated in 2011. It provides most of the beauty services such like: provides skin cleaning, Peeling skin and, Skin treatment of all kinds, Hair relaxer, Hair treatment of all kinds, trading for the face and body, Moroccan Bath and Body Massage, Makeup and hairstyles for brides and Henna.

Benefits of Attending the Program

Halima appreciated the opportunity she had and allows her to learn more about:

  • How to understand her business needs and finds ways for expansion.
  • Building her managerial skills.
  • Importance of the financial and managing daily accounts.
  • Using excel program.
  • Marketing plan.
 

Halima did a total renovation inside the Saloon that includes:

  • Installation of new roof and tiles and a new attractive sign board
  • Adding new furniture, Chairs, tables and Washbasins.
  • Purchasing new steam machine and facial machine.
  • Purchasing new Make-up tools, cleaning tools, body lotion`s stock, facial masks and pigments stock.


Willayat Ibri, Governorate of Ad Dhahirah
 

Plastering, painting and gypsum decorating

Abdullah Said Al Aasmi

AL Arooba Farms Trading is produces all kind of gypsum decorating products windows frames, door frames, internal and external decoration for houses, offices and shops. The business covers the demand in Bahal and Nizwa region.

Benefits of Attending the Program

Abdullah learned a lot from the training program which includes:

  • Increased awareness about budget and daily financial follow-up transactions.
  • The importance of cashflow income and sales predication.
  • Branding and marketing.
 

Abdullah is expanding the business in expanding in terms of manpower and manufacturing capacity, this includes:

  • Purchasing of new design gypsum molds.
  • Re-decorating the new showroom.


Willayat Ibri, Governorate of Ad Dhahirah
 

Motor garage – Services

Abdullah Muslem Al Hinaai

The Garage was incorporated in 2011. When Abdullah believes that investing in a motor garage shop is best investment at the time especially number of cars is increasing and the demand for maintenance accordingly increases.

Benefits of Attending the Program

Abdullah learned a lot from the training program which includes:

  • How to expand the existing business and create more job opportunities.
  • Importance of Budgeting and manage daily accounts.
  • Branding and Marketing.
  • Individual counseling helped him to put an expansion plan.
 

Abdullah has focused from the beginning to use the grant to implement the expansion plan on which includes expansion in term of space and services provided. He utilizes the money to pay the contractor who executes the expansion and to purchases the building material.

Willayat Nizwa, Governorate of Ad Dakhliyah
 
 

Beauty Saloon – Services

Khadija Salim Al Sabahi

The Beauty Saloon was incorporated in 2014. Khadija put a lot of effort in order to start the business and offers a unique services and good quality to her customer.

Benefits of Attending the Program

Khadija appreciated the time she spent it in the program. Her learning experience has improved after the Individual counseling and visits. Also, she learned about:

  • How to deal with customers.
  • The importance of branding and using the new media.
  • Managing the daily accounts using Microsoft Excel.
 

Khadija used the grant to do false ceiling for the saloon, re-painting and re-doing Gypsum in order to help her increase her sales fingers by attracting more customers to an elegant place and be satisfied from the service.

 offers exceptional services to the customers and increase saloon`s monthly sales.

Willayat Bahla, Governorate of Ad Dakhliyah
 
 

Manufacturing of Aluminum workshop/ doors, windows, sun shade and kitchens – Manufacturing

Hilal Hamed Al Shereiqi

Atyaf Al-Hilal trading was incorporated in 2010. Hilal has 5 years` experience in providing such a on supporting activity to the construction sector.

Benefits of Attending the Program

Hilal values what he has learned from the program which includes:

  • The importance of budgeting.
  • Preparing financials statements.
  • Marketing.

Hilal intends to purchase a wood cutting Machine with its accessories plus more stock for the workshop. Also, he constructs the workshop shade to expand the working area.