Start Your Own Business Workshop

Our Start Your Own Business workshop provides the confidence that comes from thinking through all key factors necessary to ensure business growth and long-term success. We also connect you to a network of entrepreneurs, business leaders, and experts motivated to help you succeed.
SYOB workshop participants holding their certificates

This workshop is customized to empower people who want to launch a new business or who are already operating one in the MENA region. Successful business ownership needs more than a great idea, product or service. Business success also needs an entrepreneurial mindset, understanding strategic and business planning, finance and accounting, legal requirements, management, sales and marketing, as well as key success factors and avoidable mistakes.

Delivered by successful entrepreneurs from the region, this practical workshop will help you understand the entrepreneurship process and guide you as you develop your business concept and business plan.

Expected Outcomes

Start Your Own Business is a comprehensive and practical workshop on how to successfully start and run a business. You will learn to:

  • Develop the mindset and personal skills of a successful entrepreneur
  • Evaluate business potential
  • Write a business plan
  • Decide on a legal structure and register a business 
  • Identify funding sources and fund a business or business growth
  • Assess risk and feasibility
  • Plan strategically
  • Manage accounting and cash flow
  • Market and sell your services and products
  • Manage human resources

Benefit from

  • Entrepreneurship training delivered by a successful entrepreneur from the MENA region
  • Advice from guest speakers and business advisors who are regional entrepreneurs or experts
  • An online platform including complete workshop materials
  • Participant guides
  • Our network of other entrepreneurs, business leaders, and experts motivated  to help you succeed
  • Business template documents
  • Business videos
  • Ongoing individual support
  • Networking events
  • A central source to keep you informed about all entrepreneurship activities and support in Lebanon and the region
  • Power session trainings on topics you request


  • 15 weekly, facilitated workshop sessions of 3 hours each
  • Delivered by a successful entrepreneur from the MENA region
  • Complemented by an online platform with participant guides
  • Business experts to answer your questions
  • Business videos
Workshop Schedules
  • Schedule: September 30 - December 16, 2021 (Thursdays with the exception of two Tuesdays)

-  Limited partial scholarship funding only available for committed, serious entrepreneurs and for early bird registrations based in Lebanon.

-  Payment facilities available for early bird registrations

  • Deadline:

- Early Bird Registration Deadline: Friday, September 24, 2021

- Regular Registration Deadline: Tuesday, September 28, 2021

  • Location: Online sessions on Zoom complemented by Amideast’s Learning Management System

For more information about the “Start Your Own Business” workshop, please check out this flyer or contact us by email at or by phone at 01-989901 ext. 236