OABC member Mr. Sadiq Al Lawati, local entrepreneur and restauranteur, took time out to chat over coffee with Omani entrepreneurs who are participants in the Wasel program @omifco_sme_prog.
The entrepreneurs all have existing restaurant and retail stores throughout Oman and are in the process of franchising in Oman and the GCC. As the franchisee of successful local venues such as Slider Station, Shaabestan, b&f diner and Haagen-Dazs, Mr. Al Lawati shared his insights and experience in the areas of demographic analysis and site selection, product development in Oman, and general franchisee-franchisor relations in Oman and the region.
The Wasel program is financed by the Oman India Fertilizer Company (OMIFCO) and is managed by OABC member firm, Inspired Solutions. The program targets existing Omani SMEs which are seeking growth capital and prepares them to become investment ready.