All businesses, be they start-ups or established firms, need to keep thinking like entrepreneurs and continue to innovate – that’s according to Hanadi Jabado, the serial entrepreneur who will be delivering a lecture on the topic at University College Cork (UCC) tomorrow night and at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) on 15 October.
Currently an entrepreneur in residence at Judge Business School at Cambridge University, Jabado has founded businesses in several industries, including education, online retail and property. She is also the co-founder of Ecamb, a business accelerator that aims to help entrepreneurs succeed globally.
Tomorrow night, Jabado will be speaking at UCC as part of InterTradeIreland’s innovation programme. Meanwhile, she will also be speaking at QUB on 15 October.
Topics she will be covering in her lectures will include nurturing entrepreneurial behaviour and the challenges of managing entrepreneurial employees.
“All businesses, old and new, need to keep thinking like entrepreneurs. Established businesses can fall into a pattern of running ‘business as usual’, or even worse focusing on fire fighting problems. But continuing to innovate is key to ensuring a company grows,” said Jabado.