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JADE W. DAGHER IS THE OWNER OF EXPAND. HE IS ALSO THE MANAGING DIRECTOR OF WIDE SARL FOR INCOME MANAGEMENT SERVICES.

He has over 14 years’ experience in banking, feasibility studies, and other financial planning services for individuals and small - and medium-sized businesses.

Jade has trained and operated in more than 12 countries in the MENA region and has acquired an outstanding experience dealing with more than 30 nationalities. Countries covered so far: Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, UAE (Dubai and Abu Dhabi), Kuwait, KSA (Riadh and Jeddah), Oman, Qatar, Iran, Egypt, Algeria and Cyprus. 

Over 500 clients have participated in training workshops which Jade has conducted for the past 9 years. His Sales Team Development Program, which he has been delivering since 2006, has helped his clients realize significant growth ratios.

Jade is the trainer for the Citi Foundation-funded Arab Women’s Entrepreneurship Project (AWEP). He is also a member of The Ideaz Prize’s panel of experts, a trainer and mentor for the Women Empowerment (WE) initiative at BLC bank, a judge for the “Grow my Business” competition, and a mentor for the Mowgli Foundation, and SME toolkit Initiative.

Jade has achieved several projects such as:

·        Initiated Saf7a Bayda a new CSR initiative supporting Lebanese women to start businesses from home in order to empower them economically and help them strengthen their family bonds. www.saf7a-bayda.com.

·       Training for Lebanese Reforestation Initiative with USAID for 7 Nurseries/15 people on personal development, business planning, sales and marketing and created different management and financial tools.

·       WAAD Income management and personal development training of trainers for 30 social workers who support couples in their crisis situations. A project adopted by Lebanese Churches in preparation for wedding and conflict resolution.

·        Microsoft-Build Your Business-Training of Trainers for 20 NGOs with IIE (Institute of International Education) to help them spread the know-how on how to support their beneficiaries start their own businesses.

  •     Welfare Association: soft skills – 15 sessions workshop for 15 young Palestinians on how to shape their own career. 2 groups already. And another program for entrepreneurial skills for a group of young entrepreneurs. 

  •      The Nawaya Network: training for refugees on entrepreneurial skills, business skills and employability skills. Several groups on different intervals. Project funded by Unicef. 

  •      Empowering Lebanese Entrepreneurs “ELE” - funded by MEPI: 16 days training for 2 groups of entrepreneurs to start their businesses in Lebanon. Each group consists of around 20 participants aged 25-40. The main purpose is to prepare their business plans. Modules covered were personal development, business planning, sales & customer service and management. 

  •      Moneysmart – by Eventa; a project funded by Byblos bank to empower youth enhance their financial literacy. The project was done in Beirut, Saida and Zahle for 2.5 days in each area, reaching almost 200 attendees. 9 modules were delivered; my role was in Smart Investing and Smart Business. 






With AMIDEAST (2010-2015):

·      Wrote 270 pages manual with practical tools for the Arab Women Entrepreneurs Program which was adapted to each of the following countries: Lebanon, UAE, Kuwait, Egypt and Morocco. 

·    Wrote all Amideast Entrepreneur Institute’s material for “Start Your Own Business”. This includes: all manuals, facilitator guide, PowerPoint presentations, agreements, feedback forms, online material and other related tools.

 

·     Starting a business workshop (5 consecutive years-16 workshops for an average number of 15 people each. The program is 15 sessions of 3 hours)


·     Growing a business workshop (Similar structure to Starting a business)

·     Arab Women Entrepreneurs Program (4 consecutive years. Training 20 women to start and grow their businesses. Each is program is 15 full days training, 6 months follow up and mentorship)

·     Bank of Beirut Boot Camp for youth (3 consecutive years, average 20 people each)

·     Cives Mundi-Palestinian refugees  (3 consecutive years, average 25 people each)

·      RET Liban training for Syrian refugees in Fih and Meryata for 20 people in each group. In the middle of the economic crisis: how to start a business, live decently, and how to get along with the Lebanese communities. 







 

  
  • Development of several businesses like Sohi Wa Sarih, Cre8mania, Legacy Builders (Naji Haddad), 4 like april, Altronix engineering, Beauty for men, Contact printing, Future Training Center (Jeddah, KSA), Lina’s and Dina’s Diet Center (Kuwait), Joseph Chalhoub Real Estate Development, Le Lien Systemique, Mindfield Solutions, SPI-Fitness Planet, Veer Boutique Hotel, World Travel Systems, Zed for Marble and Granite, and many other projects in Lebanon and the MENA region.
  • Established internal training academies for Metlife-Lions Agency, Amideast, ORCA Fashion and Welfare Association. Tasks include:

o   Create trainees manuals

o   Train the trainers on each topic

o   Give the trainers customized PowerPoint presentations and tools

o   Assign activities and strategic plans for the attendees

o   Create training guidebooks for each topic based on the client's operations

o   Create customized videos to stay in the training library

o   Automate feedback forms

o   Create online material


·    Several conferences and seminars held regarding the importance of entrepreneurship and sales in many exhibitions/events like:

o   Beirut Marathon in 2006

o   Horeca in 2007

o   Careers in 2008-2009

o   Business forum in 2010-2012

o   Global Entrepreneurship Week conferences & BDL Accelerate in 2013

o   CSR in Action 2014-2016

o   TEDx Azmi Street speaker 2015

o   Many yearly speeches for university students and LOYAC about personal development and cash flow improvement

o   Many yearly speeches for different NGOs such as Red Cross, Rotaract, Leo, JCI about personal development, goal setting and income management.

o   Mowgli UKLTH speech about SMART goals and KPIs -2016

o   Gulfood 2016 - Dubai (Food security and allocation of resources)

o   WAN-IFRA Training for the Women in Press in Jordan on Human Resources and Financial Management- 2016


     In March 2012, received a Certificate of Appreciation from The Cisco Entrepreneur Institute-AMIDEAST in the recognition for the dedication to the Institute and to the Lebanese Entrepreneurs. 


     Jade was a university teacher in Sales Management and Risk Management. 

     He founded the Business NET, a group with members from different entrepreneurial backgrounds focused on the joint development of a positive mental attitude and a productive business approach, and is a volunteer consultant for INJAZ (a member of Junior Achievement Worldwide).

     Jade became a certified Cisco Entrepreneur Institute facilitator after successfully completing the Institute Program Manager and Facilitator training in December 2010. He earned his Bachelor degree in banking and finance from Notre Dame University in Lebanon.


     He is also a fire walker; he attended the“Unleash the Power Within” with Anthony Robbins in London.

     Now Jade's mission is improving the standards of the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Lebanon and the region and building a bridge to cover the gap between the academic business world and the practical reality entrepreneurs are facing in these tough economics situations. Many conferences, kits and tools will be soon published in this regard. 


     Jade believes that no one was born great but everyone can EXPAND!

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