US expert lauds progress of SMEs in the Kingdom

Updated 03 February 2013
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US expert lauds progress of SMEs in the Kingdom

Michelle Messina, CEO of the international consulting and advisory firm Explora International, has commended the progress of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Saudi Arabia.
Speaking to Arab News after giving a lecture at Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry here yesterday, she said: “SMEs in the Kingdom are strong and making speedy growth.”
Messina emphasized the importance of SMEs in creating more jobs for Saudis. “SMEs have a good future in the Kingdom.”
She said she had visited Riyadh and Dhahran and met with a number of successful entrepreneurs. “I was amazed by their success,” she said.
Messina attributed the success of Saudi entrepreneurs to their leadership qualities and spirit of initiative.
“SMEs in the Kingdom will have a bright future thanks to the country’s strong economy and abundant investment opportunities,” she said.
SMEs in Saudi Arabia have the potential to be hugely successful if given proper the proper support in terms of intensive training and guidance.
“This will help them boost their businesses, strengthen the national economy and create more jobs for Saudis,” she said.
Messina is an entrepreneur, consultant, and a trainer on the topics of innovation, business acceleration, market readiness, technology commercialization, entrepreneurship and leadership.


Thunderstorms and winds expected in Saudi Arabia’s Al-Bahah region

Updated 21 April 2018
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Thunderstorms and winds expected in Saudi Arabia’s Al-Bahah region

  • Thunderstorms and surface winds will affect Al-Bahah until 18:00 Saudi Arabia Standard Time (SAST).

London: Saudi Arabia's General Authority for Meteorology and Environmental Protection stated on Saturday that the Al-Bahah region will experience thunderstorms and surface winds until 18:00 Saudi Arabia Standard Time (SAST).
Areas affected include Baljurashi, Al-Mandaq, and Al-Aqiq.
The Saudi General Directorate of Civil Defense advised people to stay away from valleys and streams, and to take the necessary precautions.