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POSTED ON May 11, 2015, 1:08:06 am
To fulfil its goals and objectives, SouthBIC is organising orientation sessions for students to understand each major's job market. The first session took place on the 8th of May 2015 where more than 300 students attended to learn about the new career trends in Lebanon. The event covered several majors: Mechanical/Aeronautical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Forensic Sciences, Medical Social... more
POSTED ON April 2, 2015, 2:42:58 am
The final ceremony of Entrance to entrprise project was held at the chamber of commerce saida in the attendace of the private companies, local universities, and the students. SouthBIC and DPNA presented the importance of this center in creating a link between private companies and local universities and how such projects supports enterpreneurship. more
POSTED ON March 20, 2015, 3:28:46 am
Under the auspices of her excellency PM Mrs. Bahia Hariri, and in the presence of the Head of EU Delegation to the Lebanese Republic Mrs. Angelina Eichhorst, The MomPreneur Exhibition held at the Business Exhibition Center (CCIAS) was finally opened. more
On Saturday 14/3/2015, a training session was held at SouthBIC to all Mompreneur exhibitors. More than 55 trainee participated in this interactive training where they learned how to run their business, how to market their products, how to behave during exhibitions and how to manage their profits. more
SouthBIC's awareness meeting this time was with the IUT students. On Thursday 26/2/2015 the team has visited the IUT University in Sidon to share knowledge and information related to the services provided by the center to support fresh graduates. The presentation instructed by the director of SouthBIC, paved the way for students to be aware of how to become future fruitful entrepreneurs. Also the... more
POSTED ON February 21, 2015, 1:33:13 am
SouthBIC, CCIAS and the Federation of chambers arranged a DACUM Workshop for industrial mechanics. Five local companies in this field attended this workshop for two consecutive days. The purpose behind this workshop was to generate and establish a chart that clarifies the duties and tasks required for workers in the industrial mechanics section. Moreover, the workshop developed a lists that... more
POSTED ON February 20, 2015, 1:36:02 am
“Green Boost “ is a project initiated by  SouthBIC to encourage eco-friendly investments in Lebanon.It mainly addresses SMEs in the industry, agriculturals and services sector to start “going green “. By doing so not only they reduce costs, they even increase efficiency and help preserve nature and the environment. Any citizen, company and individual can participate... more
POSTED ON June 19, 2014, 4:12:17 am
 You all heard of the Innovative Projects Awards 2014 didn't you? If not then click here right away to know more! Know that you have an idea of what is IPA 2014, it's time to get to more information. That is why SouthBIC is organizing Roadshows. On June 19, 2014, we will be meeting you at the Islamic University in Tyre at 10:00AM for an information session. On June 21, 2014 meet us at... more
POSTED ON May 21, 2014, 12:16:53 pm
SouthBIC has organized a University Fair from April 8 until April 10 where 25 universities have participated to. Over 1049 students around South Lebanon have visited the event during which SouthBIC has carried out an awareness campaign on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The objective of the event was to help and guide the school students to choose their career path, since this subject... more
POSTED ON May 21, 2014, 11:42:07 am
As its usual practices in the world of business, Southbic has chosen 6 entrepreneurs for a study tour in Poland, Warsaw and Krakow. This study tour took place on April, and lasted for 6 days (1st till 6th of April). The main goal of this tour is to visit the leaders, founders and CEOs of startups and successful entreprises in the following fields: information technology, advances materials, new... more
POSTED ON May 19, 2014, 8:59:33 am
On the 15th of May, SouthBIC, with the collaboration of the Union of Arab Banks has organized a seminar under the title of: “The Importance of funding and modernizing SMEs, a strategic choice for economic and social development.” The seminar took place in the Chamber of Commerce in Saida with almost 180 attendants from banks and a multitude of SMEs. The key speakers in the event... more
POSTED ON May 19, 2014, 8:53:35 am
In order for SouthBIC to well fulfill our mission we should spread to other areas in South Lebanon. As SouthBIC not only targets people in Saida but its purpose is to expand its standards in innovation and business. On the 15th of April 2014, the inauguration of SouthBIC’s Tyre outreach took place under the patronage of the speaker of the house Nabih Berri. The inauguration was followed by... more
POSTED ON December 14, 2013, 11:03:50 am
Integrating Entrepreneurship programs and courses in college resulted in a massive progress within the business field. According to statistics, the number of colleges giving entrepreneurship courses went up to 20 times more in 2008 compared to the year 1985. Whether it should be tough in colleges or whether it is effective, are two questions that remain up to date. As for the concern... more
POSTED ON December 7, 2013, 10:21:56 am
On friday december 6th, ten incubated entrepreneurs have attended a training where they have learnt how to start a business and understand legal requirements related to their activities and type of companies. Attendees were able to learn and understand taxation and how taxes are applied to each type of company differently. The training covered different other arrays such as patenting and how... more
POSTED ON November 24, 2013, 12:48:47 pm
        Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), the international initiative that introduces entrepreneurship to young people in six continents took place in Lebanon this year in which South Business Innovation Center and DPNA took part in it on the 23rd of November, with an extensive schedule covering multiple areas of advantageous interest to young entrepreneurs,... more
Nowadays, youth unemployment has become a worldwide crisis, especially in the developing world. Could the process of identifying and starting a business venture, sourcing and organizing the required resources and taking risks therefore be the solution to this problem?  The discussion made over this subject however imposes various points whether entrepreneurship can be the light and guide... more
POSTED ON November 16, 2013, 12:30:42 am
On the 23rd of November, the South Business Innovation Center is taking part of the most interesting event of the year, participating in the Global Entrepreneurship Week 2013. With open workshops and meetings with exhibiters, a seminar about the opportunities and challenges facing entrepreneurs in South Lebanon, meetings with entrepreneurs that will share their experience and much more, you are... more
South Lebanon has witnessed the most important business inauguration event of the year organized by the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture in Saida and South Lebanon (CCIAS) in collaboration of the South Business Innovation Center (SouthBIC). The wait is over, the anticipation has reached fruition, and the AGRO-INVEST Business Exhibition Center was launched on the 18th of September... more
On the 25th of August, South Business Innovation Center (SouthBIC) was proud to welcome 24 applicants from South Lebanon, Beirut and Rachaya in a 12 hours training session. On the 25th of August, the Business Plan Training has started, assisting participants in the elaboration of their business growth ideas: Participants chose business ideas while setting up their objectives and ways to... more
On the 23rd of August, South Business Innovation Center hosted the first Startup Weekend in South Lebanon. Eight teams gathered and worked for 54 hours on an innovative idea they chose. The teams consisted of varied oriented youngsters, ranging from engineers, graphic or web designers to social media writers, integrating their technical and non-technical skills in order to complete the skeleton... more
On July 13, 2013 President of the Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture in Saida and South Lebanon (CCIAS) and President of the Federation of Tyr Municipalities signed the “South Business Innovation Center (SouthBIC) - Federation of Tyr Municipalities Memorandum of Understanding” (MOU) on supporting Entrepreneurs and promoting growth of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises... more
POSTED ON May 30, 2013, 1:23:43 am
AGRO-INVEST 2013 SouthBIC regrets to announce that the agro invest 2013 has been postponed due to current circumstances beyond our control. We apologize for any inconvenience caused. The new date is on 18 of August 2013. OVERVIEW Under the patronage of the European Union Ambassador Angelina Eichhorst, AGRO INVEST 2013 will be inaugurated on July 3rd, 2013 at BEC (Business Exhibitions Center... more
POSTED ON July 1, 2013, 1:45:41 am
SouthBIC held a meeting with the NGOs in Nabatieh, Over 30 NGOs representative attended the session. The director of SouthBIC presented the aim of the BIC and its services. In return, attendees showed high interest to collaborate with SouthBIC to assist existing MSMEs and potential entrepreneurs in achieving their business growth and improve their income. more
POSTED ON June 3, 2013, 3:27:55 am
In the process of sharing awareness and information associated with the services delivered by SouthBIC to provide fresh graduates; the team made a visit to the Lebanese International University in Saida. The presentation was informed by the director of the center which covered the way for students to be aware of how to become impending productive entrepreneurs. more
POSTED ON May 31, 2013, 12:59:21 am
In  a continuation of SouthBIC's awareness meetings, the team went to AUCE in Tyre to segment understanding and  material interrelated to the amenities delivered by SouthBIC to sustenance graduating students. The appearance was conveyed by the director of the center, and smoothed the way for fresh graduates to be conscious about the requirements to be successful entrepreneurs. more
SouthBIC held a meeting with the Union of Nabatieh Municipalities, 30 municipality presidents attended the reunion. The director of SouthBIC presented the aim of the BIC and its services. In return, attendees showed high interest to collaborate with SouthBIC to assist existing MSMEs and potential entrepreneurs in achieving their business growth and improve their income. more
POSTED ON May 22, 2013, 2:25:15 am
As part of SouthBIC's awareness meeting visits, the team has visited the Islamic University in Tyre to share knowledge and  information related to the services provided by the center to support fresh graduates. The presentation imparted by the director of SouthBIC, paved the way for students to be aware of how to become future fruitful entrepreneurs. more
POSTED ON May 22, 2013, 2:21:37 am
SouthBIC Team has visited USJ university in Saida to present the center's services area and how it can assist fresh graduates to realize their objectives. Moreover, a presentation was given by the SouthBIC Director to enlighten the students on how to be  successful entrepreneurs. more
POSTED ON August 3, 2012, 2:56:16 am
Following SouthBIC’s strategy of enhancing the competitiveness of MSMEs all over the South of Lebanon through further targeted support to promising entrepreneurs and selected clusters in the region, we are pleased to announce that as 16 of August 2012 we officially open our new outreach office in Nabatiyeh located at Traders association building, within walking distance of Nabatiyeh... more
POSTED ON May 16, 2013, 3:17:42 am
SouthBIC and CCIAS in collaboration with the "Al Baraka Bank" and Al Maraa al Arabiya TV, organized a special seminar within the program of economic dialogue, entitled: "Together for financing small and medium enterprises in Sidon and South" in the chamber’s hall. Some of the attendees were the CCIAS president Mohammad Saleh,  president of traders Association Sidon... more
POSTED ON August 3, 2012, 2:36:10 am
SouthBIC proudly announces a pioneer change in its building infrastructure that will accommodate the Business Exhibition Center in its midst with the intention to create a building and environs that can be used 365 days a year. The new development will support MSMEs and entrepreneurialism through greater networking opportunities. This endeavor is co-funded by the EU and is slated for... more
POSTED ON May 16, 2013, 1:48:23 am
SouthBIC Team has visited AUCE university in Nabatieh to introduce the center services and how it can help fresh graduates to achieve their goals. Also, a presentation was given by SouthBIC Director to illume the students on how to be a successful entrepreneurs. more
POSTED ON August 3, 2012, 2:57:39 am
Under the sponsorship of his Excellency minister of economy, Nicholas Nahhas, the ‘Agro-Food Development Center & Labs’ has officially set on track. The opening ceremony took place on the 26th of July in the Chamber of Commerce-Saida and was attended by key Agro-Food stakeholders. This state of the lab will aid in the development of the food industry in the region. The future... more
Training
With a team of experienced business advisers, SouthBIC provides practical hands-on training and...
Legal Clinic
A legal clinic for pre-start ups and even established SMEs will be held once a month on SouthBIC...
Mentoring Services
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Product Development and Quality
This service is designed for both start-ups and existing MSMEs to help them ensure that their...