Manar Aburshaid | Entrepreneur

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Manar Aburshaid


Place of birth: Syria

Favourite dish:Quattro Formaggi Tagliatelle

Hobbies: I enjoy jogging once a week but enjoy most of my evenings reading and following world issues and articles.

Why did you join Refugees Forward?

Building a bigger network within in the Dutch business community has been my main goal since I came to the Netherlands. Refugees Forward will give me this chance in addition to guiding me through the complicated government rules and regulations needed to start a new business.

Could you tell us a bit about your background and what project you are going to be working on?

I have an American bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and have worked within the retail sector most of my life.
Since I came to Holland it was my passion to help hundreds of newcomers better integrate and build new careers. That’s why I decided to start a business that will offer our target group better integration by becoming economically dependent and building a new career in the Netherlands. De Randstad Bazaar is a multicultural weekend market that will give newcomers & people relying on social welfare a chance to start a retail business for minimal investment in location. It is a socially driven business focused on diversity & exclusivity for all.

Where do you see yourself in 2 years?

I would like seeing my concept become a successful business with a big social impact on the community as a whole.