Alizz Islamic Bank, OPAL organise a knowledge sharing session for SMEs

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Alizz Islamic Bank, in cooperation with the Omani Society for Petroleum Services (OPAL), organized a knowledge awareness on Financial inclusion & literacy for small & medium enterprises in the energy sector.

They were educated on the provisions and principles of Islamic Sharia and the correct methods & sequence of procedures starting from opening a corporate account to how to obtain financing.

The objective of the knowledge sharing session was to enhance the knowledge of the small and medium enterprises in this critical sector and raise awareness about the services provided by banks to this sector and the companies operating in it, and teach them skills that enable small and medium enterprises to grow, raise their competitive capabilities through innovative and sustainable programs with the aim of developing the individual and society, diversifying their sources of income and raising their contribution to the GDP.

The presentations also included how to prepare financial budgets and plan ahead, improve the cash cycle and cashflow, issuing invoices to customers on time, active follow-up, maintaining the appropriate credit limit, as well as the importance of developing emergency plans in the event of any defaults and how to avoid them.

They were taught how to enter new markets, access resources, innovation, and provide permanent job opportunities in line with Oman’s 2040 vision on the importance of supporting small and medium enterprises to be the main engine of the national economy. — Times of Oman

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