The importance of research and business plans

Enthusiasm comes naturally in a start-up environment. While it is important to harness that gusto, basics such as really deep research and sensible business plans should not be ignored. Those were the wise words of Salahuddin Kasem Khan, Managing Director & CEO of A.K. Khan & Co. Ltd which is based in Bangladesh. There have … Read more

MOCAfest 2015: Alia Khan making a difference through fashion and charity

She’s cool, she’s suave, she’s full of heart. Alia Khan is one of the big hitters in Islamic fashion and in this intimate interview with Aquila Style, she reveals her motivations behind her business, the Islamic Fashion and Design Council (IFDC), women’s rights, hijab, the gradual fusion of cultures that is beginning to happen in Islamic fashion … Read more

Bridging Business to the Arts: Dubai dazzles in 2014 MOCAfest

The power of creative industries to enable economic empowerment and social enterprise was highlighted in Dubai last year when it hosted the 7th edition of MOCAfest (Marketplace of Creative Arts) at the Madinat Jumeirah from October 28 to 30, 2014. For the second year running, MOCAfellows – the World Islamic Economic Forum Foundation (WIEF) art … Read more