Developing Entrepreneurship in Tunisia

Developing Entrepreneurship in Tunisia

AAM partnered with Radio Mosaique FM to host a town hall discussion exploring ways to foster entrepreneurship among young Tunisians.

The event connected audiences in the coastal city of Sfax — a growing hub for entrepreneurship — and the industrial city of Zeghouan, to discuss the challenges and opportunities for young entrepreneurs in Tunisia today.

Young men and women entrepreneurs who participated in the town hall talked about the challenges they have faced starting a business in Tunisia, from raising capital to dealing with bureaucracy to the lack of professional skills and adequate training.

Faycel Zahar, who works with small businesses as a director at the National Agency for Employment and Independent Work – a department of Tunisia’s Ministry of Employment – discussed the qualities needed to be a successful as entrepreneur.