Italian Barista Café was launched recently under the auspicious of Mr. Khalifa bin Saeed Al Abri, Acting CEO of the Public Authority for SME Development. Managed and owned by Ismail Al Toobi, the café is one of the projects that have received support from Sharakah .
The café located in Al Mawalih, Al Mouj street, Ground floor of Al Thabit building. It offers a variety of choices for its customers in an enchanting atmosphere. Commenting on this occasion, Mr. Khalifa bin Saeed Al Abri said “The government places a great emphasis in developing the SME sector. Recently many initiatives were introduced by both the public and private sector. Indeed, SMEs play an important role in job creation and diversification.”
“Italian Barista Café has a seating facility of over thirty people to have a combination of Italian and American cuisine in addition to enjoying the finest types of Italian coffee that have been carefully selected to suit all tastes. It has inside and outside seating. We also offer take away and home delivery facilities. The menu has more than fifty food items that we invite our guests to try.” said Ismail Al Toobi, Founder and Owner.
Present at the launch ceremony Ms. Umaima Al Ghadani commented “Italian Barista Café is amongst the recent projects that have received support from Sharakah . Sharakah is keen on developing the SME market by providing financial as well as administrative support. We ensure the sustainability of these businesses by monitoring their performance and providing continuous guidance. We see that there is an upward trend towards entrepreneurship in Oman. Our objective is for these businesses to be sustainable.”
Sharakah aims to support more than 12 projects in 2014 with a targeted investment of Rials 720,000. New and existing businesses are welcomed to learn more about Sharakah ‘s services through the website. Indeed, Sharakah ‘s ultimate objective is to provide support to SMEs in Oman and help them grow nationally and regionally.
Sharakah is a Closed Joint Stock Company incorporated by the Royal Decree (76/98) to support the development of Small and Medium Enterprise’s (SME’s) in the Sultanate of Oman. It offers financial as well as administrative support.