Entrepreneur Hanan Kattan has created hair care brands, produced multi-award-winning feature films, and launched an online marketing company -- but she never expected to write a book. Her first publication 'Grow Your Profits - Online Marketing Secrets That Really Work' has just been released on Amazon, iBooks and all major platforms.
With her new book, Kattan aims to reach small and medium-sized business owners, with a focus on female entrepreneurs. 'Women are often under-served in the SEO and online marketing world but the number of female entrepreneurs is growing fast,' Kattan says. 'Our aim is to give them- and all entrepreneurs - a head start.'
She was inspired by her realisation that many smaller businesses plunge into online and offline marketing without taking the time to ask and answer key questions like 'Who is my ideal client?' and 'What niche could I fill that sets me apart from my competition?'
Kattan is co-founder of EBS Digital where a team of 300 experts in all aspects of online marketing, from ethical Search Engine Optimisation to E Commerce solutions, work to help small and medium-sized businesses go to the next level.
'Starting and growing a business is definitely high risk,' Hanan says. 'The statistics show the vast majority of small businesses fail within 3 to 5 years of starting. My aim with 'Grow Your Profits' was to show that following a few very simple, clear processes can help online marketing skyrocket your income instead of being a cost.'
The first section of the book gives a step-by-step roadmap to this process, condensed from the members-only site that Kattan also runs at http://www.EnlightenmentBusinessConsulting.com. As an independent movie producer, Kattan used these methods to garner 60 million hits on YouTube for her movies, I Can't Think Straight and The World Unseen, which were financed entirely by women and written and directed by her partner Shamim Sarif.
Kattan has not renounced the film world. Her latest feature The House of Tomorrow is just releasing at festivals worldwide, and she is also working on producing Russian-set love story, Despite the Falling Snow, based on the acclaimed novel by Shamim. Hanan is also a keen social entrepreneur and 10% of profits from EBS Digital and from the sale of Hanan's book 'Grow Your Profits' will be donated to charities focused on women and children via the Sarif-Kattan Foundation
Hanan Kattan Biography
A lifetime entrepreneur of Palestinian background, Hanan Kattan co-founded EBS Digital as an online marketing company that gives small businesses the tools for outstanding growth. It is the latest addition to her Enlightenment group of companies, which include film production, film sales, a record label and publishing arm.
Her previous businesses included creating her own hair care brand, Te Tao, that launched an entirely new category of 'premium mass' holistic hair products which Marie Claire magazine called 'beauty with a conscience.' Kattan grew the brand to $8 million turnover within two years.
She is also the producer of two feature films, The World Unseen and I Can't Think Straight, which have won over 30 awards between them. Her third feature, The House of Tomorrow, was inspired by the TEDxHolyLand conference that Hanan curated with her Israeli partner under her foundation, the Sarif-Kattan Foundation. 10% of profits from Enlightenment Business Solutions and from the sale of Hanan's book 'Grow Your Profits' are donated to charities focused on women and children via the Sarif-Kattan Foundation
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