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The secret letters of history’s first-known businesswomen

Around 1870BC, in the city of Assur in northern Iraq, a woman called Ahaha uncovered a case of financial fraud.

Ahaha had invested in long-distance trade between Assur and the city of Kanesh in Turkey. She and other investors had pooled silver to finance a donkey caravan delivering tin and textiles to Kanesh, where the goods would be exchanged for more silver, generating a tidy profit. But Ahaha’s share of the profits seemed to have gone missing – possibly embezzled by one of her own brothers, Buzazu. So, she grabbed a reed stylus and clay tablet and scribbled a letter to another brother, Assur-mutappil, pleading for help:

Successful ICSB 63rd Annual Congress in Taiwan

Successful ICSB 63rd Annual Congress in Taiwan

Successful ICSB 63rd Annual Congress in Taiwan Jul 6, 2018 06 July  2018, Taipei - The International Council for Small Business (ICSB) held its 63rd Annual Congress in Taipei, Taiwan from June 26-29 that was attended by over 500 people. Every year, ICSB holds a...