Anthony Butler, CTO, IBM Cloud, MEA, shares compelling insights into the fast-growing cloud services business, and explains why the hybrid cloud is integral to business innovation. In what ways is cloud computing changing from a purely cost-based model to a driver of business innovation? Cloud began as a means... Read more
How will the new market dynamics shape the growth of this prolific economy? Will it move forward in smart, deliberate strides or be slowed down? Michael Spence, Professor of Economics, Stern School of Business, New York University, and Qian Wan, PhD Student in Political Economy, Renmin University, Beijing, provide... Read more
The prospect of the new UAE Bankruptcy Law has given existing and aspiring entrepreneurs fresh expectations. The new UAE Bankruptcy Law (Federal Law No. 9 of 2016) has put a spotlight on the treatment of companies in financial difficulties in the United Arab Emirates. It comes into force on... Read more
Our goal is not just to provide funds, but to prepare a generation of entrepreneurs!
His Excellency Abdul Baset Al Janahi, CEO, Dubai SME, talks policies in 2017 that will boost the SME economy, and highlights fundamental aspects of the prolific Mohammed Bin Rashid Fund for SMEs. What is your strategic vision for the growth of the sector? Supporting up and coming businesses is... Read more

Issue #133

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Issues December 5, 2016

Issue #130

Issues October 22, 2016

Numero Uno – One Business Centre DMCC
Ryan Kuchel explains why his plush offices are poised to drive innovation – notably in the serviced offices space… We have heard two words a lot in our interactions with over 50 SMEs in the past six months: profitability and simplicity. There’s nothing better than a business that provides... Read more
Renting property in Dubai: a minefield disarmed
Toby Young, Founder and Managing Director of, gives SME Advisor the inside scoop on how to avoid getting scammed when it comes to renting. The property market in the UAE, specifically Dubai, is like no other. No matter where in the world you are from, you’re likely to... Read more