Financial planning: Preparing for Qs 3 & 4

Are you well-placed to make the most of this key time and deliver ahead of the year’s forecasts? SME Advisor looks at the ‘strategies for excellence’ that effective businesses will need to implement…

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The start-up challenge
At a time when everyone is talking about the latest accelerator programmes and the best places to brainstorm and incubate your business ideas, let’s not forget the most important issue of all: where is the money to start your business going to come from? Unless you have a remarkably... Read more
Growth in a cooler climate
While nations such as the UAE, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia can remain relatively competitive in a time of lower oil prices, the deflationary impact on other GCC nations – and across the MENA region – will inevitably impact trading profiles for SME exporters. Senior Editor Paul Godfrey presents a... Read more

The red lights and green flags for SMEs to watch in 2015…

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Is the world your oyster, or speaking a language you don’t understand?

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Outside the box

Re-imagine your business with the power of Global Markets

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Roadmap for Growth
Via a series of ambitious support programmes, the UAE is committed not only to the growth of the SME sector as such, but to helping individual businesses develop to the maximum extent. The reality is that growth in this sector makes good commercial sense – and it’s a goal... Read more
For an SME, it’s not only the availability of high quality financial products that can make or break the business, but also the way in which they’re provided. You might be looking for an expert opinion, need fast access to FX services, or a quick turnaround on a business... Read more

Paul Godfrey spoke to National Bank of Abu Dhabi about the major financial instruments that can add to a CEO’s peace of mind – and supercharge business performance and opportunity

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It’s a commercial reality that the majority of businesses will benefit from an injection of capital at some time in their life cycle – whether to seize fresh opportunities, develop new capabilities or reach fresh, rewarding markets. Plus, a company will find it easier to ‘wait out’ a challenging... Read more