There are signs of maturity in the social media market, as some users in certain segments are showing “social media fatigue”, according to a survey by Gartner, Inc. The survey reveals continued localisation of usage, whereby certain country-specific social characteristics dictate preferences. However, large global brands such as Facebook... Read more
s*uce: Funky fashion
We look at dynamic companies and entrepreneurs in the region, what makes them tick, and the buzz on their business. In a nutshell Name: Zayan Ghandour Designation: Co-owner, Creative Director and Head Buyer Company: s*uce Industry: Retail Date it was founded: February 2004 Number of employees: 25 – 50... Read more
Photobooth-ME: Say cheese!
We look at dynamic companies and entrepreneurs in the region, what makes them tick, and the buzz on their business. In a nutshell Name: Carolyn Deed Designation: Director Company: Photobooth-ME Subsidiary of: Blink FZE Industry: Events and entertainment Date it was founded: March 2011 Number of employees: under 25... Read more
SME Speak Survey: Annual Leave
SME Advisor Middle East, in conjunction with Tickbox Surveys Middle East, conducted a survey of its readers to find out their views on annual leave within their company. The aim of these monthly surveys is to provide a snapshot of the current practices in the market. Another important aspect... Read more
e-Home Automation, a member of Dubai SME, has launched an innovative “smart homes” product range. Dubai SME, has supported e-Home Automation through its launch and subsequent growth into an automation solutions provider in the Middle East. The new product range, supported by Intel Corporation, includes e-Home Controls Version 3,... Read more
In spite of the regional unrest and the continued global economic downturn, DIFC continues to grow as one of world’s top international financial centres. As of 31st June 2011, 813 active registered companies have a presence in DIFC (2010: 792), with 312 regulated and 409 non-regulated companies, and 92... Read more
Loco for coffee!
At a time when many are looking to switch industries or try something different, we bring you first person accounts of the lives of entrepreneurs or senior executives, outlining a typical day in their business. Who knows, maybe the perfect idea is waiting for you. Read on and get... Read more
Case study: Watch out, here she comes!
Cynthia Trench – Principal, Trench and Associates legal consultants – is witty, vivacious, charming, confident, quirky, intelligent, and not someone you mess with. There’s a reason she’s nicknamed “The Rottweiler”. Ketaki Banga chats with the first female expatriate licensed legal consultant in Dubai. The diminutive Cynthia Trench is a... Read more
Business in harmony
Tala Badri, Founder of the Centre of Musical Arts, is a woman on a mission. Her unassuming and modest manner is complemented by an underlying determination. A lover of music, this Emirati entrepreneur proves to Mike Byrne there is more than one definition of success. Looking at the list... Read more
The last year has seen half of companies in the Gulf successfully use social networks, blogs, microblogs and forums to win new business, says a new global survey from Regus. Regus found that 50% of firms in the Gulf were successfully winning new customers through business social networking activity.... Read more