Inspiring young entrepreneur: Uday Singh
Entrepreneurs become what they are for several reasons and if you have faith in your dreams and ideas, then it’s never too early to start. Aparna Shivpuri Arya, got to know this and much more from Uday Singh, after he was recognised as an “inspiring young entrepreneur” by SME... Read more
Malware will expand by 23%  in 2012 to 90,000,000 samples, almost 17 million more than at the end of 2011, according to Bitdefender, a provider of innovative Internet security solutions. The data forms part of E-Threats Landscape Report, which looks ahead and the expected evolution of malware in social media networks... Read more
Business pin up: Bayt.com
After winning in the categories of Technology and online and Business Star of the Year at our Stars of Business Awards, 2011, we decided to take a closer look Bayt.com. Aparna Shivpuri Arya talks to the CEO, Rabea Ataya, about their best practices and what has been their recipe... Read more
Three types of companies are jockeying for position in emerging economies, seeking to capture the loyalty of billions of new consumers. The time has come for senior executives to take the plunge and override their hesitancies about the idea of joining the race for the global middle class market... Read more
Improvement on the agenda
In order to assess how the past quarter has been for businesses, SME Advisor Middle East, in conjunction with Tickbox Surveys Middle East, conducted a survey of its readers. The SME sector does not appear to be out of the woods according to the latest SME Performance Survey, which... Read more
Nahel.com: Hassle-free shopping
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
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