Etisalat’s Hello Business, “Pitch, Please!” proved to be the adrenaline-filled highlight of this year’s glittering SME Beyond Borders… Imagine this: you get a chance to present your business idea to the CEO of the most powerful venture capital business in the country. You’ve got three minutes (not a second... Read more
Inside SME Beyond Borders 2016

Building on last years success, SME Beyond Borders returned to the UAE for its finest gathering. The interactive conference was held in Dubai on Thursday 27 October 2016 at Atlantis, The Palm ? hosted by CPI Business, presented by the National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) and co-curated by Etisalat. The landmark forum attracted over 1500 entrepreneurs, investors and business leaders from across the GCC and addressed a wide range of topics from SME funding, innovation, the role of social enterprises to gender equality in the workplace.

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Renting property in Dubai: a minefield disarmed
Toby Young, Founder and Managing Director of Propertyrights.ae, 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
A golden PR flop

A golden PR flop

News August 22, 2016

Gold’s Gym is feeling the heat from haters after one of its Egyptian franchise’s posted a body-shaming ad online. Fit for business? It would seem not. It’s a direct rip-off of an ad for body-shaping underwear from 1967. Clearly, that’s where Gold’s Gym is at. Earlier this week Gold’s... Read more
It’s a match!

It’s a match!

News August 11, 2016

Connecting with the right person in the Middle East’s media industry is often a mission. The Media Network think they have the solution with their selective, streamlined platform.

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Walmart’s $3.3bn acquisition

The retail giant looks to reinforce its position in the online retail market and take on its competitors.

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E-commerce at crossroads
SME Advisor presents the following outlook by Ronaldo Mouchawar the man at the helm of the region’s most successful e-commerce site Souq.com. With high GDP per capita and the highest smartphone penetration rate in the world, the Middle East represents one of the fastest growing e-commerce markets globally –... Read more
Etisalat’s New Business Ultimate

SME Advisor explores different facets of the solution and highlights the key opportunities it presents to SMBs…

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Dubai’s new law on Public-Private Parnterships

Dubai’s new PPP law signals a clear statement of Dubai’s intent to use private sector finance and expertise to help meet its future infrastructure needs

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Dubai SME’s 2016 agenda

Essam Disi, Director – Strategy and Policy, on Dubai SME’s fresh initiatives to help SMEs in the New Year

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