Having built his business from scratch, Chris Ferguson of Credence International knows the pains and pleasures of starting a new company all too well. Recently, the company crossed the all-important two-year SME milestone and is showing no signs of slowing down. We reached out to the seasoned entrepreneur and... Read more
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
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.
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
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
The retail giant looks to reinforce its position in the online retail market and take on its competitors.
SME Advisor explores different facets of the solution and highlights the key opportunities it presents to SMBs…
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