Air Miles Everywhere, a new initiative created by global loyalty provider Aimia, is a first-of-its kind opportunity within the region allowing small businesses to benefit from being part of a coalition loyalty scheme with over a million members. SMEs can now issue Air Miles to customers or business partners,... Read more
Three new social enterprise projects received special recognition at the Global Youth Forum (GYF) 2015.   The GYF was a two-day event that provided 120 students with the opportunity to discover, identify and grow their entrepreneurial skills, create global networks and discuss significant issues concerning their future and the society... Read more
  biz-group recently conducted an energising workshop, titled Design Thinker, at the Dubai SME’s headquarters. The workshop was attended by 30 participants and challenged them to think differently about solutions to specific business challenges. Providing people with the techniques to accelerate innovation in unpredictable business circumstances, Design Thinker is... Read more
The Tejar Dubai entrepreneurship development programme launched its seventh commercial project with the opening of the Gravity Calisthenics Gym at Al Quoz 3 in Dubai. The Gravity Calisthenics Gym business project was launched by HE Hesham Al Shirawi, 2nd Vice-Chairman, Dubai Chamber, and Head of Tejar Dubai Selection Committee Panel, in... Read more
Verne Harnish, globally known as the Growth Guy and the author of Mastering the Rockefeller Habits, is all set to return to Dubai for an exclusive workshop. The seminar on 27th May, 2015 at The H Hotel, will focus primarily on Scaling Up business growth. The workshop has benefited over... Read more
Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has successfully concluded a week-long visit to Beijing, elaborating on Dubai’s potential as a competitive global business destination and exploring investment opportunities with a view to strengthening the economic growth of both China and the UAE. As part of ‘Dubai Week in China’, DIFC... Read more

The power of CSR

News May 16, 2015

Findings from a new study in the UAE reveal that around three-quarters of residents are more likely to purchase from companies that actively contribute to the community. The research, commissioned by the social enterprise Consult and Coach for a Cause (C3) and conducted by the global market research company... Read more
Ninety-five percent of organisations that conduct long-range planning (five to 15 years) are more likely to outperform organisations that don’t plan ahead, according to Gartner’s 2015 survey of CEOs and senior business executives. Long-term strategic planning is a collaborative exercise for organisations’ senior management and directors, and the survey... Read more
The World Free Zones Organisation (World FZO), the multi-lateral, not-for-profit association for free zones, has announced Robert Koopman, Chief Economist at the World Trade Organisation (WTO), as a keynote speaker for its upcoming annual conference: “Free Zone Outlook International”.   The event, which brings together free zone representatives, multi-lateral... Read more
Dubai Smart Government Department (DSG) recently received an information security award in the category of “Best Information Security Program Implementation” in the field of Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) for online and Smartphone payment services (ePay and mPay). The award was given by the Gulf Information Security Expo... Read more