For an SME, it’s not only the availability of high quality financial products that can make or break the business, but also the way in which they’re provided. You might be looking for an expert opinion, need fast access to FX services, or a quick turnaround on a business... Read more
Taking the lead

are you leading your SME to success – or just hoping for the best?

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Franchising in the Middle East

taking advantage of opportunity (carefully)

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Building Brand Qatar
Identifying an “untapped” resource in tourism, Qatar is laying the foundations to diversify from its carbon controlled economy. Support is strong as the largest operators from Hilton to Starwood, vie for prime positioning across the country but with huge increases in supply and a high concentration of corporate guests.... Read more
A record of achievement
The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) has rapidly become established as one of the leading dedicated trade hubs in the GCC, fulfilling the vision of its Executive Chairman, Ahmed Bin Sulayem – as well as having true ‘landmark’ status with its home in Almas Tower, one of the 10 highest buildings... Read more
Culture is an essential element in doing business and can impact the strategic direction of a company. In many ways it is different in every country and it evolves over time. Culture also affects various aspects of business such as management and decision-making, and other business functions from accounting... Read more

Associate Editor Zenifer Khaleel reviews this important financing strategy

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Rushika Bhatia presents a practical, relevant and hands-on guide with useful social media tips that you can apply into your business

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How Qatar-based dotcoms are a force to be reckoned with

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A surprising proportion of SMEs are in fact branch offices of much larger international businesses, running as independent profit centres and in day-to-day terms facing the same challenges as fully independent companies. The question is, how can they cope effectively with bringing staff across borders and maintaining identity and... Read more