Tesla: Charging into the Middle East
Elon Musk’s announcement officially introducing Tesla’s zero-emission e-car Models S and X to Dubai is all the rage this week. But why all the hoopla? The Tesla is by no means an easy buy at an estimated price tag of AED 275,000 for the sedan version and AED 344,000... Read more
New health plans launched for SMEs
Oman Insurance Company (OIC) and Bupa Global unveiled a new range of tiered international private medical insurance (IPMI) plans, catered specifically to the needs of SMEs in Dubai. The new products are a result of extensive customer research, which revealed SMEs in the UAE want more flexible products with more... Read more
VAT and your business in 2017

How can SMEs prepare for VAT implementation?

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Closing the gap: cash management and your business
Cash is the ultimate SME dream and we have offered advice on several different ways to liberate your business cash flow. In the following feature, however, we speak to Hariraj Subramanian, Executive Director and Head of Cash Product Management at National Bank of Abu Dhabi, and present to you... Read more
On the fast track: Hyperloop
Wolfgang Lehmacher, Head of Supply Chain and Transport Industries, World Economic Forum, comments on one of the most ambitious and disruptive projects the industry has ever seen… Imagine if it only took a day for products to travel over land from China to Germany. It could soon be a... Read more
Dubai Industrial Strategy – The path ahead

Dubai Industrial Strategy 2030 is a key initiative catalysing the transition towards more sustainable economic growth. After its recent unveiling, we look ahead to the opportunities it presents.

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Manufacturing a great SME
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
US Elections 2016: victory for Trump
The most divisive presidential election in the history of the USA has finally come to a close with Donald J. Trump emerging victorious. Experts from all across the globe shared their mixed feelings of the result. Tara Golshan said in her post on Vox.com: “It was an unexpected outcome... Read more
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Featured November 1, 2016

Asam Khan changed the way the steel industry tracks and monitors its inventory forever when he launched Exponent. In an exclusive with SME Advisor, he opens up about his journey so far… Asam belongs to a cohort of entrepreneurs who believe they can address a largely unnoticed problem using... Read more
Numero Uno – One Business Centre DMCC
Ryan Kuchel explains why his plush offices are poised to drive innovation – notably in the serviced offices space… We have heard two words a lot in our interactions with over 50 SMEs in the past six months: profitability and simplicity. There’s nothing better than a business that provides... Read more