The finance function

The finance function

Finance January 5, 2016

Fazeela Gopalani, Head of Education, Middle East, ACCA, looks at the latent resource on your doorstep…

Read more
The quest for liquidity

The quest for liquidity

Finance November 30, 2015

How liquid is your business? Liquidity is the only real test of your ability to pay bills, retain staff, provide goods and services and ultimately keep the business together. Balance sheet figures such as revenue and profit are merely theoretical – can you pay your way or will you... Read more
Join the crowd

Join the crowd

Finance November 30, 2015

Online funding platforms have transformed the ability of a start-up or growth-hungry business to attract finance.

Read more
Behind the money – SME funding

We provide further assistance to potential SME borrowers that are looking to request finance from their bankers…

Read more
On the money: SME finance
Recent surveys have made it clear that the number of SMEs in the UAE that receive financing from banks is far below international norms. Whilst this may partially reflect entrepreneurs’ willingness to finance their businesses entirely from their own resources, it is also crucial that company owners and banks... Read more
Financial planning: Preparing for Qs 3 & 4

Are you well-placed to make the most of this key time and deliver ahead of the year’s forecasts? SME Advisor looks at the ‘strategies for excellence’ that effective businesses will need to implement…

Read more
The start-up challenge

Where is the money to start your business going to come from? We look at the classic start-up challenge…

Read more
The UAE Ministry of Economy, through its Foreign Trade Policies Department, organised a technical workshop on the challenges facing foreign trade and investment. The event highlighted the latest international development trends and raised awareness about the UAE’s commercial competitiveness in regional and international markets. Held at Conrad Hotel, Dubai, it... Read more
SME Beyond Borders is all set to make history again – this time in the fortuitous setting of Oman. This will be the first occasion addressing the full spectrum of challenges and opportunities within the SME sector. In the following feature, we give you a preview of this world-class... Read more
Definitely digital?
When it comes to the new technology, are you online, on-board and on-the-money – or simply hoping for the best?  Can you count all the reasons why an SME in today’s world needs to be fully to speed with its digitization strategies? As well as all the factors like... Read more