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…

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The start-up challenge

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

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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
Growth in a cooler climate
While nations such as the UAE, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia can remain relatively competitive in a time of lower oil prices, the deflationary impact on other GCC nations – and across the MENA region – will inevitably impact trading profiles for SME exporters. Senior Editor Paul Godfrey presents a... Read more

Doing business in Abu Dhabi

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We met up with the dynamic team behind Milly Pack FZE – a growth-stage business that has successfully created a niche for itself in the market and is slowly making its way to the top…. The packaging industry is a thriving sector in the UAE. Which industries do you... Read more

Strengthening trade links

News February 1, 2015

Dubai Exports recently hosted a workshop in Alexandria to explore co-operation with the Egyptian Chambers of Commerce

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