Dubai SME incentives, services hit record Dhs233.4m in 2023

Dubai SME boosts growth with over Dhs233m worth of support in 2023

The organisation facilitated the establishment of 2,937 new businesses and provided support services to 1,186 Emirati entrepreneurs

Niro Sivanathan of London Business School on building negotiation skills

Negotiation: What every entrepreneur should know to ace it

Niro Sivanathan, professor of organisational behaviour at London Business School, explains the dilution effect and shares tips to master negotiations

How the digital world has put ‘teenpreneurs’ on the map

Driven by their creativity and diverse perspectives, teenage entrepreneurs often find unconventional solutions to problems while challenging traditional norms

MAF fosters entrepreneurship with Launchpad X

Here’s how MAF is connecting MENA startups with global markets

The Launchpad X concept store is home to a diverse range of local brands that have displayed outstanding innovation and growth potential

New board formed for Abu Dhabi Businesswomen Council

New board formed for Abu Dhabi Businesswomen Council

The new board will have a mandate to help female entrepreneurs refine their skills, introduce them to laws and policies and help them leverage initiatives

Dubai's DMCC welcomes 15 companies through their impact scale-up programme

Dubai’s DMCC welcomes 15 companies through impact scale-up programme

The programme supports the growth of impact-driven businesses that align with the UN sustainable development goals

Sharjah Entrepreneurship Foundation 'Ruwad' registered 214 new projects in 2021

Sharjah Entrepreneurship Foundation ‘Ruwad’ registers 214 new projects in 2021

The value of financing approvals during 2021 amounted to more than Dhs2.6m

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Amazon backs Saudi entrepreneurs to establish logistics startups

The programme aims to establish more than 30 new startups and create hundreds of job opportunities during the first three years

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UAE, South Korea to jointly promote entrepreneurship and support SMEs

The entrepreneurship and SME sector accounts for 99 per cent of the total companies in South Korea, and 98.5 per cent of the private sector in the UAE

The most important element of tech entrepreneurial success

The formula for a profitable startup has vital factors that can either make or break the path, says Jaideep Dhanoa, co-founder and CEO of Fenix, and member of Entrepreneurs Organisation UAE Chapter

How One Global helps make day-to-day digital service payments more mobile

Our forward-thinking approach and business platforms are on the verge of disrupting the status quo for entrepreneurs, says Mohammed Al-Rashidi, executive chairman, One Global

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Google announces $10m fund to support Palestinian graduates, tech entrepreneurs

The new initiative builds Google’s existing work around skilling and career development

Voices from the top: Rola Abu Manneh, CEO, Standard Chartered UAE

Standard Chartered recently announced its Q3 results which demonstrated a return to top-line growth

How Abu Dhabi is beckoning global talent for its long-term future

The emirate’s growing favourability among tourists, families and investors can be attributed to its focus on inclusion, innovation and diversity

Cover story: Why Virtuzone’s executives believe startups must emulate UAE for long-term success

The UAE has meticulously crafted its position as a startup hub, and similar to any venture, the path to reach the top has not been easy. In an exclusive, business setup company Virtuzone’s leaders elaborate on why they are convinced by its proposition

How innovative entrepreneurs are seeking to change the world

The time is ripe for young entrepreneurs to innovative and bring about change

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Abu Dhabi’s Hub71 to endorse tech entrepreneurs for golden residency visas

Recipients of the five-year visas can also sponsor their families and up to three executive directors

Why UAE entrepreneurs must listen to this podcast

Entrepreneur, author and philanthropist Shailesh Dash has launched The Entrepreneurial Dash, a podcast that offers guidance and motivation to budding entrepreneurs

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Sheikh Hamdan unveils new crowdfunding platform in Dubai for youth entrepreneurs

Dubai SME will provide a package of incentives for those who obtain financing via the new platform called Dubai Next

Sharjah’s Sheraa sets up new startup studio to support entrepreneurs

The studio, which will work on a revenue sharing model, will support founders in the early stages of setting up their businesses

Five strategies for regional firms to grow their online business

From creating a mobile friendly platform to leveraging the power of social media, an online business can use several means to boost its presence

Five reasons why entrepreneurs must aim to make money

Entrepreneurs must strive to earn money for the right reasons


DIFC launches new license starting at $1,500 for startups and entrepreneurs in Dubai

Businesses can secure up to four visas when renting a desk space within the freezone

Five recession-proof business ideas for UAE entrepreneurs

In light of the Covid-19 crisis, it would be prudent to consider businesses that are immune to recessions and/or economic crises

Dubai’s in5 startups raise Dhs65m in H1 2020

The investments came through multiple channels such as venture capital funds or angel investors

Facebook and Khalifa Fund relaunch ‘She Means Business’ mentorship programme in the UAE

The programme will support and train 1,300 women entrepreneurs through a series of virtual training sessions

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Video: Why banks and SMEs in the region should adopt mobile banking solutions

New mobile banking app from Comarch makes it easier for entrepreneurs to manage their day-to-day finance and business tasks