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How SMEs can leverage opportunities within the on-demand mobility and contactless driving sectors

The e-hailing industry is expected to develop at a CAGR between 15 to 28 per cent, resulting in an increased market size of $285bn by 2030

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The SME Story: Ahmad Coucha, co-founder and CEO of FlapKap

FlapKap offers a revenue-based financing model as an alternative financing solution to accelerate the growth of the region’s e-businesses

Jebel Ali Free Zone

Emirates inks MoU with Jafza to support SMEs in Dubai

Emirates currently has over 20,000 SMEs enrolled in its Business Rewards programme

The SME Story: Mark Zubov, founder and CFO of Iman

Iman offers a halal book-now-pay-later solution to retailers

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Expo 2020 Dubai awarded SMEs contracts worth Dhs6.8bn

It represents over a quarter of all Expo 2020 Dubai contracts in terms of value

The SME Story: Ian Ohan, founder and CEO of Locale

Locale allows foodpreneurs to thrive and reconnect with the communities in which they operate

The SME Story: Armin Moradi, co-founder and CEO of Qashio

The enterprise-grade expense management platform offers real-time tracking of business expenses

Bunty Monani Zofeur

The SME Story: Bunty Monani, founder and CEO of Zofeur

A pay-per-minute chauffeur service aims to fill a unique gap in the market

Ammar Al Malik

Why Dubai has become an ideal incubator for startups

The emirate’s strategic location has created a fertile landscape for entrepreneurs and startups within the region

The SME Story: Tarek Sakr, founder and CEO of 4Sale

The company claims to be Kuwait’s largest online classifieds platform

Kamal Reggad RemotePass

The SME Story: Kamal Reggad, co-founder of RemotePass

RemotePass is an HR tech services platform founded in the UAE

The SME Story: Nicoló Augusto Manica, co-founder and CRO of uDroppy

uDroppy, which recently raised $Im in a seed funding round, helps online retailers in the initial supply chain set-up process

Eslam Hussein, CEO and co-founder of invygo

The SME Story: Eslam Hussein, CEO and co-founder of invygo

Invygo, a monthly car subscription company, has been through some of the region’s most prominent accelerator programmes

Erika Doyle Founder, Drink Dry

The SME Story: Erika Doyle, founder of Drink Dry

A premium non-alcoholic drinks marketplace based in the UAE with large number of export clients in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the Maldives

Healthy prospects: Why Emirati entrepreneur Mahmoud Bartawi is launching a new startup

UAE-based startup Mealzap is on a mission to reach all those embarking on the journey towards a healthier lifestyle, says its CEO and co-founder Mahmoud Bartawi

UAE firm, European group partner to offer entrepreneurship education in Dubai

Located in Dubai, the SD Centre for Entrepreneurial Excellence will offer subjects such as new venture creation, internationalisation strategies and entrepreneurial finance

Understanding mainland vs freezone company setup options in the UAE

An investor’s guide to the advantages and challenges to expect when choosing to setup either a freezone or mainland company

The SME Story: Ibtissam Ouassif, co-founder of Cashew Payments

The buy now pay later platform has already received $13.5m of funding in its pre-series A round

Emirati employee

Emirati members of Dubai SME to get up to seven-year exemption on licence fee

The fee exemption applies to registered Emirati members who have not completed the five-year period

UAE’s Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology launches Make it in the Emirates Lab

In collaboration with Procter and Gamble, Access SMEs programme provides essential training in operations, quality, supply chains, and tools for reaching global markets

The SME Story: Sandeep Shetty, co-founder of NorthLadder

NorthLadder is a rapidly expanding secondhand online marketplace for pre-owned luxury goods

Mohamed Al Fayed, Co-founder and CEO of GrubTech

The SME Story: Mohamed Al Fayed, co-founder and CEO of GrubTech

GrubTech is a digital platform transforming the restaurant and cloud kitchen business in the region

Expo 2020 Dubai

How the Expo is boosting the UAE’s SME landscape

Here’s how SMEs can leverage the global spotlight and influx of capital that Expo 2020 Dubai will attract in abundance

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Here’s how the HP ProBook caters to small businesses in the UAE

The device can answer many of the small company owners’ concerns about using a work laptop

Dubai SME

Fourth edition of Dubai SME 100 programme launched

It ranks the top 100 SMEs in Dubai based on their performance

Ahmed Omar, CEO and co-founder of Odiggo

The SME Story: Ahmed Omar, CEO and co-founder of Odiggo

E-commerce auto and spare parts platform, Odiggo, raised $2.3m in its latest seed round

Emirates Development Bank

UAE’s Emirates Development Bank partners with YAP to launch business banking app for SMEs

The EDB Business Banking app is free to open and has no minimum balance criteria

DAFZA

UAE’s Mashreq Bank signs MoU with DAFZA to boost SME growth

DAFZA companies will also be given priority access to digital banking services through Mashreq’s NEOBiz platform, where they will be able to open instant accounts

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The SME Story: Igor Nikolenko, co-founder and CEO of SupplyMe

SupplyMe is a B2B marketplace that connects local food suppliers with foodservice businesses

The SME Story: Emanuel Brendarou, founder and CEO of Terrasuya

Terrasuya’s offerings include handcrafted earrings, bracelets and necklaces at an affordable price point