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

Finance November 30, 2015

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

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Behind the money – SME funding

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

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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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Method or maze?

Method or maze?

Finance June 7, 2015

The essentials of starting a business

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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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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
DEC Senior Economist Ali Tawfik Al Sadik offers his expertise on how Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) are shaping up in the UAE due to connectivity between global trends, FDI and the partnerships they encourage. I am a macro economist and believe offering a global view helps to better understand... Read more

The Bottom Line

FeaturedFinance December 7, 2014 0

Bill Chappell occupies a rare space as the CFO of Dubai Silicon Oasis, a free zone dedicated to the development of technology-based SMEs. In the following interview he shares with SME Advisor how far along technology has come in the UAE and why the figures are the most important... Read more