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Lights, camera, action!
Through the pages of SME Advisor, we’ve often talked about social media and offered strategies to maximize its positive impact on your business. For the first time, however, we showcase a business that has been leading a media revolution with its refreshing, yet powerful, ‘social travel’ template. Emirati brothers Mohamed and Peyman... Read more
Public/Private sector partnership

The key to unleashing future success

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The non-oil sector in the UAE is continuously witnessing a strong performance; according to the latest data released by Federal Customs Authority, UAE’s non-oil trade reached AED 256 billion during the first quarter of 2014 alone. In the following feature, Trade and Export Middle East takes a look at... Read more
DSO backs Islamic economy venture
The Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), has announced its plans to provide support to start-ups and seed ventures engaged in the Islamic economy domain through the Dubai Technology Entrepreneurship Centre (DTEC). DSOA is the the regulatory body for Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), the integrated free zone technology park. The announcement... Read more
Enhancing Bahraini entrepreneurs
Recently, an initiative was launched to support young Bahraini entrepreneurs and help them turn their projects into a successful business. The initiative called Intalqa (start-up) is a brainchild of the Nasser bin Hamad Foundation. A series of programmes will be launched under the initiative, which will develop and encourage the Bahraini... Read more
The seventh most influential city
Forbes has named Dubai among the world’s top 10 most influential cities in the world. Dubai gained the seventh ranking and has outdone other metropolitan areas like Beijing, Los Angeles, Sydney, San Francisco Bay Area and Toronto. London earns the top rank, followed by New York, Paris, Singapore, Tokyo and... Read more
Survey reveals job market growth
The most recent Middle East and North Africa Job Index released by Bayt.com and YouGov revealed that 44 per cent of companies in the UAE are looking into hiring in the next three months. The survey also found that 64 per cent of these companies will be hiring up... Read more
Digital risk officers on the rise
According to the 2014 CEO and Senior Executive Survey by Gartner Inc., by the end of 2015 more than half of CEOs will have a senior “digital” leader role in their staff. Moreover by 2017, one-third of large enterprises involved in digital business models and activities will also have... Read more
Global Trade Development Week

The Global Trade Development Week EMEA will gather influential business and government leaders, entrepreneurs and academics from over 70 countries

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According to the latest quarterly consumer confidence survey conducted by the Department of Economic Development (DED), positive sentiment is running deeper among consumers in Dubai with personal finances improving and more people are willing to put their spare cash into savings and holidays. The Consumer Confidence Index for the second quarter... Read more