E-commerce at crossroads
SME Advisor presents the following outlook by Ronaldo Mouchawar the man at the helm of the region’s most successful e-commerce site Souq.com. With high GDP per capita and the highest smartphone penetration rate in the world, the Middle East represents one of the fastest growing e-commerce markets globally –... Read more
Top business devices for your SMB

Etisalat announced the launch of a new Business Devices program offering SMB customers a comprehensive range of latest office devices at zero upfront cost and easy installment plans

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Exporting in the digital age

Many SME exporters still haven’t fully taken advantage of the new technologies, explains Dr. Ashraf Ali Mahate Head of Export Market Intelligence, Dubai Exports.

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Master of trade: Eng. Mahmood Al Bastaki

SME Advisor had an exclusive sit-down with the CEO of Dubai Trade, who shared critical insights…

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Trade winds: the new era of global trade

Wolfgang Lehmacher, Head of Supply Chain and Transport Industries, World Economic Forum, sets the scene…

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Oil, US Dollar and Gold

We discuss fluctuations in the oil and gold markets, their impact on the dollar, and the way moving forward

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The year of the cautious entrepreneur
Many industry pundits believe that 2016 could offer challenging market conditions – led by an increase in US interest rates likely to destabilise Asian economies and impose increased debt. Yet typically, SMEs are relatively well-placed to manoeuvre in difficult times, and history shows that a lacklustre market can sow... Read more
Fostering SMEs in MENA

Here’s a detailed outlook by the region’s top business leader Deepak C. Khanna, Country Manager & Chief Investment Officer, IFC – Middle East and North Africa

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Five steps to organic growth

Top financial expert Margarete Biallas of IFC takes a hardened look at the fundamentals of doing business

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Jumbo Group: Powered up!

Vishesh Bhatia, CEO, Jumbo Group, talks about his company’s winning formula and explains why 2016 is the time to stop dwelling on the past and look ahead to fresh opportunities…

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