Show me the money
We sought the expertise of some of the region’s leading business minds. Three workshops, each split into a few mini modules, covered various SME concerns such as finance, human resources, technology and multi-cultural dealings. It was interesting to note that the session on money matters had the maximum number... Read more
Navigating your next steps
The experts from our panel play an important role in driving businesses in this region. They, literally, put their money where their mouth is and advised the audience based on first-hand experience. We bring you highlights from an entertaining and informative discussion on “Business in the brave new world... Read more
Jeff Leach, Co-founder of N_K_DPizza, bares all
Jeff Leach strips his business down to its basics and tells us what makes his brand one of the fastest growing food franchises in the US. As the keynote speaker for the SME Advisor Summit, he had an extended chat with Ketaki Banga when he was in town to... Read more
If you’ve got it, flaunt it
Small or start-up companies need to ensure that their target market is fully informed of their merits. This is even more important when exporting to foreign markets where the product or service is competing with domestic as well as established international suppliers, says Dr. Ashraf Mahate, Head of Export... Read more
Having begun his professional life with the French military, Arnaud Palu, now Chief Operating Officer for Majid Al Futtaim (MAF) Leisure, exudes an obvious leadership quality. He has almost 20 years business experience working for not only Disney but also The Millennium Dome and Dreamworks. Having earned a reputation... Read more
Stay away!

Stay away!

FeaturedMarketing January 9, 2011 3

Advertising and PR. So close, the two of them. So close, and yet so far apart. But perhaps that’s for the best, as experts advise that these two disciplines are best kept separate. While it might not be the oldest profession, advertising may well have come second. Or third,... Read more
Face value

Face value

FeaturedMarketing January 9, 2011 0

Alexander Rauser, CEO, Connect, explains why companies should be building their brand on Facebook, which he says is the marketing tool of the future. With more than one million users in the UAE and 9.7 million users in the region, Facebook offers a great opportunity for brands to market... Read more

Risky business

FeaturedTech December 27, 2010 1

A new global study by Juniper Networks highlights the significant security gap as mobile devices shatter boundaries between personal and business use. The survey shows smartphone security concerns are running high, yet 81% admit sneaking onto employer networks without permission. In a global consumer study released recently, Juniper Networks... Read more

Time to be green

FeaturedTech December 26, 2010 1

As the world’s appetite for better, faster and stronger IT resources grows so does the strain on energy output. With emissions from IT reaching unprecedented levels, the time for a greener solution is upon us. Amongst other incentives, more energy-efficient hardware and software is the path forward says leading... Read more
Customising workplace design and technology
In today’s fragile and often unpredictable business sector, productivity has never been so crucial. Dan Smith, General Manager for Integrated Marketing, Xerox, MEA, (DMO), explains how by making small, but influential, changes to the way your office operates, both on a physical practical level and technological basis, substantial efficiency... Read more