Eight months after Dubai announced ambitions to become a regional capital for the Islamic economy, the results are beginning to trickle down into the hospitality sector, following the launch of the first certified Sharia compliant hospitality development this year. But where are the other Sharia certified hotels? An international... Read more

Right on track

FeaturedLogistics September 14, 2014 0

Dubai’s growing logistics sector

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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

Is your SME entering new markets and eyeing international expansion?

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Opportunity or minefield?

Legal September 14, 2014 0

Spotlight on the linkage between manufacturer and local distributor

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Steven Speter, Managing Director, 36 Strategies, reveals how hospitality procurement teams can simplify lengthy processes down to a simple click, and lends four top tips for those looking to optimise procurement operations. Industry correspondent Sophie McCarrick reports. With offices in Dubai and Muscat, 36 Strategies provides procurement solutions across... Read more

Start-up to IPO

FeaturedFinance September 10, 2014 0

 If your business is at the vital intersection between being ‘medium-sized’ and ‘enterprise-level’, chances are you’ve considered the IPO as a viable option. Going down this route can not only have a liberating impact on your company’s cashflow but can also set you on a path to exponential growth and success. SME... Read more
On September 29, a major event – the Roadmap for Growth – sets out to give SMEs a complete guide to the strategies and initiatives best-suited to deliver successful performance. More than this, it takes SME owners and directors on a journey from start-up to IPO –  spelling out... Read more
Through the pages of our regular section ‘The Next Level’, we’ve often featured businesses that are undergoing fast expansion, enjoying unbeatable growth or breaking barriers to achieve new heights of success. This month we met up with a business that has not only managed to tick all these boxes... Read more
 What are the critical factor that management education can communicates, which provide the vital spark for a life of committed entrepreneurship? Can a young business student actually have the time aptitude and know-how to run a working, successful business? SME Advisor asked these very questions to the American University... Read more