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

Dubai SME’s YEC 2014

News September 7, 2014 0

Dubai SME has officially opened the registration for the 10th cycle of the Young Entrepreneur Competition (YEC 2014). Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai, online registration for the competition will... Read more
Setting budgets – the right way!

In this topical feature, we explore the basics of planning a budget for your SME…

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Kcal aims for next level in 2014
Dubai-based  fast food brand Kcal is planning on a broad franchising expansion across the Middle East and beyond. Kcal has revamped their menu and has successfully rolled-out its sixth outlet in the Dubai which is located at JBR. The brand’s principals indicated recently that they are planning on a... Read more
Just Falafel expands to India
Just Falafel’s has now extended its reach to the Indian market and will open its first restaurant in Bangalore.   The street food provider is tying up with well-known property developer and hospitality company Prism Properties. Moving into the Indian market in such an important location cements Just Falafel’s... Read more
Tejar Dubai backs charity event
As part of its entrepreneurship development programme which encourages nascent UAE talent to turn their innovative ideas into a successful business venture, Tejar Dubai will be a platinum sponsor for the Designs of Hope Charity exhibition. Essa Ali Al Zaabi, Senior Vice-President, Institutional Support Sector, Dubai Chamber and General... Read more
Taking the lead

are you leading your SME to success – or just hoping for the best?

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The importance of entrepreneurship
Over the years, the University of Wollongong Dubai (UOWD), one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the UAE, has produced a group of young and promising entrepreneurs. They have also proved their commitment to supporting their students by working in close collaboration with businesses and initiating activities... Read more
twofour54, the commercial arm of the Media Zone Authority – Abu Dhabi, has introduced a new flexible entrepreneurship scheme and Business Centre facility to incubate and support entrepreneurs and SMEs. The scheme is initially targeted at Emirati entrepreneurs, allowing them to obtain a licence in the media zone without... Read more