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
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
Islamic finance gathering steam
The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently released a report on global Islamic banking assets ahead of the 10th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF). The event will be organised in Dubai by Dubai Chamber and the WIEF Foundation from 28-30 October 2014. The Report which is based on a study by... Read more
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
Fast five

Rushika Bhatia offers a round-up of five fantastic business apps that are an absolute must-have…all in five minutes

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‘Bootstrapping’ – all you need to know
Bootstrapping is a term commonly used in the start-up and SME universe. But, what does it really mean? How can it help you take your business off the ground? In the following feature, we cover everything you need to know about this concept – the challenges and the opportunities…... Read more
Behavioural finance

when emotions influence the numbers

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Taking the lead

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

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Franchising in the Middle East

taking advantage of opportunity (carefully)

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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