The cost of employee retention: How to stop talent walking out the door

Did you know that 40% of employers worldwide are finding it hard to fill key positions in their organisation? There’s a shortage of talent globally. In an increasingly mobile and connected world, attracting and retaining the best employees is more competitive than ever, and startups are not excluded from this. Fortunately, your business can address this issue in a cost-effective way.

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7 steps to get National Media Council approval for your UAE publication

Whether you plan to launch a new magazine or introduce an existing publication from abroad, you cannot simply open an office and start printing your UAE publication. Would-be magazine publishers first need National Media Council (NMC) approval – this is the government body which regulates media in the UAE. The process of getting NMC approval may at first appear complex – but with an understanding of how the process works in place, your licence should be signed off quickly and you can get publishing in no time.

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The price is right – is your startup on the money when it comes to cost structure?

Pricing is everything for startups. Nowhere is the issue of pricing more important than the UAE, home of some of the most exciting and highest-stake new ventures on the planet. And some of these ventures could be hugely influential. Of the 100 startups pinpointed by the World Economic Forum to shape the fourth industrial revolution, 27 are from the UAE. There is no reason why your startup couldn’t be among them one day – if you get your pricing strategy right. But why do we say this? Why is it so important?

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Setting up a company branch office in the UAE – the how, the why and the what

There are many good reasons to think about establishing a company branch office in the UAE – from favourable tax treatment to gaining a foot in the door of a new market. In this article we look at the different types of branch office you can set up in the Emirates, and exactly what each is permitted to do.

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Risky business? 5 far-fetched business ideas that became big hits

In a single decade, industry thinking can move so quickly that what once seemed ridiculous can not only be made real, but quickly become a cornerstone of society. So what are these once-crazy ideas – and what can you learn from them when developing your business’s offering?

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The tax question – is setting up a company in the UAE really as good as it sounds?

When you’re looking to set up a business – anywhere in the world – the tax environment in your chosen location has a huge bearing on your decision. And it’s a major reason why so many entrepreneurs and business owners from around the world choose to set up their business in the UAE every year. In the past, the UAE has been held up as the land of zero tax – a place to make it big in business and keep hold of all your profits. But does ‘tax free’ really tell the full story?

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