Tips for working when the kids are around

As every mumpreneur out there knows, if you don’t work around the kids, then you won’t get much done at all. And you know what else working mums are all too aware of? That working around the kids is far easier said than done! So how about some ideas then from fellow mums out there on how to pull it off successfully? We’ve got just that. Virtuzone reached out to a number of our mumpreneurs who have registered UAE companies with us, and brought together a “top 10” list of ways in which you can get work done while the kids are around (or at least have a better shot at getting work done!).

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Setting up a company in Fujairah Free Zone Authority

If you’re looking to start a business in the UAE, chances are the country’s free zones are already on your radar. In truth, they are pretty difficult to miss. Offering 0% corporate and personal tax, 100% company ownership, 100% repatriation of capital and profits, no currency restrictions, and 100% import and export tax exemption – well, it’s little wonder they are so popular. So, if you’re sold on the idea of setting up a business in one of the UAE’s free zones but are still unsure on exactly which one, here are 10 benefits to help you decide whether setting up in Fujairah Free Zone is the right option for you.

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Sales statistics – focus on those that matter, ignore those that don’t

It’s easy to get statistics wrong; and just as easy to popularise skewed numbers. What they lack in truth, they make up for in being memorable and easily exchanged in casual conversation. So, in a world full of misleading stats, which ones matter for us as salespeople? And which ones can we safely ignore?

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Businesses without offices – is this the way forward?

Office-less working. Working from home. Telecommuting. Whatever you call it, it’s definitely on the rise. For employees today, work is often seen as an activity not a place, and organisations of all sizes are scrambling to accommodate for fear of becoming uncompetitive. For some businesses allowing employees to work from home has been hugely successful – leading to productivity, morale and retention gains while reducing costs. However, for others it has not suited their business model. In this article we look at the office-less environment to help entrepreneurs in the UAE decide whether it’s the right option for them.

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The minimalist mumpreneur: Keeping it simple for success

Let’s face it, if you’re reading this then it’s unlikely you are one of the daring few to have chucked the mobile phone and headed for the hills to live a life of self-sufficiency. In fact, you may have no desire to live off the grid – especially if you are relishing the busy mix of running your business and caring for your family. But whatever your stance, one thing is for sure: Life can at times get way too complicated, especially in the fast-paced UAE business environment. But how can a minimalist approach help the busy mumpreneur who is tackling the tough demands of the business world and keeping on top of childcare?

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How to hire in the UAE

With so many factors at play, hiring new employees is never going to be an exact science – and that’s precisely why so many businesses admit to getting it wrong. A 2014 CareerBuilder survey found that 41% of employers said that a bad hire in the past year had cost them at least USD 25,000. Hiring is complex, but there are ways to manage it effectively. In this article we look at what you need to know about hiring employees in the UAE and how to do so successfully.

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