Category: Entrepreneurship

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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Inspecting the SME playing field in the UAE

There are lots of compelling statistics about small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UAE: one recent report puts the overall number as high as 350,000, accounting for 94% of companies. However, according to the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development (KFED), set up 10 years ago to champion the cause of SMEs, the failure rate of UAE-based startups is around 30-40%. What are the reasons behind the failures? And how can you make your SME a success?

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How to set up your company in Dubai Multi Commodities Centre

The UAE’s free zones are well-known around the world – and it’s not hard to see why. With 0% corporate and personal tax, 100% company ownership, 100% repatriation of capital and profits, no currency restrictions, and 100% import and export tax exemption on offer to those who set up within them, free zones in the UAE offer one of the most attractive environments in the world to do business. If you’re still considering your options when it comes to where to set up your company, our article on DMCC will help you decide whether this is the right free zone for you. 

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Setting up a company in Jebel Ali Free Zone

Anyone with even a passing interest in setting up a UAE company will be familiar with free zones. Each free zone offers up its own range of perks that differ slightly from others in the country. So in this week’s free zone spotlight, we look at Jebel Ali Free Zone. Located in the west of Dubai, Jebel Ali Free Zone is the oldest free zone in the UAE, having been established in 1985. It is also one of the most popular. Here are eight benefits to help you decide if Jebel Ali Free Zone company setup is right for you.

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Startup success by the numbers – battling the odds

Starting a new business is a gamble. You can have a great idea, research your market, draw up your business plan and burn the midnight oil, but you can’t be certain how things will unfold. There are around 300,000 small and medium enterprises in the UAE, but the picture isn’t always rosy. Starting a new business in the Gulf region is complicated, competitive and a constantly shifting picture. Let’s look at the odds you have to battle to become a start up success. 

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Seven amazing apps for entrepreneurs

Being an entrepreneur isn’t easy. You have to wear many hats – CEO, finance, marketing, sales, admin, IT – and multitask your way through the different roles, all the while trying to grow and expand your young business. Increasingly entrepreneurs are taking to business apps to keep their companies running smoothly. With that in mind, here are seven of the best apps to help you grow.

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Setting up a company in Dubai South Free Zone

Free zones are widely credited as playing a huge part in both the diversification of the UAE’s economy and the country’s rise to becoming one of the world’s leading business hubs. This week we are going to look at Dubai South Free Zone. If you’re sold on the idea of setting up in a free zone but are still considering your options, here are eight key benefits of Dubai South to help you decide whether it’s the right fit for your business.

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Setting up a company in Fujairah Creative City Free Zone

Located, as the name suggests, in the emirate of Fujairah, on the east coast of the UAE, Fujairah Creative City Free Zone offers all of the usual free zone benefits, along with a host of its own unique advantages. So, if you’re sold on the idea of setting up shop in one of the region’s free zones and are considering your options, here are 10 reasons why Fujairah Creative City Free Zone could be the right fit.

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