Category: UAE Company Setup

Business setup in a Dubai free zone

If you’ve spent any time at all researching how to get your business set up in Dubai, you’ll be familiar with the city’s many free zones. Understandably, they tend to catch the eye of foreign entrepreneurs looking to set up here. Why? Well a host of benefits including zero corporation and personal tax, 100% company ownership, 100% repatriation of capital and profits, no currency restrictions, and 100% import and export tax exemption certainly add to the appeal. If stats like these are tempting you to take the plunge and launch your own company in the UAE, here is everything you need to know to get your business set up in a Dubai free zone.

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When is setting up a UAE mainland company the best option?

Have you considered UAE mainland company setup? It’s true that for foreign entrepreneurs setting up in the UAE, it is usually the country’s free zones that catch the eye. And when you look at the headline benefits, it’s not hard to see why they get the attention. However, free zones are not the only option. In fact, depending on the nature of the business you wish to set up, they may not even be the most suitable environment. If you wish to trade directly with the UAE marketplace or take on government contracts, then setting up a mainland company could make more business sense. In this article we look at exactly when setting up a UAE mainland company is the best option, and the advantages of doing so.

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Want to get paid? How to invoice correctly in the UAE

It goes without saying that invoicing has a hugely important role to play in the running of your business. Without timely invoices both sent and received, you could quickly see problems with your cash flow – the death knell of 82% of small businesses according to a recent survey. But despite its importance, it’s a fact that accurate, timely invoicing is still something that many startups (both old and new) struggle with, particularly here in the UAE. And questions about invoicing are some of the most common enquires to businesses formation specialists in the region. So why do entrepreneurs in the Emirates struggle to meet the mark when it comes to invoicing? And how can you invoice to make sure you get paid on time, every time?

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Making it as a woman entrepreneur – does gender play a role when running a business in the UAE?

Many believe incorrectly that starting a company as a female in Dubai is particularly difficult, that you will be at a disadvantage. In fact, quite the opposite is true. A quick scan of the Forbes 50 Most Promising UAE Startups reveals women leading some of the most prominent new businesses in the region. So let’s look at some facts, at the rise of the female entrepreneur in the UAE, and then examine the key steps you can take to get your UAE startup off the ground.

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Setting up a company in Ajman Free Zone

Any entrepreneur looking to set up a business in the UAE needs to equip themselves with a good working knowledge of the nation’s free zones. It’s true that they’re a pretty easy sell – zero corporation and personal tax, 100% company ownership, 100% repatriation of capital and profits, no currency restrictions, and 100% import and export tax exemption. But there’s more. Because while all free zones may offer these benefits, that’s not to say all are the same. Each UAE free zone offers its own distinct advantages to the entrepreneurs and business owners who set up there. The emirate of Ajman is one such example.

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Great customer service: It’s all about emotional engagement

The world of business is not a sterile one, made up of spreadsheets, data and documents. Pseudo-entrepreneurs may believe that, but it’s a fallacy. The cold, hard fact of the matter is that business is about one thing, and one thing alone. People. More and more people are acknowledging the sheer power that customer services and high-level engagement can harness. And these strategies need to be at the very forefront of your business strategy. In this article we look at the five core rules for keeping customers happy.

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Getting a corporate bank account for your UAE business

When setting up a business, it can feel like your to-do list is never-ending. There are so many tasks to complete – some complex, some more straightforward. Deep in that to-do list comes the task of setting up your corporate bank account. Even though setting up a corporate bank account in the UAE is no more arduous than anywhere else in the world, it still requires the same careful consideration you would apply to any other business decision. And there are a number of boxes to tick to ensure you have everything in place before approaching your bank of choice. With that in mind, let’s look at everything you need to know to get your account up and running – from the documents required to the account opening process itself.

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How do I choose a name for my UAE company?

In most cases your business name is one of the first things your potential customers will know about you, so it’s vital that it makes a good impression. When choosing a name for a UAE company there are two main aspects to consider: the emotional and the practical. Let’s take a close look at the key considerations for both.

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Setting up a company in Sharjah Airport International Free Zone

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. 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 nine benefits to help you decide whether Sharjah Airport International Free Zone is the right option for you.

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Company formation Dubai

There has never been a better time for company formation in Dubai. That’s a statement that would probably have held true at any time in the past decade or so but right now the signs are particularly promising. According to the IMF, the UAE is expected to lead economic growth in the Arabian Gulf in 2017, increasing by 2.5%. If you’re thinking of setting up your company in the UAE, the good news is that it’s a relatively simple and speedy process with strong incentives, notably in the form of the country’s free zones. So how do you go about it?

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