The top 4 things business owners need to periodically review

At least once a quarter you should put forth these four questions with the right people from your team, gather all necessary intelligence to ensure you have the right info at your fingertips to take the best decisions, and then do whatever is necessary to stay on top of these core fundamentals.

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The 10 parts of your business plan

It’s a question that every new startup owner has to ask him or herself: Do I really need a business plan? Sure, there are plenty of small companies that operate without one, but to give yourself the best chance of success, the answer to this question is, quite simply, that yes, you do need a business plan.

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7 common thoughts of the entrepreneur

Ultimately, the mind of you entrepreneurs is very rarely only in the present. You are constantly contemplating a million-and-one possibilities and making a plan A, B and C for each as that built-in “always needing to do more mechanism” in your brain drives you to achieve excellence and beyond. Let’s now take a look at some of the main thoughts that keep the entrepreneur’s mind occupied on any given day.

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In business, your biggest obstacle is often yourself

The entrepreneur is his or her own worst enemy when it comes to building a business. Our personalities and habits and general complexities are both friend and foe depending on the situation, and so when it comes to succeeding, “managing you” is often the most important task of all. In this article I want to take a look at six rather serious ways the entrepreneur can get in his or her own way.

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Is fear holding you back from business success?

Fear of financial hardships, fear of losing a client, fear that the business is simply not going to work out in a crowded and competitive marketplace – this is one emotion that the entrepreneur is going to experience a lot of throughout the journey of founding, building, and running a company.

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5 things about the UAE that excite entrepreneurs

There is no better place in the world to be an entrepreneur at this time than right here in the UAE. When it comes to business (and more and more those startups in particular), the UAE is where it’s at. And it’s not just a gut feeling of mine: according to the latest figures from the Department of Economic Development (DED), Dubai alone has seen a 13% year-on-year increase in companies registering for business licenses.

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