Category: Business Ideas
Having lots of entrepreneurial spirit is not enough to succeed. You need a solid business idea too – and they’re not always easy to come up with. However, there are proven ways to uncover them. In this article we share five tips, and explain why each one will help you and how to go about it.Read More
Here in the UAE, the app market is even more inviting. Why? Because the Emirates boasts the highest rate of smartphone penetration anywhere in the world. Perhaps unsurprisingly given the country’s tech- and business-savvy population, some 82% of the nation’s estimated 9.5m residents owns a smartphone. The UAE also leads the way in app downloads in the MENA region with over 50% of smartphone users having downloaded more than five apps. The huge popularity of smartphones, and their accompanying apps, has not gone unnoticed in the region. August sees the arrival of the HostApp Summit in the UAE. The summit – the region’s largest mobile application exhibition and conference – will showcase the latest developments and opportunities in the world of mobile applications.Read More
Your company’s name is a powerful thing. By choosing a title which resonates with your customers, you develop a memorable brand, meaning people are more likely to choose your offering. However, as in most countries, the UAE does not allow you to name your company anything you want. While the restrictions are relatively relaxed and there’s a certain amount of common sense in what names you cannot choose, it’s sensible to get acquainted with the rules before you invest time and energy into naming your business. Here we outline all you need to know to get started.Read More
In our latest infographic we look at certain obstacles you might encounter if you do not opt in for Virtuzone’s VirtuAccounts.Read More
In our latest infographic we look at five lessons that can help you secure entrepreneurial success in the UAE.Read More
Successful businesses require strong leadership, but the leadership skills that provide the spark for a small business to take off are not the same as the skills required to keep a large corporation powering forward.
As businesses grow, their leaders must adapt and learn. So if you’re a small business leader with ambitions to scale, what are the leadership skills that you’re going to need and how can you acquire them?
Entrepreneurs often dream of the sort of supercharged brand awareness that eclipses the competitors and becomes so ubiquitous that it enters everyday language. Local companies here in the UAE that have gone from nothing to household names have done so by identifying their ideal customer, offering them sustained engagement and value without appearing to sell, and then harnessing that loyalty by exceeding customers’ expectations. Here we look at three key principles which are not only cost-effective but crucial to the sort of engagement every entrepreneur should be chasing.Read More
“I’d love to save the planet but the health of my business comes first.” If that is your response to the proposition of taking sustainability seriously, you’re not alone. However, lowering your company’s carbon footprint, reducing waste and encouraging sustainable good practice among your workforce and suppliers can reap significant economic benefits. Here, we look at how.Read More
Are you planning to establish a business in the United Arab Emirates? If you are searching for attractive business opportunities in a region that has the potential to reach more consumers, then Dubai should be top of your list. It is one of the seven emirates of the UAE, but it the most famous one. Being the commercial capital of the UAE, Dubai offers unlimited business opportunities.Read More
A business plan helps you decide if your entrepreneurial idea has potential, helps you improve your business concept and is normally essential for accessing funding. And if you’re planning to start up a new business in Dubai or the UAE, having a business plan is more than just a ‘nice-to-have’. In certain scenarios, having a business plan is a requirement, without which you won’t be able to start your company at all. Here we look at how to write the perfect business plan for your UAE startupRead More