Category: Business Skills
Uber. Airbnb. Dropbox. They’re household names – unicorns – all valued at over USD 1bn. But what about the Middle East’s rapidly growing digital disruptors such as Propertyfinder, Wadi and Namshi? These Dubai-based unicorns-in-waiting are attracting huge amounts of investment, underlining the UAE’s status as one of the best places in the world to hatch a technology business. So, what are these UAE startups doing that attracts investors like bees to honey? More importantly, what can you do to follow suit?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
Social media influencing has become big business, with some influencers (people with thousands of followers on social media) revealing they can earn monthly or even annual salaries per post. Yet while marketing and advertising are pretty heavily regulated across the globe, the ethics of influencer marketing on social media has so far remained unchecked. The UAE is rectifying this by bringing in new regulations which will now require influencers to obtain licenses in order to continue operating legally.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?
Hunger for excellent education and training is growing fast in the UAE. And according to education industry leaders, demand is currently outstripping supply. So providers of education and training who offer the kind of teaching that UAE residents are looking for can expect to reap rewards in the coming years. However, if your educational company plans to begin offering any kind of training services in Dubai you will first need to obtain approval from the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA). So, what is KHDA and what do you have to do to get KHDA approval?Read More
For Indian entrepreneurs looking for a place to do business, the UAE has proven to be particularly fertile ground for many years and looks set to continue in that vein for years to come. India has a close historical relationship with the UAE and Indian nationals come to the region every year to pursue entrepreneurial ambitions and secure a future for themselves and their families. So what’s the big attraction?Read More
‘People who take risks are more likely to succeed as entrepreneurs.’ If you’re thinking about starting your own business, you’ve probably come across this theory before. Usually while learning about the rags-to-riches backstory of your favourite entrepreneur, who, at some point, took a lot of risks which paid off. So is success just a case of daring to do something, or is it more complicated than that? Here are some tell-tale signs of entrepreneurial risk-takers.Read More
The UAE is one of the most challenging places in the world for collecting debt, according to the 2018 Global Ranking on Debt Collection. It’s not getting any easier over time, and it’s time consuming, stressful and costly for business owners. Still, debt collection needn’t be so burdensome if you know what to look out for, and how to respond effectively when your debtor doesn’t pay on time. Here we look at the steps you need to follow to reclaim your debts.Read More