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Business Plan

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 startup

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Net worth individual

If your background is in industries that target high net worth individuals (HNWIs), the UAE presents a highly attractive destination for your services. Whether you provide financial management, luxury goods, healthcare or entertainment, the country’s fast-growing HNWI population means demand for your business is huge – and it’s only set to grow. Here we discuss why you should set up a company to target this sector in the UAE and how to go about it.

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Business woman

When starting a new business, entrepreneurs are faced with a number of important decisions. One of the first that you’ll need to make when setting up in the UAE is choosing which business activity you are going to trade under. Essentially, this is a question of the industry you are going to trade in and the types of activities you wish to undertake. Your chosen activity will determine not only the type of business you are permitted to carry out but also, in some cases, the area in which you can set up. Here we look at everything you need to know to make this decision.

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Customs

There are plenty of entries on the entrepreneur’s to-do list, particularly when establishing a company overseas. One of the most pressing is the matter of visas – not just for business owners but for their employees, family members and domestic staff. Fortunately, here in the UAE, applying for visas is simple – particularly when you set up in one of the nation’s free zones. Free zone authorities or a company formation specialist can work with you on every step of the process to ensure your application is completed correctly and to help you to avoid any unnecessary delays.

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UAE

The UAE has long been an attractive destination for entrepreneurs the world over. Offering low tax, a strategic location at the heart of the world’s largest and fastest emerging markets, and a government committed to nurturing and supporting business, it’s not hard to see why. While these may be the factors that get the headlines, there’s another major reason why so many flock to the UAE’s shores to do business – free zones. But what exactly is a free zone and why should you consider it for your company setup?

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UAE-C

For those of us already living and working in the UAE, the decision to do business here can seem like something of a no brainer. For those coming from overseas however, the processes, customs and quirks of business in this part of the world can be a little daunting and potentially even off-putting.

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Magazine

Whether you plan to launch a new magazine or introduce an existing publication from abroad, you cannot simply open an office and start printing your UAE publication. Would-be magazine publishers first need National Media Council (NMC) approval – this is the government body which regulates media in the UAE. The process of getting NMC approval may at first appear complex – but with an understanding of how the process works in place, your licence should be signed off quickly and you can get publishing in no time.

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There are many good reasons to think about establishing a company branch office in the UAE – from favourable tax treatment to gaining a foot in the door of a new market. In this article we look at the different types of branch office you can set up in the Emirates, and exactly what each is permitted to do.

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Key to success

To ignore or not to ignore competitors. If that’s the question, what is the answer? In this article we look at both sides of the argument and understand where the entrepreneur should stand on what is both an important but often divisive issue. Is there a middle path through all this, and if so what does it look like in practical terms?

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Setting up an offshore company in Dubai

Every business owner wants to work in the most supportive and profitable environment possible. And…

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