Virtuzone Business Intelligence

Category: Startups

Why startup hotspots around the world can’t match the UAE for global appeal

Starting a business requires capital. And, unless you’ve got oodles of cash lying around, you’re going to need access to money which will support you through those first tough months until you start turning a profit.

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Ready to be your own boss? 5 signs you may be closer than you think

Starting a business requires capital. And, unless you’ve got oodles of cash lying around, you’re going to need access to money which will support you through those first tough months until you start turning a profit.

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Five ways to ensure venture capitalists are attracted to your startup

Starting a business requires capital. And, unless you’ve got oodles of cash lying around, you’re going to need access to money which will support you through those first tough months until you start turning a profit.

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Looking to work part-time in the UAE? Here’s everything you need to know

Starting a business requires capital. And, unless you’ve got oodles of cash lying around, you’re going to need access to money which will support you through those first tough months until you start turning a profit.

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How you can turn your company from the brink of bankruptcy to a business success

Running a business is exciting, but making it a success isn’t easy. While there are many reasons companies fail, perhaps the most common is because a business is struggling with its finances—and this leads to tens of thousands of companies around the world declaring bankruptcy every year. Here are five ways to turn things around if you’re in trouble.

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How to trademark license your business in the UAE

Registering your company’s trademark in the UAE will protect your brand and ensure that no other company in your category can imitate your intellectual property. Around 70% of trademarks in the UAE are owned by non-residents, showing that international entrepreneurs are keen to protect their brand image. If you have decided you want to protect your business logo, letters, words, symbols, numerals, headings, signatures or any other trademark signs, read on to find out how to do it.

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Which of the UAE’s 49 free zones is the one for you?

The first free zone was launched In the UAE in 1985 and has provided a powerful tool for entrepreneurs to launch all manner of companies. As of summer 2018, there are 49 free zones established in the UAE. So, if you’re considering using a free zone as a vehicle for launching your company, it’s worth getting to know the main free zones in the country and what sets them apart. Here, we look at 10 of the most popular free zones in the country.

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What support can you expect for your startup from Dubai government agencies?

One of the reasons the UAE is so popular for new businesses is because of the promotion and support of startups by both government agencies and other forward-thinking companies. The initiatives on display showcase a desire to encourage business talent to invest in the region and support them in those all-important first years of operation. Here are some examples of the support and opportunities that have been available to startups and how you might be able to benefit.

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Unicorn sighting? What you can learn from the UAE’s billion-dollar frontrunners

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?

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The latest UAE visa changes and how they might impact the economy

During the course of May and June 2018, the UAE Federal Government announced a series of substantial changes to the UAE’s visa system, relaxing certain restrictions and making it easier for individuals and businesses to settle and operate in the country. With many of the reforms set to benefit entrepreneurs and the business community directly, we look at what some of the major policy changes might mean for the UAE’s economy when they take effect in Q4 2018.

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