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Market research on a tight budget – why it’s a must-have investment for any startup

For any business it pays to know your market – especially for a startup. Whether you’re trying to assess the level of market demand before releasing a new product or service, choosing the best location in which to sell, or simply trying to understand what factors will influence customer spending, market research is the only way to truly understand your customers’ needs and expectations. Yet market research might strike you as a time-consuming and costly investment, reserved for larger companies with huge research and development budgets. Actually that couldn’t be further from the truth. In this article we look at some of the most important ways that companies leverage market research and how it can be done on a tight budget.

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Intrigued by import-export? Here’s how to get started in the UAE

In 2016 alone, the UAE exported some USD 98.8bn worth of goods, with imports reaching USD 184bn in the same year. It’s perhaps unsurprising then that the trading licence is one of the most sought-after in the Emirates – with overseas entrepreneurs commonly choosing to set up in the UAE’s many free zones. Whatever route you choose to go down, there’s a few things you need to know before you get started.

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The latest UAE bankruptcy law update is yet another boost for entrepreneurs

While solid business strategy and a good team can see you through just about any challenge, the reality is that bankruptcy is always a possibility. This is why there is so much significance to the approval of the latest UAE bankruptcy law update by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

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How to manage a remote workforce

Future HR Trends’ 2015 Report “Profile of the global workforce: present and future” suggests that remote working has now become part of mainstream work culture, with almost 50% of managers in the US, the UK and Germany allowed to work remotely, and the share of managers who work at home in many developing countries rising to between 10% and 20%.

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