Wednesday 31, August 2011   |   Empowering the GCC business vision

Ready for take-off: The Veeceepreneur

  • 12  The five classic start-up mistakes
  • 20  Free zone freedom
  • 38  Which UAE banks lend to SMEs
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The five classic start-up mistakes

Self-made millionaire entrepreneur Felix Dennis outlines the five biggest and most common mistakes made by start-up owners.

Free zone freedom

The Gulf region's favourable geographic location provides a strong opportunity for foreign firms wanting to set up shop in the Middle East. That's prompted Gulf nations to follow the UAE's lead by setting up free zones as a way to draw in more investment.


What is venture capital and are you ready for it? A recent report offers a guide to this nascent MENA industry.

Which UAE banks lend to SMEs

financeME surveys the UAE banking sector to find out who is willing to lend to SMEs and what their lending criteria are.