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  • 14    Log in to your lawyer

    Alexandra Tribe at Expatriate Law examines how technology is changing interaction with both a lawyer and the court. 

  • 44    Protecting women's health

    Maya Alghaith started her company to improve the safety of sanitary products currently available to women. 

  • 46    Moving over to mobile

    Maki Yamashita, Toshiba Europe GmbH discusses how the right solutions can help SMEs transition to a secure and productive mobile working strategy.

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  • The week ahead: Draghi’s turn to drag the euro?

     

    Last week the greenback was the biggest loser among all major currencies, according to Hussein Sayed, Chief Market Strategist at FXTM.  

    The…

  • Count your pennies

     

    SME owners need to review their business costs regularly to ensure they do not escalate unnecessarily.

    Small business owners are generally…

  • Interns–diamonds in the rough

     

    Hiring interns versus employees can be a viable financial option for SMEs while a start-up, in turn, can offer valuable work experience and training.

    It…

  • Oman, oil, and its outlook

     

    As Oman moves away from relying on oil revenues, the Government is looking towards the private sector and foreign investment, writes Marcus Turner-Jones.

  • Divided Fed keeps markets directionless; oil recovers slightly

     

    Minutes from the Federal Reserve’s meeting on 13-14 June showed that monetary policy members were split over the timing of shrinking the balance sheet.…

  • Top five things recruiters notice on your LinkedIn profile

     

    Justin McGuire, CEO, MCG Group, a digital and creative recruitment agency shares a few insights into what recruiters look for in a LinkedIn profile and what candidates…

  • The evolution of social infrastructure in the Middle East

     

    Steven Velegrinis, Director of Cities and Sites at global architecture firm, Perkins+Will, talks about the changing face of social infrastructure across…

  • The inside job

     

    Sergey Ozhegov of SearchInform discusses how employees of any size business may cause more damage than hackers.

    For some workers, an employer's business can…

  • Avoid pitfalls when renewing UAE health insurance

     

    Most people tend to recommit to their old insurer without considering their needs, how their current plan has benefited them, and whether it’s sensible to check if the grass…

  • Engaging employees

     

    Education in the workplace can boost employee engagement and business results, according to Hanny Alshazly, Regional Director, MEA, D2L.

    The quest for…

  • The value of education

     

    Despite the business landscape allowing young entrepreneurs to pursue their ideas and passions with little-to-no higher education, ICON Founder, Salma Sakhnini…

  • Pay people properly

     

    As companies try to manage their budgets in the current economic climate, underpaying their staff could cost them in the long run.

    In a survey conducted…

  • How Ramadan will affect business operations in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia

     

    A recent statement by Saudi Arabian business support service provider, Proven SA, laid out the do’s and don’ts of working in Saudi Arabia during Ramadan.

     

  • Time for a holiday!

     

    With the rapidly growing travel sector in the Middle East, HolidayME was developed to allow customers to create tailor-made holiday packages at competitive rates.

  • The customer is always right

     

    In an increasingly competitive business environment, SME owners have to focus on customer retention if they want to see their businesses survive  .

  • Setting up the board

    Setting up a board of directors allows SMEs to put formal structures of corporate governance in place while having access to expert advice.

    A start-up…

  • Three steps to start building your personal brand

    In the age of the influencer, organisations are now represented not just through advertising and promotions, but through each of the personalities they employ, according to Shamim Kassibawi,…

  • The positive impact of cultural events on the art economy

    As the UAE’s private and public sector seek innovative ways in which to engage with the art industry to enrich and strengthen communities, it is vital to assess the impact…

  • Spotlight on Saudi

    As Saudi Arabia’s vision 2030 looks to wean the Kingdom off its dependence on hydrocarbons, the focus is now on developing the private sector.

    The International…

  • Let it go!

    Warsha Joshi at Platinum VA explores the reasons why owners struggle to delegate and how to overcome that fear.

    Delegation…

  • Five tips to survive and thrive

    Shamim Kassibawi, Managing Director of Spread Communications, and MENA CEO of The SMC Group, offers tips on how entrepreneurs can make the most of the ups…

  • Europe mispriced

    The greatest trades are those that take advantage of mispriced assets and illiquidity. As we head into 2017’s second quarter, it increasingly appears as if the European instability narrative…

  • Five lessons for leaders in turbulent times

    London Business School’s Adjunct Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Dominic Houlder and Executive Fellow of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Nandu Nandkishore

  • Seven finance predictions for 2017

    If 2016 has taught us anything, it’s that making predictions is an inexact science, according to Steve Cox, Vice President, Oracle ERP and EPM Cloud Go-to-Market.

    There is much that has…

  • Out with the old

    Steve Currie, Taskgate advises companies holding fast to outdated employment models not to ignore the rising trend of flexible working conditions.

      

  • Commodities lower as funds scale out

    The Opec/non-Opec summit in Kuwait will doubtlessly see officials attempting some verbal intervention, but crude's fundamentals remain challenging, according to

  • Tips to avoid penalty headaches on Dubai's mandatory health coverage

    An unintended consequence of mandatory health insurance has been the commoditization of health plans, according to Tarek Bayaa, Chief Commercial Officer at Bayzat.

    What was once seen as…

  • From bricks to clicks: ecommerce survival guide

    Google reveals E-commerce success mantra at Retail Leaders Circle MENA. 

    MENA has a population of over 300 million and is one of the most digitally advanced…

  • IMF: OPEC’s rebalancing act

    In November 2014, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) decided to maintain output despite a perceived global glut of oil. The result was a steep decline in price.

  • Leading with vision

    There have been a number of research studies that show that most people do not work to their full potential, and a leader has to push develop and enhance potential by creating conditions where all…

  • Personalisation engines

    SMEs can use the technology of personalisation engines to leverage their business, according to Profusion’s Guy Marson.

    Driving around the…

  • Customise my crib

    Dala Farouki Kakos created MISK Nursery in order to offer mothers-to-be beautiful furniture that can become family heirlooms.

    MISK Nursery, an online store supplying…

  • Inspiration is everywhere

    Sara Al Madani has rebuilt her brand from scratch, become the youngest board member of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and is working towards helping start-ups avoid…

  • Cisco 2017 Annual Cybersecurity Report: classic attack vectors re-emerge;

    According to the Cisco 2017 Annual Cybersecurity Report (ACR), over one-third of organisations that experienced a breach in 2016 reported substantial customer, opportunity and revenue loss…

  • Take advantage of technology

    Saad Umerani, Chief Operating Officer, ValuStrat, considers how SMEs can utilise technology to stay relevant in the market.

    Before discussing how SMEs should leverage technology,…

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