Wednesday 15, June 2011    |   Empowering the GCC business vision

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    Serial entrepreneur and author James Altucher outlines the lessons he's learnt the hard way about launching and running a successful small business.

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    It's official: happy staff make their company more money and losing good people is costlier than you think; luckily it is also easy to avoid.

  • 24    SMEs and Takaful health

    Shari'ah-compliant health insurance for SMEs is a niche sector but for some insurers, SMEs are their preferrred customers!

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