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Make Way for a Sustainable Business

A sustainable business needs long-term, strategic planning aligned with a focused business growth & positive environment. Read on to learn more. Avast amount of support material is provided to entrepreneurs who are starting a new business or for those companies that are subject to laws and regulations that require them to implement systems and processes to formalise the governance process. However, for …

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Performance Marketing: Is your Agency Ticking the Right Boxes?

Choosing the most appropriate marketing channel to grow your business is key to an efficient use of your marketing budget. One of the main advantages of digital vs traditional marketing channels is the ability to track and measure the performance of your marketing activities to a great level of detail. Unlike traditional channels (e.g. billboards, radio ads, flyers, etc.) where …

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Ras Al Khaimah’s partnership with DIFC Courts boosts investors

The attraction of Ras Al Khaimah as one of the UAE’s top investment destinations has been boosted by new legal steps designed to promote economic growth, secure foreign investment, and protect assets of investors and residents. The legal package, signed on Dec 15, 2016 at the Al Dhait Palace and witnessed by His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, …

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Growth fears: Aligning business growth with employee satisfaction

A risk associated with business progress is employees becoming increasingly disengaged in the workplace due to heavier workloads, pressures, and deadlines. According to the Epicor research, 43% of leaders are concerned that as their business grows, workloads may increase to a level that places too much pressure on staff, prompting key personnel to leave the organisation.  When a business experiences …

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IP Management for SMEs…Now is the right time

Essam Disi of Dubai SME outlines how best to manage their intangible assets – ranging from human capital and know-how to ideas, brands, designs and other intangible fruits of a company’s creative and innovative capacity  A longside human creativity and inventiveness, Intellectual Property (IP) is always all around us. Every product or service that we use in our daily lives is …

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Dissatisfaction motivates growth. Or is it vice versa?

Never be satisfied with what you have achieved in life. Being dissatisfied at all times is a route to grow and attain much more. For many, dissatisfaction acts as a motivator. While this model works, there is a very big problem with it because we as humans think that not feeling pleasure (dissatisfaction) is a pre-requisite to getting more. Dissatisfaction …

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Robust corporate culture – a success enabler

Corporate culture is about the way a business thinks, feels and acts. There is a strong and a winning corporate culture in large companies; yet it is often more important for SMEs. An individual’s bad behaviour, or a whole department’s embedded outlook, can disturb the entire business. Much is written about ‘corporate culture’, encompassing everything from the way managers treat …

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Corporate governance a key to long-term success

Poor corporate governance obstructs the financial flow, from multinationals to SMEs and from labourers to multi-millionaires. For an SME, good corporate governance in the banking system enables business growth, points out Mark Fisher. Corporate governance failures have struck in many industries, with disastrous consequences for those affected. Spectacular examples in recent years include Enron, an energy company that collapsed in …

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A hands-on luxurious experience

Renowned Swiss creators of technically complex timepieces, Eberhard & Co., recently unveiled a stunning collection of novelty pieces for the benefit of fine watch lovers in the region. Presenting this exquisite collection at the Damas Les Exclusives boutique in Dubai Mall was Eberhard & Co.’s CEO, Mario Peserico.  “It gives us great pleasure to introduce these specially crafted collections to …

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More reflection on ‘terms of service’, less adverse reactions

Good corporate governance can be achieved by continual review and close monitoring of key service contracts in any business. It not only helps in saving time and money, but also keeps one focused on building profits, points out John Merrigan. Akey task of management is to ensure that the terms and conditions of the contracts and agreements in any business …

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