Dubai SME signs agreement with DHL

Dubai: Dubai SME, the agency of Dubai Economy mandated to develop the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector, has signed an agreement with DHL, the world-leading express transport company, to launch the ‘Global Expansion Initiative for Small and Medium Enterprises’ programme. As per the new initiative, DHL will offer discounted freight charges and also provide…

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The UAE Encourages Female Entrepreneurs

Founded in 2016 by a group of serial entrepreneurs in Dubai, the Mind Cloud program offers tailor-made education programs, business advisory, and mentorship for tech start-ups. The National spoke to several female participants from the UAE to discuss the challenges they face to start their own company in the region. All the respondents agreed that finding the balance between…

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5 Ways New Startups Can Secure Funding

You’ve got your eureka moment, an idea you believe is going to ignite/disrupt the world as we know it, a concept that is forever going to redefine the way we use technology in our daily lives, and so on. The truth is that ideas no matter how simple and grandiose, need money and capital to…

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Dubai startups get new funding sources

The Mohammed Bin Rashid Fund (MBRF), which is the financial arm of Dubai SME, and finance platform Beehive have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to aid small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with their financing needs. The MoU will enable SME owners in Dubai to obtain loans for development and expansion at competitive rates through…

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5 Reasons Why Women-Owned Businesses Are Thriving

  March is Women’s History Month, and never before in U.S. history have women been so successful in launching and growing their own companies. For instance, the Guardian Small Business Research Institute projects that women-owned businesses will generate 5 million new jobs by the year 2018. Today, a report by Biz2Credit provides more evidence that…

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