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Start-up Costs Worksheet

Provided By Potential.com, Content Partner for SME Knowledge UAE Benefits:You need an investment to start a new project or a new business.Do you know what are your one-time costs of items that would still have a value later? (e.g. your assets such as equipment, furniture etc.)Do you k

Sample Business Plans

These two tools help you to set up your business plan. In the Word document "Business Plan Outline" below, you will find a list of the main topics to include in your business plan. The Excel file "Computing Development Strategies" contains the minimum information required by financial institutions f

Checklist for Starting a New Business

This tool intends to walk you through all the issues you should consider in view of starting a new business. You may adapt it to reflect your business needs, type of clientele, products and services you offer. Attachments Owner's Checklist for Starting a New Business For more resources D

Creating an Effective Business Plan

This workshop will help you create a business plan. It includes a business plan template to guide your business through the start-up or growth phase, a search for capital, or any other endeavor your small business undertakes. We've distilled the typical business plan template into seven key ele

How Do I Come Up With a Winning Business Idea?

Developing large or small business ideas is a matter of creating a vision, leveraging your strengths and determining what the market needs. These three steps should get you started.Create a visionDetermine what you're good at and what you like to doFigure out what the market needsCreat

Benefits of a Business Plan

Provided by SME Knowledge Qatar The entire business planning process forces the entrepreneur to analyze all aspects of the venture and to prepare an effective strategy to deal with the uncertainties that arise. Thus a business plan may help an entrepreneur avoid a project doomed to failure. As

Common Startup Mistakes

For most people, starting a business is an exciting time during which they are invigorated by the possibility of success and the fun of tackling new challenges. It is also a time to make lots of mistakes!Many of the mistakes entrepreneurs make during the start-up phase can be avoided. One of the bes

Effective Competitive Analysis

For your small business to succeed, you need to know almost as much about your competitors as you do about your own company and customers. Unfortunately, many small business owners make the mistake of waiting until a competitor has opened up shop across the street and is cutting into profits to find

Set Goals for Your Business

Goal-setting is crucial to the success of any business, but is particularly important for entrepreneurs who can become distracted without focus. Goals direct actions, give you something to aim for, and can serve as a yardstick for measuring your business' success. The way you approach goal-

Dubai Financial Market – Investor’s Guide

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Starting Your Own Business - Ask Dr. Dirham

Dr. Dirham is an Emirati expert in personal financial matters who is eager to help you manage your money more wisely. An initiative by ADCED.     Starting Your Own Business - Ask Dr. Dirham  

5 Solid Fundamentals for Expansion

Provided by Potential.com, Content Partner for SME Knowledge UAE   Expanding your Business. What defines expansion? What do you need to expand? This video explains the important 5 solid fundamentals for expansion: Good Strategy, Strong Culture, Solid Operational Procedures, Reput

Two elements for innovation

Provided by Potential.com, Content Partner for SME Knowledge UAE   How do you innovate? This video explains the two important elements for innovation.

Importance of a Solid Strategy

Provided by Potential.com, Content Partner for SME Knowledge UAE   A solid strategy is essential for your business. This video explains why is it important to have solid strategy to focus your energy, give the organization a sense of direction and increase the value of offer

Business Legal Structures in the UAE

Provided By Lesley Yap for Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development, SME Knowledge UAE Local Individuals and foreign investors interested in establishing a business presence in the UAE must begin by determining the appropriate form of business ownership necessary for their desired business ventu

Open for Business in the UAE

Provided By Lesley Yap for Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development, SME Knowledge UAE Since its establishment in 1971, The United Arab Emirates has evolved into one of the most attractive places to do business in both the region and the world. The stability of the country and proximit

Benefits of a Business Plan

Provided by SME Knowledge Qatar The entire business planning process forces the entrepreneur to analyze all aspects of the venture and to prepare an effective strategy to deal with the uncertainties that arise. Thus a business plan may help an entrepreneur avoid a project doomed to failure. As

Successful Business Ideas

Provided by Potential.com, Content Partner for SME Knowledge UAE Every successful business starts with a great idea. But how can you cultivate successful business ideas of your own? Take these tips to heart. 1. For your business to be successful, you’ll need to identify a common nee

The Importance of Business Development to SMEs

Provided by Potential, Content Partner for SME Knowledge UAE Grow or DieThe business environment today makes it essential that small and mid-sized companies make the issue of growth a priority. With the rapid changes in technology and business methods, any company that is not growing

The Business Plan

OBJECTIVE: The business plan is the key ingredient for a successful business and is often ignored. This session shows you how to create an individualized business plan, and provides the tools to make it easy. What is a Business Plan? Why prepare a business plan? What to avoid in your business pla