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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 you one-time costs of items that would still have a value later? (e.g. your assets such as equipment, furniture etc.) Do y

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

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 vision Determine what you're good at and what you like to do Figure out what the market needs Cr

Registering a Trademark in the UAE

Provided By Lesley Yap for Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development, SME Knowledge UAE   Registering a trademark is important to your business; it can be your most valuable marketing tool and can help to differentiate your business from the competition. Unlike a business trade nam

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 be

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Where To Register Your Company: Resources for Entrepreneurs in the UAE

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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  

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

Four steps for developing an effective strategy for a company

Provided by Potential.com, Content Partner for SME Knowledge UAE   This video explains the four steps for developing an effective strategy.  Strategy Objective: The mission and vision of the company.Corporate Objectives: Long term objectives.Area Objectives: Yearly road map.Funct

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 ven

Free Zones: Incentives and Limitations

Provided By Lesley Yap for Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development, SME Knowledge UAE Establishing a business entity in one of the UAE’s Free Zones can be an attractive route for foreign investors. Free Zones have been setup across the Emirates to facilitate business activities and

Key Steps to Registering Your Business in the UAE

Provided By Lesley Yap for Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development, SME Knowledge UAE Starting a business in the UAE may seem overwhelming at first. To achieve start-up success; thorough planning, making key financial decisions, and dealing with government hurdles are all part of the proc

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

Basic principles to remember while investigating an opportunity

Provided by Potential.com, Content Partner for SME Knowledge UAE   Nobody is lucky unless they deserve it; famous Roman philosopher, Seneca, states that luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. Small and Medium Enterprises usually look towards successful entrepreneurs