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Deciding on a Business

 OBJECTIVE: The most common serious mistake made by entrepreneurs is not choosing the right business from the very beginning. This session will provide you with important evaluation techniques to decide which business is right for you.Characteristics of a Successful EntrepreneurStep-by-Ste...

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...

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...

Location and Leasing

OBJECTIVE: A poor location or a poorly negotiated lease can cripple a wonderful business. Every business has its own location criteria. In this session, you will define your criteria, learn how to select the right location, create a site model, and recognize the important aspects of a lease agreeme...

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   ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Practical tips to brush up on your business etiquette

Provided By Potential.com, Content Partner for SME Knowledge UAE Business etiquette is about generally acceptable, courteous, and respectful behavior. It changes over time, and varies in situations and between cultures. But, there are broad guidelines that govern the practice of business,...