Tag Archives: SMEs

“IGNITE”, a first-of-its-kind event in Lebanon Offers SMEs a Chance to Pitch, Discuss and Learn from Elite Industry Leaders In Their Fields

An Initiative by Endeavor Lebanon And Beirut Digital District to Ignite Commercial Relationships between SMEs and Companies As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, dozens of SMEs and industry leaders gathered on Wednesday 19 November at Beirut Digital District (BDD) for IGNITE, a first-of-its-kind event where entrepreneurs pitched their products and discussed commercial deals with C-suite representatives from large corporations. Organized …

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Rising Internet Penetration Sparks Shift in Advertising Spend as MEA SMEs Embrace the Power of the Web

Once viewed as the sole preserve of large organizations with significant resources and large addressable markets, the world of advertising is undergoing a seismic shift across the Middle East and Africa (MEA). Internet advertising is playing a key role in this transformation, with IDC forecasting a 27% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for spending in this area by MEA businesses …

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DMCC Free Zone leads the way for MENA and UAE SMEs

Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman DMCC awarded best MENA and UAE Free Zone for SMES Two awards honoured by fDi Magazine for the DMCC Free Zone’s industry leading services and support for its member companies DMCC, the Government of Dubai Authority with a mandate to enhance Dubai’s position as a global gateway for commodity trade and enterprise, has been named …

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Middle east women embark on corporate journey

A force for growth: Day 3 (December 18) of the SME Congress & Expo is dedicated to women in business across the Middle East. Day 3 of SME Congress & Expo dedicated to the rise of women in business The number of female entrepreneurs in the UAE is expected to grow significantly, however according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM), …

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Etisalat Announces Region’s First-of-its-Kind Business Pre-paid Plans

  Improved budget transparency and flexibility for companies Unique bundled alternatives for employees Etisalat, the leading telecom operator in the Middle East and Africa, today launched its new tiered Business Pre-paid plans, which provide attractive and flexible options with competitive prices and enhanced value for business customers in the UAE. This first-of-its-kind proposition provides a comprehensive multi-levelled set of pre-paid …

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Khalifa Fund hosting Abu Dhabi Entrepreneurship Forum to encourage a knowledge-based economy

Forum taking place from 7-9 October to facilitate knowledge transfer and inspire innovation The Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development has announced that it will host the Abu Dhabi Entrepreneurship Forum from 7-9 October at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. This is in line with the Fund’s goal of incubating the next generation of innovative SME’s, thus fulfilling its role …

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du expands portfolio of Managed Services: Announces launch of IT Management as a Service

IT Management as a Service offers powerful and scalable management of IT solutions for greater productivity of large businesses and SMEs Strengthening its offerings in Managed Services space, du announced the launch of IT Management as a Service. IT Management services account for more than 30% of the overall IT budgets for corporates. The global market for IT Management Automation …

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Google Engage Kicks Off to Support SMEs with Online Marketing

Google partnered with Potential.com to launch Google Engage – an outreach program aimed at supporting SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) with online marketing. The event, held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Dubai Media City, attracted more than 100 executives and entrepreneurs, keen to learn more about mastering the art of online marketing. Designed to support agencies with improving the …

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Sasol signs technology partnership for Enterprise Qatar’s Al Fikra Qatar National Business Plan Competition

Sasol, the international integrated energy and chemical company, today announced its support for Enterprise Qatar’s Al Fikra initiative as technology partner of the 2013 National Business Plan Competition. In its third year, Al Fikra is an initiative of Enterprise Qatar, an organization established to support Qatar’s goal of economic diversification by developing an ecosystem for SMEs and startups. The winners …

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Time ripe for Mideast SMEs to tap digital marketing

Online platform offers wealth of opportunity for companies seeking to grow their business. Online marketing strategy, when executed properly, has the potential to effectively widen a company’s reach beyond its usual client base. Because it is relatively more cost effective than traditional methods of selling and promoting, Internet marketing also holds particular value to small and medium enterprises (SMEs), according …

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