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6 tips for the self-employed in the United Arab Emirates

6 tips for the self-employed in the United Arab Emirates

Whether you're freelancing, working as a contractor, or running your own business, being self-employed in the UAE brings numerous opportunities, such as securing lucrative business deals and accessing funds that help get your venture off the ground. However, it also...

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Top 5 Financing Options for Your Business in the UAE

Top 5 Financing Options for Your Business in the UAE

Any viable business idea requires capital initially. As such, establishing your company in Dubai - or anywhere else in the world for that matter - can become a bit complicated if you don’t have sufficient funds. The good news is, the UAE has built a favourable...

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How Dubai is building a “future-ready” startup community

How Dubai is building a “future-ready” startup community

In a recent discussion with the Dubai Chamber Interview Series, His Excellency Khalfan Juma Belhoul, Chief Executive Officer of the Dubai Future Foundation (DFF), has shared how their agency is creating a “future-ready” startup community. Facilitating the Fourth...

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How to Implement a Digital Transformation of Your Business

How to Implement a Digital Transformation of Your Business

Although the transition to a digital economy started before COVID-19, the pandemic has surely accelerated the process. With strict lockdown measures and public safety regulations, companies are compelled to move their operations online to survive the challenges of the...

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How to Get a Professional Licence in Dubai

How to Get a Professional Licence in Dubai

A professional licence is one of the three types of trade licences available to entrepreneurs and businesses that are looking to set up a mainland company in Dubai. It is a requirement for anyone who wants to provide professional services in the UAE, since it...

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Mainland Trade Licences Explained

Mainland Trade Licences Explained

The UAE requires entrepreneurs and companies to obtain a trade licence to conduct business in the country’s mainland and free zone jurisdictions. Having a trade licence ascertains your customers that you are a legitimate business that complies with local laws and...

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How to Avoid Illegal Freelancer Visas in the UAE

How to Avoid Illegal Freelancer Visas in the UAE

The UAE’s work environment is changing. More people are leaning towards working as a freelancer, thanks to policy changes initiated by the government to make freelance work visas more accessible and affordable for everyone. Freelancing is an attractive career option...

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6 Tips for Your Business to Survive COVID-19

6 Tips for Your Business to Survive COVID-19

While the pandemic has brought about many challenges to the business community, the situation is not without hope.  Businesses can survive and overcome the impact of COVID-19 by implementing measures that can help fortify their competitive edge and maintain their...

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Why Should I Establish a Mainland Company?

Why Should I Establish a Mainland Company?

Mainland vs Free Zone A mainland company is a company licensed by the Department of Economic Development (DED) in the relevant Emirate of the United Arab Emirates. On the other hand, a free zone company is licensed by one of the Free Zone Authorities and covers a...

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The Financial Opportunities of The Pandemic

The Financial Opportunities of The Pandemic

Over the past 6 months, a lot has been said about how the pandemic has destroyed businesses, industries and economies altogether and I don’t disagree with most of them. However, not many spoke about how best to navigate and benefit out of the crisis and this write-up...

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