SME Stories

Start-up Bahrain: An initiative aimed at promoting the start-up culture

The initiative brings together entrepreneurs, corporates, investors, incubators and educational institutions to develop a start-up ecosystem

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Success at first pitch: What VCs look for in a startup pitch

Turn 8 founder, Kamal Hassan, takes you through what VCs want to see in a startup pitch.

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Start-up Oman: Bringing the entrepreneurial ecosystem together

The platform introduces SME owners to the rigors of entrepreneurship as well as assisting them with funding and helping them grow

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Right Bite sees healthy success

The catering company’s founder Nathalie Haddad talks about bringing nutritious eating to Dubai, and explains why she loves being challenged.

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VAT and small businesses: What are the implications?

Heads of two Dubai-based SMEs reflect on how the new tax regime has impacted their firms, and explain why start-ups need to have a firm grip on their accounts.

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Zooba reinvents Egypt’s street food

The start-up has shaken up the casual dining scene and elevated everyday staples into an entirely new level by using fresh, high quality ingredients.

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TBS rises to the challenge

The co-founder of the Egyptian bakery chain talks about how the company has expanded its brand portfolio and advises entrepreneurs to be brave.

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Comparison website on a mission to save people money

Co-founder Jon Richards of Dubai-based yallacompare explains why would-be entrepreneurs need to choose investors and mentors carefully.

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NBF strives to empower UAE’s SMEs

The National Bank of Fujairah offers tailored banking solutions to SMEs in the UAE, ensuring every SME client has a dedicated relationship manager, says Vince Cook CEO of NBF.

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