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This year, for the second time, the Gulf Capital SME Awards has recognized Souqalmal.com for their success for The Disruption of the Year Award.

The Saud Bin Saqr Establishment for Small and Medium Enterprises (RAK SME), a RAK Chamber initiative, has announced a new membership category entitled “Student Membership”. The new project will target students in the primary, secondary and university levels.

A group of nine Dubai-based volunteers, all of whom are either currently battling breast cancer or have completed treatment and are currently in remission, have pooled their creative and time resources to form ‘Pink Ribbon Crafters’, with the common goal of supporting fellow breast cancer compatriots.  The team has come together to handmake bespoke items in their own time and at their own cost, to be given in exchange for donations to the breast cancer cause.They will be supported by a network of more than twenty volunteers, also breast cancer warriors who, for the month of October,will work collectively to distribute the range of products to schools, homes, offices, breast cancer events, market stalls and anywhere they are needed.

As a ‘Women Partner’, Sharjah Business Women Council (SBWC) had a significant presence at the Women SME 2017 conference, which was organized by World Arenaon October 3-4.

Demand for outsourced and Managed Services is on the rise as the average number of sick days taken by employees soars to 9.1 days a year in some markets, leaving SMEs to pick up huge bills as they struggle to cover specialized skill sets, especially in IT.