SME World

Transguard, the UAE-based business services provider, is supporting the needs of the UAE’s 350,000 Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) through an outsourcing service designed to cut overheads and increase efficiency across operations.

The UAE chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), the world’s leading peer-to-peer network of successful business leaders today announced Shammi Kapoor, a student of the School of Business Administration, at the American University of Dubai,  as the champion of the UAE qualifying rounds of the Global Student Entrepreneurs Awards (GSEA).

Linksys®, a leader in networking solutions for the home and business, takes the findings from a commissioned Wi-Fi study of channel partners that service small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) conducted by International Data Corporation (IDC) very seriously. "Small businesses are increasingly frustrated and want to address slow (wireless) network connection speeds, coverage gaps, and security concerns," said Ray Boggs, vice president, Small and Medium Business Research at IDC. Linksys will further align her portfolio to the SMB needs and ensure that aging networks will no longer hold back SMB growth.

Dr. Shayma Nawaf Al Fawwaz, Founder and CEO of GOSSIP The Brand, a leading company managing the popular GOSSIP Cafe and Desserts and other concepts, played a key role in inspiring youth participants at the recently concluded inaugural edition of the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival, the emirate's largest entrepreneurship festival, which ran from November 21 to November 22, 2017 at the Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club. In her speech, Al Fawwaz shared her insight on entrepreneurship and how to succeed across today’s SME industry--encouraging the youth to take an active role and pursue their creative business ideas.

Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC), the UAE’s leading platform for the personal and professional development of women in the emirate and beyond, has partnered with the Pearl Initiative consultancy to raise awareness among regional micro, small and medium size enterprises (MSMEs) on the importance of good governance and accountability.