SMEs

  • New decree by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation aims to support small and medium-sized enterprises
  • The case for co-working spaces in the UAE
    May 22, 2016 By Bernard Lee | Special to GN Focus
    A world-class flexible workspace can support the local entrepreneurial ecosystem and aid economic diversification
  • Business loans: what banks look for
    Apr 27, 2016 Rehan Ali | Special to GN Focus
    Fundamentals matter and that is what banks look for when processing loan applications
  • A landmark move for UAE SMEs
    Apr 27, 2016 David George | Editor — Personal Finance
    Actions by UAE banks to support struggling businesses lauded by industry
  • Islamic finance: An opportunity for SME funding
    Mar 10, 2016 Imran Shafiq and Ali Iqbal Khan | Special to GN Focus
    The Islamic banking industry has a huge opportunity in financing small to medium-sized enterprises
  • UAE vows to support small firms
    Dec 15, 2015 Staff writer
    The government has promised to back SMEs despite the challenging economic situation
  • Time your funding pitch to perfection
    Dec 15, 2015 Craig Moore | Special to GN Focus
    An expert’s view on the crucial factors to consider
  • Banking lending to remain resilient in the UAE
    Dec 15, 2015 Lianne Gutcher | Special to GN Focus
    Despite the tightening of liquidity, UAE businesses are in good shape to weather tougher conditions
  • So you want to be your own boss?
    Mar 02, 2014 By Gareth Kurt Warren | Features Writer
    Here are five points that can help steer your business from conception to reality
  • Dubai claims its share in a $5b enterprise
    Mar 02, 2014 By Arno Maierbrugger | Special to GN Focus
    Local platforms such as Aflamnah and Eureeca are channelling entrepreneurial initiative and helping the emirate put the UAE on the global crowdfunding map
  • Sector investment set to rise
    Mar 02, 2014 By Shalini Seth | Specialist Writer
    Financial institutions and government departments are creating avenues to keep SMEs risk-resilient
  • The power of connection
    Mar 02, 2014 By Shalini Seth | Specialist Writer
    Successful entrepreneurs say networking can bring tangible results for business
  • Bag that bank loan
    Mar 02, 2014 By Chiranti Sengupta | Features Writer
    The rejection rate for SME bank loans in the UAE is one of the highest in the region. GN Prime finds out how to idiot-proof your application
  • UAE SMEs form backbone of economy
    Mar 27, 2013 By Iona Stanley | Special to GN Focus
    How the state and banks are catering to small to medium-sized enterprises, a growing sector
  • How to get your bank loan approved
    Mar 27, 2013 By Hina Navin | Special to GN Focus
    A look at the procedures, guidelines and types of loans available at various banks in the UAE
  • The tricky balancing act
    Mar 27, 2013 By Hina Navin | Special to GN Focus
    With their erratic management and often unsound financials, SMEs are risky loan clients, say UAE banks