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Thumbay thriving

  • 18    Thumbay thriving

    Thumbay Moideen broke away from his family business and expanded the Thumbay Group to cover 18 sectors across two contintents.

  • 26    Above board

    Setting up a bord of directors allows SMEs to put formal structures of corporate governance in place while having access to expert advice.

  • 34    The full package

    With the rapidly growing travel sector in the Middle East, HolidayME was developed to allow costumers to create tailor-made holiday packages at competitive……

  • 38    Pay people properly

    As companies try to manage their budgets in the current economic climate, underpaying their staff could cost them in the long run.

Latest stories

  • NBF–banking options for female Emirati entrepreneurs


    National Bank of Fujairah has made moves to accommodate the financing needs of their female Emirati clientele.

    According to the 2015 Female Entrepreneurship Index developed…

  • A sincere form of flattery?


    When Stevi Lowmass of The Camel Soap Factory discovered her product was being copied and sold, she took a number of steps to address the situation.

    Stevi Lowmass, the CEO and Founder…

  • Employees engage!

    Employees who feel appreciated while working in a healthy environment will go above and beyond to ensure the business succeeds.

    Recent research revealed that more than 80 per cent of employees…

  • Digital diversification


    Adeeb Ahamed, Managing Director, Lulu Exchange Holdings, discusses the considerations made as the company develops its online presence.

    What market gap was Lulu Exchange…

  • Omaira Farooq AlOlama


    The Emirati Managing Director of ALF Administration is passionate about developing the skillset of UAE Nationals in an effort to contribute to the development of her country.


  • Family planning


    Siobhan Crick, from asset manager SANNE, discusses the different approaches taken by GCC families to succession planning.

    Collectively, the largest GCC family-owned businesses…

  • Accounting–better get started


    With VAT a few months away, Arshi Kaura at Legends Accounting discusses how small business owners can get their financial reporting in order.

    SME owners must maintain good financial…

  • Five ways to spot a toxic employee


    Toxic employees can do damage to your team and spotting them soon is essential, according to Chester Elton, Partner and Founder of employee engagement training and coaching provider,…

  • 2018 IT security predictions–attacks, investment areas and cybersecurity strategies


    It’s that time of year again when we look back at what has motivated the market for IT security solutions in the last year, in order to develop our plans for the next year. With…

  • Digital Trends of 2018


    As we near the end of 2017, the surge in all-things-digital is showing no signs of stopping, according to Alexander Rauser, CEO and Founder of Prototype Interactive.

    The inevitable…

  • Safe in the clouds


    Hadya Fathalla, Executive Director, C5 Capital discusses the role SMEs can play in tackling cyberthreats head on.

    Businesses are set to lose $8 trillion to cybercrime over…

  • Oreo you ready?

    Mohamed Shalaby discusses how the right public-private partnerships have allowed Mondalēz to expand its presence in the country and meet the growing market demand in the GCC.

    US-based confectionary…

  • FXTM: What to watch for


    Hussein Sayed, Chief Market Strategist at FXTM Key discusses the key events to watch in the week ahead.

    The US dollar and stocks made a fantastic run towards the end of last week…

  • Pitch perfect


    Two SME owners share what entrepreneurs need to know when going before investors, having successfully raised funds themselves.

    The first six months of 2017 saw 88 closed deals…

  • Risk Management


    Business risks exist everywhere but early implementation of a proper management system can mitigate them once they occur, or even catch them early.

    SMEs are becoming increasingly…

  • Greenback took a double hit

    The US dollar remained on the defensive early Thursday, after yesterday’s declines led by increased uncertainty over another US rate hike in 2017 and President Donald Trump’s…

  • Mind the (gender) gap


    The gender gap in the workplace must be addressed by women driving the change they want to see.

    GCC women run SMEs worth AED 1.4 trillion, driving…

  • Stocks recover as geopolitical tensions ease; safe havens plunging


    After suffering the steepest weekly declines since March, S&P 500 futures are indicating a positive opening for US stocks, according to Hussein Sayed, Chief Market Strategist…

  • Dig deeper


    With discrepancies becoming more prevalent in employment applications, recruiters need to start running more stringent background checks.

    HireRight, a…

  • Flight to safety subsides; attention shifts to data


    The war of words between Trump and North Korea, has largely dictated the direction of the market for the past 24 hours, according to Hussein Sayed, Chief Market Strategist at FXTM. 

  • Optimism that the rand could strengthen quickly fades


    Any optimism that the South African rand (ZAR) would continue its attempt to strengthen against the USD, appears to have gone out the window following the news that Jacob Zuma survived…

  • Can OPEC revive oil bulls?


    There was little excitement in the oil markets during Tuesday’s trading session; with investors on guard as OPEC and Non-OPEC members discussed compliance levels on their…

  • Markets in sleep mode, VIX drops below 10


    Despite the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average hitting record highs on Monday, the news barely made headlines, which could be explained by the scale of the moves, according…

  • Interns–diamonds in the rough


    Hiring interns versus employees can be a viable financial option for SMEs while a start-up, in turn, can offer valuable work experience and training.


  • FXTM: Is it time to buy the US dollar?


    Six months ago it was hard to believe that the Greenback will be plummeting against all of its major peers; the Fed was the only central bank tightening monetary policy, economic…

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