Business Startups

The How To Overcoming Lawyerphobia

The UAE startup ecosystem has developed significantly in the last couple of years and is leading the MENA region in terms of investments. In 2017, US$560 million was invested in 260 startups, according to research from community platform MAGNiTT. With the UAE committed to strengthening its non-oil sector through diversification, startups and SMEs are rightly being recognized for the crucial role they…

How UAE Facilitates Access To Clients For Entrepreneurs

The UAE is one of the best places in the world to locate a startup due to its healthy economy, attractive finance options, impressive infrastructure and extensive government support. But the icing on the cake for many entrepreneurs is the exciting mix of potential clients– right on your doorstep. So, let’s break down why the UAE has such a strong pool of potential clients for…

Profit in 90 Days? Avoid the Mistakes That Could Cost You a Million Dollars.

Like most reality shows, Undercover Billionaire has a seriously catchy premise: Give an uber-successful businessperson precious little capital, drop him (or her) off in an unfamiliar city, and see whether this individual can whip up a successful business idea in 90 days. Does our hero (or heroine) make a million bucks or fail miserably? Which of three factors -- desire, old-fashioned hard…

These 2 Simple Ideas Helped Rodan and Fields Become a Billion Dollar Brand

This story was originally published on August 31, 2017 and has been updated. Editor's Note: Entrepreneur's "20 Questions" series features both established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs and asks them a number of questions about what makes them tick, their everyday success strategies and advice for aspiring founders. In 2002, Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields founded Rodan + Fields,…

The How To: Starting Up A Business In Qatar

Starting and launching your business in Qatar can often be seen as a long, confusing, expensive and arduous process. The information available out there can sometimes be ambiguous and perplexing, and to make things worse, one often gets conflicting pieces of advice from different people. I recently got my company registered in Qatar, and so, as someone who went through this entire process, I figured…

Infographic: The 20 Most Common Reasons Startups Fail and How to Avoid Them

So, you have a great new idea or invention, and you are ready to open your startup business. But, you've been scared by the well-publicized statistic about startup failure -- more than 50 percent of small businesses fail in the first four years. Opening and operating a successful startup requires some luck hard-work and thoughtful planning -- as well as the ability to adapt that plan. Having…