How to Turn 2017’s Failures Into a Successful 2018
One of the worst things you can do as a struggling startup is set the same unrealistic goals each year and continue to fail. If you didn’t ace 2017, you need to delve deeper into your company, setting goals.More
Be Smarter at Cost Cutting
Almost all companies have or will need to cut costs to survive in the current environment. Unfortunately, not all do cost cutting smartly. Consider these three pieces of advice before making cuts:More
SOUQ.COM – The Story that teaches you to dream big
We come across several SME owners every day – some talk about hardships, some about success and some about failure. They share their different experiences; each journey is unique in its own way.More
10 Metrics Every Growing Business Must Keep An Eye On
Entrepreneurs have no trouble focusing on how to build a product, and the good ones know how to find and nurture those first critical customers. Many, however, don’t know how to take their small business to the next levelMore
Make Achieving Your Long-Term Goals More Fun in the Short Term
Recent research has found something that can help: incorporating immediate benefits into your pursuit of longer-term goals. Make the short-term activities fun.More
5 Little Known Advantages Of Starting Your Business With A Business Plan
How many have gone into business without a business plan? And how many would still go into business without taking the time to prepare this all-important piece of the document?More
6 Steps to Go from Procrastinating to Productive
As entrepreneurs and business owners, we have tasks on our list that we’d rather not do. So, we keep moving the goal post farther down the field and do almost anything we can to avoid those distasteful jobs.More
Philippine favourite Shakey’s Pizza coming to the UAE by end-2017
Kabayans, just a few more months before you can get your hands on Shakey’s signature goodies.Ten locations across UAE being planned; ‘pizza for all nationalities’ pledgedMore
Expo 2020: Giving small firms a slice of big action
The UAE has given a major boost to small and medium enterprises in food and beverage sector by unveiling ‘modified terms’ for SMEs to bid more competitively and generate Dh2 billion in sales from onsite food and beverages business at ExpoMore
Richard Branson’s advise to young Entrepreneurs
Many entrepreneurs come up with ideas for businesses while studying – they’re then faced with the decision of continuing with their studies, or taking a chance on their business. Should they drop out of college, like Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs, to follow their business dreams? Richard Branson, who dropped out of school at the age of 15, has some advice…More
3 leadership lessons I’ve learned from when things don’t go to plan
Every time something doesn’t go to plan, I like to use it as a learning experience, and share my feelings and findings with other entrepreneurs and business leaders.More
How to Pick the Right Team for Your Startup
A 10-step guide to making sure your startup succeeds where so many others fail.
If you’re putting a team together for the first time, there’s a good chance that you’ve already got a few people in mind. But, before you start rallying the troops and investing big, it’s important to know what the DNA of a winning startup team looks like — and how you can avoid common (but fatal) mistakes.
Use Peer Evaluations to Write Performance Reviews
As a manager, it’s your job to make your employees’ performance reviews as objective and unbiased as possible. One way to make your reviews fairer is to ask for peer evaluations.More
Make Time for Strategic Thinking Every Day
If you believe that only senior executives need to think strategically, think again.
No matter what level you’re at, strategic thinking is a critical skill — one that can always be improved.
Manage with Minimum Time
Do you strive to be a good manager or mentor, but feel you do not have that time to do it well? Don’t get trapped into thinking that leadership is an extra commitment on top of your day job. How you lead, not how much, is what counts. Here are three ways to maximize your management in minimum time:More
Use Breathing to Stay Grounded in Stressful Moments
Practicing mindfulness is as much physical as it is mental. Paying attention to your body can help you stay calm in stressful moments. This is called anchoring — noticing your physical experience rather than avoiding it.More
3 Unusual Ways to Grow Your Business in the UAE
All businesses need exposure, but even more than that, you need paying customers and you need the cost to acquire a customer to be less than the life-time value of that customer, so you can profitably scale your business.
The fastest way to get exposure is advertising, but it can be expensive and needs a lot of monitoring. That is why you will find these unusual ways of getting exposure for your business to be useful.
4 New Ways to Self-Fund Your Startup
Bootstrapping is a perfectly viable option, unless you’re launching a business that needs staff, equipment or contractors, in which case you need money.More
How to Stay Focused: Train Your Brain
As an entrepreneur, you have a lot on your plate. Staying focused can be tough with a constant stream of employees, clients, emails, and phone calls demanding your attention. Amid the noise, understanding your brain’s limitations and working around them can improve your focus and increase your productivity.More
15 Surprising Things Productive People Do Differently
I recently interviewed over 200 ultra-productive people including seven billionaires, 13 Olympians, 20 straight-A students and over 200 successful entrepreneurs. I asked a simple, open-ended question, “What is your number one secret to productivity?” After analyzing all of their responses, I coded their answers into 15 unique ideas.More
Managing your Energy
As organizations demand more and more from their people, time-pressed employees have to scramble to keep up. You may not be able to make the day any longer, but you can replenish your energy. Use these 4 simple ways to help you work smarter and prevent burnout:More
Only Celebrate Certain Types of Failures
We all know there can be no innovation without risk. Encouraging risk taking and accepting failure can help boost innovationMore
Make Delegating Easier for Managers
All managers know they’re supposed to delegate, but too many of them are still doing too much themselves.More
How To Get Funded (And Keep Investors On Your Side)
Every entrepreneur knows what the steps are: create a compelling service, find and grow a customer base, build a great team, increase sales, set your growth milestones and hit them one by one.More
Deming’s management method can help you increase employee engagement
W. Edwards Deming’s 14 points and system of profound knowledge can help organizations overcome the management practices causing this disengagement, and provide a method to support a culture of employee engagement.More
Why you need Business Plan for Expansion or New Company?
A well-crafted business plan generates enthusiasm for your idea and boosts your odds of success-whether you’re proposing a new initiative within your organization or starting an entirely new company.More
Maintain Your Entrepreneurial Passion by Being Flexible
Most of us think of entrepreneurs as passionate professionals who have a “ﬁre in their belly.” But it’s hard to maintain that level of dedication no matter how passionate you are, and research has shown that entrepreneurs’ enthusiasm for their projects can fade over time.More
5 Rules for Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship is the art of finding profitable solutions to problems. Every successful entrepreneur or business person has been able to identify a problem and come up with a solution to it before someone else did. Here are the five rules for success.More
The Only 5 Things You Need to Launch a Startup in Any Economy
In 2008, one of my startups, Career Marketplace, was sinking fast.
The market had tanked, new business was hard to come by and jobs were drying up. Career Marketplace, an online intermediary for job seekers and job creators, was getting hit particularly hard.