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Challenges of SMEs in the UAE

Dr Nasser Saidi comments about the main challenge of SMEs in the region. There is a lack of access to long term finance. Small Medium Enterprise growth depends on banking and the financial sector, venture capital, micro-credit, crowd funding and investment.

Beware of Constraints that Can Cripple Your Business Growth

Every small business and start up wants to grow and become successful, but the trick is to have “planned growth” rather than “opportunistic growth”. If you opportunistically start taking on every new order for your products or services that comes along, sooner or later you’ll hit a “constraint” that cripples your business. Typical business growth … read more

Why a Good IT Project Plan Drives Success

With most failed information technology projects, the failures were planned to happen from the start. A good IT project plan has several key drivers for success.

5 Real Estate Trends That Define Baby Boomer Retirement Lifestyle

How are we going to decide on OUR retirement lifestyle? As a Boomer I know there is no “one size fits all” approach to moving past “midlife”. We are pioneering a new kind of retirement lifestyle to fit how we want our lives to unfold. Like all pioneers, we know where we want to go … read more

¿Qué responsabilidad tienen un Consejo Consultivo?

Por definición, la principal diferencia entre un Consejo Consultivo y un Consejo de Administración es la responsabilidad que en cada caso se tiene sobre los resultados de la empresa. Un Consejo de Administración es responsable por los resultados de la empresa y sus acciones e incluso podría tener que entregar cuentas a inversionistas, accionistas o … read more

Progress of Corporate Governance in Dubai

Dr Nasser Saidi talks about corporate governance being critical because it brings a level of confidence to investors and improves company performance. There has been a push in the UAE to further advance and promote the adoption of best corporate governance practice. Regulators and government authorities have become more aware of governance. There are now … read more

How to Pick Your Valuation Advisor

As a business owner, you know your business and the value of expertise. As such, you should seek specialized advisors when executing strategic transactions around your company. Depending on what you want to do with your company, there are advisors appropriate for every circumstance. Business Valuation Only There are a wide range of advisors, from … read more

The Concept of Crowd Investing

Dr. Nasser Saidi talks about how SMEs can expand by crowd investing. It allows investors to invest directly into a company without going through financial intermediaries. Crowd Investing is a form of democratic capitalism with a community that can support young entrepreneurs and businesses rather than anonymous investors. The goal is to make it easier … read more

How to Improve Your IT Project Planning for Success

In reviewing my experience with numerous information technology projects, it is very clear that the key to success was the IT project planning process. With most failed IT projects, the failures were planned to happen from the start. The five “W”s you must cover prior to creating the IT Project Plan It’s easy, we learned … read more

Baby Boomer Housing Trends – What Do We Really Want?

Boomers are changing retirement lifestyles and creating new baby boomer housing trends!  We want our housing to reflect our new active adult retirement lifestyle. We are not interested in senior ghettos with one room bed-sits. We don’t see ourselves as growing old; we are just going through another lifestyle change.  And we fully intend to … read more

Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock…Time is Counting Down

October 2013 leaves one year for corporations incorporated under Part II of the Canada Corporations Act (CCA) to transition to the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (CNCA). The CNCA provides federal not-for-profit corporations with a new set of rules that are modern, flexible, and better suited to the needs of today’s not-for-profit sector. This should come … read more

¿Porque es interesante ser miembro de un Consejo Consultivo?

Lo primero que se debe tener claro, es que un Consejero Consultivo espera una retribución económica a cambio de su participación en el Consejo Consultivo. Si se entiende que estructurar y operar con un Consejo Consultivo es una decisión del cuerpo directivo de la empresa o de los accionistas de la misma o de ambos, … read more