Markhor Is Social Entrepreneurship For The Sole

This isn’t anything like Toms Shoes, folks. Markhor came to be after two of the co-founders, Sidra Qasim and Waqas Ali, met a local leathe..

Bootstrapping Startups In Dubai

Dubai is the fastest growing and most dynamic city in MENA today- it’s rife with opportunities for startups to build successful businesses..

Fawaz Alotaibi On Restructuring The Family Business

“There’s a reason why larger firms tend to adopt corporate structures: it accelerates growth which is something every generation in ..

Book Review: How Great Leaders Think: The Art of Reframing by Lee G. Bolman & Terrence E. Deal

In each organization, it can be said that one of the most critical aspects is who is heading up the ship. Tomes have been written and countl..

Egypt’s PieRide Wants To Reduce Traffic By Sharing A Stylish Ride

In Cairo, you can choose to use underserved public transportation or get stuck bumper to bumper in traffic, while you’re surrounded by one..

UAE’s Small Business Market Should Study Customer Lifecycles

As a significant contributor to the nation’s economy – 40% in Dubai, and 60% of the overall UAE economy – the small and medium busines..

Mom Creates Ignore No More App To Force Kids To Call Back

One mom has had enough of the frustration with her children constantly ignoring her calls. Sharon Standifird, a mom from Houston, Texas who ..

Green Workplaces: Simple Steps Can Make All The Cost (And Care) Difference

Being sustainable isn’t a choice anymore, it’s a necessity. In fact, 96% of respondents in the August 2014 Green Workplaces in ..

The Recap: Qatar Enterprise Agility Awards 2014

On the occasion of the first annual Qatar Enterprise Agility Awards, BNC Publishing as part of the Entrepreneur MENA franchise, awarded busi..

All Tied Up: Etro’s AW 14/15 Range

Fashion forward entrepreneurs, we’ve got Etro’s AW14/15 range on the radar for you. If you’re a boss in bow tie, you can go bright wit..

E-Commerce in the Middle East (Infographic)

E-commerce is on fire in the MENA region, and it’s not surprising given the fast growth in our digital sector. This especially applies..

Doing Business And Asking For Favors

I think it’s important to talk about the relationships businesspeople maintain, and the underlying culture of favors that permeates those ..

Wearable Tech: Talked About, But Not Yet Ready For Mass Adoption

Everyone may be talking about wearable technology, but that certainly doesn’t mean that everyone is wearing them just yet. A recent survey..

Book Review: How The World Sees You By Sally Hogshead

The widely repeated “perception is half the battle” was and is pretty accurate- in the professional world, perception can affect how wel..

Regional Bank Warm Up To Device-Oriented Services and Marketing

Device mania is on the up and up across MENA. According to a study by PayPal released in late 2013, shopping on mobile is exploding in the r..

Five Minutes with Founder and CEO Elevision Media Niall Sallam

Niall Salam, Founder and CEO of Elevision Media based in the UAE, spent a few minutes discussing entrepreneurship, the market, and what apps..

Tips When Raising The Seed: Startup Pitching

Each month you hear me talk about my experiences as an entrepreneur spearheading my startup Brndstr Inc. Over the past six months, we’ve c..

Hamdan Innovation Incubator (HI2)

Announced last month, the Hamdan Innovation Incubator (HI2) is another UAE endeavor to encourage “creativity and youth entrepreneursh..

Wingsters Founder Ahmed Hassan Is Winging It As A First Time ’Trep In F&B

Ahmed Hassan, the founder of Wingsters in Dubai Marina, says that he was always interested in the F&B industry. “I’m a big foodie, a..

Dubai MSME Finance Survey Gathers Pace

A team of MBA students from the Middle East centre of Manchester Business School are seeing a significant ramp-up in the responses for their..

Dare To Be Square: Blackberry Passport Reignites Tech Flame

What can make a self-professed Apple fangirl revert back to her first love? Let’s take a quick trip down memory lane for context: I was a ..

The Emma Watson Hoax Says A Lot About The State Of The Internet

Over the past few weeks, the Internet circus has been even more active than usual. After Emma Watson’s speech at the United Nations on gen..

How to Choose the Right Executive Coach

In my last article, I asked how entrepreneurs could potentially benefit from the coaching relationship. This time, I’m making the rather b..

The MBA Debate: Is Management Savvy Impacted By Executive Education?

Lately, I’ve been hearing this question often, especially among young, aspiring entrepreneurs: ‘Is an MBA worth it?’ While I don’t t..

Solar-Steam Generators Implemented In Oman

We don’t hear much from Oman, but the GCC state right at the southeast corner of the Arabian Peninsula has taken a creative approach t..