My Queue

Your Queue is empty

Click on the next to articles to add them to your Queue

Neil Petch

Neil Petch

Guest Writer / Chairman, Virtugroup

Neil Petch is the Chairman at Virtugroup.

With a history of business successes, Neil is well known in the UAE and beyond as a visionary entrepreneur with a passion for helping others establish and grow their own businesses. 

Neil founded Virtuzone in 2009 and quickly established it as the region’s leading company formation expert, before launching Virtugroup, a holding company that has a wider mandate of supporting startups from establishment; to successful market entry; and all the way through to exit.

Neil is also the Chairman of GMG, which was established in 2010 with offices in Dubai and London. The DIFC-regulated GMG provides brokerage services for commercial and investment banks globally.

Neil’s most recent venture is PrimalMD, a launch in the health sector focussing on helping doctors transform their patient’s lives by addressing the root cause of illness rather than simply treating the symptoms.

Starting a Business

Do Life Partners Make Good Business Partners?

The advantages of becoming a 'copreneur', a phrase increasingly used to describe entrepreneur couples.
Social Media

The Business Lessons Hidden Behind Internet Headlines

How to employ statistics shared on the internet as an instrument offering laser precision.
Entrepreneurial ecosystems

Aligned For Growth: Dubai Is A Hotbed Of Opportunity For Entrepreneurs

In the four years up to 2016, the UAE digital and technology sector saw 234 private investment deals amounting to over US$1.1 billion, while in 2016, the UAE topped the Middle East and North Africa (M...
startup hub

Building Up A Startup Hub: Dubai Is Committed To New Businesses

Defining the concept of the startup hub is the first step in determining whether a city is among the next top tech towns.
Tax Reform

What Will VAT Mean For Companies In The UAE?

We explore how accountants will benefit from the introduction of VAT in the GCC in 2018.
Growth Strategies

Businesses Without Offices: Putting Teleworking Into Practice

Office-less working. Working from home. Telecommuting. Teleworking. Whatever you call it, it's definitely on the rise.

There's An App For That: Seven Apps Entrepreneurs Should Make Use Of

The advent of business applications is bringing systems and solutions that were once the preserve of large organizations right into the palm of your hand.

Going Public: A Mark Of Distinction, And A Platform For Growth

The road from startup to stock exchange is a long and testing one, but for entrepreneurs with determination and a compelling business model, it will always be a journey worth taking.

The Top Five Challenges Of Doing Business In Dubai

While the upward trajectory of Dubai may seem unstoppable, that's not to say doing business in this part of the world is without its challenges.
Business Ideas

Five Signs That You Have A Great Business Idea

Great business opportunities fill an ongoing need– they offer something new or different and, crucially, they allow you to make a profit and grow your business.
Growth Strategies

Five Signs That You Are Not Ready To Be An Entrepreneur

It has never been easier to become an entrepreneur. But are you ready?
Starting a Business

Doing Business In The UAE: What You Need To Know About Local Partners

Entrepreneurs must first establish the type of business they are looking to set up, and whether or not it will be based in one of the UAE's many free zones– these two factors will determine whether or...
Naming a Business

How To Choose A Name For Your Company

Make no mistake, a catchy and memorable company name can offer a distinct advantage, keeping you at the front of your customers' minds and helping you to make a positive and engaging first impression.
Business Advice

Be Cautious About Business Advice That "Feels Right" For Your Startup

Let's look at five pieces of entrepreneur advice that you have certainly heard before, and examine whether they should be taken as golden nuggets, or discarded completely– or somewhere in-between.
Success Strategies

The Five Rules Of Long-Term Business Success

Having the fundamentals of a good business in place is one thing, but looking after yourself gives you and your organization the best possible chance of long-term success