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Taking On The World: Dubai-Headquartered Global Ventures Is On A Mission To Impact Millions Of Lives

Led by General Partners Noor Sweid and Basil Moftah, this enterprise proudly declares on its website that its vision is global, and its focus is growth- and Global Ventures has been clearly exhibiting its premise by supporting entrepreneurs in emerging markets that are working to "change the world."

Business Plans

7 Steps to a Perfectly Written Business Plan

Your business plan is how investors and potential partners see that you know everything you can about your industry.

Growth Strategies

The Year That Was: 20 Lessons From '20

Even as one may be inclined to dismiss 2020 as though it doesn't need to exist in our collective history, a little introspection will reveal that all of us have almost certainly learnt some valuable lessons through the course of the year- things that we probably wouldn't have grasped had our world not been turned upside down over the last 12 months.


2020, The Year That Was: Amelia Gundersen-Herman, Co-Founder And CMO, Assuage Travel

"By accepting my new circumstances and looking for creative alternatives, I was able to find a new path during uncertain times."


2020, The Year That Was: Halima Jumani, Director, Kibsons

Kibsons managed to rise to the occasion and serve its customers in the best way it could, the brand also put its best foot forward in supporting not just its own employees through this crisis, but also local SMEs by offering them a place on its online platform.


2020, The Year That Was: Haleema Al Owais, CEO, Sultan Bin Ali Al Owais Real Estate

As businesses felt the impact of the COVID-19 crisis, Al Owais and her enterprise made a move that earned her several plaudits at the time, with her actions being heralded as an example for other business leaders in the UAE to follow.


A Cut Above: Hisham Mansour, Co-Founder And Managing Director, CFI Financial Group

The co-founder and Managing Director of CFI Financial Group is on a constant journey to challenge -and improve- the status quo.

Growth Strategies

Building A Legacy: Tala Al Ansari, Director, Scale2Dubai, District 2020

The Director of Scale2Dubai, District 2020 is leading a global initiative aimed at growing Dubai's innovation economy.


Rising To The Challenge: Tim Cordon, Senior Area Vice President - MEA, Radisson Hotel Group

Radisson Hotel Group's Tim Cordon on balancing flexibility and (meticulous) detail in the hospitality industry.

Buying / Investing in Business

Investors Need to Bet On Startups in 2020

Entrepreneurs and innovators will lead the way out of this crisis to adapt our economy.


Does Your Organization Need a Chief Innovation Officer?

A CINO isn't just a one-man ideas machine. They help to create a company culture of innovation, and get investors on board with visionary change.

News and Trends

Spinneys' F&B Incubator Program Selects 24 Winners As It Aims To Enhance The UAE Food Security System Through Innovation

The supermarket chain aims to help boost innovation among small food producer and manufacturers in the UAE by reducing barriers to entry in the supermarket industry.

Growth Strategies

Value Systems: It Shouldn't Take A Crisis To Catalyze Innovation

Businesses that embraced tech and innovation from the start have made a smooth transition to crisis conditions with the least disruption. Those that have had to be dragged kicking and screaming into the digital era are finding it is costing a lot more to adapt by virtue of necessity.


Driving Progress By Enabling Innovation Anywhere, Anytime

Along with our efforts to grow sustainable communities, however, comes an emphasis on removing execution barriers in order to preserve the possibilities for developers and startups. As many entrepreneurs grappled with the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic, so came the need to identify new ways to provide them with the resources they needed.


Proactivity Exemplified: Ethan Xue, President - Middle East And Africa, OPPO

"A good leader should be humble, and have a generous heart to welcome team members with comprehensive backgrounds and believe in them."