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There’s No Shortage of Ideas in Dubai

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Dubai Metro

As with entering any new market, you must do your homework, be at the right place at the right time, select a good idea, rely on a little luck and have the finances to support your effort.  Dubai is a worth a look but explore with caution.

Unfortunately, many who enter the market do so without an in-depth study of the potential risk possibilities, competitive analysis, or roadblocks for the product or service they are looking to represent. There are government rules and requirements needed to bring a product into the country, and not doing your due diligence can cause your product to be stuck at customs for months, or completely rejected causing great expense to any new business owner.

There’s absolutely no shortage of business ideas in Dubai, making it difficult to come up with something fresh and something new.  So choose a brilliant idea (something no one else is doing), be diligent, do your homework and prepare for success.

Read the entire article here.

Photo courtesy:  Fabio Achilli

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

The Case of a Shortage of Foreign Female Entrepreneurs in the U.S.A.

Where are the foreign female entrepreneurs?

The article, “Why aren’t there more foreign female entrepreneurs?” by Priya Alagiri examines the reason why there is a shortage of foreign women entrepreneurs in the United States.

One reason stated is:

The foreign women I interviewed also said that they’ve found it difficult to succeed because the “silicon ceiling” inhibits them from obtaining funding from private investors. According to them, investors are mostly white American men who gravitate toward their own. Investors themselves have said, quite bluntly, that there does exist a bias against funding women, let alone immigrant women. One investor, for example, has said that “a ton of us decide not to invest, support, promote or work with women because of this whole ‘marriage / pregnancy’ hurdle that most women will face in their career.”

Read the entire article here.

Photo credit here.

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

Women Take the Plunge to Expand Their Businesses Internationally

There are a lot of issues facing a company as it embarks upon global expansion.

… not simply for those exporting goods or supplying services to overseas customers, but for those setting up a business in the overseas jurisdiction.

Learn more about the people, property, corporate structure and local compliance issues here.

Illustration credit here.

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

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