On his visit to the capital, HE Mahmood Al Hashemi, Director General, Ajman Free Zone Authority (AFZA), UAE, spoke about his interest in Indian SMEs and invited them to his free zone. In an exclusive interaction with SupportBiz, Hashemi highlighted the opportunities that Ajman Free Zone offers to Indian SMEs.
As much as social media is effective in marketing and spreading the word about a business, its misuse can spell disaster for a firm. The excessive use of social media can have several detrimental effects on a business, which is why many firms choose to block such sites at work.
With over 20 years of experience in handling large security projects, Lucius Lobo is a cyber security expert of the opinion that MSMEs need to pull up their socks for ensuring security of their business data.
Being an entrepreneur is no easy job, especially if you are the owner of a small firm, with limited resources and a small team. You are required to don multiple hats at a time, causing an incredible amount of frustration and stress. It is easy to suffer from a case of entrepreneurial burn-out in these circumstances.
A mentor can be invaluable for a business unit, irrespective of whether it is small or large. The right mentor can steer the business in the right direction, helping the management make right decisions at the right point of time. A mentor can challenge an entrepreneur, and push him to achieve new heights, which might have, otherwise, been considered unscalable.
What makes some bosses truly remarkable? What makes them so successful in leading their teams to growth? SupportBiz attempts to shed light on the eight beliefs of remarkable managers, that set them apart from the rest.
Business travel can be quite stressful. Long hours spent on flights, eating on the go, long meetings, reaching hotels and meeting places on time, sleeping in strange hotel rooms - all of this can be pretty tough on your system.
Constantly monitoring your competitors will help you learn about each and every one of their moves, and how the customers and industry is reacting to them. This will help you take steps to ahead of your competition, and to grab market advantage.
Conflicts at the workplace are a major cause for decrease in morale, increase in stress levels and a reduction in productivity. That said, workplace conflicts are inevitable, since an organisation comprises of many individuals – each with their own role to play – who might have differing views about things.
The importance of building customer relationships in business cannot be stressed enough. Strong relationships with your customers mean repeat sales and a lot of goodwill and word-of-mouth publicity.