EntrepreneurSeptember 4, 2016

When People Think your Business is a “Hobby”

When people look at your business that you founded and work hard at as a hobby, how do

EntrepreneurAugust 14, 2016

The Perks of Working from Home

Working from home is a privilege that requires discipline. As the owner of a small business, where I

EntrepreneurApril 5, 2016

Supporting Female-Owned, Small Businesses

In this article, the author describes the annual initiative in her store (Spontiphoria) done to support small businesses. It was late 2014, and I was sitting and thinking of the franchise-savvy nature of the average Dubai consumer. At that point in time, international brands and franchises reigned supreme. Dubai was all about the next big

SMEDecember 22, 2015

The Struggle of Innovating While Managing

The author explores the dilemma between the need to innovate in order to survive and the need to

EntrepreneurSeptember 15, 2015

Separating Work from Home

Article in brief: the author discusses the importance of making a clear distinction between home and work when

EntrepreneurAugust 13, 2015

“No” is Sometimes Better

Article in brief: the author discusses the journey that leads to making conscious choices with your time. There’s one particular journey every business owner goes through eventually. It’s learning to say no. At the beginning, you are this starry-eyed entrepreneur who sees possibilities everywhere. You say yes to almost everything, and you don’t know what could possibly

Business and MoneyJune 14, 2015

Finding the Good in a Commercialised Ramadan

Article in brief: the author faces a dilemma, should she stick to her long-time opinion against the commercialization of Ramadan or should she jump on that bandwagon? Recently I found myself at an existential crisis, if we can call it that. For years I’ve often looked, with disdain, at how companies take advantage of Ramadan. Special deals for

EntrepreneurMay 1, 2015

Insights about Workplace Morale

Article in brief: A couple of ways you can be a good boss and improve everyone’s performance abilities.