Arabian Business launches Academy for start-ups

Arabian Business is launching a series of workshops for entrepreneurs. (ITP Images - for illustrative purposes only)

Arabian Business is launching a series of workshops for entrepreneurs. (ITP Images - for illustrative purposes only)

Arabian Business Start Up is launching a series of workshops for entrepreneurs, the Dubai-based magazine has confirmed.

The Start Up Academy will focus on specific topics to assists entrepreneurs in a range of fields, including setting up offices, legal issues,  raising finance, recruitment, PR and media strategies.

Neil King, editor of Arabian Business Start Up, said: “The future growth of our economy lies in the hands of SMEs and start ups, and it’s important we do whatever we can to help facilitate their growth. The Start Up Academy is effectively a workshop, during which we will bring experts in each field to provide information and training on specialist topics.”

He added: “These will very be based on simple questions that need answering, such as should you hire a PR company, and if so, how? How do you get an offshore bank account? What are the best ways to get a licence? How can you raise finance in this market? Our audience will be both already established SMEs looking to take their business to the next level, and also entrepreneurs looking to start their own businesses.”

Start Up Academies are expect to run twice a month from February, each session lasting around three hours. Entry will be free for anyone working in SMEs or looking to start their own business.

For registration details please email Michael.McGill@itp.com

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Posted by: Ashfaq Hussain

Dear Mr.Neil King,
This is a good idea. Instead of twice a month workshops, you can set-up a full time academy in the pattern of "Small Scale Service Institute, Chennai, India" with 6 months certificate courses and one year Diploma courses for different fields. This should be paid courses. After the successfull completion of the courses, Academy can help the successfull certificate / Diploma holders to launch their own business, if anyone needs our help. Anyhthing given free will not be valued. I feel, this is the need of the hour for the educated youth of Middle East orgin. Since we are in educational field in Saudi Arabia, we can co-operate in Saudi Arabia.

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