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Meta’s #LoveLocal campaign amplifies voices of SMBs in MENA region

Meta has teamed up with regional creative agency, TBWA\RAAD, for the second year, to launch #LoveLocal consumer campaign on Facebook and Instagram during the holiday season. Aiming to amplify the voice of local small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in the MENA region and inspire people to...


WebEngage expands into Middle East and Africa Region

WebEngage, a full stack retention operating system, has announced its expansion into the Middle East and Africa after successful operations across Asia to address the increasing demand the company has witnessed in the region. The MarTech company has set up a dedicated local team...


Hybrid events platform leader Hubilo secures Series B funding of US$125 million

Hubilo, an industry-leading provider of virtual and hybrid events technologies, has announced it has raised US$125 million in Series B funding from a consortium led by Alkeon Capital. The announcement comes just months after Hubilo established a strong client base in Dubai in response to growing...


HiDubai introduces cost-effective digital solutions for SMEs in Dubai

HiDubai has announced the beta launch of the first fully serviced Digital Advertising Solutions for SMEs. ‘SME Sales Booster’ and ‘Sales Hero’ are two solutions that deliver guaranteed results for businesses, addressing the most common challenge they face. After generating...


spiderSilk CEO on addressing the challenges of attack surface management for SMEs

Businesses are finding themselves in the unviable position of having to deal with rampant cyberthreats while they push their Digital Transformation strategies forward and continue to navigate the remote workforce environment. Improving cyber-resilience can be a daunting task especially for...


Network International introduces mobile N-Genius app to boost payment acceptance among UAE’s small businesses

Network International, a leading enabler of digital commerce across the Middle East and Africa, has announced its N-Genius app as part of its continued commitment to support digital payment acceptance among UAE small businesses. The N-Genius™ app uses NFC (Near-Field Communication)...


Visa reveals 88% of UAE SMBs are optimistic about the future of their business

Visa has released the 5th edition of its global study: Visa Back to Business. The report centres around SMBs and we find more about what the research highlighted for UAE-based businesses. Visa has announced it has helped to digitally-enable 16 million small and micro businesses (SMBs) worldwide,...


Mental health report reveals 55% founders rate ‘raising investment’ as the prime stress factor

EMPWR, a UAE-based digital media agency dedicated to mental health and an authority in mental health research in the region, is an exclusive mental health partner for WAMDA and Microsoft for start-ups, to create and publish a research report on the mental health challenges and wellbeing of...


New partnership to provide ERP software for UAE SMEs

Taeknizon, a fast-growing private cloud provider in the Middle East and Asia, has announced a new partnership with US-based WallPost, a cloud-based ERP solution provider. Especially designed for SMEs, Taeknizon will serve as reseller for the solution in the UAE and centralised activation partners...


Almost half of finance and business leaders expect more frequent audit and punitive penalties in a post-COVID world

Middle East companies have adjusted their operations to a digital-first world due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, many companies have sped up their adoption of digital tools to enable employees to work remotely and to file in expenses and invoices digitally. Despite this, companies...


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