Middle East Small Business and SME Entrepreneurs. The UAE and other countries in the region are at the forefront of the global entrepreneurship movement. Throughout the Arab world, hundreds of initiatives are being launched to encourage youth to innovate and start their own enterprises. In Dubai, the Centre of Excellence for Applied Research and Training (CERT), which started in 1996 as the commercial arm of the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT), is now the largest private education provider in the Middle East and also the largest MENA (Middle East North Africa) investor in the discovery and commercialization of technology. CERT is just one example of the exceptional work being done to advance entrepreneurship in the region. Continue reading here on the page about Arab SME Entrepreneurs – Women & Youth with more interesting Middle East small business-related information.

Injaz Al-Arab is a non-profit confederation in the Middle East

The Injaz al-Arab Young Arab Entrepreneurs CompetitionThe Injaz al-Arab Young Arab Entrepreneurs Competition has served as an annual platform for the past four years for students to cross cultures and meet with peers and professionals from all over the Arab world. Injaz Al-Arab is a non-profit confederation of national operations collaborating with corporate volunteers and Ministries of Education to provide entrepreneurship education and experiential training to Arab youth. Operating in 13 countries across the Middle East and North Africa region.

SMEs in the Middle East

smes-in-the-middle-eastSMEs represent between 80 to 90% of formal sector enterprises in MENA (the Middle East and North Africa), they are often not aware of the potential that the public market offers to them. The World Bank is working with governments, training institutions, and the private sector in eight countries to reach out to SMEs and expose them to tools and methods that will help them to compete in the public market. Middle East – Searching for Entrepreneur SME in the Middle Eastern countries? Please visit any of the country links below to find more useful SME information.

Middle East Small Business Opportunities
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