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Tailored business solutions for SMBs and startups

When small businesses and startups take the plunge with their ideas, hoping to emerge victorious at the other end, they need all the help they can get.

This is where Etisalat comes in, as it offers tailored, advanced solutions that increase small and medium businesses’ (SMBs) productivity and profitability.

Talking about its offerings, Etisalat states on its website: “As the strategic partner for more than 300,000 small and medium businesses, we empower you with a comprehensive suite of propositions that include all-in-one solutions, mobile and office services, devices at zero upfront cost and much more.”

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Festival fever

In a bid to offer greater connection to its customers, Etisalat is currently hosting its SMB Festival, an initiative that supports and maximizes SMB opportunities and endeavors. The festival – which began on the 6th and is running until May 13 – sees Etisalat team with 12 strategic partners to offer exclusive deals to all SMBs and startups.

Who are the partners and what are they offering?

As part of The SMB Festival, Etisalat is offering 50GB for one month for new post-paid lines and as part of Etisalat SMB digital solutions, the company is taking 50% off the price for three months.

As for Etisalat partners, DMCC, the world’s most interconnected Free Zone, and the leading trade and enterprise hub for commodities in Dubai, is offering AED9000 ($2,452) off of your trade license and AED3000 ($817) in savings for your essential business tools.

Virtuzone, a company that advises on the best-suited corporate structures, dedicated to providing a highly personalised and specialised service to corporate clients and individuals who are setting up companies, branches and subsidiaries in the UAE, provides a 12-month installment plan on the annual corporate sponsorship fee (*T&C apply).

Etisalat launches SMB Festival with top deals for small businesses & startups

RAKBANK, one of the UAE’s most dynamic financial institutions, is offering a wide range of personal banking services, and increasing its lending in the traditional SME, commercial and corporate sector in recent years pledged, as part of The SMB Festival, that these businesses can open a business banking account with no minimum balance.

For its part, Oman Insurance Company, one of the leading insurers in the UAE, is offering a 10% discount on individual motor insurance, plus 2 movie tickets per comprehensive motor policy.

Skylines Tax Consultancy UAE supports Small, Medium Businesses and Enterprises (SMEs) that believe on short-term operational efficiency and long-term competitiveness, and is offering FREE POS Device worth AED4,000 ($1,090)

ABC Herman Miller, one of the leading companies in the UAE that provides complete, cutting-edge turnkey solutions in offices, healthcare, education and hospitality is offering free office furniture space planning and design, and a 5% discount on Herman Miller Aeron Chairs.

CBRE, the leading full-service real estate services and investment organization in the world, has a deal that allows SMBs to save 10% on its first year annual office rental expenses.

Sharaf DG, the leading electronics destination in the UAE, meanwhile, is offering free installation on selected security CCTV and server items, the opportunity to buy IT AMC contracts for 12 months with one extra month free, and free extended warranty for one extra year on any hardware purchase.

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AMER, a Semi Government Organization that allows residents to complete all visa and residency transactions offers complete wife/dependent visa, Dubai entry permit, EID and more, all for as low as AED2,555 ($696).

The Ambassador, an online privilege platform that offers SMBs access to preferred rates on essential business services from a curated list of world-class B2B suppliers and brands, is providing a 40% saving from top B2B suppliers, as well as free signup for all Etisalat SMB customers.

Finally, Leader Consulting LLC, a local company in Dubai, providing services such as trademark registration, patent registration, industrial design and copyright, agency and audit registration, translation, auditing and accounting, typing memorandum of association and power of attorney is offering free USA, UK, Schengen visa application worth AED300 ($81.7), 50% off trademark and copyright application fees, free consultation for trademark and copyright and Arabic-English translation worth AED70  ($19) per print out.