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Get off your couch and do something!
Starting up a business in the UAE is a difficult, risky and time consuming challenge. Are you up for it?
August 31, 2011 11:10 by p.deleon
Or how about the rather unique Allinque started up four Emirati who realised there was a real need for low-budget Personal Assistants in the UAE. Allinque has been in business since the start of the year and employs 4 personal assistant who assist clients with a variety of different tasks including holiday booking, car registration and apartment hunting. Sometimes, the team has overseen some rather unusual tasks. Founder Mohammed Kazim says: “We have also done things as extraordinary as finding a lost Dh30,000 watch. “What happened was this person had lost his watch and he remembered four days later and he called in and said that he had just remembered that he lost it four days ago and these are the places I went to.” The personal assistant eventually found the watch it the prayer room that the client had visited.
Not too bad for a new business, wouldn’t you say? Has this motivated you to get off your couch and get started on that ‘big idea’? It’s got Kipp thinking that’s for sure. If indeed you are in the process of setting up a business or are just thinking about it, please do get in touch with Kipp. We are always looking out to hear the story of UAE entrepreneurs trying to make it big here.