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Latest post on 2017/03/20 at 16:10:52
Hi Ladies,
I'm wanting to set up my own business and need some advice.

Did any of you ladies register/apply for a licence on your own, or did you use a company to do that? If you used a company, how was the experience and was it worth the cost?

How long did it take to get the ball moving? Also, can anyone recommend a Dubai based website developer?

Much appreciated!! xx
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Latest post on 2017/03/21 at 00:16:42
Hi Desertbeauty,

In terms of set-up / start-up costs, this varies depending on size, nature-of-trade, incorporation jurisdiction, freezone requirements etc etc. It can be a bit of a minefield and I would be inclined to spend a little more and get a company to do all the ground work. I regret not doing this the first time and faced huge delays (and probably ended up costing me more as I lost business as a result). If you do branch out later on down the line, you will have a far better idea of what is required, where to go, what to ask for etc. I've used HLB Hamt on 2 Joint Ventures I've been involved in and they have been very good. As a ballpark estimate, I would set aside around 40,000 to start up.

Re Web Design, I have used my trusted designer Leidan for all my businesses - reliable, very responsive and I've always been delighted with the results.

Good luck - a business can change lives!
los
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Latest post on 2017/03/22 at 16:36:04
I have my own trading license and manage to did it by myself with the help of my sponsor. I did not asked the service of a company/PRO as their cost is high. The cost will depend on the activity of the license as well. If you want I can refer you to my sponsor, but later, when he will be back from outside the country .
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Latest post on 2017/03/28 at 15:08:55
Hi,

Thanks so much for the replies. Really very much appreciated. los if you could put me in touch that would be great! I'm exploring all options at the moment.

Also, I am trying to link up with like minded women who are starting their own businesses to network and share ideas. I've registered with a few local groups like heels and deals but they don't seem to be very active?

Any recommendations? I know there are many like minded creative people in Dubai :-)
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Latest post on 2017/04/05 at 13:00:18
Hi,

Im currently researching how to put up my consultancy business . I can share what ive got but would love to get information if i can get a local service agent. The only thing is if u want to get registered with DED, they require office space and renting a space is too expensive for me. Lowest cost ive got is aed 30k a year for 1 check plus i nees to get their help to register my company i.e. total of almost 60k aed. As a freelance consultant, that is high cost for me
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Latest post on 2017/04/05 at 13:01:01
los wrote:
I have my own trading license and manage to did it by myself with the help of my sponsor. I did not asked the service of a company/PRO as their cost is high. The cost will depend on the activity of the license as well. If you want I can refer you to my sponsor, but later, when he will be back from outside the country .


Hi,

Would love to get in touch with your sponsor.

Thanks!
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Latest post on 2017/04/05 at 15:58:37
Desertbeauty wrote:
Hi,

Thanks so much for the replies. Really very much appreciated. los if you could put me in touch that would be great! I'm exploring all options at the moment.

Also, I am trying to link up with like minded women who are starting their own businesses to network and share ideas. I've registered with a few local groups like heels and deals but they don't seem to be very active?

Any recommendations? I know there are many like minded creative people in Dubai :-)


Hi, I have just started looking into setting one up myself. Would love to network with other likeminded people.
los
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Latest post on 2017/05/02 at 18:22:56
Hello ladies,

After a month of struggle on renewing my trading license, i finally did it.... @ newmama and @ Desertbeauty.. My sponsor will be back from outside the country on the last week of May but i already informed him about your interest. I can assure you, he is a good and cooperative sponsor.

Goodluck to us ... Now I am in focus to earn after all the expenses. ,... Keep in touch
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Latest post on 2017/05/03 at 09:36:25
I have an online store, and used Ajman Freezone to set up. The cost was about 25,000 since it's e-commerce. I went straight to their office in Park Tower on SZR.

For web development, if you are selling online, I recommend Shopify. You can set up Cash on Delivery or Credit Card payments. Paypal still doesnt really work.

If you just need a corporate website, for a simple one use Wix or if you are a bit more computer savvy then Wordpress.
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Latest post on 2017/05/03 at 13:40:23
For easier and less hassle to set up a business in Dubai you need to seek advice with Legal Consultants.

My friend asked Legal Advice from one of the Legal Consultant here in Dubai and they made it very easy for her, they were the one who process everything from Visa to License. Try to search their site, the company name is Proconsult Advocates & Legal Consultants.

I hope it serves a help.
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Latest post on 2017/05/03 at 23:04:00
sourskittleashnut wrote:
I have an online store, and used Ajman Freezone to set up. The cost was about 25,000 since it's e-commerce. I went straight to their office in Park Tower on SZR.

For web development, if you are selling online, I recommend Shopify. You can set up Cash on Delivery or Credit Card payments. Paypal still doesnt really work.

If you just need a corporate website, for a simple one use Wix or if you are a bit more computer savvy then Wordpress.


Hi, agree paypal is not suitable here , try checkout.com , its come recommended by someone I know who uses it.
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Latest post on 2017/05/05 at 02:35:58
Hi,

I want to recommend a very professional web developer, I have been working with. He will give you not only website developed but also He will give you many ideas to get start your business.

Try Wasim Akram

I hope he will give you best quotation for your new business website.

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