Steps To Start Internet Business In U.A.E

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Steps to start internet business in U.A.E Posted Feb 02, 2009
hi,

I want to start online business in U.A.E. It's selling products

i, Do I need licence? Which licence do I need? Freezone will be good? Which freezone Dubai , Rak ?

ii, DO i need brick store ?

iii, Same business licence can it be used for import export?

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Posted Feb 03, 2009
I am interested to know that too especially what kind of licencing does one need for import export
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Posted Feb 03, 2009
I Am Not A Lawyer so do not take this post as fact.

i. You most certainly do need a license to be able to sell products in the UAE as a business. If you do not start a business, then you (rather than the business) will be personally liable for things you sell. This may not make a huge difference for small businesses but it's a pre-requisite if you ever want to start an LLC.

Also, a trade license will be required for many of the things your business will eventually need. This ranges from office space (should you need it) to business internet connections.

To my knowledge, you may not set up a business in the free zone if you wish to market to the general UAE population. I could be wrong about this and maybe they have exceptions for online businesses.

ii. You do not need to have a brick & mortar store. This is up to you.

iii. I think there are separate papers for import/export that you must set up with the customs office. This probably requires you to have a trade license.
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Why Your Business Needs a Website Posted Feb 15, 2009
Why Your Business Needs a Website

Even with the steady growth of the World Wide Web, many businesses do not have an online presence and some think that they do not need to have a presence at all.

"My business is doing fine as it is." That's great! But, it's almost impossible to answer 'no' to the question, "Can my business be doing even better?" One of the easiest ways to help your business gain more exposure and potential customers is to have a professionally developed website.
There are many advantages to having a professionally designed website. Consider some of the points below:

1. Make a great first impression of your business to first-time visitors to your site.
2. Reach a wider, global market.
3. Increases credibility.
4. Use as a promotional tool.
5. Increase sales.
6. Generate new leads.
7. Improve customer service.
8. Use your site as an informational tool for your customers, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
9. Unlike printed material, your website can be changed very easily, anytime.
10. Reduce operating costs.

In order to compete in a local to a global market, you have to be available to it. Having a professionally designed website gives your business an edge, saves time, reduces operating costs and improves your image. You can increase your sales by being able to complete transactions online, anytime. Whether you are a large corporation, or an individual who simply wants to have a personal space on the internet, your site can serve as an informational tool you can refer your customers or interested parties to.

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Posted Feb 15, 2009
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Have a Business? Then You Must Have Your Own Website Posted Nov 11, 2009
In this day and age, if you don’t have your own website for your business, it’s almost as if you do not exist.

Recent studies have found that people are more likely to look up a business online than in the Yellow Pages or other traditional “old-school” ways. If someone searches for your business and they don’t find you, chances are they will turn to a business they do find and you will lose customers. You pay a lot of money on traditional advertising for a huge number of people even though very few of them may be interested in your products.

Internet advertising is different, it is targeted. Everyone who visits your web site is there because he has specific interest in your product or service.

Getting and building a website has become much easier than it used to be. In fact, if all you need is a simple website where people can get basic information about your product and contact information, you have no excuse for not building a website yourself.

Many options exist online for the novice to put together a professional-looking website. They are inexpensive and easy to use.
The first thing you have to do is come up with a domain name for your website. That’s what people will type into the address bar to find you. Come up with something that is easy to remember. Don’t be too cute; you want people to find you and know how to spell your website name. Make sure it relates to your business.

Go to any domain search and type in the possibilities; it’ll tell you whether it’s available or not.
Building your website can be easier than coming up with a name for it---once you know exactly what you want your website to do.
How many pages do you want and what will each page need? Do you want people to be able to purchase something from your website
You must consider these things before you begin building your website. Once you know what you want and need on your website, then you can go look for sites that can offer you everything you want. Don’t opt for the free hosting sites; you want your site to be free of annoying popups and banners that are not related to your business.

Look for the free website development sites allow you to develop a website, then charge a nominal web hosting fee. These websites are customizable, down to text and pictures and are extremely simple to put together. The websites can have blog links or PayPal payment choices and most have hundreds of layout choices so you can avoid having your website look like your competitors'.

You also can have the option of setting up an on-line store, but that will likely cost an addition monthly fee, usually starting at less than $10 per month. One site, for example, charges $10 per month to sell up to 500 items.

And if you really don’t trust yourself to make your own website, then by all means, hire someone to do it for you. Just remember, if you have a business and you want people to know you are out there, get on the web.
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