Hello Business: Etisalat goes big on SMEs and start-ups

By Angel Chan

DUBAI 13 February 2018: Etisalat yesterday launched Hello Business Hub, aimed at assisting Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) to give them the flexibility and ease the process of setting up a business to kick-start their operations in the UAE.

The Hello Business Hub caters to the needs of SMBs by offering comprehensive integrated propositions, ranging from company setup to company registration, banking to insurance, office leasing to furniture, combined with the latest telecom products and services from Etisalat and more.

Industry reports estimate more than 100,000 new businesses to set up shop in the UAE over the next three years. Initiatives such as the World Expo 2020 in Dubai will further drive substantial development of the country’s SMB segment. Etisalat aims to capture the majority of new start-ups in the UAE, and forge long-term relationships with new customers coming on board.

Esam Mahmoud, Acting Senior Vice President, Small and Medium Business, Etisalat said: “Small and medium businesses are important contributors to the UAE’s economy today and with the digital evolution are set for further growth in the country. At Etisalat, we work closely with SMBs and startups by enabling them with the right tools and services to drive into this digital future. The launch of Etisalat’s Hello Business Hub today reaffirms our strong commitment towards this goal of supporting this strategic community who are the key drivers of growth and development.

Whether one is starting a new business or expanding operations in the UAE, Etisalat’s Hello Business Hub is committed to providing owners with tailored advanced solutions that increase their productivity and profitability. At Etisalat we are always striving to add value through innovation, driven by our service mantra for small and medium businesses which is ‘Your Business Grows with Us’.”

Etisalat currently serves more than 300,000 SMB customers in the country, working closely with them in their digital transformation journey. The specialised business hub located at One JLT, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai offers latest telecommunications solutions tailored for SMBs and an extended platform offered by its strategic business partners that include the host Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) as well as Virtuzone, Oman Insurance, National Bank of Ras Al Khaimah (RAKBANK), Sharaf DG, Amer for Government services, Skylines Tax Consultancy, CBRE, Advanced Business Concept (ABC), The Ambassador, Leader Consulting, in addition to Etisalat solutions and Digital Marketing services for SMBs.