Grow your Dubai startup really strong with these 10 tips

Grow your startup really strong
with these 10 tips

My Business Consulting

The key to long-term success lies in considered preparation. Without proper foundations, even the greatest startup business idea can fall flat – and we know that when it comes to business, foundations are the one thing you can’t afford to compromise on.

So – whether you’re looking to register your business in Dubai, or just need to get your startup company off the ground, My Business Consulting DMCC is the only partner you need to get this covered. Here are the most important points to consider during the fledgling years of your great idea – and we promise, each one will make your business even stronger.



1. Let’s Talk Marketing


The days of old-fashioned print marketing are quickly vanishing - so make sure that you keep up with the times and don’t throw too much of your capital on these types of advertisements. Social media really is king at the moment, so make sure you are keeping your audience up-to-date with company movements online instead. Not only is it much more cost-effective, the reach and engagement levels that social media can curate are like nothing else. The internet is there for you to use - so make sure you do.

2. Collect Feedback from your Clients - and Then Listen to What They Say


This may seem obvious - and it is - but you should always listen to your clients. Understanding their needs is one thing, but listening to what they have to say about your current day-to-day running is even more imperative. This is the most important tool when developing your business - so don’t ignore it.

3. Invest in a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Tool – Now


This is an easy one to overlook. Established businesses already have CRMs in place – and unless you’ve put one there, your new business startup won’t. Invest in a customer relationship management tool to track the movements of your clients and your sales, and learn what’s working and what isn’t – it’s an integral business development tool, and something your business registration in Dubai will not survive without.
But we’re here to make things even easier for you. At My Business Consulting DMCC, we already have the perfect CRM system ready and waiting to go. You can subscribe to the service on a monthly or annual basis, giving you and your company ultimate flexibility. You can thank us later.

4. Create (and then Maintain!) a Positive Working Culture


This goes hand-in-hand with our previous point – you need to curate a happy working culture from the offset. No-one wants to wake up dreading the thought of work. By building in incentives for company milestones, sales targets, or successful pitches – or for simply just surviving the first month of trading – you can keep your employees happy and satisfied, and make them feel like an integral part of your team. Happy employees make happy customers.

5. Create Effective Team with Clear Job Descriptions


This may seem simple, and it is – but it’s easily overlooked. A common mistake startups make is having an external focus (on growing the business, for example), instead of having their eyes trained internally. Your business is just a name without your employees, so you need to make sure that your team are effective with clear job descriptions from the beginning.
Map out their responsibilities, management points, and day-to-day activities straight away. It’ll save you a lot of hassle (and lost employees) further down the line. It’s also important to note that hiring employees is a time and money-consuming task. Make sure you invest in the right people in the beginning to ensure your staff retention is high, and your recruitment costs stay low.

6. Prepare Processes and Procedures For Every Single Thing


Establishing swift processes and procedures for new activities can seem daunting – but it doesn’t have to be. Once you’ve registered your business, it’s important to make sure your team are fully briefed on every aspect and detail. Process and procedures for sales, HR procedures, how to handle client relationships, for example - all of this should be detailed in the employee handbook for quick access. Not only will this help your employees’ confidence, but it’ll help everything run smoothly and be completed accurately, too.
Take it from us - we know the company formation services in Dubai like the back of our hand. So much so, that if this seems daunting we at My Business Consulting DMCC are here to help you craft the documentation you need. Help is just a click away.

7. Keep Records For Absolutely Everything – and Remember To Build a Story


When we say everything…we mean everything. The first year in your startup business is important – what happens now can help you forecast the next term, and identify trends that start to emerge. If you’re spending more on a marketing boost over the Summer period and the results are good, chances are you’ll repeat the initiative the following year – by keeping track of these movements, you’ll provide yourself with a detailed map for next year. Remember, preparation is the key to good business, and every business starts somewhere – and when you make it large, the first thing everyone will ask is: “How did this all begin?”
Make sure you mark these defining moments down while creating the first scratches in your business history. It’s up to you to keep track of them – and then look fondly on them in years to come. So, if you’re setting up a brand new business, or moving an existing project to a better business environment, My Business Consulting DMCC is the only partner you need from your registration to preparing for your annual audit.

8. Hire an Accountant to Keep an Eye on the Numbers


Keeping track of a company’s ingoings and outgoings is hard - and that is an understatement. You need to have someone on board to look after your books exclusively - and you always need to keep an eye on the numbers when you’re building your startup. Ideas are nothing without the money behind them, and that’s why we at My Business Consulting DMCC offer an outsource accounting service. Just get in touch with us and we’ll point you in the right direction - trust us, it’ll be much more cost-effective for you.

9. Stick to Your Financial Projections


So by now you have an accountant - great! The next point is to stick to what they’re showing you. If you don’t have a minimum revenue target, how can you cover your fixed expenses? In the beginning it is easy to overlook this. Everything is so exciting and new, and overspending falls hand-in-hand with that - unfortunately, it is also followed by failure. We are experts in preparing financial projections - get in touch, and let us help you succeed.

10. Finally - Shout About Your Successes!


Working in a startup is hard – and keeping afloat is a big deal. That’s why it’s important for your business (and your ego) that you tell everyone how well you’re doing. Raise your profile on your social media accounts and your business website – no-one else will do it for you, and your team’s hard work deserves recognition. This is permission to don a party hat and proclaim from all platforms – you deserve it.
Reach our Business Setup Specialist for a kind expert advice: +971 55 147 9576 Share your questions with us: [email protected] and our team of experts will ensure that your business is set up for the ultimate success, every time.

The key to long-term success lies in considered preparation. Without proper foundations, even the greatest startup business idea can fall flat – and we know that when it comes to business, foundations are the one thing you can’t afford to compromise on.

So – whether you’re looking to register your business in Dubai, or just need to get your startup company off the ground, My Business Consulting DMCC is the only partner you need to get this covered. Here are the most important points to consider during the fledgling years of your great idea – and we promise, each one will make your business even stronger.



1. Let’s Talk Marketing


The days of old-fashioned print marketing are quickly vanishing - so make sure that you keep up with the times and don’t throw too much of your capital on these types of advertisements. Social media really is king at the moment, so make sure you are keeping your audience up-to-date with company movements online instead. Not only is it much more cost-effective, the reach and engagement levels that social media can curate are like nothing else. The internet is there for you to use - so make sure you do.

2. Collect Feedback from your Clients - and Then Listen to What They Say


This may seem obvious - and it is - but you should always listen to your clients. Understanding their needs is one thing, but listening to what they have to say about your current day-to-day running is even more imperative. This is the most important tool when developing your business - so don’t ignore it.

3. Invest in a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Tool – Now


This is an easy one to overlook. Established businesses already have CRMs in place – and unless you’ve put one there, your new business startup won’t. Invest in a customer relationship management tool to track the movements of your clients and your sales, and learn what’s working and what isn’t – it’s an integral business development tool, and something your business registration in Dubai will not survive without.
But we’re here to make things even easier for you. At My Business Consulting DMCC, we already have the perfect CRM system ready and waiting to go. You can subscribe to the service on a monthly or annual basis, giving you and your company ultimate flexibility. You can thank us later.

4. Create (and then Maintain!) a Positive Working Culture


This goes hand-in-hand with our previous point – you need to curate a happy working culture from the offset. No-one wants to wake up dreading the thought of work. By building in incentives for company milestones, sales targets, or successful pitches – or for simply just surviving the first month of trading – you can keep your employees happy and satisfied, and make them feel like an integral part of your team. Happy employees make happy customers.

5. Create Effective Team with Clear Job Descriptions


This may seem simple, and it is – but it’s easily overlooked. A common mistake startups make is having an external focus (on growing the business, for example), instead of having their eyes trained internally. Your business is just a name without your employees, so you need to make sure that your team are effective with clear job descriptions from the beginning.
Map out their responsibilities, management points, and day-to-day activities straight away. It’ll save you a lot of hassle (and lost employees) further down the line. It’s also important to note that hiring employees is a time and money-consuming task. Make sure you invest in the right people in the beginning to ensure your staff retention is high, and your recruitment costs stay low.

6. Prepare Processes and Procedures For Every Single Thing


Establishing swift processes and procedures for new activities can seem daunting – but it doesn’t have to be. Once you’ve registered your business, it’s important to make sure your team are fully briefed on every aspect and detail. Process and procedures for sales, HR procedures, how to handle client relationships, for example - all of this should be detailed in the employee handbook for quick access. Not only will this help your employees’ confidence, but it’ll help everything run smoothly and be completed accurately, too.
Take it from us - we know the company formation services in Dubai like the back of our hand. So much so, that if this seems daunting we at My Business Consulting DMCC are here to help you craft the documentation you need. Help is just a click away.

7. Keep Records For Absolutely Everything – and Remember To Build a Story


When we say everything…we mean everything. The first year in your startup business is important – what happens now can help you forecast the next term, and identify trends that start to emerge. If you’re spending more on a marketing boost over the Summer period and the results are good, chances are you’ll repeat the initiative the following year – by keeping track of these movements, you’ll provide yourself with a detailed map for next year. Remember, preparation is the key to good business, and every business starts somewhere – and when you make it large, the first thing everyone will ask is: “How did this all begin?”
Make sure you mark these defining moments down while creating the first scratches in your business history. It’s up to you to keep track of them – and then look fondly on them in years to come. So, if you’re setting up a brand new business, or moving an existing project to a better business environment, My Business Consulting DMCC is the only partner you need from your registration to preparing for your annual audit.

8. Hire an Accountant to Keep an Eye on the Numbers


Keeping track of a company’s ingoings and outgoings is hard - and that is an understatement. You need to have someone on board to look after your books exclusively - and you always need to keep an eye on the numbers when you’re building your startup. Ideas are nothing without the money behind them, and that’s why we at My Business Consulting DMCC offer an outsource accounting service. Just get in touch with us and we’ll point you in the right direction - trust us, it’ll be much more cost-effective for you.

9. Stick to Your Financial Projections


So by now you have an accountant - great! The next point is to stick to what they’re showing you. If you don’t have a minimum revenue target, how can you cover your fixed expenses? In the beginning it is easy to overlook this. Everything is so exciting and new, and overspending falls hand-in-hand with that - unfortunately, it is also followed by failure. We are experts in preparing financial projections - get in touch, and let us help you succeed.

10. Finally - Shout About Your Successes!


Working in a startup is hard – and keeping afloat is a big deal. That’s why it’s important for your business (and your ego) that you tell everyone how well you’re doing. Raise your profile on your social media accounts and your business website – no-one else will do it for you, and your team’s hard work deserves recognition. This is permission to don a party hat and proclaim from all platforms – you deserve it.
Reach our Business Setup Specialist for a kind expert advice: +971 55 147 9576 Share your questions with us: [email protected] and our team of experts will ensure that your business is set up for the ultimate success, every time.