Beginner’s Guide To Outsourcing [Part 1]: Who & Why?

In other terms, outsourcing is the concept of having some job functions done outside a company instead of in-house employees. Those tasks or projects can be outsourced to specialized companies or freelance individuals. In the last decade, companies from all over the world have adopted outsourcing and have integrated it into their business processes. In fact, the global outsourcing industry has generated around 88 billion U.S. dollars in revenue. Unfortunately, in the Middles East, companies are still reluctant to it:Continue reading… Beginner’s Guide To Outsourcing [Part 1]: Who & Why?

Beginner’s Guide To Outsourcing [Intro]

Many people in the Middle-East and the GCC are not familiar with outsourcing, and don’t trust it enough to try it. While others have become resistant to it due to some experience with bad quality or delay. However, it is not always the case if you actually know how to outsource and what to expect. In this context, I’m launching a series of blog posts –  entitled – Beginner’s Guide to Outsourcing: a cycle of articles that will cover allContinue reading… Beginner’s Guide To Outsourcing [Intro]

Why Businesses In The Region are Failing At Outsourcing

Outsourcing, a practice used by many international companies (Such as Apple, Coca-Cola…) to reduce cost by delegating parts of the work or projects to outside talents. When used properly, outsourcing is a very effective strategy. In fact, companies of all sizes can benefit from the experienced professionals who offer their services to those seeking support. Unfortunately, the Arab region is still new to the concept of hiring freelancers. Many companies, regardless of their need, are very resistant to it dueContinue reading… Why Businesses In The Region are Failing At Outsourcing

Do You Really Need to Hold That Meeting? [Infographic]

Meetings are effective tools for employees to  exchange information, get feedback, plan and collaborate. However, long irrelevant meetings are becoming more frequent and are generating fewer outcomes. Well, it’s probably because few people actually come prepared! So there you go, “The Guide” to avoid those endless and pointless meetings. Make sure you share this with your colleagues (you’ll thank us later)  

What You Need To Know About Moving Your Business Online.

You have been in business for quite a while now, business is stagnant, and you keep seeing the same faces over and over again. You need some sort of change to revitalize your business. Moving Online might be the answer for you! To get you on track , you can check out my previous Article “Online Vs Offline Businesses: The Good & The Bad” talking about the difference between what we call online and offline business along with the pros and consContinue reading… What You Need To Know About Moving Your Business Online.

Online Vs Offline Businesses: Pros & Cons

Let’s admit it not everyone can really differentiate between an online and offline business. The line between the two is often blurred. And honestly, I believe that knowing what your business is exactly is quite important! On another note, we know quite well that the online industry is evolving rapidly and businesses need to cope with technology before they get wiped out. Therefore, I will get you rid of those common misconceptions about the meaning of the terms and willContinue reading… Online Vs Offline Businesses: Pros & Cons

Struggling With Online Payments in Lebanon? Here’s What You Need To Know.

Despite the rise of the e-commerce industry globally, the Lebanese market continues to struggle: It is hard enough to get people to visit a website, let alone get them to become loyal paying customers! E-businesses still have to face several obstacles that usually fall under security issues and customer misconceptions not to mention the hassle of finding the right payment gateways providers.   I’m pretty sure you agree with me on the fact that most Lebanese customers, with fear of creditContinue reading… Struggling With Online Payments in Lebanon? Here’s What You Need To Know.

7 Mistakes That Will Cost You Your Business

So let me break it down to you, 90% of startups fail. Yes, 90% will probably go out of business before they even begin their second year. Until now, People still debate the reasons why 9 out of 10 businesses fall short. Some blame it on the recession, economy downfall in the Middle East, the uncertain market of the region, politics or many other outside factors. But think about it, why do some companies fail while others don’t in the sameContinue reading… 7 Mistakes That Will Cost You Your Business