Whether you are a small startup company or already an established corporation, one thing that remains the same is that you should always try to build business relationships and maintain good ones. That’s where networking steps in. No business can survive if it is not able to expand its reach, get new customers, get trusted suppliers, and continuously improve its services and products through constant communication with its business networks.
If you are in Dubai, you know just how competitive competition is since this city is actually a business hub in the UAE. Therefore, every day so many things are happening in different industries and it may be hard to keep up with all of them. For all you know you and your business might be losing out on important business opportunities just because you weren’t aware of them and nobody told you. So to really keep track of the different developments in your industry, we recommend these resources that will keep you in the loop about business, economy, society, and culture in Dubai:
Social Media Networks
If you don’t have a social media account, better make one now. Social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn are considered the easiest and fastest way to spread information about niche markets and specific industries. Therefore, if you want to have an online presence with your customers and basically let the world know that your company exists, you have to have a social media account.
However, opening an account and leaving it there is not enough. You have to update the contents of your account daily or at least in a regular schedule in order to show your followers that you are an active business. It’s important that you have practical and relevant content postings on your social media networks so that more people would be happy and find value when visiting your pages. If they feel they are getting something out of your posts, they will share these to their connections and that is basically going to be the start of your network building.
Online Business Magazines and News sites
In order to get the latest news and updates about your industry and keep up with the competition, you have to know where to get new information every day. And where else can you get that if not from online business magazines and news sites? When it comes to a good and reliable business magazine Dubai offers many options. There are both local and international magazines that feature economic news, feature profile articles, and other interesting articles on different businesses, products, or services. These sources are also very updated about events, seminars, and conventions where you can get new contacts for freelances and suppliers that can help your business grow.
If you really want to meet new people in your industry, then make sure you are attending the many trade shows held in Dubai for different industries. Through trade shows, you not only find out the latest products different companies are shelling out, but also you get to actually meet and greet the people behind these products.
Source: Tharawat Magazine