How Jossette Naiken Grew Her Rental Business Across the UAE

Let’s be clear, babies need a lot of stuff and it’s so easy to get carried away especially when there’s two of them! From lugging gear through crowded airports or just figuring out what big ticket items are actually worth it (strollers can cost upwards of AED5,000!) Hire4baby is a concept that solves both scenarios by allowing you to rent everything you’d need for a child,

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Five Mistakes People Make When Delivering A Speech

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This article originally appeared on Entrepreneur Magazine. 
The opportunity to speak in front of large audiences is now greater than ever; TED Talks, Webinars, conferences and panel discussions of thought leaders. However, the opportunity is often lost when we see the platform as a chance to greater our endevours instead of focusing on who we’re addressing and why we’ve been called to speak in the first place.

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The 3 Business Books You Need To Read

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I love reading so I was thrilled to be invited by Annabelle Corton, host of Talking of Books, on Dubai Eye to share my three must read titles that have helped me with my entrepreneurial journey. If you missed the live interview you can listen again here or read on to see how many of my picks give you great advice for a successful business and a great life.

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5 Ways to Spoil A New Twin Mum

I’ve been overwhelmed with the love and support my family has received over the last month with the arrival of our twin boys, and it really dawned on me for the first time how having a baby, or babies in my case, is such a life-changing experience and requires some really unique care from those around you.

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Saturday Strategy

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Prior Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance, according to an old saying. And it’s entirely correct. Getting organised on one day of the week makes the other six an absolute breeze. Here are seven ways to make the most of your day off, and get you smashing goals in your business and life.

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How To Negotiate Your Worth

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Just researching what the standard pay range is in your industry and practising asking what you want in salary negotiations isn’t enough. While you might be ready to say “I know the starting salary for someone in this position is XYZ” you may not have prepared for the response being, “This is our best offer,

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Disrupting The Salon Industry One Blow Dry At A Time

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Blow Dry Bars, like Be Bar in Dubai, are disrupting the traditional salon industry, offering women quick, affordable doses of fabulousness and me-time. With revenues in the millions of US dollars over seas, I sat down with Andrea Lindeyer the co founder of Be Bar Blow Dry Bar in Jumeirah to discuss the business of enhancing every woman’s beauty,

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5 Ways To Be A Better Listener

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Being engaged and present is easier said than done, especially when you’re juggling commitments but in business it’s essential to be switched on and absorbing information that’s being fed to you. If you miss out on crucial details and try and fill in the blanks on your own, you risk losing the opportunity to impress colleagues,

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