Hello Business Hub & Startups

Own your business at DMCC and let it run easily with Etisalat’s Hello Business Hub


11 Sep 2021

Setting up a business takes a lot of courage, confidence, determination, planning and yes, money. The ultimate goal, is of course, to make the business profitable and g regardless of where it is located.
It can be really intimidating, especially if you’re a foreigner, low on budget, or just starting up. There are lots of things to be considered. Foremost of which is getting a business license legally.

Fortunately, there are plenty of options in the business-friendly United Arab Emirates. And that includes tapping its multitude of free zones like the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) which offer foreign investors 100 percent or full business ownership in any of these business categories—trading, service and industrial.

Located in the lake-front development Jumeirah Lakes Towers, opposite Dubai Marina and 10 minutes from Jebel Ali Sea and Air Ports and the Logistic Corridor, DMCC offers different business set-up packages that best suit your interest.
For startups, SMEs and entrepreneurs, DMCC offers the Jump Start Package which has lots of benefits, including the flexi-desk option, with plenty of discounts.
There’s also the Prime Plus Package specifically tailored for large and medium companies. And finally, the JLT Resident Package which can instantly save you as much as AED 5,000.
What sets DMCC apart from the other free zones is that it runs numerous special interest groups focused on specific industry sectors. They provide a friendly professional forum where you can connect, network and share expertise, knowledge and skills with other members in the market sectors that matter to you.
DMCC has also at its back Etisalat, one of the largest telecom service providers in emerging markets, which guarantees your fast connection to the world.
Hello Business Hub

Etisalat’s Hello Business Hub, the first one-stop shop for those wanting to open a business, will certainly make it easier for you to operate and widen your network in the UAE and beyond.

With its experienced and well-trained teams, Etisalat’s Hello Business Hub, will lead you to the right path to connectivity through end-to-end services that covers everything from how to be registered to operational management, among others.
Highly-regarded as the entrepreneurs’ bridge to success, the UAE was ranked as the first in the region and the fourth globally in the 2020 Global Entrepreneurship Index (GEI) of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM).
Through the expertise of its teams, Hello Business Hub has satisfactorily rendered assistance to over 15,000 entrepreneurs with whom team members have personally worked with in their capacity as consultants to be sure that the new business owners fully understand the options available so that they could arrive at an informed decision on where and how to go about with their planned business in the UAE.
Businesses need a physical centre – an office space – to operate. And so, consummating a business license process requires an office space rental and one which relies on whether the license is for the mainland or inside a free zone. Note that each option has several solutions ready, including an actual office space or flexi-desks.
There is more. Hello Business Hub, through Etisalat’s extended services, can also provide start-up entrepreneurs with their communication systems, as well as digital marketing needs. Yes, the teams at Etisalat’s Hello Business Hub think of everything, indeed.

Immigration & more

Part of setting up a business is documentation with the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) for visa, Emirates ID as well as meeting requirements by Dubai Health Authority (DHA).

For the convenience of the start-up entrepreneur, Etisalat’s Hello Business Hub can get these papers processed by virtue of the UAE government regulations meant to expedite issuance of residency and work permits.

Complementing this is the assistance by the team at Etisalat’s Hello Business Hub in providing Human Resource-related services among which include insurance for the employees and business-related insurance like liability, among others.
The team at Hello Business Hub can even go the extra mile and advise the start-up businesses about the UAE government’s policy on value added tax through Digital Tax.
Digital Tax is a service from Etisalat’s Hello Business Hub that keeps small businesses compliant with the Federal Tax Authority (FTA) for their VAT-related needs. Digital Tax is based on the latest cloud technology, which helps document and process a business' tax filing reports to FTA.
All said, start-up entrepreneurs can have comfort in the thought that Etisalat’s Hello Business Hub has it all covered for them.