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ADIB launches BusinessPulse

Published: 15/07/2013 04:26:24 PM GMT
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Launched in association with , BusinessPulse went live on July 1 and has been designed and produced by some of the most influential and successfu (more)

Launched in association with , BusinessPulse went live on July 1 and has been designed and produced by some of the most influential and successful organisations in business, finance, and technology from around the region. The collective thinking of these organisations has helped to create a new platform that will provide essential information, success stories, networking opportunities and advice to UAE-based SMEs.

Launched through a dedicated portal, www.businesspulse.ae has three main sections: 'Ignite' is all about seeding the idea and kick starting the business plan; 'Enrich' is about funding the plan and 'Grow' deals with facilitating growth and future expansion. BusinessPulse offers business owners and entrepreneurs, access to information related to their day-to-day business as well as guidance and support for their long term growth and expansion strategies. A key feature of the portal is a comprehensive library of case studies and videos from successful entrepreneurs. It also features a networking section that will enable SMEs to find the right business partners and contacts and engage in meaningful conversations with peers and experts.

Apart from offering funding advice through ongoing interactions with ADIB 's Business banking team, visitors can simply apply for a financing facility of up to AED 2 million through the portal. BusinessPulse will provide valuable know-how on handling key challenges faced by SMEs today and provide them with business templates and tools to conduct their business more efficiently.

Commenting on the launch, Tirad Al Mahmoud, CEO of ADIB , said: "The UAE is an ideal market for SMEs in so many ways, with more than 230,000 SMEs which together contribute more than 40% of the country's GDP. Starting and running a small business can be rewarding but also very challenging with multiple financial, managerial, legal and regulatory issues to consider. The launch of BusinessPulse reflects ADIB 's drive to provide financial advice and support to SMEs. Through this portal, we will enable business owners to reach their full potential by providing them with the necessary information and support to achieve their goals."

BusinessPulse will be supported by a series of events and seminars, offering SMEs an opportunity to showcase their success stories and learn from others.

ADIB Business is comprehensively designed for businesses transcending size and sector. The bank's team of expert business banking professionals provides 24-hour support using innovative solutions to support businesses of all sizes from across the region.

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About ADIB : Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) was established on 20th May 1997 as a Public Joint Stock Company following the Emiri Decree No. 9 of 1997. The Bank commenced commercial operations on 11th November 1998, and was formally inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan on 18th April 1999.

ADIB 's vision is to be a top-tier, global Islamic financial services group and its mission is to provide Islamic financial solutions to the global community.

The Bank carries out all contracts, operations and transactions in accordance with Islamic Sharia principles.

ADIB 's core values, reflected in all its activities are: Simple and Sensible; Transparent; Mutual Benefit; Hospitality and Tolerance; and sharia inspired. It brings to its customers banking as it should be.

For media information, please visit www.adib.ae or contact:ADIBLamia HarizCorporate CommunicationsPhone: +971 2 4128093Email: Lamia.Hariz@adib.ae

Brunswick GroupDina GhandourPhone: +971 2 2344600Email: ADIB@brunswickgroup.com

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