Donna Benton: How I Scaled 'The Entertainer' To Become A Global, Digital Eco-System

Australian businesswoman, Donna Benton, moved to Dubai in 2000 and soon after founded the ENTERTAINER, the region's leading lifestyle app who have recently sold a majority stake in the company, turning it into a global digital eco-system. We sat with Donna to discover what it was like when she was in complete start up mode, her advice on how to scale, and the moment that she realised she was onto something BIG...

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Asmae Lemniei: Strategy Alone Is Not Enough to Ensure Success

Asmae is passionate about supporting the region's start up infrastructure and entrepreneurs. She is the founder and managing director of Lean X Consulting, a strategy consulting startup based in the UAE, supporting startups across-geographies to define and execute on their business strategy. I caught up with her to get the low down of the common mindset or grit that entrepreneurs need, and how we can develop our start - up strategy.

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Natalie Brown: CEOs Have Very High Expectations Set on Them Right from the Start

The UAE work landscape has changed drastically since Natalie Brown from Select Training and Managing Consulting arrived. We spoke about the extensive work she does with CEO nationals in the region, trusting your 'gut feeling' when scaling your business and what qualities you need to work your way to the top.

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Reim El Houni: What You Learn on Set and in the Field Can Never Be Taught from a Book

I interviewed Reim, the Founder and CEO of an internationally recognised, award-winning video production company Ti22 Films. We discussed the persistence you need in a highly competitive industry, how she grew her company from start-up mode... Oh, and the time she crashed an important industry dinner to get a job on Mission Impossible!

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Loredana Matei: Why I Started Jensen Matthews Rather Than Waiting for the 'Right Time'

Loredana's drive and determination is evident -  discover what takes to start up a PR agency, how Jensen Matthews has evolved, and the biggest challenge Dubai is currently facing in the digital marketing world.

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