ABC of Changing your Accountant in Dubai


Accountancy is a fundamental part of any business and it is vital that accounting duties are executed properly. Moreover, than just dealing with the figures, most accountants offer a full-circle service of managing tax, bookkeeping and often payroll too which makes them a key part of many companies. But what happens if the service that your accountant is providing falls short of your expectations? Many people do not realize that changing your accountant if you are unhappy could be easier than you think.

1) Consider why you are unsatisfied

There are a number of common complaints which people may have with their accountancy service. Some of the most typical ones tend to lack communication with accountants failing to answer calls or respond to emails or not doing this in a timely fashion. Other problems center around fees charged by accountants with many finding this to be erratic and different each month making it hard for companies to budget for accountancy costs. Some also find that it difficult to meet costs when accountants charge them per phone call or email making it an expensive affair to seek even the simplest advice. Here are the complaints we hear the most:

  1. Phone calls and emails are not returned in a timely manner…or not at all.
  2. Proactive tax planning and strategic advice from the accountant simply don’t happen.
  3. Tax returns are often put on an extension instead of being filed on time.
  4. Inadequate answers are given to questions about tax law.
  5. The invoice amount is a “surprise”… after the services have been provided.
  6. Frequent correspondence is received from the government due to simple filing errors.
  7. An accountant is distracted from serving clients due to having other business interests.

The good news is that if you are unsatisfied with the service that you are paying for from your accountant, you do not have to suffer in silence.

2) Find a new accountant

This may seem like an unusual step, but the consequential tasks will make it clearer why this may be a beneficial first port of call. Firstly, consider the aspects of your current accounting offerings which are making you unhappy. If it is the unforeseen costs or ‘bill surprises’ then you could benefit by looking at accountancy firms that charge a fixed fee for their services, so you always know what you are going to be charged regardless. Whether you decide on a fixed-fee service or charge per service accountant, you should ensure that all chargeable fees are made transparently clear to you right from the beginning to avoid any surprises.

Another fundamental aspect is choosing an accountant that provides a comprehensive service, accountants use jargon on a daily basis, but a good accountant should be able to make all communication clear and stable for their clients. Most accountants will offer a free no-obligation initial chat which could help you to decipher if they could be right for you. Moreover looking for an accountancy firm who is members of well-established professional bodies like the Institute of Chartered of Accountants could offer you further peace of mind.

3) Switch over

It really could be as simple as that. In contrast with the misconception that changing accountants is a practically impossible affair, your new accountant could handle the whole switching process for you taking the weight off your mind.

Your accountant could write to your previous accountant and request all the necessary paperwork. You will need to sign a change of accountants’ letter which most accountants can provide you with and guide you through. People often worry that they may offend their previous accountant but the truth is that most firms have clients who move on at some point for one reason or another and will be used to dealing with this, members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants are trained on how to deal with this.

The most important thing is that you are paying for an accountancy service that you are fully satisfied with. Once the switchover has taken place, the final step is to discuss your business needs in detail with your new accountancy firm and explain exactly what you are hoping for so that they have the relevant information to provide you with the best possible solution.

So, if you are out there worried about replacing your current accountants, in this economic climate, don’t settle for less and contact us at to sort your accounting needs now.



The guaranteed way to raise money for your small business

Loans for business used to come under the banner of banks but that time is gone now. Banks now only lend money to companies which are low risk or can secure the loan amount against assets.

It is much more difficult in Dubai to get business loans as almost 80 percent of the population consist of ex-pats. Who may well exit, depending upon situations in both Dubai and home country. But it’s not as if they will not pay up on their debts before actually exiting.

Small businesses struggle the most as the cash flow is inconsistent at times which can hinder the growth of that business at times. The common traits which a failing small business has is them having an absence of funding and taking on more debt to pay the original debt off. Moreover, if the timing of these events is coinciding, this may well yell doom for the business itself. With that being stated, it is no doubt that small business is the lifeline of a country.

So how does a small business owner compete in not only the local market but with freelancers as well? Those freelancers sitting across the globe with lesser overheads.

Appropriate Practices for Business Owners

Investors, individuals or institutional, look for a number of things when deciding to lend:

  1. Owner – the character behind the enterprise is the most important, so emerge as a likable man or woman and professional in your enterprise endeavors. If you prepare a meeting, keep to it, if you want to make a payment do it straight away, if you make a promise, make certain to deliver on it. Your popularity will unfold shortly within the business neighborhood and amongst your peers. These are the equal individuals who could be contacted or approached for lending in the future.
  2. Accounts – hold precise debts from the day you begin and no longer when you want a loan. Maintaining accurate books is so important and have to no longer be ignored. Try to use a cloud accounting software program that offers you get admission to real-time administration accounts.
  3. Processes – create a stable workflow in your business, get organized, forms go in documents do now not draw. Keep data well organized, maintain a CRM device if possible.

These are just the basics of any enterprise and without these, you will war to elevate even the smallest loan.

Personal Loans

When borrowing for your small commercial enterprise it may also be less complicated to borrow personally, specifically if you are on an employee visa inside your personal company. Banks and Credit Cards (not recommended) will lend to personnel with 3-6 months of revenue proof.

The following are links to platforms that would be a good start to personal lending:
1.  SouqMal: This is an exquisite place to start for non-public lending. Applying via SouqMal will assist you to get admission to a heap of lenders in the UAE with just one application.
2. MyMoneySouq: Another amazing platform to get right of entry to hundreds of personal lending picks with just one application. Review the lending charges and the terms all online earlier than talking to anyone.
3. Friends & Family: Always the high-quality and cheapest option, subsequently the reason to be a high-quality individual two

Business Loans

Banks are the closing vicinity we recommend for Business Loans, there are many small enterprise pleasant alternatives and we analyze some of these below:

  1. Friends and family. At the top of the list are pals and family. Consider approaching those who are employed as a substitute than entrepreneurs. People who work have much less time to consider innovative investment alternatives and generally stop storing their money in financial savings debts paying less than 3% per annum. If you can offer them a return of over 5%-10% per annum, then you should be a better option for most humans who truly work and save.
  2., think about going to people but through a platform. Beehive is a peer-to-peer lending platform that connects small enterprise owners with buyers without the want for a conventional intermediary. Its focus is on finance from AED 100k on reimbursement terms from 6-36 months. Check it out on
  3., a terrific platform for those looking to raise extra than $200k. Launched in 2013 the group at Eureeca has helped many high increase corporations increase widespread amounts. Check them out on
  4. Dubizzle, What the…? I hear you ask, Dubizzle, Really? Well, Yes. Dubizzle is an exquisite platform in Dubai and posting in their business section for an investor, with as plenty detail as possible, does without a doubt work. Just be careful to pick the proper person.

Although there are many other options, I in my view accept as true with these are an exceptional vicinity to start, however, take note to make sure the following statistics in place:

  1. Access to a correct set of accounts. We can assist with that
  2. Good processes, software, and CRM. Check out Zoho CRM
  3. Try to maintain the enterprise in the blue by way of reducing overheads and growing your fees. Only develop when it is justified.
  4. A solid internet site will also assist and a top nice online presence.

Good Luck with your fund-raising exercise and do message me if you need any help. If you want to speak to an advisor to help you with VAT, Funding or Accounting in AE then contact me, Ali Afzal, on +971585442030 or email me on


Zero-Rated VAT for Companies in the UAE

Zero-rated vat agencies based totally in the UAE review their unique VAT application.

There are numerous customers who while being located here in the UAE, are using zero-rated supplies which begs the question, whether this person should consider registering themselves for VAT.

Many clients, who were part of the esteemed profits tax consultants, have been reported to register for vat during the closing of 2019, or else they would have faced banking problems with transactions.

Some of these clients even as far to confess that their institutions made them register for vat as they had large sums of money coming and going via their own accounts.

Which again begs the question that, what is the appropriate approach to registering for zero rated vat?

So we went ahead on your behalf and asked the FTA, their answer is as quoted;

‘If you only make zero-rated supplies, you can also follow to be excepted from registering for VAT.

You still need to complete a VAT registration application, but you should reply “Yes” to the question: “Are you applying for an exception from VAT registration?”

This actually means that if you have an organization in the UAE producing zero rated supplies, then it a dire necessity to have to register for vat in UAE with the FTA. The only problem is the softwares which need to be set up properly for them to work.

Let us put it into perspective that, all of our zero-rated buyers have put in the incorrect vat utility and can no longer declare that they are taking advantage of an exception to the generally followed rules.

Some of our customers have experienced losses or penalties of up to 20,000 AED because of asking for amendments in the wrong way. They failed to realize that all their supposed amendments needed to be made within the 20-day limit set by the FTA

So, it is our profound recommendation that you thoroughly check your initial vat application, and that it was made in the correct order. With that being stated, we can surely rely on the FTA to begin inquiries into companies who stated on their forms, sales of up to 6m AED but failed to reach that milestone.


Making Tax Digital in the UAE

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Filling out taxation forms and filing for returns is a time-consuming process, it can sap all our energy and disrupt our schedules but change is happening and tax authorities around the world are shifting from traditional filing methods to all integrated digital platforms often integrating with third-party software’s to capture the masses and make it easy for clients and advisors to partake in the digital tax revolution.

What is digital taxation?
Digital taxation is set to revolutionize the way businesses file for their taxes. No longer would business owners need to fill out self-assessment forms and prepare their taxes when software can handle all that for them. Digital taxation is the process of using compatible cloud accounting software to file taxes.

Cloud accounting software can also help with the day-to-day functionality of your business. They can help you track transactions, keep accounting records and prepare invoices. They can even help you avoid legal penalties by archiving and managing your records.

Making Tax Digital (MTD) in United Kingdom (UK)

When it comes to digital taxation, the UK is the undisputed frontrunner. UK Government’s non-ministerial tax collection wing, also known as Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HRMC), is collaborating with accounting software developers to digitize the tax administration system by 2020 through its MTD campaign. The campaign aims to make tax collection simpler and error-free.

MTD replaces manual processes such as form filling and paperwork with accounting software. It also reduces the HRMC’s overhead expenses. It saves both time and money by standardizing the tax process through technology.
MTD requires VAT-registered businesses to maintain their records digitally. It is also compulsory for businesses to use the MTD software to file their returns before April 1, 2019.

UAE taxation system

Digital tax seems convenient and hassle-free so when will it be launched in UAE? The UAE government is also making attempts to digitize taxation procedures. Take, for instance, the digital stamps the Federal Tax Authority (FTA) introduced for tobacco products.

Yet, the progress remains slow and steady. Right now though, the UAE government only has an e-portal for taxation. Users can visit the portal to fill out their required information. The process remains manual since the portal is not synced with accounting software.

We can’t wait for when the UAE government introduces this system and simplifies the tax system.

How can digital platforms help with taxation?

Innovative digital platforms are sprouting up to assist people with their tax claims and planning. Platforms like the UK-based RD Vault can sync with accounting software to generate invoices, update books, prepare tax credit claims and track their progress. One such solution is Xero, a Cloud Accounting Software solution used by Profits Plus Accountants and tax consultants in Dubai.

Xero is an all-in-one solution, it can be used to prepare reports and maintain taxation records. This enables you to use one platform instead of a cluster of applications to deal with your accounting and taxation needs.

If you are interested in knowing how a cloud accounting software such a Xero, can help your business then feel free to get in touch with Mubashir Malik, Partner at Profits Plus Accountants in Dubai, UAE. Contact Ali Afzal by email on or call on 0585442030.


Profit Margin Tax Scheme [Used Car Sales]

Profit margin tax is a value-added tax (VAT) scheme created by the FTA AE for the benefit of the used goods industry.

The scheme allows VAT to be applied only to the profit portion of the goods sold, provided full VAT has been charged on the goods previously.

Working Example

Ahmed buys a brand new car from a dealer in Dubai. He pays AED 100,000 plus 5% VAT. Regardless of how he purchases the car i.e. full cash or on finance VAT of 5% has been paid on the total value of the car. Now since he is a consumer and not a UAE business that has undergone VAT registration, he will NOT be able to claim for VAT return, according to the FTA rules.

6 months later Ahmed decides to sell the Car to Khaled (a used car dealer) based in Dubai. After agreeing on the price of AED 80,000 Khaled pays Ahmed in cash. Ahmed then sells the car through his showroom for a price of AED 85,000.

Let’s calculate his VAT liability

Purchase Price AED 80,000
Selling Price AED 85,000
Profit AED 5,000
VAT Liability (5% of AED 5,000) AED 250

Common Mistakes

  1. Deducting expenses before calculating the Profit; there is no provision in any FTA portal publications that allow for the deduction of expenses on the used car before calculating the Profit element on which the VAT is applied. Therefore you cannot deduct car polishing, car repairs, and other expenses before calculating the Profit on which VAT is applicable.
  2. Charging Profit Margin Tax to used cars 2017 or earlier; Profit Margin Scheme can only be used for cars where the FULL VAThas been previously applied, therefore since cars previous to 2017 or earlier have not had the full vat applied it is not possible to apply the Profit Margin Scheme to these cars.

NOTE: Profit Margin Tax can still be applied to cars 2017 or earlier but only if the full vat was applied by a used car dealer in the chain of events.

If you are looking for an accountant in Dubai then speak to Ali Afzal, a Managing Partner at the firm. You can reach him directly on

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Why You Can’t Ignore Xero Cloud Accounting Software

The Evolution of Cloud Accounting 

In the past few years, we have witnessed the birth and rapid evolution of cloud computing, with more and more traditional services being replaced by their far more efficient, affordable and secure alternatives. Accounting is no different and thanks to the hectic pace technology are moving at, the question is no longer whether you should move to small business cloud accounting but rather, when.

Problems with traditional accounting software

The drawbacks of traditional accounting software in the UAE, certainly play a role in the shift to cloud accounting. The data in the traditional accounting software system isn’t up to date and neither is the software. What’s more, the software only works on one computer – the data needs to be manually transferred between devices, usually by virtue of USB drives. This presents a myriad of other issues, mostly to do with security and reliability.

Traditional accounting software and services in the UAE are outdated since they are rooted in the idea that only one person should have access to the data. This means that important people within your business may not have access to the financial and customer details, which impairs productivity and diminishes the level of customer service your organization can provide.

What’s more, traditional accounting software tends to be costly and updates and regular maintenance are expensive (often not included in the initial price), time-consuming and challenging especially if you’re not tech-savvy. Keeping backups is rarely one and even then, it may cost you more time and money than it’s worth.

When it comes to your company’s financial needs, you cannot afford to settle for outdated accounting services that charge you too much while bringing almost no value to the table. What you need is an experienced, qualified and pioneering accounting firm that will handle every single detail, provide you with cutting-edge accounting tools and allow you to focus on your company’s future growth instead of book-keeping.

What is cloud accounting?

Cloud accounting is the alternative to traditional accounting software, whether it’s on-premises or self-install. The only difference is that small business cloud accounting is hosted on remote servers, similar to the Software as Service business model: data is sent to the cloud where it can be processed and returned to the user.

This means that all functions are performed off-site, rather than on your desktop which minimizes issues related to reliability and security. All you need to take advantage of cloud computing is a reliable connection to the Internet or another network via a cloud application service provider. Because of that, cloud accounting is far more flexible than traditional software – the accounting data can be accessed from any point around the world and from any device that has an Internet connection. What’s more, cloud accounting software in the UAE like the one Profits Tax Consultants use can update your financial information automatically and provide you with real-time financial reporting.

Profits Plus is a cloud accounting firm based in Dubai that will go above and beyond to ensure that your company is provided with qualified accounting services and support your company’s growth and expansion. Our state-of-the-art small business cloud accounting partner software is run by experienced British accountants who have spent more than 20 years of working with British companies and VAT.

Xero Cloud Accounting Software in UAE

One of the key players in the shift towards cloud accounting is Xero, a New-Zealand-based software company that develops cloud-based software for small and medium-sized businesses. Their small business cloud accounting software lets companies share access to the latest business numbers with their teams, accountants and bookkeepers so everyone – including team members around the world – are kept in the loop and up to speed.

This means that you can easily log into any Xero file you want by simply using your Internet connection. You can share access with your accountant who in turn can not only open the file but make adjustments, prepare and lodge BAS and tax returns, and provide real-time assistance if needed. This saves up time and money as the accountant doesn’t necessarily have to send the data back and forth, either digitally or physically.

We at Profits Plus truly believe Xero accounting software has transformed the modern world of accounting in the UAE. Instead of having a monthly meeting with your accountant where you pile mountains and mountains of paper files, you can easily manage your accounting information in real-time. This helps you make faster and more effective decisions. Unsurprisingly, in the past 12 months alone, Xero has shipped more than 1,2000 features and product updates, most of them designed to provide accountants with back time and helping them migrate to methods of value-priced billing while increasing their workload at the same time.

Profits Plus is a 100% cloud-based accounting service, which means that you will be able to take advantage of the flexibility, convenience, and practicality of cloud service based on the Xero Small Business Cloud Accounting Software. In addition, we will integrate accounting systems inside your company, offer you book-keeping as well as expense management services that will enable you to monitor your company’s growth, expenses and earnings.


In a nutshell, cloud accounting software like Xero enables professionals in the UAE to save time, and businesses to enjoy greater flexibility, reliability, and security when it comes to financial operations. Xero certified accountants can create a lot of efficiencies going beyond that of manual data entry: using the cloud service, they can finally have time to analyze the work and truly help small businesses remain cash flow-positive.

Some of the benefits associated with using cloud accounting software for business purposes in the UAE are increased accessibility, productivity, organizational reporting and improved back-up and recovery. Small business cloud accounting software can improve the productivity within your organization by saving you enough time to focus on actually running your business rather than spending valuable resources on bookkeeping and accounting.

What’s more, a Xero certified accountant can access your accounting and financial information from any point around the world. This makes it the ideal option for businesses that have remote employees or work with accountants from abroad. This also frees you from having to install and maintain software on individual desktop computers (so you can save money on your IT infrastructure and training expenses). With small business cloud accounting, you can also improve the communication within your business as employees in other departments, branch offices or remote areas can access the same data and version of the software, and make changes if needed.

Xero also makes it easier for you to get real-time reporting and visibility throughout your organization. With cloud computing, subscription-based models are the most popular option – you can pay a subscription to receive updates as soon as they’re launched, without having to invest more money in additional software purchases.

Xero also provides you with better backup and recovery capabilities. Xero, cloud accounting software, makes storing and recovering data more convenient and reliable than in-house servers. All these benefits also ensure cloud computing is one of the most, if not the most, cost-effective option on the market. If you’re looking for a Dubai accountant, working with someone who is Xero certified can save you a lot of time and expenses in terms of maintenance and management of data and servers.

What the future holds

Given the many benefits cloud accounting software in the UAE offers to small and medium businesses, it’s not surprising that experts believe that cloud accounting will become the new normal. What’s more, Xero and similar software may become even more important and relevant as AI and machine learning grows in popularity.

Since we are a 100% cloud-based firm, we are able to offer you high-value, low-cost accounting services by cutting down on conventional, obsolete and expensive hardware and software and passing those savings on to you and your brand. Our mission is to establish an honest, trusting and lasting relationship by going the extra mile and ensuring your satisfaction. Choosing Profits Plus means having a whole team of highly-experienced British accountants at your disposal.

If you’re looking for a UAE accountant but have not yet made the switch to cloud accounting software, it may be a good idea to put a framework in place as soon as possible. Steadily working towards a plan is the key to enhancing what you already have and prepare for the future – and by the looks of it, the future of accounting is synonymous with cloud accounting.

If you are looking for an accountant in Dubai then speak to Ali Afzal, a Managing Partner at the firm. You can reach him directly on

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Tally ERP 9 [9 Reason You Should Not Use Tally ERP 9]

Thinking of purchasing Tally ERP 9? Read this article before making that decision.

Disadvantages of Tally ERP 9
  1. Not user-friendly at all. I have met many CEO’s and In-House Accountants who contact me soon after setting up Tally ERP 9 and ask me to provide them with our accounting services simply because they realize how complex it is to use Tally ERP 9. Unless you are a qualified accountant or have employee a qualified accountant with at least 2 years’ experience Tally ERP 9 is just not user-friendly and thus not appropriate for small businesses with limited resources.
  2. Single screen software. Tally ERP 9 does not allow you to work on more than one ledger at a time which makes it difficult to review work whilst making entries into the ledger. This is a very basic function and means that it really slows down the accounting process.
  3. Useless paid upgrades. You have to purchase any upgrades and in fact, there is little noticeable difference between Tally 4 and Tally 9 but the cost of upgrading is expensive as you require the call out from Tally Partners and typically this will cost between AED 1000 and AED 2000 per installation.
  4. Not ideal for multi-branch. The only way to operate tally from multi-sites is to use VPN and this is hardly practical today. To make it effective you have to invest in servers and LAN bundled with and then don’t forget the consultancy and implementation costs.
  5. No flexibility on Chart of Accounts. The default setting button is not provided and if you want to change the setting after configuration settings are done you will have to restart and delete all the ledgers and start again from the beginning. Once you have created the journal voucher it is not possible to make changes in it. This makes Tally 9 very rigid and difficult to use.
  6. No central support. Tally 9 is not supported centrally by Tally itself and instead, you have to rely on the partner network and the fees charged can vary significantly as well as the level of expertise, not always related.
  7. Low Security. Do not lose your password as it is difficult to retrieve data without the password and very time-consuming.
  8. Loss of data. Since Tally ERP 9 software is desktop or server based on the risk of losing your data is huge should your machine crash or become infected by a virus.
  9. No customization or module integration. It is not possible to customise Tally 9 or integrate with any other software.
Still thinking of purchasing Tally ERP 9?

I didn’t think so.

As an alternative consider Xero Cloud Accounting Software. We are a xero certified silver partner in Dubai and provide the software free of charge as part of our vat accounting packages.

Outsourcing vs. In-House Bookkeeping Services: Pros and Cons for UAE Businesses

Outsourcing vs. In-House Bookkeeping Services

In today’s dynamic business landscape, managing finances effectively is crucial for the success of any enterprise. Among the many decisions business owners face is whether to handle bookkeeping tasks in-house or outsource them to external professionals.

Each option has its own benefits and drawbacks, and a comprehensive understanding of each is crucial to making well-informed choices that align with the specific needs of UAE businesses. Numerous accounting outsourcing companies in Dubai can handle your accounts for you. So, let’s look at both of them before making any decision!

Outsourcing Bookkeeping Services:

Outsourcing bookkeeping services involves hiring external accounting firms or professionals to manage financial records, transactions, and reporting on behalf of the business. Here are some of the pros and cons associated with outsourcing:


1. Cost-Effectiveness:

It may be more cost-effective to outsource bookkeeping services than to maintain an in-house accounting department. External firms typically offer flexible pricing structures, allowing businesses to pay for only the needed services without having to pay the overhead costs of hiring full-time inhouse employees.

2. Expertise and Specialization:

Outsourcing firms often employ skilled professionals with expertise in accounting and bookkeeping. By outsourcing, businesses can benefit from these professionals’ specialized knowledge and experience in VAT tax accounting, which ensures accurate & reliable financial reporting that is in compliance with FTA regulations.

3. Focus on Core Activities:

By outsourcing their tasks to accounting and bookkeeping companies in Dubai, businesses can free up internal workforce and focus on core activities such as sales, marketing, and product development. This leads to overall increase in  efficiency and productivity, ultimately driving business growth.


1. Lack of Control:

Outsourcing bookkeeping services means relinquishing some degree of control over financial processes and data. Businesses must rely on external firms to manage their finances accurately, which can raise concerns about data security and confidentiality.

2. Communication Challenges:

Working with external bookkeeping firms may introduce communication challenges, primarily if the firm is located offshore or operates in a different time zone. Effective collaboration & communication are essential for ensuring financial tasks are completed accurately and promptly.

3. Dependency on External Providers:

Businesses that outsource bookkeeping services depend on external providers for critical financial functions. Any disruptions or issues with the outsourcing firm’s services can impact the business’s operations and financial stability.

In-House Bookkeeping Services:

In-house bookkeeping involves hiring and managing a team of accounting professionals to handle financial tasks internally. Here are some of the pros and cons associated with in-house bookkeeping:


1. Greater Control:

With in-house bookkeeping services, businesses have greater control over financial processes, data management, and reporting. This can provide peace of mind and assurance that financial tasks are handled according to the business’s specific requirements and standards and are in compliance with VAT-compliant accounting software UAE.

2. Immediate Access to Information:

In-house bookkeeping teams are readily available to address any financial concerns or queries that arise. This immediate access to information can facilitate faster decision-making and response to changing market conditions.

3. Customization and Adaptability:

In-house bookkeeping allows businesses to customize financial processes and workflows to suit their unique needs and preferences. This level of customization can enhance efficiency and adaptability, especially in industries with complex financial requirements.


1. Higher Costs:

Maintaining an in-house bookkeeping team can be more costly than outsourcing, as it involves hiring full-time employees, providing benefits, and investing in training and infrastructure. These overhead costs can strain the business’s financial resources, especially for (SMEs) i.e., small and medium-sized enterprises.

2. Limited Expertise:

In-house bookkeeping teams may lack the specialized expertise and experience external accounting firms offer, such as Profits Plus, which has some of the excellence accounting services Dubai has. This can result in errors, inaccuracies, and compliance issues, especially in industries with complex regulatory requirements.

3. Resource Allocation:

Managing an in-house bookkeeping team requires allocating time, personnel, and infrastructure resources. This can divert attention and resources from core business activities, potentially hindering overall business performance and growth.

Final Words!

In conclusion, the decision to choose between outsourcing and in-house bookkeeping services is more than one-size-fits-all. It depends on various factors such as business size, industry, budget, and specific needs. UAE businesses must carefully consider the pros & cons of both options and choose the one that best aligns with their strategic objectives and operational requirements. Whether outsourcing or maintaining in-house bookkeeping services, the key is to ensure accurate financial management, UAE FTA VAT regulatory compliance, and support for business growth and success.

Understanding Business Valuation Methods: Insights for UAE Entrepreneurs

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Entrepreneurs in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) face many challenges, from navigating regulatory frameworks to staying ahead in competitive markets. To run a successful business, you must understand its value. This is particularly critical for anyone wondering or looking for ways how to start a business in Dubai.

Valuing a business goes beyond finances; it’s a strategic imperative that informs decision-making, attracts investors, and drives growth. Therefore, in this blog, we’ll delve into the nuances of business valuation methods tailored for the UAE business landscape, providing valuable insights for entrepreneurs seeking to maximize the value of their ventures.

The Importance of Business Valuation

Valuing your business accurately is essential for several reasons. Firstly, it clarifies the company’s financial health, helping entrepreneurs make informed decisions about investments, expansion plans, and capital allocation.

Secondly, an accurate valuation enhances transparency and credibility, which is crucial when attracting investors or negotiating partnerships. Lastly, understanding your business’s value allows you to optimize performance and drive long-term growth, whether you’re looking for a new business setup in Dubai or are already running one.

On this note, let’s look at some of the common business valuation methods:

Common Business Valuation Methods:

1. Asset-Based Valuation:

Asset-based valuation methods assess a business’s worth based on its tangible and intangible assets. In the UAE, where industries like real estate and infrastructure play a significant role in the economy, asset-based approaches such as the cost approach and adjusted net asset method are commonly used. These methods provide a foundation for valuing businesses with substantial physical assets.

2. Income-Based Valuation:

Income-based valuation methods focus on estimating a business’s future income or cash flow streams to determine its value. In the dynamic business environment of the UAE, where industries like technology and finance are rapidly evolving, income-based approaches such as discounted cash flow (DCF) analysis and capitalization of earnings are valuable tools. These methods help entrepreneurs assess the growth potential and sustainability of their ventures. So, to maximize your business’s value, cash flow management accounting is a must.

3. Market-Based Valuation:

Market-based valuation methods compare a business’s financial metrics with those of similar companies in the market. In the UAE’s diverse and competitive business landscape, market-based approaches such as comparable company analysis (CCA) and precedent transactions analysis (PTA) offer valuable insights into a company’s relative value within its industry sector. These methods provide benchmarks for assessing market trends and competitive positioning. Likewise, by availing regular internal audit services in Dubai you can get an idea of your company’s finances.

Tailoring Valuation Methods to the UAE Context

Valuing a business in the UAE demands a nuanced approach that considers the distinctive factors shaping the region’s business landscape. From regulatory intricacies to cultural nuances, several key considerations must be weighed to assess a company’s worth accurately.

Firstly, navigating the regulatory frameworks governing businesses in the UAE is crucial. The country’s legal and regulatory environment is known for its robustness, with specific laws and regulations governing different sectors and industries. Entrepreneurs must ensure compliance with these regulations and understand how they impact the valuation process. For instance, industries such as finance and real estate may be subject to stricter regulatory oversight, affecting their valuation methodologies and VAT registration, which is a must.

Secondly, economic conditions play a significant role in business valuation. The UAE’s economy is diverse, with sectors like oil and gas, tourism, and technology contributing to its growth. Factors such as GDP growth rates, inflation, and currency fluctuations can impact business performance and its valuation. Additionally, geopolitical factors and global economic trends may influence investor sentiment and market dynamics, further affecting valuation assessments.

Moreover, industry dynamics shape the competitive landscape within specific sectors. Understanding industry trends, market positioning, and competitive pressures is essential for assessing a company’s relative value. For instance, industries experiencing rapid technological advancements may require different valuation methodologies from traditional sectors.

Therefore, collaborating with experienced financial advisors such as Profits Plus, familiar with the local market landscape, is indispensable. These advisors possess in-depth knowledge of UAE-specific regulations, economic trends, industry dynamics, and cultural nuances. By understanding the unique context of each business, ensuring that valuation methodologies accurately reflect local realities.

By tailoring valuation methods to the UAE context, business owners can determine their company’s worth and confidently make strategic decisions. A nuanced approach that considers regulatory compliance, economic conditions, industry dynamics, and cultural factors is essential for ensuring accurate assessments aligned with the intricacies of the UAE business landscape.

The Way Forward!

In conclusion, understanding business valuation methods is essential for UAE entrepreneurs looking to maximize the value of their ventures. By leveraging asset-based, income-based, and market-based approaches tailored to the UAE context, entrepreneurs can make informed decisions, attract investors, and drive sustainable growth. With the right insights and expertise, entrepreneurs can navigate the complexities of business valuation and maximize their business potential in the ever-changing UAE business landscape. And this is where Profits Plus can help you with its expert team.

Unveiling the Impact of AI on the UAE’s Accounting Industry

UAE’s Accounting Industry

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing industries worldwide, and the accounting sector in the UAE is no exception. From automating repetitive tasks to enhancing data analysis capabilities, AI technologies are reshaping traditional accounting practices, offering unprecedented efficiency and insights.

In this blog, we will look at the impact of AI on UAE accounting, highlighting key trends, challenges, and opportunities for businesses in partnership with Profits Plus.

The Evolution of AI in Accounting:

AI technologies, such as NLP and machine learning algorithms, have significantly evolved in recent years, enabling accounting firms to streamline processes and deliver value-added services to clients. In the UAE, accounting professionals are increasingly embracing AI-powered tools for tasks like analysis and interpretation of financial statements, data entry, invoice processing, and fraud detection, freeing up time to focus on strategic advisory and decision-making.

As the UAE continues positioning itself as a global hub for innovation and technology, accounting firms are using AI to stay ahead of the curve. From small businesses to multinational corporations, the adoption of AI is becoming increasingly prevalent, driving efficiency, accuracy, and cost savings across the accounting landscape.

Enhanced Data Analysis and Predictive Insights:

One of the most notable impacts of AI on UAE accounting is its ability to analyze huge amounts of financial data accurately and quickly. AI-powered analytics tools can identify patterns, trends, and anomalies in financial data, providing businesses with valuable insights for forecasting, risk management, and strategic planning. With AI, accounting firms like Profits Plus can offer clients predictive analytics solutions that empower proactive decision-making and drive business growth.

For example, AI algorithms can analyze historical financial data to predict future cash flow trends, identify potential cost-saving opportunities, and optimize budget allocations. By leveraging AI-driven insights, businesses can work easily by managing cash flow and making informed decisions that drive profitability and sustainability in an increasingly competitive market.

Streamlined Audit Processes and Compliance:

AI technologies are transforming audit processes in the UAE, making them more efficient, accurate, and compliant with regulations. AI-powered audit software can analyze financial records with unparalleled speed and precision, flagging potential errors and inconsistencies for further review. This not only streamlines the internal audit services in Dubai but also ensures adherence to regulatory standards, such as VAT compliance requirements in the UAE.

Furthermore, AI-powered audit tools can identify anomalies and potential instances of fraud more effectively than traditional methods, enhancing audit quality and integrity. By automating routine audit tasks, AI allows auditors to focus on more valuable tasks, such as data analysis and risk assessment, ultimately delivering greater value to clients.

Challenges and Opportunities for Adoption:

While the benefits of AI in accounting are undeniable, its adoption presents challenges and opportunities for accounting firms in the UAE. Challenges include data security, integration with existing systems, and the need to upskill accounting professionals to leverage AI effectively. However, embracing AI also opens up opportunities for firms to differentiate themselves in the market, deliver higher-value services, and stay ahead of the competition, especially in the field of accounting consultancy services in Dubai.

To overcome these challenges, accounting firms must invest in robust AI infrastructure, provide comprehensive training programs for staff, and establish partnerships with AI technology providers. Through continuous learning and innovation, accounting firms can position themselves as leaders in the AI-driven accounting landscape of the UAE.

The Way Forward

The impact of AI on UAE accounting is profound, offering unprecedented efficiency, insights, and opportunities for businesses. By harnessing the power of AI technologies, accounting firms like Profits Plus which offer business process improvement consultancy services, can streamline processes, enhance data analysis capabilities, and deliver value-added services to clients. With the continued advancement of AI, the role it plays in shaping the future of accounting in the UAE will only increase, driving innovation and transformation.

Top 5 Accounting Challenges Faced by UAE SMBs

Accounting Challenges Faced by UAE SMBs

Navigating the intricacies of accounting can be challenging for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in the UAE. From managing cash flow to staying compliant with regulations, SMBs encounter various hurdles that impact their financial health.

Therefore, to help SMBs flourish financially within the UAE, we delve into the top five accounting challenges they face in this blog. Moreover, we’re also going to offer insights and solutions to overcome them.

Common Challenges Faced by SMBs in UAE

1. Cash Flow Management

One of the primary challenges SMBs in the UAE face is managing cash flow effectively. Cash flow fluctuations can disrupt business operations, leading to missed opportunities and financial instability. From delayed payments to unpredictable expenses, SMBs must adopt the best way to manage cash flow  & use proactive strategies such as implementing cash flow forecasting tools and maintaining a robust invoicing and payment system to ensure optimal cash flow management.

2. Compliance with Tax Regulations

Navigating the complex landscape of tax regulations in the UAE can pose significant challenges for SMBs. With frequent updates and changes in tax laws, ensuring compliance becomes a daunting task. SMBs must stay updated on tax obligations, including VAT tax accounting & all Value Added Tax (VAT) requirements, tax filing deadlines, and withholding tax regulations. Seeking guidance from experienced accounting professionals can help SMBs easily navigate tax compliance and avoid potential penalties.

3. Bookkeeping and Record Keeping

keeping accurate and up-to-date financial records is crucial for SMBs to track their financial performance and make informed decisions. However, inadequate bookkeeping practices often lead to errors and inefficiencies. SMBs struggle with organizing financial data, reconciling accounts, and generating timely financial reports. Implementing cloud-based accounting software and outsourcing bookkeeping services can streamline the bookkeeping process, ensuring accuracy and efficiency in financial record-keeping.

4. Managing Business Growth

As SMBs in the UAE strive for growth and expansion, they encounter accounting challenges associated with scaling their operations. Managing increased transaction volumes, expanding the workforce, and exploring new markets requires robust accounting systems and processes. SMBs must invest in scalable accounting solutions that can accommodate growth, automate repetitive tasks, and provide insights to support strategic decision-making. Moreover, if you’re looking for how to start a business in Dubai, we recommend contacting experts such as Profits

5. Access to Skilled Accounting Professionals

Finding and retaining skilled accounting professionals is a common challenge faced by SMBs in the UAE. With competition for talent and limited resources, SMBs often struggle to recruit qualified accounting professionals who can navigate complex financial matters. Outsourcing accounting services to reputable firms like ProfitsPlus can provide SMBs with access to a team of experienced professionals who offer specialized expertise and support tailored to their unique needs.


While accounting challenges may seem daunting, SMBs in the UAE can overcome them with the right strategies and support. By prioritizing cash flow management, staying compliant with tax regulations, implementing efficient bookkeeping practices, preparing for business growth, and leveraging professional accounting services, SMBs can navigate the complexities of accounting with confidence and drive financial success. You can always rely on for assistance in this process.

Analyzing the future of the UAE real estate market and advising clients on investment strategies

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The UAE’s real estate market glitters like a desert mirage, alluring investors with its towering skyscrapers, luxurious waterfront communities, and promises of booming growth. But just as quickly as dunes shift under the desert wind, so too can market conditions change, leaving even seasoned investors feeling disoriented.

Therefore, to help you understand the ever-changing dynamics of the UAE’s property market, we’re here to help you. At, we believe clarity is key. For the savvy client, understanding the intricate dance of supply and demand, analyzing emerging trends, and formulating strategic investment plans is crucial for navigating the dynamic landscape of the UAE’s property market.

So, grab your compass, buckle up, and let’s explore the horizon together.

Decoding the Dunes: Understanding Key Trends Shaping the Market

1. Diversification in Demand

While Dubai remains the undisputed crown jewel, other emirates like Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, and Ras Al Khaimah are witnessing a surge in interest driven by affordability, innovative projects, and infrastructure upgrades.

2. The Rise of Niche Markets

Beyond luxury penthouses, co-living spaces, student housing, and senior living communities are gaining traction, catering to specific demographics and lifestyle preferences. Especially, if you’re looking for a new business setup in Dubai, you need to have the understanding of markets.

3. Technology Takes Center Stage

PropTech is revolutionizing the market, from virtual tours and augmented reality visualizations to blockchain-powered transactions and AI-driven property management.

4. Sustainability Beckons

Eco-conscious developments, energy-efficient designs, and green building certifications are becoming increasingly sought-after, reflecting a growing environmental awareness among investors.

5. Geopolitical Influences

Global events like the Ukrainian conflict and supply chain disruptions can impact economic stability and investor sentiment, necessitating a keen eye on international developments.

Charting your Course: Tailoring Investment Strategies for Success

With knowledge as your compass and as your guide, let’s plot your path to real estate success:

1. Defining Your Risk Appetite

Are you a thrill-seeker chasing high returns or a cautious navigator prioritizing stability? Understanding your risk tolerance is crucial for choosing the right investment vehicle.

2. Niche Opportunities Await

Don’t just follow the herd. Explore emerging markets and niche sectors that cater to specific needs and offer potentially higher returns with lower competition.

3. Embrace the Digital Wave

Leverage PropTech platforms and data-driven insights to make informed decisions. Virtual tours, market analyses, and property valuation tools can provide valuable clarity in a fluid market.

4. Consider Long-Term Sustainability

Look beyond immediate profits and prioritize eco-friendly developments with long-term value. Sustainable properties not only attract environmentally conscious tenants but also offer potential cost savings on utilities and maintenance.

5. Diversify Your Portfolio

Spread your eggs across different baskets! Investing in a mix of property types across various emirates can mitigate risk and maximize your overall returns. Learn the importance of cash flow management.

Seek Expert Guidance: You’re Compass in the Shifting Sands

Navigating the complexities of the UAE’s real estate market can be daunting, even for seasoned investors. At, we’re your trusted cartographers, equipped with the knowledge, expertise, and cutting-edge tools to help you find your oasis of prosperity.

  • We decode the market: Our team of financial wizards and real estate experts stay abreast of emerging trends, analyzing data and providing you with clear, actionable insights.
  • We craft personalized strategies: We tailor investment plans to your unique financial goals, risk tolerance, and preferred property types, ensuring your journey is as smooth as desert silk.
  • We navigate the paperwork: From legalities to taxes and managing cash flow, we handle the administrative intricacies, leaving you free to focus on your investment goals.
  • We connect you to the right opportunities: Our extensive network of developers, brokers, and industry professionals puts you in touch with prime properties and off-market deals.

Don’t let the shifting sands of the UAE’s real estate market leave you feeling lost. With ProfitsPlus as your guide, you can confidently chart your course to investment success, building a real estate portfolio that stands the test of time. We will also help you in managing your finances with our expert level of cash flow management techniques & cash flow management strategies.

Start your journey today. Contact and let us help you turn the desert breeze into your tailwind.

Personal Branding for Accountants and Finance Professionals: Why Building a Strong Online Presence in the UAE Market is Essential

Accountants in Dubai

In the vibrant financial landscape of the UAE, with its ambitious ventures and global aspirations, one critical factor separates ordinary accountants from high achievers: personal branding.

While technical skills and financial acumen remain the foundation, building a strong online presence and establishing your expertise have become indispensable tools for success. Think of it as crafting your narrative, a compelling story that positions you as a trusted advisor, a thought leader, and the go-to finance professional for businesses across the Emirates.

Why Online Presence Matters in the UAE?

The UAE’s digital DNA is woven into its very fabric. Clients, entrepreneurs, and investors increasingly turn to online resources to seek expertise. A polished LinkedIn profile, engaging social media presence, and relevant blog contributions make you visible, accessible, and trustworthy. You become a voice in the conversation, shaping industry trends and demonstrating your thought leadership as an ace provider of accounting system software for small business in the Middle Eastern market.

Beyond Visibility: Building Expertise Through Content Creation:

Personal branding is more than just having an online presence. It’s about establishing yourself as a credible source of financial knowledge. Share your insights on industry trends, analyze market fluctuations, and offer practical advice through blog posts, infographics, and even video tutorials. By consistently delivering valuable content, you position yourself as the expert clients can rely on for informed decisions.

Harnessing the Power of Social Media:

LinkedIn, Twitter, and even Instagram can be powerful tools for building your brand. Join relevant industry groups, participate in online discussions, and share insightful industry articles. Show your human side by sharing pictures from conferences, volunteering events, or even behind-the-scenes glimpses of your work (while maintaining confidentiality, of course). Engage with your audience, answer questions, and build meaningful connections. You can also offer analysis and interpretation of financial statements for them to show your expertise.

The Benefits of Effective Personal Branding

Whether you provide the best Accounting software solutions in UAE or an internal audit firm in Dubai, if you don’t develop your brand you won’t grow. The rewards of investing in your brand are manifold:

  • Increased Visibility and Attract Dream Clients: Stand out from the crowd and attract clients who resonate with your expertise and values.
  • Command Higher Fees: As a recognized expert, you can command premium fees that reflect your unique value proposition.
  • Career Growth and Advancement: Strong personal branding opens doors to new opportunities, promotions, and even speaking engagements.
  • Enhanced Network and Collaboration: Connect with industry leaders, potential partners, and clients, expanding your network and fostering valuable collaborations.

Taking the First Step

Building a strong online presence and establishing expertise takes time and dedicated effort. However, the initial steps are simple:

  • Define your niche: Identify your area of specialization and target audience.
  • Craft your story: What makes you unique? What value do you offer?
  • Create your online platform: Start with LinkedIn, and expand to other relevant platforms.
  • Develop high-quality content: Share valuable insights, engage in discussions, and build your online reputation.
  • Be consistent and persistent: Building a strong brand takes time, so commit to regular online engagement.

Final Thoughts

In the digital age, personal branding is no longer an option for accountants in the UAE; it’s a necessity. By embracing this shift and actively building your online presence and expertise, you unlock a world of possibilities, attracting dream clients, commanding higher fees, and carving your path to success in the dynamic financial landscape of the Emirates.

Investing in yourself is the best investment you can make. Start building your brand today and watch your career flourish in the vibrant financial hub of the UAE. Contact Profits Plus today!

Cyber Security for UAE Businesses: Protecting Data, Systems, and Online Presence in the Digital Age

cybersecurity for UAE business

The United Arab Emirates, a vibrant hub of innovation and economic prosperity, is a magnet for global businesses. But amidst the glittering skyscrapers and ambitious projects lurks a hidden threat: the ever-evolving landscape of cybercrime. In today’s digital age, protecting your data, systems, and online presence is no longer a luxury, it’s a necessity. This is where cybersecurity comes in, your digital shield against the relentless onslaught of cyberattacks.

Why is Cybersecurity Crucial for UAE Businesses?

The UAE’s rapid digital transformation makes it a prime target for cybercriminals. The threat landscape constantly evolves from sophisticated ransomware attacks to targeted phishing scams. So, staying alert and aware of all these threats is imperative in today’s digital landscape. Data breaches, website disruptions, and financial losses can cripple companies, damage reputations, and erode customer trust.

Think of your business as a fortified castle in the digital realm. Cybersecurity is your moat, your drawbridge, and your watchful guards, keeping your valuable assets safe from invaders. Whether you’re a bustling conglomerate or a burgeoning startup, neglecting cybersecurity is akin to leaving your gates wide open and inviting unwanted guests. So, just like you’ll invest in basic accounting software for small businesses, you also need to pay attention to investing in cybersecurity.

The Cybersecurity Landscape in the UAE:

The UAE government recognizes the importance of cybersecurity and has implemented several measures to strengthen its digital infrastructure. The Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC) and the Dubai Integrated Security Centre (DISC) play vital roles in combating cyber threats and providing guidance to businesses.

However, the responsibility doesn’t solely rest on the government’s shoulders. Individual businesses must proactively invest in robust cybersecurity measures to protect themselves and their customers. For instance, if you rely on cloud accounting & bookkeeping services, you need to ensure that your server is well protected. Otherwise, you might lose your data.

Building Your Digital Defenses:

Here are some key steps UAE businesses can take to fortify their digital defenses:

  • Conduct Regular Risk Assessments: Identify your vulnerabilities and potential attack vectors. Understanding your weaknesses is the first step toward strengthening your defenses.
  • Implementing Access Control: It is important to limit who has access to sensitive data and systems. Use multi-factor authentication to add and enhance your extra layer of security.
  • Educate Your Employees: Train your staff on cybersecurity best practices, including phishing awareness, password management, and secure browsing habits.
  • Invest in Security Tools and Solutions: To ensure the safety and security of your systems, it is recommended to install firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and antivirus software. These measures will help to detect and prevent potential threats before they cause any harm.
  • Maintain Data Backups: Regularly back up your data to make sure you can recover from any potential attack or system failure.
  • Stay Informed and Adaptable: The cybercrime landscape is constantly changing. Stay up-to-date on the latest threats and adapt your cybersecurity strategies accordingly.

Beyond the Basics:

While these steps are crucial, consider these additional measures to strengthen your cybersecurity posture:

  • Comply with Data Protection Regulations: The UAE has strict data privacy regulations like the Dubai Personal Data Protection Law. Ensure your data handling practices comply with these regulations.
  • Consider Cyber Insurance: Invest in cyber insurance to mitigate the financial impact of a cyberattack.
  • Build a Culture of Cybersecurity: Foster a company culture that prioritizes cybersecurity. Encourage open communication about security concerns and empower employees to report potential threats.

Partnering with

At, we understand the unique cybersecurity challenges faced by businesses in the UAE. We offer comprehensive cybersecurity solutions tailored to your specific needs, from risk assessments and vulnerability detection to managed security services and incident response. We’re your trusted partner in building a robust digital defense, allowing you to focus on what matters most – achieving your business goals.

Embrace the Digital Age with Confidence:

Cybersecurity may seem daunting, but by taking proactive steps and partnering with experienced providers like, you can navigate the digital age with confidence. Remember, protecting your data, systems, and online presence is not just a one-time investment in technology, rather it’s an investment in your future success. Secure your digital fortress and unlock the limitless opportunities of the digital world.

Launching Your Venture in the UAE in 2024: 6 Essential Steps, Permits, & Resources for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

business in UAE 2024

As the year changes on December 31st, the confetti settles, and a thrilling whisper echoes through the UAE: “New Year, New Business.” The entrepreneurial spirit in this dynamic nation burns bright, fueled by ambition and opportunity. If you’re among the dreamers poised to take the plunge and launch your venture in 2024, you’re not alone.

But navigating the path from inspiration to bustling business can feel daunting. Fear not, aspiring entrepreneurs! This brief guide will help you with the essential steps, permits, and resources to transform your New Year’s resolution into a thriving reality of how to start a business in Dubai.

1. Setting your compass: Identifying Your Niche and Business Type

Before embarking on your journey, define your north star. What unique value will your business bring to the vibrant tapestry of the UAE market? Conduct thorough market research, identify customer needs, and carve out your niche. Choose your business structure wisely – sole proprietorship, partnership, LLC, or limited partnership – each offering distinct advantages and limitations. Consult legal and financial experts and VAT specialist accountants to ensure your chosen structure aligns with your vision and protects your interests.

2. Charting the course: Permits and Legal Requirements

The UAE welcomes entrepreneurs with open arms, but every journey has its checkpoints. Familiarity with the legal landscape is crucial. You’ll need specific permits and licenses depending on your industry and chosen business structure. These could include commercial licenses, trade licenses, no-objection certificates, and specific industry-specific licenses. Each emirate’s Department of Economic Development (DED) is your guide, offering guidance and streamlined online platforms for license applications. Don’t hesitate to seek professional help – navigating legalities can be a maze, and experienced business setup consultants in Dubai can expedite the process.

3. Building your ship: Finding Capital and Infrastructure

Your business dream needs a sturdy vessel to float upon. Secure funding through personal savings, angel investors, venture capitalists, or bank loans. Carefully assess your financial requirements, create a robust business plan, and pitch your vision with confidence. Remember, the UAE boasts thriving fintech and SME support ecosystems, offering a wealth of resources and funding options.

4. Assemble your crew: Recruiting Talent and Building a Team

No captain sails solo. Attract top talent by offering competitive salaries, clear career paths, and a dynamic work environment. Tap into the diverse pool of skilled professionals residing in the UAE, and leverage online platforms and recruitment agencies to find the perfect crewmates for your business voyage. Collaborate, innovate, and respect – your team is your engine, driving your venture forward.

5. Raising the Sails: Marketing and Brand Building

In the crowded marketplace, your voice needs to be heard. Develop a marketing strategy targeted at your target audience. Utilize social media platforms, create compelling content, and promote your brand digitally to attract customers. Craft a distinct brand identity that reflects your values and sets you apart. Remember, a strong online presence in the UAE is essential for success.

6. Navigating the Winds: Challenges and Obstacles

Every journey has its rough patches. Be prepared for unforeseen challenges, regulatory changes, and unexpected obstacles. Remain nimble, adapt your strategies quickly, and leverage the strong support networks available in the UAE. Entrepreneurship is a marathon, not a sprint; resilience is your compass. Your Business Lighthouse

As you sail out on your entrepreneurial adventure, remember you’re not alone., a trusted business service provider in the UAE, stands beside you as your guiding light. Our services range from company formation and license acquisition to marketing and financial consulting – to help you navigate the intricacies of setting up and growing your business in the UAE.

So, raise your anchor, unfurl your sails, and let the entrepreneurial winds propel you into a successful New Year. The UAE awaits your innovation, your drive, and your passion. Take the leap, and let 2024 be the year your business dream takes flight in the Land of Opportunity.

What is the Muwafaq package and how it can help SMEs in UAE?


For UAE’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), navigating the financial landscape can feel like charting an uncharted sea. The winds of compliance swirl around you, the currents of taxation threaten to pull you under, and the horizon seems perpetually shrouded in uncertainty.

But fear not, intrepid entrepreneurs! A guiding star has emerged – the Muwafaq Package, a government initiative designed to illuminate your path and propel your business toward calmer waters.

What is the Muwafaq Package, & How does it benefit SMEs?

Developed by the Federal Tax Authority (FTA), Muwafaq is more than just a life raft; it’s a fully stocked treasure galleon filled with incentives, support, and simplified procedures.

Let’s dive deep and explore how this package can empower you to conquer your financial voyage as well as the UAE Muwafaq benefits for businesses:

1. Financial Freedom Fighters:

Imagine freeing yourself from the shackles of hefty interest. Muwafaq offers a six-month zero-interest loan, a financial oxygen mask for SMEs gasping for temporary cash flow support. This allows you to invest in growth initiatives or weather unexpected storms without getting buried in debt.

But that’s not all! Setting sail can be expensive, and Muwafaq slashes your upfront costs with a 50% discount on registration and licensing fees. This means more capital to invest in your actual business, not paperwork. Financial support for SMEs in the UAE is now possible because of this package.

2. Compliance Crusaders:

Taxes are the dreaded kraken of every entrepreneur. But Muwafaq tames the beast with reduced administrative penalties for minor missteps. It’s like having a safety net, allowing you to focus on growth without crippling anxieties over unintentional errors.

Feeling overwhelmed by tax deadlines? Muwafaq throws you a lifeline with flexible tax payment options. This means no more last-minute scrambles or sleepless nights. You can breathe easy knowing the FTA understands your cash flow ebbs and flows.

3. Knowledge is Power:

Uncertain about the latest tax regulations? Muwafaq equips you with the ultimate weapon: free tax training programs. These educational sessions are your compass, guiding you through the complexities of tax procedures and ensuring accuracy and compliance.

But knowledge isn’t just theoretical. Muwafaq provides a treasure trove of educational materials and guides, transforming tax jargon into clear, actionable steps. It’s like having a tax sherpa by your side, always ready to demystify the unknown.

4. VIP Treatment:

Lost in a sea of applications and approvals? Muwafaq grants you priority access. Imagine skipping the queue, your documents whizzing through the system with faster processing times. This means less time waiting and more time conquering new markets. UAE zero-interest loan for SMEs is now also available through Muwafaq.

Tax filing shouldn’t feel like deciphering ancient hieroglyphics. Muwafaq simplifies the process with streamlined procedures. No more mountains of paperwork, just clear, concise forms that make tax filing a breeze.

Need immediate assistance? Muwafaq connects you with your own dedicated FTA account manager. Consider them your financial guru, ready to answer your questions, offer tailored advice, and ensure you’re always on the right course.

How Profits Plus Can Help As Your Muwafaq Navigator

At Profits Plus, we understand the challenges and opportunities that come with being an SME in the UAE. We’re not just accountants but your financial co-pilots, ready to help you navigate the Muwafaq package and unlock its full potential.

We’ll help you:

  • Access the Muwafaq benefits you deserve
  • Leverage the training and support resources effectively
  • Optimize your tax compliance for maximum savings
  • Utilize the streamlined procedures for hassle-free filing

Let’s chart a course towards financial success, using Muwafaq as our guiding star and Profits Plus as your trusty vessel. So, if you’re looking for the best accounting firm for the Muwafaq package in UAE, let us be your guide. So, set your sails, raise your anchor, and let’s embark on this exciting financial adventure!

Contact today, and let’s unlock the power of Muwafaq for your SME!

Unleashing Growth: 5 Top Benefits of the Muwafaq Package for Businesses in the UAE

Muwafaq Package in UAE

The UAE has long been a beacon of economic opportunity and entrepreneurial spirit. With its pro-business environment and strategic location, the country attracts thousands of businesses across diverse sectors. Recognizing the vital role of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in driving economic growth, the UAE government introduced the Muwafaq Package, a comprehensive initiative designed to empower and support these businesses.

Here, we explore the top 5 benefits of the Muwafaq Package for businesses in the UAE:

1. Financial Relief and Incentives:

  • Zero-Interest Loans: The package provides eligible SMEs with a six-month zero-interest loan, offering essential financial support to overcome cash flow challenges and invest in growth initiatives.
  • Reduced Licensing Fees: The 50% reduction in fees for SME registration and licensing processes significantly lowers the cost of starting and operating a business, making it easier for entrepreneurs to take their first steps.
  • Access to Credit Facilities and Loan Guarantees: The Muwafaq Package facilitates access to financing options for SMEs, allowing them to secure funds for expansion, equipment purchase, and other business needs.

2. Streamlined Compliance and Regulatory Support:

  • Simplified VAT and Corporate Tax Processes: The package provides clarity and guidance on tax regulations, including simplified registration and reporting procedures, reducing administrative burdens for businesses.
  • Free Tax Advisory Services: SMEs benefit from access to expert tax advisors who offer valuable insights and support in navigating the tax landscape, ensuring compliance, and minimizing tax liabilities.
  • Improved Efficiency and Transparency: The Muwafaq Package promotes efficient service delivery across government agencies, facilitating faster approvals, permits, and business operations.

3. Enhanced Market Access and Business Opportunities:

  • Government Procurement Opportunities: The initiative encourages government entities to prioritize procurement from eligible SMEs, offering them a wider market reach and access to lucrative contracts.
  • Free Business Development Support: The package provides access to business development training programs, workshops, and networking events, equipping entrepreneurs with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the market.
  • Exposure to International Trade Opportunities: The Muwafaq Package facilitates SME participation in international trade fairs and missions, opening doors to new markets and potential partnerships.

4. Fostering Innovation and Technological Advancement:

  • Support for Technology Adoption: The package offers incentives and funding programs to encourage SMEs to adopt innovative technologies, improve operational efficiency, and enhance their competitiveness.
  • Access to Research and Development Grants: The initiative provides financial support for SMEs to invest in research and development activities, driving innovation and creating new solutions for the market.
  • Collaboration with Universities and Research Institutions: The Muwafaq Package facilitates partnerships between businesses and academic institutions, leading to knowledge transfer, talent development, and the creation of a thriving innovation ecosystem.

5. Building a Sustainable and Resilient Business Ecosystem:

  • Promoting Sustainable Business Practices: The initiative encourages businesses to adopt sustainable practices through awareness campaigns and support programs, contributing to environmental responsibility and resource conservation.
  • Enhancing Social Responsibility: The Muwafaq Package incentivizes businesses to engage in social responsibility initiatives, promoting community engagement and creating a positive impact on society.
  • Developing a Future-Ready Workforce: The program supports training programs and initiatives that equip the workforce with the skills needed to adapt to the changing market demands and contribute to the UAE’s future economic growth.

By offering a comprehensive package of financial, regulatory, and strategic support, the Muwafaq Package plays a crucial role in empowering SMEs in the UAE. With its focus on providing financial relief, facilitating compliance, expanding market access, fostering innovation, and promoting sustainable practices, the initiative paves the way for a thriving and resilient business ecosystem in the UAE.