By Tyrone Jasper C. Piad @TyronePiad
Consultancy firm EnterPH teamed up with a Dubai-based business setup advisory company to help bring more Philippine enterprises to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
EnterPH—led by entrepreneurs RJ Ledesma and Ricardo Chan—announced its strategic partnership with Creative Zone, which will provide a platform for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and aspiring startups looking to open their business in Dubai and other Gulf Cooperation Council markets.
“Dubai has always been close to my heart, and educating my fellow entrepreneurs on the overlying opportunities and business potential that can be leveraged whilst within the country is a novel approach,” Ledesma said.
“Companies like Creative Zone make it much easier by providing business owners with flexible and cost-effective solutions about how and where to set up and operate their companies locally in the UAE. I look forward to this fruitful partnership encouraging the spirit of entrepreneurship.”
Aside from helping Philippine startups expand in Dubai, Lorenzo Jooris, chief executive officer of Creative Zone, said they also offer start-to-finish business solutions.
The business setup firm said that the cost of services and requirements depends on the nature of the business activities and the number of visas, among others.
“Together with EnterPH’s wealth of knowledge in the Southeast Asian market, this partnership will pave the way in materializing the global entrepreneurship concept more effectively and quickly,” Jooris said.
The Creative Zone official has a bullish outlook for the Philippines given its link with the Asean market, in addition to its significant consumer base and remittances from Filipinos working abroad.
He also noted the country’s robust business process outsourcing sector and electronics manufacturing.
“There is a considerable spike in entrepreneurs and startups expanding their business to the Philippines, and with the help of EnterPH, we would be able to tap into this community and ease the business setup process by removing the complexity and holdups from the entire course of the journey,” Jooris added.