Chapter 5

Understanding the Ecosystem and Starting a Business

Abstract

This chapter details the modern business ecosystem from author's perspective. It also offers some suggestions for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries on how to develop their business ecosystem. The next part details the process of business start-up in Sultanate of Oman, which is very similar to the other GCC countries and explains the legal forms of incorporation. In another section, financing sources are discussed for start-up entrepreneurs, as well as investment opportunities in UAE, Qatar, and Sultanate of Oman. It also describes details in regard to economic zones (also called free zones), business incubators, and technological parks. In the end, it has an SWOT analysis ...

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