Star Business Centre, which operates three business centers in Dubai, has launched a summer promotion for start-ups and small businesses, including Serviced Office for Dh9,999, Smart Office for Dh14,999 and Dedicated Office for Dh19,999 per annum that includes rent of office space, utility, telecom as well as support services including maintenance, secretarial and Ejari rent registration services.
The Service Office Package includes office rent, utility, maintenance and IT support for Dh9,999; while the Smart Office package includes utility, maintenance, IT support and Public Relations Officer (PRO) services for Dh14,999 for a year.
The Dedicated Office space that is offered for Dh19,999, comes with utility, maintenance, IT support, Ejari rent registration and sponsorship.
“These packages reduces the cost and hassles of setting up a business and helps the start-ups and small businesses so that they can focus on the core business itself and reach a break-even point or profitability sooner than expected,” Imran Farooq, Group Chief Executive Officer of Samana Group, says.
“Most start-ups and small businesses face tremendous challenge in just setting up the business, including obtaining a trade license and selecting office space, face inspection, approval and finally involve in office decoration and furniture – that could take anywhere between 3 to 6 months and drain part of the start-up capital.
“Star Business Centre’s new plug-and-play package helps start-ups and small businesses to set up fast, while it takes care of the licensing, paper works and logistics with the small fee that covers government fees and other costs – so that the start-ups could focus on their actual business.”
Start-up funding in the Middle East and North Africa region jumped 31 percent to US$893 million (Dh3 billion) in 2018. Star Business Centre’s office packages are ideal solution for many of these start-ups and small businesses.
Star Business Centre has also launched complete office package for small companies that includes fully-furnished office that can accommodate up to six people, Dubai Land Department’s Ejari rental package, utilities, telecom, secretarial and maintenance all for just Dh4,000 per month.
Alan James Gammon, General Manager of Samana Group, that operates the Star Business Centres, says, “The idea is that you focus on business development and increase sales and cash flow while we take care of the licensing, sponsorship, rent registration, office décor and furniture as well as facilities management of the office – to offer greater comfort in doing business – for a small fee.
“Star Business Centre’s products are tailored to strengthen ease of doing business – reduce time and efforts in business licensing and registration process by offering a one-stop service point for all permissions. We also offer co-working space for greater convenience to those who are starting a single person operation.”