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February 2016

How to Build Your Business Network in the UAE

There’s a cliché that goes “It’s a small world”, and nowhere else can we see that in full action than in the world of business. No matter what industry you are in or what product or service you are selling, you will always have to connect and network with people and this networking is exactly what makes your world become smaller because you can now easily communicate with your customers and suppliers and share information about your industry with other businesses and players in the market.

So if you are doing business in the UAE, which is one of the hubs of commerce and trade in the Middle East, how can you build you network so that you can make your world smaller and more accessible to your business partners? Read on below and find out what you can do today to build and expand your network.

 

Attend Trade Shows

There are many trade shows happening in the UAE every year from small ones featuring food supplies and equipment for the restaurant and hospitality industries to bigger ones like technology and science trade shows. When you attend trade shows related to your industry or business, you increase your chances of meeting different entrepreneurs, freelances, and suppliers. The people who may eventually assist you, do business with you and from whom you can learn from are already in one place, so all you have to do is approach them and strike a conversation. Doing so can immensely increase your network two-fold!

 

Constantly Read and Update Yourself

You can’t build your business network without reaching out and sharing what you also know about your industry or business. So this means you have to continuously learn new information, update your skills, and be aware of what’s happening in your industry so that you can also share valuable information to others and start building real professional relationships.

To be updated with the events and trends in your business, make it a habit to read magazine and newspapers—whether online or printed ones—and keep your regular subscriptions for business magazines in UAE plus other related literature about your business. Through constantly keeping up-to-date with what’s happening in your industry, you can really be perceived as an authority and more people would then like to connect with you and learn from you!

 

Provide Your Own Workshops or Promos

If you really want to create lasting professional relationships and build and grow your network, you should also have the initiative to open your doors to people in your industry. This means you can conduct workshops, product launches and promos, and think of interesting events where you can actually attract people and from there build your own network. Through giving and sharing your knowledge and making your customers feel they are valued, you can easily gain their trust and show that you are sincere in delivering quality services and products to them. They will remember your brand name, share or recommend you to their own network, and then you get to multiply your own connections through them!



Neck Pains? Go to a Chiropractor Today

People suffer from stiff neck once in a while, but when the pain is chronic and you can’t seem to get rid of it no matter how well you sleep at night, then it might be more than just a bad posture that caused the pain. When the neck pain is really bad that you can’t even turn your head and it makes your head spin and already affects your work, a consultation with a chiropractor might just do the trick.

 

When to See Your Chiropractor

There are of course some things and home remedies you can use to help ease your neck pain such as checking your pillow when you sleep at night and trying out neck exercises and even taking pain killers. However, when you have been suffering from neck pain for more than a week, then you should go ahead and schedule a consultation with a chiropractor.

A chiropractor specializes in treating back and neck pains without the need for powerful and expensive prescription drugs. He or she would do a physical exam and tests like an X-ray to see the problem areas and do the appropriate chiropractic adjustment to treat the problem. The adjustment is done through the application of strong yet precise force and realigning the spinal chord to achieve balance in your body. The realignment would also help improve posture and over all physical condition of the patient body.

 

Here are more specific situations when you should go to a chiropractic Dubai clinic:

  • When your neck or back pain doesn’t improve for a week even after taking meds, doing exercises, or applying ointments on the affected area.
  • When you are not able to turn your head from left to right and vice versa and it has become hard for you to even do small movements.
  • When you already start to feel numbness or a tingling on your hands or wrists
  • When you have been in an accident such as falling from your bike, slipping, or car accident and your neck pain suddenly occurs.
  • When your neck pain is always worse when you wake up in the morning even if you have a good bed and pillow to sleep on.

 

What to Expect During Your Chiropractor Visit

During your consultation with a chiropractor, expect the first part of the session to be about your medical history or talking about the background of your condition. Your chiropractor might ask you questions relating to any injuries you have had in the past, what are the medical treatments you have received, and when your neck pain started occurring. All these background info will help your chiropractor diagnose your condition and come up with the right treatment.

If you are meeting the chiropractor for the firs time at a physiotherapy clinic or Dubai sports clinic, it is a good idea to bring your medical history records with you so that he or she can have a better understanding of your condition. You can also find a chiropractor through your physician. In fact, some doctors actually have contacts with experienced chiropractors to help them out in treating patients.




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