Dubai-based business setup advisory Creative Zone has announced the opening up of its networking portal ‘CZ Connect 2.0’ to the wider SME community within the region.
Initially launched in January, the portal was exclusive to Creative Zone clients comprising over 36,000 entrepreneurs.
In light of the pandemic, a conscious decision was made to open its doors, providing all entrepreneurs and SMEs across the UAE a free unique platform or marketplace to engage, exchange ideas, cross-sell products /services, network, and establish meaningful business relationships to stay agile in the market.
The initiative named CZ Connect 2.0 is primarily aimed at assisting UAE-based businesses a great platform to promote their products and services for free.
More than just being a classified, the portal allows business owners, designers, freelancers and other professionals record their videos or do an editorial coverage narrating brand stories in their unique style.
Registered members will also get first-hand access to exclusive promotions and offers published by other business owners, making it a 360-degree support network.
On the key gestrure, CEO Lorenzo Jooris said: "Creative Zone have always believed in providing a lot more than just company formation services; we have managed to build an ecosystem that supports businesses in their entire journey, from setup to a successful business operation."
Creative Zone recognises that businesses thrive on developing the right connections, we are extremely excited to open borders to all SMEs in the region with CZ Connect 2.0 to leverage our existing entrepreneurial network that we have established over the last 10 years," stated Jooris.
The portal prompts for basic registration details to validate authentic business owners, thereby getting started immediately. It has 4 key functions:
*Creation of a Business Profile: Businesses can add all important company details that they want to exhibit to the network, enabling interested parties to connect with them, exchange knowledge, call for projects, and list events. Entrepreneurs and professionals can fill the editorial section that will give the viewers a fair idea about the business, future plans and ongoing promotions.
*Creation of Video Content: This feature enables members to narrate brand stories in their unique style. These stories will be shared with Creative Zone’s client base of over 36,000 business owners through the portal, EDMs and newsletters. Selected stories will also be featured in LEADERS Middle East online magazine as a way of showcasing success stories.
*Special Promotions and Deals: CZ Connect members as well as external partners can create special deals and discounts to be shared with all members on the platform. Creative Zone’s channel partners like Insurance, Telr-payment gateways, Pipeline-Sales, V7- Media Marketing/legal to name a few, provide special packages for all active CZ Connect members.
*Access to Member Events: Members can also attend focused monthly gatherings, speed networking events, and business pitch nights.
One of the largest and most trusted business setup advisory firms in Dubai, Creative Zone was created with a simple yet revolutionary model for the UAE marketplace; to serve as a one-stop- shop, with flexible payment plans, for easy company incorporation.
It has now evolved to provide added business support services to create an ecosystem that helps entrepreneurs and SMEs to set up, sustain, and grow their businesses and contribute to the UAE’s position as the global location of choice for company setup.-TradeArabia News Service

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