COOPERATION BETWEEN “SERVCORP” AND THE “REAL ESTATE BROKERS UNION” TO PROVIDE VIRTUAL AND SERVICED OFFICES
July 2013 | Servcorp
A memorandum of cooperation was signed yesterday between “Servcorp”, provider of the world's finest Serviced and Virtual Office solutions and the Real Estate Brokers and Consultants Union in Lebanon.
Mr. Mesad Fares, President of the Real Estate Brokers Union, signed the memorandum with Laudy Lahdo, General Manager of Servcorp Middle East & Turkey, and Roger Azar, Office manager of Servcorp Lebanon.
December 2013 | Servcorp - Published in SME Advisor Magazine
Some of the key elements in an SME's expansion plans will involve opening new branch offices, accessing different markets and facilitating access to fresh commercial hubs. One of the key challenges, though, is that this expansion will so often necessitate taking on board an expensive raft of fixed costs – not to mention facing a daily round of infrastructure and set-up challenges.
One of the classic constraints of a traditional leased office is that it ties up your resources at the very time when you may need them most. It can become a dangerously high fixed cost that drains cashflow and sucks the life out of an otherwise promising venture.
With 700,000 SMEs in the country, Lebanon has plenty of untapped industry potential. This reflects national entrepreneurial capabilities that will drive further innovation, opportunity and growth. Recently, there is particular demand especially from telecoms and banking specifically for ICT excellence in business(Business Monitor International).New economic changes and a growing private sector make Beirut a regional business hotspot.
SERVCORP TO SPONSOR 'SME ADVISOR STARS OF BUSINESS SUMMIT AND AWARDS' 2013
November 2013 | Servcorp
Leading provider of serviced offices and business solutions, Servcorp, is proud to announce that it will be sponsoring this year's ‘Stars of Business Summit and Awards'. This annual event was created and launched by SME Advisor Middle East in the 4th quarter of 2010 to recognize and celebrate the successes and contributions of small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to the Middle East economy.
November 2013 | Servcorp - Published in SME Advisor Magazine
Every aspect of your company's success depends on how well you respond to – and anticipate – customer needs. Using an office environment that gives you the right platform for customer liaison and is well-suited to client visits gives you a powerful competitive edge, regardless of your sector or specialization. The question is, how you can achieve the necessary results in a cost-effective and straightforward way?
SERVCORP OPENS NEW LOCATION IN EMAAR SQUARE'S BOULEVARD PLAZA
October 2013 | Servcorp
On September 22nd 2013, Servcorp, leading provider of serviced offices and business solutions, proudly announced the opening of a third location in Dubai at the prestigious Boulevard Plaza Tower 2. As a response to increased demand, Servcorp expanded their network of offices to make it easier for businesses to enter into new markets without the hassle of sourcing, setting up and paying exorbitant rent for office space in Dubai.
SERVCORP SPONSORS GULF BUSINESS INDUSTRY AWARDS 2013
September 2013 | Servcorp
Servcorp, international provider of serviced offices and business solution, proudly co-sponsored the 2013 ‘Gulf Business Industry Awards'. This event was created and inaugurated last year by Gulf Business— a corporate magazine for the region's top industry and government executives. Held in The Oberoi hotel on the 23rd of September 2013, GBI honored 9 economic sectors among which were technology, aviation, energy, real estate, education and tourism.
September 2013 | Servcorp - Published in SME Advisor Magazine
Every SME owner knows that time is money. Working with modern technology can multiply opportunity, dramatically enhance customer contact and supercharge business volume – and we struggle on without it at our peril. A good first step is to ensure that your working environment comes complete with the raft of integrated technology solutions you need: and here, Laudy Lahdo, General Manager at Servcorp for the Middle East, looks at the tremendous benefits to be accrued from a fully-equipped technology platform…
August 2013 | Servcorp – Published in SME Advisor Magazine
Whether aiming for small-scale success or multinational development, the central idea behind any business is to make an impact. Sometimes, this is simply thinking about how to optimise your existing daily operational practices in strategic new ways. The best way to make this happen is having an inspiring space in a location that fits your needs. Enter the innovative concept of a serviced Office, an ideal solution for small or growing businesses, multinational branch offices and those with constantly changing needs.
Boardrooms are where companies review last quarter's achievements, strategize new marketing plans, appraise employee performance and analyze financial performance or make budgetary decisions. It stands to reason that all of these core business activities should take place in a calm environment that inspires professionalism.
Every business location basically serves two main functions: it gives you a physical ‘place' in relation to the rest of the world – in your city, town or community – and provides a ‘workspace' for you, the people you work with and any equipment, plant or machinery you may use.
WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP FORUM (WIL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS)
June 2013 | Servcorp
The Women in Leadership (WIL) Forum is a dynamic annual event that celebrates the industry achievements, innovations and progress of womankind. This year, it was held from May 29th-30th in Dubai, UAE, under the patronage of H.E. Maryam Mohammed Khalfan Al Roumi, the country's Minister of Social Affairs.
With its Mediterranean coastal location, dynamic population and historical ties with Phoenician mercantilism, today, startup ventures and SMEs represent an immensely underexploited opportunity for the Lebanese economy to reemerge as a leader on the Middle Eastern business scene.
Before you take your business to a new market, you must ensure you've invested time in understanding the corporate culture and the local demographics for your product. Investigate your main competitors and see where they are struggling or doing well. You'll also need to study local laws to be certain that you don't accidentally violate any rules or regulations.
INTERVIEW WITH LAUDY LAHDO IN KHALEEJ TIMES NEWSPAPER: QUALITY BUSINESS SOLUTIONS
April 2013 | Servcorp
1. How long has Servcorp been providing its services in the Middle East and the UAE?
We made our entry into the Middle East market in 1999 by opening a business centre in the Emirates Towers in Dubai. Servcorp was originally founded in Sydney in 1978 and has grown to 150 locations around the world.
With a population of 4.6 million, an upper middle income, and a liberal economic system, Lebanon is at the heart of the Middle East and the crossroads of three continents. This makes it a real regional and international hub for trade, finance, services, culture, and tourism.
Starting a business in Lebanon raises two major questions: Why? and How?
10 ADVANTAGES OF HAVING A VIRTUAL OFFICE IN LEBANON
January 2013 | Servcorp
Today's business requires people and data to be more mobile than ever before. To make the most of available opportunities, businesses must be enormously flexible about where they do business. For this reason, SMEs should be considering the virtual office solution which essentially gives them a prestigiously-located office, local number and dedicated receptionist to manage their calls as well as access to a global network of meeting rooms and boardrooms which can be booked online.