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Sharjah Media City Free Zone – A Heaven for Young Entrepreneurs

We are living in a time where starting a business is easy, but scaling that business, generating sales, growing your customer base is backbreaking hard. However, there is hope for thrifty entrepreneurs.

If you have a brilliant business idea but nowhere to start, why not start from the Cultural Capital of the Arab World? Sharjah was given this title in 1998 by UNESCO, and since then Sharjah is the hub of innovation, entrepreneurship, and a place to turn ideas into reality.

Located between Asia, Europe, and Africa: Sharjah – the Smiley Emirate shares legal, political, military, and economic functions with the other emirates of the UAE. A market with more than 3 billion people is a perfect place to start a downright place to start your dream business.

In the year 2017, when businesses began to scale, and things started going out of hands, Sharjah Media City Free Zone was established. Although there were other free zones like Hamriyah Free Zone (HAFZA) and Sharjah Airport Free Zone (SAIF) who accompanies more than 13,500 diversified companies, Sharjah Media City Free Zone was intended to create a safe environment for businesses to grow.

Why is it wise to start with Sharjah Media City Free Zone?

Sharjah Media City Free Zone

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Silicon Valley might be the global hub for high-tech, venture capital, innovation, and social media, but for people who live in Dubai and planning to start their business with ease, Sharjah Media City Free Zone is the perfect place to begin your entrepreneurial journey.

Sharjah Media City Free Zone offers innovative, intelligent services, as well as an integrated approach, focused on the community of the zone.

Sharjah Media City welcomes more than 120 types of businesses.

Why Sharjah Media City Free Zone is popular among businesses?

Since it’s beginning, Sharjah Media City has welcomed a variety of businesses. Here are some reasons that will convince new startups to roll-in their business in Media City.

  • Easy Business Setup

As long as your paperwork is complete, you won’t face any problem while starting your business. Sharjah Media City gives entrepreneurs the following benefits.

  • A competitive company setup fees – Around AED 8,000
  • More than one business can be done under one license.
  • 0% personal or corporate income tax.
  • 100% repatriation of capital and profits
  • 100% foreign ownership is permitted
  • Flexible office &desk space

Sharjah Media City Free Zone (SMCFZ) provides a lot of office space and desk space to young startups and entrepreneurs. Whether you’re a freelancer looking for a shared space or a business owner who requires a private office, SMCFZ can provide you any office space.

There are creative units that help everyone arrange or rearrange to make the workplace spacious.

  • Thriving business community

SMCFZ is like a cheese mansion to a mouse. Regardless of how small or big you are as an entrepreneur, there will be regular seminars, networking events, and conferences that will help you grow along with other entrepreneurs.

Meet. Collaborate. Also, discuss ideas with people who are better than you and a couple of like-minded entrepreneurs who are seeking new opportunities.

  • Media Exposure and Training

The Sharjah Media Free Zone is focused on training and educating everyone that is in the house. Not just training, businesses at SMCFZ have the opportunity to connect with media personals and gain maximum exposure for their brilliant company. Industry experts from around the world regularly run seminars, training sessions, and Q&As at Shams where media professionals can go to polish their skills.

  • Comprehensive support services

At SMCFZ, businesses are treated well. The support services from the technical department help new brands by featuring them on their social media pages and website.

SMCFZ takes pride in creating an environment where young and old minds think, brainstorm, and develop ideas that help businesses expand fast.

  • Ideal location

Sharjah Media Free Zone is located in a central location. It can easily be reached from both Sharjah and Dubai international airports.

In an interview given to the Oxford business group, Khalid Omar Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Media City Free Zone Authority explained, ‘we are aiming to create an environment where people can work, live, learn and entertain. The focus is on attracting talent to explore opportunities and manifest them intangible products and services.’

Although the name Sharjah Media City suggests that the focus of this free zone is purely on the media sector, the chairman made it clear that the core focus is to attract new talent – regardless of industry and sector. The emphasis, helps people connect, share ideas, and implement ideas in a friendly yet open business community.

Setting up your own business has never been easier. You already know where to start your business. Next, you need a good website design agency to take care of your business. Inbox us, feel free to drop us a message or we can talk over coffee.

Yousuf Rafi
Yousuf Rafi
A Caffeine dependent non-mainstream person trying to elevate small talk to medium talk. I know I will win, not immediately but definitely. I do most of the talking in my head. However, for other things, I prefer writing blogs.

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