Gulf Capital SME Insights Strategic Partner
The Beehive Management Team Through the Gulf Capital SME Insights hub, we look for and highlight the success stories of GCC based SMEs that have achieved sustained growth and continue to set new standards that can help inspire other entrepreneurs and SME business owners to chart their own success stories.
In this feature, we speak to Craig Dean Moore, CEO at Beehive, a two-time winner at the Gulf Capital SME Awards turned strategic partner, as he shares his insights into their growth story.
What motivated you to start your company?
I had been actively investing in Peer-to-Peer finance (P2P) whilst researching the concept, and considering the funding gap of $260bn in the region; the UAE seemed the right market to launch the Beehive platform. Businesses are in need of low cost, faster funding and there is certainly an investor appetite to invest in strong, UAE based businesses and make attractive returns.
How does your company develop talent?
Good communication ensures that the team connects with the business and feels part of the journey. Having said that, the start-up environment isn’t for everyone. Employees working in a start-up often have a certain mindset and thrive on the pace of change and activity. There is a real buzz but a lot of hard work and tenacity.
What transcendent skills can an employee learn in the first 3 months?
How do you manage the duality between driving new business and overseeing daily operations?
Who has been your biggest source of inspiration??
What motivates you to get out of bed in the morning?
Which three adjectives describe your strengths?
Words of wisdom to entrepreneurs at the start of their journey…
“Success is often defined by timing. Getting the timing right on bringing an idea to market can really make the difference between a good idea and a huge success. Having first mover advantage is advantageous in any market but the market itself and the potential consumers have to be ready to embrace the opportunity”
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