I help you start and grow your business.

I have 20+ years experience in marketing and management, I worked for small local companies as well large international conglomerates either as an employee, as part of an agency or on freelance projects.

I use that experience to help you transform your business idea or dream into a profitable business.

20

Years in marketing and management experience

10

Years making business plans as a full time job

100

Acceptance rate with governmental entities

Key Skills

The services I offer revolve around getting better business results and capitalizing on growth opportunities. I help you define your strategy, improve your marketing and raise your brand image. All to strengthen your market base and maximize your profitability.

Business Strategy

95%

Business Planning

95%

Presentation Design

80%

Branding

80%

My Specialties

Business Planning

Creating professional business plans is my full time job for more than a decade now. I can help you create a winning plan for your new start-up or existing business.

Financial Forecasting

No plan is complete without accurate detailed financials. I help entrepreneurs forecast their sales and anticipate costs to produce detailed financial statements.

Strategy Formation

Having worked with many entrepreneurs across various sectors, I work with you to find the right path and growth strategy that works for you.

Professional Layouts

Whether it is a business plan, a presentation or a corporate profile, I produce clean documents that will impress your audience.

Market Research

Whether it is competitor research, industry analysis or understanding the market size, I have the tools to help you make informed decisions for your business.

Branding and Positioning

I work with you to identify and understand your target audience, then develop the right image and tone for your business to communicate with that audience.

My Story

I started my career at the age of 16 working for a market research agency as a summer job. By the age of 19, I was managing teams in UAE, GCC, North Africa and Egypt, on certain projects, I was managing teams of over 70 people across continents.

I then moved to what I call my “.com era” working for some really exciting brands (Jackys.com, Eqarat.com, Amlaki.com, and Bayt.com). The last position I held as an employee was “Marketing Director” for Lamborghini Automobili.

For some of the companies I worked for, I was one of the very early employees, just me and the founder(s), in addition to my post-launch duties, I helped launch the business from the ground and onboard their first round of employees.

My Experience

2010 - Now

Startup Consultant

2007 - 2010

Marketing Manager, managed marketing for a number of companies, my last ever position as an employee was Marketing Director for Lamborghini Automobili.

2000 - 2007

I call it the ".com" era of my career, worked with various .com startups such as Jackys.com, eqarat.com, amlaki,com and bayt.com in different capacities including research, content management, and marketing. My last ".com" position was brand manager at Bayt.com.

1998-2000

Research Executive, managed research projects across GCC and MENA for large companies.

1996-1998

Part-Time Researcher

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Rami Taher?

I am an entrepreneur, web enthusiast, business planner, and consultant based in Dubai. My passion is working with entrepreneurs and helping them start their own business on solid grounds. I love working with small business owners/managers who want to achieve better business results. Check out my services to know what I can do for you.

What qualifies you to be a startup consultant?

I have over two decades of business experience working with small local companies as well as large international conglomerates either as an employee, as part of an agency or on independent projects.

This is not a “side hustle” for me, I’ve been a startup consultant full time since 2010 working exclusively with entrepreneurs and small business owners and helping them start and grow their business.

Why are you working with entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses? As opposed to big businesses for example.

I get that question a lot, especially when I started back in 2010, the startup scene in Dubai was almost non-existent. In a simple answer, working with small businesses and individuals (entrepreneurs/founders) can be immensely gratifying. I feel that the work I put in helping a small business has the potential to affect that business in a tangible way.

Don’t get me wrong, I worked in the past with some of the biggest brands on the planet, mostly as part of an agency team. Having said that, at the risk of sounding anti-corporate, I am not a fan of big business, the bureaucracy, the countless meetings, and the list of approvals to make a small decision, small businesses are much more agile in comparison.

I definitely prefer working with startups and small businesses. Given the choice, would you rather help an honest hard-working entrepreneur realize the dream of his/her life, start his/her own business, achieve financial freedom and support his/her family, or would you rather help Pepsi sell more drinks?