LinkedIn launches ‘Open For Business’ feature for small businesses & freelancers

LinkedIn Open For Business Feature
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▸ Dubai hosts the global release of the new LinkedIn feature for small businesses

LinkedIn announced the global launch of ‘Open for Business’, a new feature that allows freelancers and small business leaders to add their services to their LinkedIn profiles, making them discoverable from a LinkedIn search.

The launch took place in an event in Downtown, Dubai on Nov 24, under the patronage of the Crown Prince of Dubai, HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed who is also the Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai. The event was attended by Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs, Omar Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence and Abdulla Al Basti, the Secretary-General of the Executive Council of Dubai.

Under the event, LinkedIn accentuated over its commitment to support SMBs and freelancers across the world through the new feature which is currently viral on LinkedIn – enclosing with hashtag #OpenForBusiness. LinkedIn also mentioned about the alignment of its new feature with Dubai’s efforts of supporting entrepreneurs and freelancers.

The Crown Prince HH Sheikh Hamdan took on to Twitter to express his gratitude towards LinkedIn for choosing Dubai as the host location for the launch of the ‘Open For Business’ feature..

“Dubai’s status as a global hub for entrepreneurship, innovation and smart solutions is a result of the visionary outlook of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and the directives of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, which seek to create a progressive ecosystem that is conducive to the growth of small and medium businesses and economic development.” said Abdulla Al Basti

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“Support for small and medium enterprises is a critical pillar of Dubai’s economic policies and strategies. Open for Business aims to address the challenges these companies face in reaching potential clients. As such, it is a catalyst for growth that enhances the role small and medium businesses play in boosting the local economy and increasing its competitiveness while leaving a significant mark on the global economy and enhancing the business environment in Dubai.” Abdulla Al Basti further added

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