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Start a Small Kerosene Supply Joint and Grow It Into a Mini-Petrol Station

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Kerosene Pump

The idea of setting up a small kerosene supply shop where you can sell this commodity in small quantities is an age-old gem that never disappoints. With over 70% of Kenyans directly relying on kerosene for power it turns out that this is a potential launching pad for futuristic entrepreneurs who would like to venture into the lucrative oil distribution business. We discuss what you need to do in order to get started. Continue reading



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How To Reap Riches From Mangoes By Making Powder Out Of Them

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Mango Powder Kenya

The mango harvesting season is just around the corner here in Kenya (it typically starts in October onwards to February). Soon truckloads and truckloads of the commodity will make their way into the city fighting to get a share of the ever competitive market. Continue reading



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Mali Ngumu! How To Deal With Stubborn Customers In Your Business

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I am sure you have met them – you know, those clients who make you cringe when you see them calling. The ones who criticize everything about your business. The kind that takes forever to pay off their debts. Stubborn customers exists in every business. Today we would like to have a conversation on the best way to deal with such customers without necessarily putting your reputation at stake. Continue reading



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How Technology is Changing Small Businesses in Africa

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Small businesses are the key to sustaining Africa’s inclusive economic growth and its continued rise into a middle income continent. Rightly so because their social and economic impact is unheralded. However, studies show that many a small businesses don’t live beyond their three year birthday. Continue reading



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Is Cricket Farming The New Agri-Business Goldmine?

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Cricket farming in Kenya
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Much has been said about cricket farming. Some have even christened it “the game-changer” in Kenya’s food and agriculture sector. Media platforms are awash with success stories of farmers who “discovered gold” by rearing a handful of these orthopterous insects. But is this just another one of those over-hyped business ideas that end up dissapointing investors? Or are there opportunities to be explored at this stage? We take a closer look at the concept of cricket agri-business; the opportunities and challenges it poses. Continue reading



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