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8 Things We Should Stop Taking For Granted

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They say you really don’t know how good something is until you lose it. But as it turns out, more often than not, we take too many things for granted. May be you are sitting there hating your job, boss, family or even the government…but beyond all the negativity, there is always something positive you can choose to focus on. Continue reading



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10 Simple Ideas You Can Start With As Little As Ksh1000 Capital

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You may not have millions of shillings in the bank to start a business, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have any options. Let me surprise you. There are so many ideas you can explore with next to nothing and make serious returns out of them. Continue reading



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How Did That Fool Overtake Me? Matatu Tout Vs. Bank Employee

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How did that fool overtake me? That’s the question that lingers in the minds of most people when they turn 55. They know very well that they studied hard, worked hard and lived a generally organized life. What they really can’t figure out is how that rugged looking, unschooled tout in the street managed to build an economy 100 times better than theirs. Continue reading



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5 of Your Personal Habits That are Killing Your Small Business

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Many people don’t like to hear the truth about themselves…especially if this truth showcases weaknesses, shortcomings and downfalls. We all like to hear words like “you are your own boss,” “you are in control of things,” “you are one step closer to personal freedom”. Continue reading



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Sports Betting, Gambling, Jackpots – How Young Kenyans Are Betting Their Way To Poverty

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There is nothing that screams get-rich-overnight like seeing a pauper waving a giant dummy cheque having won a mega jackpot. The smile that usually accompanies that cheque goes a long way in sealing the fate of the doubters and remaining pessimists. With the cost of living sky-rocketing and the rate of employment literary going over the roof, chasing money has become a tell-tale that every Kenyan wants to partake of. Continue reading



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From Borrowing a Laptop in 2013 to Growing a Multi-Million Container Business in 2017 – How This Young Man Did It

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The first time I heard of this young man was in my local church. Owing to shortage of space in the church compound, the church management had ordered for a fabricated container which would work as an extra storage area and office for the women leader. Continue reading



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How To Overcome Financial Challenges In Marriage

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When I first met Sally she was in the verge of giving up on her business. She had tirelessly worked for over 10 years to make it profitable. She had beaten all the odds to maintain her profit margins year after the year. Her business now was sinking though she never got to know why. As we were discussing the issue, a few things came up. The business was doing well until the time Bob, her husband came in as a business partner. Continue reading



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Business Clinic 101 – The Vicious Cycle That Stagnates Or Kills A Business

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A rolling stone gathers no moss. A business that gets caught up in this downward spiral needs a radical transformation in order to stop itself. See the following signs as you evaluate yourself and your business. Continue reading



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Business Clinic 101 – 3 Fatal Mistakes You’re Making That No One Else Will Caution You About

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If as the entrepreneur, you are the key resource in the business, you are inviting stagnation. If you keep the master plan close to your chest and do not delegate or share with your team, you will stifle your business. The “dream” will end up becoming your prison as clients become your boss. You will hand over your keys of prosperity and sustainability to the clients you serve. Continue reading



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70 Percent of Kuza Digital Trainees Shortlisted For Internships By Leading Companies

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Nairobi, Kenya May 16 2017 — The Kuza Biashara, SITA Digital and Social Media training program came to an end on Thursday 11th of May 2017. This is after 45 days of comprehensive training covering various aspects of digital, social media and core skills. Continue reading



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How to Start a Small Iron Nail (Misumari) Factory

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With Africa’s rapid population growth, demand for housing and other infrastructure has increased exponentially. In Kenya, the construction sector contributes to 7 percent of the country’s GDP. Whichever way you look at it, demand for construction products is on the rise and that is why we are talking about nail production as a business you can engage in. Continue reading



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Live To Die Another Day – The story of Kenyan SMEs

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2 years?

Yep! With the current status of things, we the investment bankers in Kenya don’t see the light at the end of the tunnel for at least 2 years to come. Continue reading



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