Entrepreneurs

7 steps to build a strong online brand

Whether you are on social media, or you have a sleek website or you have a consistent brand aesthetic online, all is not enough. Branding your business on the web demands more of interaction than just presentation. You need to be up to speed in innovation and ingenious with the ...

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What a woman can do, a man is doing better!

Do men really fit in beauty parlours? It is kind of ridiculous how many men perceive taking a plunge into this field without raising eyebrows. But visit Machakos town and meet Boniface Mwaka a 26-year-old beautician who has defied odds to make a mark in a female-dominated field. Mwaka was born and ...

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Squeezing millions from fruits

Two friends, united by poverty, raised Sh20,000 ten years ago to start fruits business. Today, they are multi-millionaires According to a report by the guardian in March 2016, 35% of Kenyan youths face the nightmare of unemployment. Also, 80% of the unemployed are below the age of 35 years. Titus ...

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KCB Lions Den season one ends with Sh150m invested

The first season of the award-winning business reality show, KCB Lions’ Den show has successfully come to an end with over Sh150 million invested in local businesses. The Lions’ Den show came through the 2jiajiri initiative of KCB Bank Kenya, which aims to tackle the unemployment scourge facing the youth ...

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Alix Grubel: Stoic lady who started KenyaBuzz on a dining table

KenyaBuzz is a leading provider of event and lifestyle information in Kenya. It has a website, magazine and e-newsletters, and provides the most comprehensive information about what’s happening around the country in sports, nightlife, music, theatre, movies, the arts, kids’ events and more. It also provides business listings, movie reviews ...

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Entrepreneurs to get seed capital

Local entrepreneurs have a chance to get seed capital following the announcement of the third round of Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) Entrepreneurship Programme that has so far benefited 242 Kenyans. The Tony Elumelu Foundation announced it will begin accepting applications on January 1, 2017. The programme is the Foundation’s 10-year, US$100 million ...

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Five things every business must do to survive in the 21st century

Globalization of the economy, the breaking down of national boundaries and the organization of nations into regional economic blocs have made the business environment complex and continues to threaten the survival of many Kenyan businesses, according to a Nairobi-based Knowledge Centre. Sustainable Inclusive Business (SIB) – a partnership between the Kenya ...

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Kenya gears up for Sh100 million social enterprise contest

In September 2016, Whiskey Brand Chivas launched the third year of The Venture – a $1 million (Ks100 million) competition for aspiring social entrepreneurs in Kenya who want to succeed while making a positive impact on the lives of others. The launch of “Chivas – The Venture” follows a global report ...

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Magic stone that treats snake bites

A Kakamega based paramedic is introducing a new model of embracing indigenous medicine as a first step in combating snake bites in areas far away from medical facilities. Unpacking a personal experience, Oliver Aligula of Kakamega General Hospital confirms the efficacy of a locally sourced black stone in the treatment ...

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