SMART BUSINESS

This is the Business Management Section . It is updated daily with news as well as various other sections. Target readership includes managers, business people, professionals, entrepreneurs, investors, students as well as all general readers.

Hairstylist Plays Hide And Seek With Corona To Keep Business Glowing

Joyce Wairimu Avoka has been active in the mainstream beauty industry for more than a decade now, though this 31-year-old hair stylist says she has been plaiting hairs for as long as she can remember. Joyce developed passion for hair-styling at the tender age of 5 while in the lower primary.

How Youth Can Remain Competitive in Today’s Job Market

Notably, a specific formula does not define personal success. This makes an individual’s goals and priorities have considerably unique impacts on their varying interest. Nonetheless, there are crucial elements of personal growth that can be applicable despite the distinct differences in goals and priorities. 

Gitari Named KAA MD Ending Chaotic Two-Year Search

The situation exposed boardroom struggles pitting ministry of transport officials and KAA board members, with reports of intense lobbying by individuals to have their preferred candidates installed.

Jennifer Karina, a PhD Student, Appointed Kenya Re Chair

Jennifer Karina has been in corporate leadership for over 40 years. She is a Psychologist, Certified Professional Coach, Energy Leadership Practitioner, acclaimed Speaker& Author.  She is a thought leader in relationship strategies and has been a researcher for over three decades. Ms Karina holds a Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology from Durham University and a Higher Diploma in Psychological Counselling from Kenya Institute of Professional Counselling. 

Brains Behind Equity’s ‘Wings to Fly’ Becomes ALA’s First Kenyan CEO

She conceptualized and saw the initial implementation of Equity Foundation’s Wings to Fly Scholarship project that has supported more than 26,000 needy and bright Kenyan children to date access secondary and university education. 

For Family-Owned Businesses, Trust Becomes a Strategic Advantage

East Africa family businesses are more optimistic in 2021, with 60% of them expecting to see growth, and very positive from 2022, as 91% expect` growth. The key priorities facing East African family businesses over the next two years are expanding into new markets & client segments, increased use of new technologies, introducing new products & services and rethinking their business models.

How Lloyd & Masika Built Multi-Billion Real Estate Empire

Its services include valuation, consultancy, management and agency (letting & sales). The name has led many to mistakenly believe that the firm was named after a person known as Lloyd Masika.

Mobile Commerce Firm Copia Global Enters Uganda

The expansion will bring high-quality and affordable products to millions of middle class Ugandans, regardless of location, technology access or connection status. According to a 2016/17 study by the Economic Policy Research Centre, Uganda has experienced an upsurge in the middle class. A comparison of previous data revealed that the population doubled from 3.7 million to 8.3 million between 2013 and 2017. 

Former Equity COO Joins KQ Board as Otieno, Musyoka Exit

Also elected to the board was Philip Wambugu, a seasoned corporate executive who has served in various roles in infrastructure and service-related fields, most recently as a Senior Consultant for Google Loon responsible for overflight rights across Africa between 2018 and March 2021.

Change Of Guard At Kenya Bankers Association As New Leaders Elected

Members of the banking industry’s advocacy organization, Kenya Bankers Association (KBA), on 24th June elected NCBA Bank Managing Director and CEO John Gachora and Family Bank Chief Executive Officer Rebecca Mbithi as Chairperson and Vice Chairperson, respectively, for the period 2021 to 2022. Mr Gachora, who previously served as Vice Chairperson, takes over from Mr Joshua Oigara, who chaired the KBA Governing Council for the past three years.