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It’s a Tough Life For Betty Kyallo Out There

To stay afloat, she has implemented a number of strategies. "The secret is always knowing how to have your comeback. For us, we did a few things to make sure our customers are still catered for, like reducing the prices. It makes the customer feel that you are considerate," she said.

Minting Billions from Student Housing – How Qwetu Did It

Qwetu USIU 4 (601 beds) and Qwetu Hurlingam (832 beds) are expected to be complete in Q4 2021. Qwetu and Qejani Catholic University (542 beds and 1,000 beds respectively) are on course to open in Q3 2022. Qwetu and Qejani Chiromo (837 beds and 2,112 beds respectively) aim to open in Q4 2022 after the necessary approvals were received in July 2021.

Customer Engagement: Keeping Up With Gen Y and Z

By Andrew Bourne, Regional Manager, Africa, Zoho Corp. The term ‘customer engagement’ is arguably one of the biggest buzzwords in today’s business landscape. It's so...

City Lady Juggles Beadwork, Dress Making And Family

Fatuma Said is one incredible woman. After losing her job during the early stages of Covid-19, she ran into difficulties and couldn’t raise school...

How to Get Hybrid Working Right for Your Business

With both the COVID risk and changing employee preferences in mind, businesses should, if they have not already, consider implementing sustainable hybrid work approaches as a core part of their business continuity strategies.

INTERVIEW: Daniel Maithya On Turning Social Media Marketing Into a Profitable...

The popularity of digital marketing has exploded in Kenya, especially on Twitter. It’s almost impossible to imagine a day passing without an issue, event...

5 Tried and Tested Ways to Keep Employees Engaged

Engaged employees commit themselves to their employer's goals, find satisfaction and meaning in the work they do, and have the potential to enhance business profitability.

Young Kenyans Running Fintech In Singapore Raise Sh220 Million

Mr Eddie Ndichu, the co-founder of Wapi Pay, said the funds will help Wapi Pay diversify its product range and drive growth to evolve remittances into real-time global cross-border payments, starting with Africa and Asia, while minimizing the cost of transactions. “It needs to be as easy as sending M-PESA,” Mr Ndichu said.

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 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.