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The Making Of a Kenyan Craft Beverage Brand

Alex Chappatte, a British-Belgian mother of two, has a passion for adventure, running and making delicious drinks.  After 10 years of building brands such as Kit Kat and Stella Artois in the UK, she moved to Africa with her husband.

Applications Open for 2022 Africa’s Business Heroes Prize Competition

The journey to the Finale will also include access to a community of international leaders and innovators, industry experts, investors and accelerators, as well multi-disciplinary boot camps and training sessions to help the finalists take their businesses to the next level.

Lulu Hassan: Newscaster With an Entrepreneurial Streak

The fanatical following that their shows have drawn, particularly Maria and Zora, exemplify their contribution to Kenya's TV industry and entertainment in general. To do it all while being known for something else entirely makes the feat even more impressive.

How To Become An Entrepreneur In The UK

Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit and do you want to start your own business in the United Kingdom? Fortunately, anyone can do it...

20 Kenyan Fashion Startups Get a Major Lift

Twenty Kenya-based start-ups have been selected to benefit from a British Council programme funded by the Foreign Commonwealth Office to support the growth of...

Hawker Who Makes Sh120,000 From Porridge

Janet Chepkoech, an informal trader in Kericho town, is making a kill from selling porridge. Janet has been distributing porridge to local traders and...

Planning To Buy A Business? Here’s Some Important Advice

When someone decides to acquire a business, there are several factors to consider, especially if it is their first. We will attempt to reveal...

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...