Archive for the ‘Business Advice’ category

Are Kenyan companies ignoring government work at their peril?

‘At the end of the day there is more money to be made in doing business with the government.”

Build a brand, nurture it and engage with your audience

Companies need to be intentional about their brand, its positioning and its success in the market.

‘Startups a good place to gain valuable work experience’

“Being in a startup environment also gives you space and autonomy to try ideas.”

Mismatch in franchise industry could be fatal to business success

“Don’t buy a restaurant franchise if you like to go to sleep early.”

Business advice from a monk turned entrepreneur

Co-founder of Regenesys Business School shares lessons he learnt from his years as a Buddhist monk.

Stop trying to control people or make them happy

“Companies are most productive when they harness – not hobble – the intelligence of their employees.”

Africa’s top three young entrepreneurs share their secrets to success

Anzisha Prize winners show that age has nothing to do with business success.

Have a clear brand message, and stay true to it

To connect with consumers, brands must have a clear picture of their target audience.

Seven ways to make a great first impression. On anyone.

First impressions are key to building lasting trust.

Why failure is sometimes a good thing

Sam Gichuru, CEO of Nairobi-based startup accelerator Nailab, says there are many lessons to be learned in failure.

Lawyer shares five pieces of advice for companies expanding into Africa

From market research to finding a good lawyer, Jacqueline Musiitwa shares her advice to foreign businesses.

South African businesses need to manage impact of public holidays

Due to the number of public holidays celebrated during April and May, this time of year has become a second festive season for many.

Kenyan doctor shares seven tips on how to succeed against all odds

Expand your boundaries and be persistent, advises Dr Betty Gikonyo.

Seven reasons why most startup businesses fail

Kenyan entrepreneur Sriram Bharatam shares his thoughts.

Exploring new business ventures in the South African market

The South African economy presents opportunities for entrepreneurs.