Archive for the ‘Kenya’ category

The man who built Kenya’s Mimosa Pharmacy chain

How Chris Getonga built and sold a successful pharmacy chain.

Franchising: red flags and opportunities

How we made it in Africa speaks to experts about what entrepreneurs should know before becoming a franchisee in Africa.

Meet the Boss: Alastair Cavenagh, businessman, Kenya

“I do not believe in companies run by ‘yes men’ at managerial level.”

Business lessons from Kenyan rally champion

“It is important to balance work and play, or life becomes very boring.”

Westgate one year on: Entrepreneurs recount their experiences

How we made it in Africa speaks to the business owners who were affected by the tragedy.

Nairobi Java House CEO shares secrets behind chain’s success

Java’s CEO Kevin Ashley shares with How we made it in Africa the reasons for the company’s success.

KFC, Subway, Steers: Talking restaurant franchising in East Africa

In the last five years a number of international restaurant franchises have opened in East Africa.

Lizzie Wanyoike’s journey from teacher to education entrepreneur

How we made it in Africa speaks to Lizzie Wanyoike, CEO of the Nairobi Institute of Business Studies.

People on the move: Austine Odhiambo, Retail Network Manager, Engen Kenya

“I admire US business mogul Donald Trump for his resilience.”

How Java became East Africa’s largest coffee chain

How we made it in Africa talks to Kevin Ashley to find out how he built Nairobi Java House into the success story it is today.

Meet the Boss: Kevin Ashley, CEO, Nairobi Java House

“Anyone who has an opportunity to work for a blue chip company where they learn systems, structures and procedures should do it.”

Why a brand is not simply your company’s name or logo

“Brand is the business of business,” says Kenya’s Eva Muraya.

‘No secret to doing business in Africa,’ says Nakumatt MD Atul Shah

“Just deliver your promises to customers and respect the cultural norms.”

Restaurateur on why he is leaving KFC Kenya to rebuild the Kengeles brand

Gavin Bell hopes to take the lessons he has acquired running KFC to rebuild his brand Kengeles.

Entrepreneur Eva Muraya applies ‘the principles of the harvest’ to business

How we made it in Africa talks to award-winning entrepreneur Eva Muraya.