So. You have studied and eventually graduated? Congratulations, you are among the roughly 500k Kenyans graduating from our colleges and universities every year. Usually, the feel good lasts only a few days after graduation. You hit the streets searching for a job and realize there aren’t as many jobs. Nothing stretches the soul like the … Continue reading How to Run a Successful Freelancing Business
Imagine this. You are a founder/entrepreneur who has been having to pull 80 hour weeks. You find most of your time taken by menial and routine work in the office. The question of hiring extra staff is even out of your mind completely. In any case, your hustle is still small enough for you alone … Continue reading Five Affordable Employee Plans for Small Businesses
The other day, I was in a Matatu busy “reading” facebook when this strange number called me (is strange even the right thing to say?). The caller was a young founder who was curious. He didn’t waste too much time on the preliminaries (I trained them on making savings on calls), he shot straight, “Mwalimu, … Continue reading What is Success in Entrepreneurship?
An attempt to discuss the youth unemployment in Kenya immediately stumbles upon roadblocks and diversions and one ends up going in circles. While the official operationalization of the word “youth” is anyone within the age of 18-34, most of the data on the rate of youth unemployment covers the ages from 16 or 19 to … Continue reading Is Agriculture the Solution to Youth Unemployment?
DID YOU KNOW? Cash is to a business what blood is to a living thing? Without the right type and amount of cash, your business becomes anemic; susceptible to all manner of diseases and shocks. In most cases, what kills a business is really not making loses but lack of cash. Your business could be … Continue reading 8 Reasons Why Businesses Run Out of Cash
A colleague recently invited me to write on the challenge she faces in her work of supporting entrepreneurs; lack of patience in entrepreneurs. This is important if you consider that 46% of businesses established in Kenya often die within the first year. While death sometimes is inevitably a good thing, there is unfortunately a substantial … Continue reading What is the Place of Patience in Entrepreneurship?
Now, we continue on discussing how to commercialize our talents. In the previous article, we covered a few things; knowing your product, knowing your market, investing in your talent, training hard and production of your product. Are you protecting your work? Now, you have worked so hard in training and development of your product. You … Continue reading Your Talent Can Make You Money
A reader asked me to write on commercializing talent ‘the creative economy’. I have taken up the challenge and this will be part one of a two part series of posts looking into how we can get the best of our talents. Now, the good bible says that everyone was made with a special talent … Continue reading Are You Commercializing Your Talent?