Values is a set of principles that give character to your biz and define what your biz is all about. Values empower both your partners, staff and customers towards ensuring that your biz is able to meet the needs and expectations of its stakeholders. A rational being will have a set of natural principles that … Continue reading Building Your Business on Values
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
So. You have really decided that it’s time to get employees to help grow your business. While your biz has previously been easy and flexible, now you find yourself having a team of other people looking up to you as the owner and also as employee No. 1. You have to keep them motivated and … Continue reading Six Ways to Keep Your Employees Motivated
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?
Insurance is always a much maligned topic to discuss. People don’t easily understand it, but we have been insuring ourselves for centuries. On the informal level, the whole concept of community living was an insurance policy. We lived with others to pool resources. When disaster struck, we took care of one another. In place of … Continue reading The Case for Insurance
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?