How to Manage Your Business’ Cash Flow

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Good cash flow management is important to ensure there’s enough cash on hand to cover expenses, benefit from opportunities and grow your enterprise. Here are a few tips on how to improve your cash flow and assure that your business venture has what it needs to achieve its goals. You need a positive cash flow. We talk of positive cash …

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Stop Chasing Investors and Start Looking for Customers

We recently conducted a survey on the biggest challenges start-ups encounter and how raise capital came in the top three. With the internet awash with tips on how to attract investors, manage their expectations and get through to the next round of funding, it’s easy for new entrants in the field of entrepreneurship to get distracted from the one and …

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Points to Ponder Before You Start Your Business (3)

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This week we are looking at the last 3 points to ponder before starting your business, as taught by Start Up Cup. Follow these links for the first and second instalments of this series. What do you need to do now? Here’s where you decide on the actions and steps you need to take, to turn your idea into a …

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Points to Ponder Before You Start Your Business (2)

Participant at a past WeCreate Kenya training.

Last week we started exploring Start Up Cup’s nine points to ponder before starting your business. If you missed out you can find the first three points here. Today let’s look at the next three points. How will you get the word out? Your idea will need to be promoted so that you can reach your target audience. How are you planning …

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Points to Ponder Before You Start Your Business (1)

A participant at a WeCreate Kenya workshop

You most probably started the New Year with new resolutions. And since you’ve been dying to start your own business, either as a side hustle or going in it full throttle, starting The Business is definitely listed as a priority on your list of goals. In this issue and the next two, I’ll be sharing with you the points to …

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How Your AGPO Certified Company Can Win a Tender

Participants at a past Federation of Women Entrepreneur Associations (FEWA) training on AGPO.

“How come my company was prequalified by five government parastatals but we never got a quote?” asked Irene Mumo, CEO of Trueways during a KEPSA breakfast meeting with government parastatals on ‘Preferential Government Procurement Quota’ reserved for women that took place on 8 December 2015 in Nairobi. The event was graced by Cabinet Secretary Nominee, Public Service, Youth and Gender …

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How to Craft a Winning Strategy for 2016

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Happy New Year! 2015 may have been fulfilling to some people and frustrating to others, 2016 is here and it’s only upon me and you to make it the most successful year ever. One of the goals that fell through for me last year was a get together with members of my most successful WhatsApp group. Samson Macharia, the Lead …

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Where Would You Be If You Weren’t Working Where You Are Now?

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“Where Would You Be If You Weren’t Working Where You Are Now?” When Terryanne Chebet asked this question to a panel of entrepreneurs during a recent Great Talks event, it turned out that the answers were largely going to be political. I mean, who among the celebrated entrepreneurs would say that they would rather work elsewhere than for the company they …

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What’s The Worst Advice you’ve Ever Received?

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“What’s the Worst Advice you’ve ever received as an entrepreneur?” asked media personality Terryanne Chebet to six amazing entrepreneurs during the second edition of Great Talks, a conversation on all things wealth creation and wealth preservation sponsored by Old Mutual Kenya that she was moderating. The event took place in Nairobi on Saturday 7th November 2015. The seasoned entrepreneurs included Vusi …

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10 Rules for Setting up a Successful WhatsApp Group

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Recently I attended a meeting where the main speaker dismissed WhatsApp as a useless platform for business communication. And in the mainstream media of late people have been writing passionately about their hate for WhatsApp. One of their biggest beefs being about WhatsApp groups, especially the fact that you can be added to a group without being asked first; and …

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