Do You Have a Friend in Business?

What a Friend In Business Can Do For You I recently bumped into my good friend Gloria (name changed). We used to belong to the same team in a network marketing venture we had joined a few years ago. She was one of the most active members and a rising start at the time. After the initial chit-chat, her face …

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Faith Muturi is The Overall Winner!

Congratulations to Faith Muturi, the Founder of Simama Outreach, the Overall Winner of Pillars of Africa 4th Edition. The awards took place in a colourful ceremony on 5 March 2015 at the Gem Suites, State House Avenue in Nairobi. Pillars of Africa is an inspirational platform that is based on the accomplishments of the young people of Africa, where the …

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How to Treat Dishonest Customers

People who will never be satisfied no matter what you do for them, those who look for opportunities of getting something for nothing or who claim a refund for goods they have made use of have existed since times immemorial. However, even though they constitute a very tiny minority, we tend to amplify their presence in our minds because dealing …

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How to Compete Against Cheap Imports

A few years ago, I attended a workshop where a manufacturer shared how his ‘Made in Kenya’ reasonably priced leather belts hardly moved from the shelves. On the advice of the Indian shop owner who stocked his products, he removed the patriotic label and doubled the price. The belts started flying off the shelves. This is an illustration of the …

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Six Reasons Why You May Fail to Achieve Your Goals This Year (Once Again)

And How to Prevent it From Happening Every year in January, the internet is awash with goal-setting advice and tools. Over the years, I’ve come across and used fantastic ones. However regardless of the tool I used, my challenge would be that at the end of the year, I would compare my goals list and my stack of to-do-list pads …

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Beatrice Kagondu is OWIT Nairobi 2014 Chapter Member of the Year!

Congratulations to Ms. Beatrice Kagondu for being declared OWIT Nairobi 2014 Chapter Member of the Year! Beatrice is the Vice Chairperson of Membership for OWIT Nairobi​. She was recognised for spear-heading a variety of successful membership campaigns which have significantly increased the chapter’s membership and its prominence in the Nairobi business community; as well as for helping to raise an …

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My Belated Christmas Wish to Governor Evans Kidero

Happy New Year friends. I have a belated Christmas wish and since Santa Claus has returned home in the North Pole, I’ll direct it to Governor Evans Kidero, with the hope that it will be included in Nairobi City County’s Road Construction and Repairs Goals for 2015. Five days before Christmas I injured my leg by falling into an open …

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How Fools Make Children

In 2001 when I embarked on the freelance writing journey, I enrolled for the Creative Writing course from The Writers Bureau. I was enthusiastic and determined to complete the course in no time. Life doesn’t always goes as planned and today, 13 years later I’m five modules short of completion. As I embark on the last leg of this journey …

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Change is the only constant in life

Change is consistent and inconspicuous; like growing up, becoming an adult and getting old. Change can be sweet, like meeting your soul mate, buying your dream house or becoming a great-grandparent. It can also be a pleasant surprise, like when you start a business and you have overnight success the way it happened to Annah Katuki Morapendi. Don’t let the …

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Become a Change Maker

The World Cup is over. Life is back to normal. Of course football lovers are still counting how many matches took place, how many goals were scored, how many cards were given… how come no one is counting the saves? I’ve never seen so many spectacular saves in a single tournament. Beyond the tackles, the blood, the hugs and the …

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