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It took 20 years of saving up to build our business
Today, Karen Hospital has 500 permanent staff, eight branches and a medical training college
By Caroline Okello 3 years ago
It took 20 years of saving up to build our business
Winning over investors was our greatest battle
The next decade saw a continuous transformation of their business, and in 2017, launched Presta, a pay-as-you-go mobile lending platform.
By Caroline Okello 3 years ago
Winning over investors was our greatest battle
Pandemic diaries: What Covid-19 has taught me about myself
And because I haven’t been commuting to work, I have three extra hours each day, which I’ve been using on online courses.
By Caroline Okello 3 years ago
Pandemic diaries: What Covid-19 has taught me about myself
How I built a business that can run without me
You’ve hired your team for a reason, and your business shouldn’t come to a standstill the minute you step out the door.
By Caroline Okello 4 years ago
How I built a business that can run without me
Use emotional intelligence to navigate a crisis
This skill is vital in times of crisis for both employers and employees because emotions drive behaviour
By Caroline Okello 4 years ago
Use emotional intelligence to navigate a crisis
Measures to take while adjusting to a lower income
The Covid-19 pandemic might have forced you to make-do with lower income, or even forced you out of a job, and life as we knew it has shifted
By Caroline Okello 4 years ago
Measures to take while adjusting to a lower income
7 steps for retaining good employees
As a small business owner, it can be painful to spend time and money training employees only to see them go.
By Caroline Okello 4 years ago
7 steps for retaining good employees
How your small business can survive the pandemic
It is not business as usual for small enterprises that are fighting to stay alive in the wake of stay-at-home and physical distancing orders.
By Caroline Okello 4 years ago
How your small business can survive the pandemic
The biggest lies I was told about growing wealth
One big misconception about entrepreneurship is that one will become an instant success.
By Caroline Okello 4 years ago
The biggest lies I was told about growing wealth
How I tripled my business in a year
Ever since I discovered that the client is the boss, I started caring about how they feel
By Caroline Okello 4 years ago
How I tripled my business in a year
We started a business as our retirement plan
I decided to move on to something new, something that would help me ease into retirement.
By Caroline Okello 4 years ago
We started a business as our retirement plan
My chronic disease inspired my business idea
By Caroline Okello 4 years ago
My chronic disease inspired my business idea
Sharad Barot: Everyone needs something they can run away to
Sharad Barot, Chief Operation Officer at Vitafoam, on work, life and finding time for yourself.
By Caroline Okello 4 years ago
Sharad Barot: Everyone needs something they can run away to
I went back to employment to learn about business
I left university and started my first hustle immediately.
By Caroline Okello 4 years ago
I went back to employment to learn about business
I found my ‘why’ fighting breast cancer
Nothing good comes easy; that’s one of the best pieces of advice I’ve ever received. But it is also critical to find your “why”.
By Caroline Okello 4 years ago
I found my ‘why’ fighting breast cancer
Work hard, play hard and rest hard
Kanjii Mbugua, Musician, Creative Entrepreneur and Chief Executive Officer at Maisha Skills
By Caroline Okello 4 years ago
Work hard, play hard and rest hard
Started with free gigs - Now I choose my clients
Back when Emmanuel Jambo was young and watching his elder sister do photography, it wasn’t the camera itself that fascinated him.
By Caroline Okello 4 years ago
Started with free gigs - Now I choose my clients
If you’re stuck in a career rut, have the guts to leave your comfort zone
My proudest achievement is building a strong, nationally-recognised brand
By Caroline Okello 4 years ago
If you’re stuck in a career rut, have the guts to leave your comfort zone
Winning over investors was our greatest battle
Most entrepreneurs want to own 100 per cent of the company not realising you cannot pull it off alone.
By Caroline Okello 4 years ago
Winning over investors was our greatest battle
I would tell my younger self to stop being an idiot
Brett Wild is the Regional Creative Director at Ogilvy Africa
By Caroline Okello 4 years ago
I would tell my younger self to stop being an idiot
Everyone should read The 48 Laws of Power
By Caroline Okello 4 years ago
Everyone should read The 48 Laws of Power
You should be fulfilled and happy in your career choices
Stuck in a career rut? Just because you decided to do a certain job doesn’t mean that you have to do it all your life.
By Caroline Okello 4 years ago
You should be fulfilled and happy in your career choices
The future is like a blank cheque – choose wisely what you write
The best career advice I’ve ever received is I can be what I want to be if I put my mind into it.
By Caroline Okello 4 years ago
The future is like a blank cheque – choose wisely what you write
No situation is permanent
I am an early riser, usually up by 4.30 am. I pray and read a chapter or two from the Holy Quran. If it is a school day.
By Caroline Okello 4 years ago
No situation is permanent
Nazizi: My life, my lessons
Known as the first lady of Kenyan hip hop, Nazizi Hirji has had both good and bad times almost in equal measure.
By Caroline Okello 4 years ago
Nazizi: My life, my lessons
Find your squad and tap into them
Scholastica Kariuki-Githinji, Dean of School of Arts and Humanities at Daystar University
By Caroline Okello 4 years ago
Find your squad and tap into them
Being content has made me the man I am
He was emulating Eric Wainaina and Pete Odera who were blazing a trail, trying to create a career out of music
By Caroline Okello 4 years ago
Being content has made me the man I am
I was told I would never walk again
People often look at what they are good at but sometimes what you’re good at is not what energises you the most.
By Caroline Okello 4 years ago
I was told I would never walk again
Luck played no role in shaping our business
Working as a couple comes with many advantages. Having a shared vision helps them move forward with a much stronger force.
By Caroline Okello 4 years ago
Luck played no role in shaping our business
There’s no such thing as a “self-made” individual
The best career advice I’ve ever received was from Karanja Kabage. He said to have the unwavering and resilient spirit of a hawker or mama mboga.
By Caroline Okello 4 years ago
There’s no such thing as a “self-made” individual
Humility goes a long way; in life and at work
The best career advice I’ve ever received is to stay focused, and when you set out to do something, do it to the best of your ability.
By Caroline Okello 4 years ago
Humility goes a long way; in life and at work
Start preparing for retirement the first day you sign in for a job
Irene Owiti, Deputy General Manager of Marketing and Operations at Kenindia Assurance.
By Caroline Okello 4 years ago
Start preparing for retirement the first day you sign in for a job
Your ideal job could be the first step towards creating it
The concept of work-life balance has always been a little confusing for me. I don’t have my work as something separate from my life.
By Caroline Okello 4 years ago
Your ideal job could be the first step towards creating it
Quit hesitating- The light is green until it is red
WildlifeDirect’s vision rests on changing hearts, minds and laws to ensure Africa’s critical species endure forever.
By Caroline Okello 4 years ago
Quit hesitating- The light is green until it is red
Aspire for more than what you have
One of the challenges we face as an industry is mistrust.
By Caroline Okello 4 years ago
Aspire for more than what you have
Your work reflects who you are
The best career advice I’ve ever received is to fail fast and fail forward.
By Caroline Okello 4 years ago
Your work reflects who you are
Your work is a reflection of who you are
By Caroline Okello 4 years ago
Your work is a reflection of who you are
I am proudest of marrying the smartest woman I know
I work with organisations and professionals to increase their earning potential through better soft skills and emotional intelligence.
By Caroline Okello 4 years ago
I am proudest of marrying the smartest woman I know
Millie Odhiambo: To succeed, learn how to flip people off...
By Caroline Okello 4 years ago
Millie Odhiambo: To succeed, learn how to flip people off...
If your values clash with those of a leader you work for, leave
I received my best career advice when I was getting into politics, and then I learnt it soon after from experience.
By Caroline Okello 4 years ago
If your values clash with those of a leader you work for, leave
State at a crossroads as it faces fearless, firm Gen-Z protestors
Houghton Irungu
By Irungu Houghton
59 mins ago
You have blood on your hands, IG Koome told
National
By Fidelis Mogaka
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