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I built a school while still employed
Brookhill Academy currently has a population of 800 students but Otage is aiming higher. He hopes to establish more campuses and impact thousands of students.
By Ian Dennis 1 year ago
I built a school while still employed
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Centum CEO James Mworia: What it takes to steer a Sh47bn asset-rich firm
From intern to CEO, James Mworia has been part of multi-billion shilling transactions in key economic sectors. He shares his investment mantra.
By Ian Dennis 1 year ago
Centum CEO James Mworia: What it takes to steer a Sh47bn asset-rich firm
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Village boy who struck it big in construction
Farrowson Muriithi's first step into the world of business was after high school in Kavoteri Boys, Embu County.
By Ian Dennis 1 year ago
Village boy who struck it big in construction
Ghana eyes stronger ties with Kenya after change of guard
Ghana's Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia spoke on the Kenya-Ghana relations
By Ian Dennis 1 year ago
Ghana eyes stronger ties with Kenya after change of guard
Ghana's Bawumia leads digitization footprint that Kenya and Africa can emulate
The Standard had a sit down with Ghana Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia after President William Ruto's inauguration.
By Ian Dennis 1 year ago
Ghana's Bawumia leads digitization footprint that Kenya and Africa can emulate
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Sauti Sol: When the pandemic hit, we pivoted
The pandemic forced us to reinvest in the business and review the existing business model.
By Ian Dennis 3 years ago
Sauti Sol: When the pandemic hit, we pivoted
Ronald Bwosi: I had to carve out my niche away from big firms
Employment had been grueling for him, but accounting and finance were the only things he knew how to do really well. So he did a Hail Mary.
By Ian Dennis 3 years ago
Ronald Bwosi: I had to carve out my niche away from big firms
Business drove me into depression
The founder of Young Rich Television Limited and My Yearbook Kenya was named by Forbes as one of the most promising entrepreneurs under 30
By Ian Dennis 3 years ago
Business drove me into depression
How to get into the salon business
When one creates a better experience in comparison to other competitors, the existing clients will almost always spread the word through word of mouth
By Ian Dennis 4 years ago
How to get into the salon business
How to thrive in the shoe business
Statistics indicate that small businesses fail within the first three to five years.
By Ian Dennis 4 years ago
How to thrive in the shoe business
Starting and growing a mitumba business
The mitumba business is one where profit margins do differ depending on the target clientele.
By Ian Dennis 4 years ago
Starting and growing a mitumba business
Easing into car dealership
Car dealership entails linking up customers to the second-hand car of their dreams, or whatever car they need at the time
By Ian Dennis 4 years ago
Easing into car dealership
Handling the business of dirty laundry
Close to two years into the business, Max has employed one permanent staff and two casuals and aims to set up a branch within Nairobi.
By The business coach with Ian Dennis 4 years ago
Handling the business of dirty laundry
Eye on the price
Married to Unique has been a business that has experienced the full benefits of social media.
By Ian Dennis 4 years ago
Eye on the price
Get to the meat in butchery business
It was fairly easy to start the business as his family reared pigs, but not for commercial purposes.
By The business coach with Ian Dennis 4 years ago
Get to the meat in butchery business
The money in the bag business
A business should strive to serve the client directly as opposed to going through middlemen.
By Ian Dennis 4 years ago
The money in the bag business
How to succeed at marketing in the digital age
The initial years in business are meant to enable you brand and position your business to potential clients.
By The business coach with Ian Dennis 4 years ago
How to succeed at marketing in the digital age
Cutting it in the jewelry business
Key in the business is to educate clients and create custom solutions that can meet a wide range of the client’s budget.
By The business coach with Ian Dennis 4 years ago
Cutting it in the jewelry business
How to make it in the interior design business
To succeed in the interior design business, one needs to be around experienced persons for guidance and mentorship
By Ian Dennis 4 years ago
How to make it in the interior design business
Lessons on building an empire from TD Jakes
I had the privilege of a chat with Thomas Dexter Jakes Sr, better known as TD Jakes, when he was in town for the recent Soar Africa forum.
By Ian Dennis 4 years ago
Lessons on building an empire from TD Jakes
Cleaning my way to success
Clients are core to every business and amongst the value proposition that one can offer to its clientele is reliability.
By Ian Dennis 4 years ago
Cleaning my way to success
From a maid to car wash boss
The car wash business is water reliant. It is with this in mind that one should establish a good relationship with suppliers
By Ian Dennis 4 years ago
From a maid to car wash boss
How your small branding outfit can stand out
There will always be a business similar to yours but much more successful.
By Ian Dennis 4 years ago
How your small branding outfit can stand out
Making the right moves in the sound business
Conduct a need analysis before purchasing equipment
By Ian Dennis 4 years ago
Making the right moves in the sound business
The fine art of business
To maximise on profitability, don’t specialise; rather, be diverse to leverage on the extensive market.
By The business coach with Ian Dennis 4 years ago
The fine art of business
Serving up profits the Mayura way
She took a year-long break to map out her next path, and settled on entrepreneurship.
By Ian Dennis 4 years ago
Serving up profits the Mayura way
Failure is part of your journey, learn from it
Here are some of the entrepreneurial tips...
By Ian Dennis 4 years ago
Failure is part of your journey, learn from it
How I battled cancer and remained in business
While in high school, Shiyenze Khasoha was active in the school’s drama club not only as an actress, but also as a costume designer.
By Ian Dennis 4 years ago
How I battled cancer and remained in business
The Business Coach: Lessons from 20 years in business
Damaris decided to quit her job to fully focus on the business.
By Ian Dennis 5 years ago
The Business Coach: Lessons from 20 years in business
Steering your transport business in the right direction
ENA Coach commands a fleet of over 30 buses that travel to 15 destinations and ferry about 3,000 passengers a day.
By The business coach with Ian Dennis 5 years ago
Steering your transport business in the right direction
Baking my way to success
?Immediately after her university studies, Mercy Ndung’e secured the coveted employment opportunity in the corporate world.
By Ian Dennis 5 years ago
Baking my way to success
When it's the right idea, nobody can stop reggae
Pitching ideas to media houses and clients can be quite frustrating as one is usually met with so many rejections
By The business coach with Ian Dennis 5 years ago
When it's the right idea, nobody can stop reggae
Don't sell what you wouldn't buy
An entrepreneur should always be looking out for networking opportunities
By Ian Dennis 5 years ago
Don't sell what you wouldn't buy
Looking to scale your hustle? Four ways to go about it
Develop your sales skills
By The business coach with Ian Dennis 5 years ago
Looking to scale your hustle? Four ways to go about it
My maternity leave had me conceive my business
Build trust in the business brand
By The business coach with Ian Dennis 5 years ago
My maternity leave had me conceive my business
How to turn humour into cents
Content is key because your content is what attracts the audience.
By Ian Dennis 5 years ago
How to turn humour into cents
Running a restaurant? 3 tips on doing it right
Why most restaurants shut down - and how Café Deli has stayed alive
By Ian Dennis 5 years ago
Running a restaurant? 3 tips on doing it right
The face-beat business: Suzie Beauty's 4-step roadmap
Susan Kameme the founder of Suzie Beauty brand shares insights from her entrepreneurial journey.
By Ian Dennis 5 years ago
The face-beat business: Suzie Beauty's 4-step roadmap
Want to fund a music dream? Tips from Sauti Sol
'Music is an expensive affair, controlled by cartels...'
By Ian Dennis 5 years ago
Want to fund a music dream? Tips from Sauti Sol
Meet Kenyan man who earns a living from attending funerals
At our lush green Mombasa Road offices park, he rolls on the ground, screams and walks aimlessly like a person possessed by a strange spirit
By Ian Dennis 5 years ago
Meet Kenyan man who earns a living from attending funerals
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