I left a Sh500,000 salary for farming
Kinyua, 43, started out as a 'telephone farmer', but quit his job in 2018, giving up a 13-year career to jump full-time into farming
By Mona Ombogo 4 years ago
I left a Sh500,000 salary for farming
I resisted being pushed into wine, now an expert
Study. Especially if you’re in unchartered waters, be curious and learn.
By Mona Ombogo 4 years ago
I resisted being pushed into wine, now an expert
Striking gold with camel milk processing plant
We sell 500ml at Sh130 and a litre at Sh260.
By Mona Ombogo 4 years ago
Striking gold with camel milk processing plant
How I thrive in an industry that's built for men
'As women, we are not cultured to ask for what we want. It’s something I learned, and it changed my career.'
By Mona Ombogo 4 years ago
How I thrive in an industry that's built for men
How I found my way in a crowded industry
Joseph Zigumbye, 28, became a hairstylist out of necessity. His original plan was to become an engineer, but his parents couldn’t afford the fees
By Mona Ombogo 4 years ago
How I found my way in a crowded industry
The dentist giving smiles through fashion
Dr Tayba Hatimy, founder of the online fashion brand, Miss Baus, hails from a community where women seldom have a voice.
By Mona Ombogo 4 years ago
The dentist giving smiles through fashion
How do you get over losing your business?
'No is a complete answer,' says Mwaniki Mageria, a film producer who’s been in the entertainment industry more than 20 years.
By Mona Ombogo 4 years ago
How do you get over losing your business?
How tragedy birthed fashion line for breastfeeding mums
Nursing Mamas plans to expand to include not just stylish, convenient breast-feeding clothes, but also maternity wear.
By Mona Ombogo 4 years ago
How tragedy birthed fashion line for breastfeeding mums
Luxury strategy: Why I’m refashioning the ‘kiondo’
What started as a fashion statement for Ivy, when she redesigned a kiondo that her great grandmother made for her.
By Mona Ombogo 4 years ago
Luxury strategy: Why I’m refashioning the ‘kiondo’
How 9-year-old mums inspired a bold mission
Though still in its early days, Mercylyne’s vision is to champion education, support and behavioural change for young girls and women.
By Mona Ombogo 4 years ago
How 9-year-old mums inspired a bold mission
Chef Ali: Early run in kitchen has paid off
My dishes are typically Swahili since that’s where I was born and raised.
By Mona Ombogo 4 years ago
Chef Ali: Early run in kitchen has paid off
Fashion break helped me design a new brand
'Despite being at the top of my game, I was burned out, my creativity was dipping and my bank account struggling.'
By Mona Ombogo 4 years ago
Fashion break helped me design a new brand
No one bought my idea for 8 years, then I hit pay dirt
After eight years, Quincy is one of the first Kenyan filmmakers to have a show picked up by a leading international company.
By Mona Ombogo 4 years ago
No one bought my idea for 8 years, then I hit pay dirt
We’ve built a winning team by pushing limits
Cycling is like a language, it gives you access to people from around the world.
By Mona Ombogo 4 years ago
We’ve built a winning team by pushing limits
How I went from branding T-shirts to changing lives
The biggest challenge was gaining trust and building relationships in the market
By Mona Ombogo 4 years ago
How I went from branding T-shirts to changing lives
I rediscovered passion in the slow burn of failure
My businesses struggling coincided with a long-term relationship falling apart and I thought I needed a change.
By Mona Ombogo 4 years ago
I rediscovered passion in the slow burn of failure
How a school assignment turned into a Sh20 million business
We anticipate a turnover of Sh20 million in 2019, selling approximately 500,000 sets.
By Mona Ombogo 4 years ago
How a school assignment turned into a Sh20 million business
The secret to staying in the game? Reinvention
“And then one day I was simply out of a job,” he says.
By Mona Ombogo 4 years ago
The secret to staying in the game? Reinvention
‘I’m Kenyan so you know I’m a marathon runner – even at 65’
The roads opened so I had to run on the sidewalks, but I made it
By Mona Ombogo 4 years ago
‘I’m Kenyan so you know I’m a marathon runner – even at 65’
GoBeba: Why ex-OLX CEO is still betting on eCommerce
GoBeba specialises in delivering groceries and gas to homes and businesses.
By Mona Ombogo 4 years ago
GoBeba: Why ex-OLX CEO is still betting on eCommerce
I walked on the dark side of business and survived
Nzisa, 34, operated Hisia, a spa, salon and barbershop in Athi River for just over a year before she shut it down to focus on motherhood.
By Mona Ombogo 5 years ago
I walked on the dark side of business and survived
The village boy who grew up to harness the power of tech
If you’ve been on social media and contacted Safaricom with an issue, it’s likely, you’ve encountered Zuri.
By Mona Ombogo 5 years ago
The village boy who grew up to harness the power of tech
I found profit in inconvience
Heri Online is a shopping platform that targets mothers who don’t have time to walk into a supermarket.
By Mona Ombogo 5 years ago
I found profit in inconvience
Upande: We turned data into a multi-million-shilling idea
Upande helps companies manage their resources through map-based data by identifying where losses are incurred or where efficiency can be enhanced.
By Mona Ombogo 5 years ago
Upande: We turned data into a multi-million-shilling idea
Village boy that inspired an international travel brand
Nobert partnered with Kenya-based tour operator Mark Sang, and together they’ve built Jambo Travelhouse into a tours and travel behemoth.
By Mona Ombogo 5 years ago
Village boy that inspired an international travel brand
Medical mistake opened up world for this MP
I lost use of my legs at the age of 12. The moment the doctor announced I’d be handicapped for life, everything changed. I had to rethink my future
By Mona Ombogo 5 years ago
Medical mistake opened up world for this MP
How I rebuilt my family’s legacy after we lost it all
I grew up in wealth, and then my family lost everything, and our company went into receivership
By Mona Ombogo 5 years ago
How I rebuilt my family’s legacy after we lost it all
How I got Beyoncé to fund my war on poverty
He also has a New York Times bestseller, Find Me Unafraid. The movie rights have been bought by celebrity actor, director and producer, Tony Goldwyn
By Mona Ombogo 5 years ago
How I got Beyoncé to fund my war on poverty
Sip, sip, hooray! Growth lessons from the Winenjiru journey
I lost my 16-month-old daughter when I was living and working in South Africa. My whole world crashed, and I came back home to try and rebuild my life
By Mona Ombogo 5 years ago
Sip, sip, hooray! Growth lessons from the Winenjiru journey
The artpreneur out to spark a revolution using the kanga
Kawira’s medium of choice for creative expression is the kanga
By Mona Ombogo 5 years ago
The artpreneur out to spark a revolution using the kanga
Journey to young, rich starts at the gate
You must be stubborn enough to push your ideas through to the end. That’s how you succeed at business.
By Mona Ombogo 5 years ago
Journey to young, rich starts at the gate
Twiga Foods: The disruptors in the ‘mama mboga’ market
Twiga Foods is a business that delivers fresh produce to small-scale retailers, like mama mbogas, and finances small-to-medium-scale farmers
By Mona Ombogo 5 years ago
Twiga Foods: The disruptors in the ‘mama mboga’ market
KOY Clothing: Why we weave Kenya’s tribes into our fabric
KOY Clothing has collections inspired by the Luo, Maasai, Gusii and Kamba ethnic groups
By Mona Ombogo 5 years ago
KOY Clothing: Why we weave Kenya’s tribes into our fabric
Going from employee to entrepreneur? my survival guide
28-year-old Vincent, who’s more popularly known as Vinn Clizz, is a former model and the founder of suits enterprise Vinn Clizz Ltd
By Mona Ombogo 5 years ago
Going from employee to entrepreneur? my survival guide
How a terrorism charge left me homeless
After being labelled a suspected terrorist, my business failed and I ended up homeless for two weeks
By Mona Ombogo 5 years ago
How a terrorism charge left me homeless
How a camera got me off the streets and rewrote my life story
'After being labelled a suspected terrorist, my business failed and I ended up homeless for two weeks'
By Mona Ombogo 5 years ago
How a camera got me off the streets and rewrote my life story
How a school assignment turned into a Sh20m business
That day alone, we sold 300 sets of covers. In the first term, we sold approximately 1,000 sets to the school.
By Mona Ombogo 5 years ago
How a school assignment turned into a Sh20m business
We left banking to grind pumpkins
Earlier in 2018, Aglomere had won the first runner-up price at Nairobi Innovation Week, where they were trained on how to pitch to investors.
By Mona Ombogo 5 years ago
We left banking to grind pumpkins
Doctor on Call: The start-up on a big mission
Doctor on call is like any other delivery service
By Mona Ombogo 5 years ago
Doctor on Call: The start-up  on a big mission
How Kenyan firm has turned traffic chaos into gold
e-Commerce has changed the shopping landscape, with consumers able to get almost anything brought to their doorstep.
By Mona Ombogo 5 years ago
How Kenyan firm has turned traffic chaos into gold
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