DHL Express awarded most Top Employer certifications on the continent

DHL Express has been awarded most Top Employer in Africa for the fifth consecutive year, at the prestigious Top Employer Africa 2019 certification ceremony, held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. Hennie Heymans, CEO, DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa said that receiving this recognition from the Top Employers Institute for the fifth consecutive year is […]

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Grow Your Business Sales with Social Media in 2018

Social media has changed the traditional ways of marketing of the business. In 2018, again you have a chance to boost your business sales and make the energetic and refreshing rank of your business in the market. Yes! You can get outstanding ranking and can generate extraordinary revenue through the social media. Social media marketing […]

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Has anyone thought about what happens after all the devices are connected to IoT?

By: Mandla Mbonambi, CEO of Africonology Is your business driving change or being driven by it? This is the question that should be powering your business mindset in a digital world that’s swallowed by innovation and exponential change. Anything that cannot be digitised or automated is about to become extremely valuable. Computers can simulate the […]

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Equity Bank lowers lending rates to 13 percent

Equity Bank has lowered the interest rate charged on loans to a maximum of 13 percent p. a with effect from Wednesday, 1 August 2018. This is in compliance with the Central Bank of Kenya guidelines to reflect the new Central Bank Rate (CBR) of 9 percent. This move comes a few days after CBK announced […]

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Why Startups Cannot Ignore Digital Marketing

The universe is now digitalized and its benefits can’t be ignored. Digital advertising is an inventive technique and it is very crucial for both the new entrepreneurs and the well-developed ones. Digital advertising will make a startup succeed within a very short time because it is a powerful method of gaining publicity and more customers. […]

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8 Common Mistakes That You Need to Avoid as a New Entrepreneur

Everyone makes mistakes and it goes without saying that a major part of establishing a startup business is all about committing errors and learning from them. However, learning from the mistakes entirely depends on the weight of the error and one cannot expect to come back from a mistake that is overly detrimental for the […]

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Own a Small Business? Here Are the Benefits of Branding to Reach Out to Your Customers

Businesses big or small need branding. Just because you have a small set up, do not assume that managing the same is easy. This is the reason why small business owners prioritize branding over everything else. In fact, a small company requires more exposure and visibility to reach out to their targeted audience. According to […]

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Quick Tips to Reduce Overhead Expenses of Your Business

Overhead expenses or inflation is a concerning thing for every business, and it does not matter whether your business is new or your company is well-established. When you start experiencing high inflation for your business, you should be alert to manage such situations with precision. To deal with your business overhead expenses, you need to […]

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Business: Petrol prices drop as that of diesel and kerosene go up.

Motorists in Nairobi will from midnight today pay less for petrol as the price of super petrol has gone down by sh 0.46. Super petrol will from midnight retail at sh 107.46 per litre   down from the current price of sh 107.92 per litre. while the price of diesel which is mostly used by PSV […]

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African SMEs Set to Benefit from USD 74M Guarantee

The African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (AGF) has today entered into a re- guarantee transaction with GuarantCo that will see African SMEs benefit from an amount of up to USD 74 million. GuarantCo will increase its guarantee capacity for SME financing to help AGF support larger local currency transactions for SMEs involved […]

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Key Ways To Help Reduce Your Risk Of Bankruptcy In Business

By Gail Wilson. For small businesses, reaching their fifth year of operations may seem like a journey. Based on statistics, only 3% of business ventures make it to their fifth year. If you are a start up business owner, your dream is to operate longer than five years. You want your business to thrive and grow. […]

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Key Tips On How To Help Prevent Business Litigation

By Monika Hall, Law Office of Ronald D. Weiss  Disclaimer: This article should not be treated as legal advice. It’s recommended that readers consult legal counsel and contact a lawyer should they have any concerns regarding business litigation. When we’re talking of businesses, we try to make sure that all processes involved in the business are in […]

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WhatsApp Business App is now available for download in Kenya

Businesses in Kenya can now download the new WhatsApp Business App. They app had been rolled out in select markets in January, but is now officially available for download to everyone. So what can businesses do with the new WhatsApp Business app? Well, small companies can set up their WhatsApp Business profiles by filling out […]

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What To Consider When Drawing Up A Legal Contract In Business

By Danielle Grate Disclaimer: If you’re drawing up a legal contract in business, the following information should only be treated as a general guideline. It shouldn’t, however, be taken as actual legal advice as to the legal nature of making a contract in business. To better learn the legal process regarding the subject matter, do contact […]

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What To Consider In Finding A Property For Business Start-Up

By Helen Newman, If you’re planning for a business start-up, you must be excited for a lot of reasons. After all, you’re going to try to execute an idea you’ve had for a long time. You, your friends, and a couple of investors may already have big plans set for your intellectual property, and you […]

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Top five business risks for Southern Africa

Political uncertainty through transitions and instability are among the key risks for businesses in Southern Africa in 2018, says specialist global risk consultancy Control Risks in its annual political and security risk forecast RiskMap. According to Control Risks’ Senior Partner for Southern Africa George Nicholls  “2018 will see continued uncertainty around political leadership in our Southern […]

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The Differences and Similarities between Digital and Informational Technology

4800, the number of SMEs McKinsey surveyed across different industries to analyze the impact of web technologies on business. The results? A revelation that companies using web technologies like websites and social media marketing not only grow twice as fast as those with minimal online presence, but also bring in twice as much revenue and […]

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Kenya among Sub-Saharan African economies that set new record in reforming their business climate

Kenya is among the Sub-Saharan African economies that set a new record in reforming their business climate. This is according to the 15th-anniversary edition of the World Bank Group’s annual Doing Business report. The report notes that Kenya reduced the number of procedures required to register a business, and also reduced the time for import […]

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Opinion: Intellectual Property is just that, property

Intellectual property (IP) is as vital to the lifeblood of the small business as it is to the enterprise. The World Intellectual Property Organisation defines Intellectual Property (IP) as the creations of the mind. The definition includes inventions, literary and artistic works and the names, images and symbols used in business. The definition does not […]

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Guest Post: Technology and Business Transformation

By Dennis Nginya. ‘Millennial’ is a marketer’s term that classifies a generation according to their response to the technology of their times, addressing those born from the early 1980s to early 2000s. I think it is a much better way of describing the people currently under 40 years of age as opposed to calling them […]

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Infographic: 5 Ways Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Can Deliver Return On Investment (ROI)

Business owners usually measure ROI (Return On Investment) based on its added statistical value on various business processes- from financial reporting to manufacturing and distribution to customer relationship management and stock and sales figures. However, it is rarely observed in many businesses the relative impact of an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software on one of […]

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Source India Expo opens at Kenyatta International Convention Centre, Nairobi

India-based ProTrade is scheduled to host the Source India Expo at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) in Nairobi, Kenya this week. The 3-day expo will run from January 11-13, 2017 at the KICC Tsavo ballroom, bringing together India traders looking to partner with Kenya business people in new business ventures in order to expand […]

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It’s the end of an era for Yahoo as it is renamed ‘Altaba’, CEO Marissa Mayer resigns from board

By now you must probably know that Yahoo is being sold to Verizon for a record $5 billion. We started hearing these reports about five months ago, and it now looks like it’s a full end of an era for Yahoo, although some portions will be left behind. Reports suggest that these portions of the […]

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Here are Six Holiday Survival Tips For Introverts

The sting of being an introvert is perhaps felt most during the festive period; from corporate end of year parties, department mixers, family gatherings and endless dinner invitations. It can, therefore, be overwhelming for folks who prefer their own space and find fun in less interaction. It’s, therefore, important that such people prepare themselves both […]

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Liquid Telecom report highlights cybersecurity concerns for African businesses

Liquid Telecom has released new Cybersecurity & Data Protection Report identifying the latest cyber security and data protection concerns and challenges facing African businesses. According to the research findings, African businesses find themselves at a crossroads, where they must balance digital transformation with a greater focus on security policies and how to better protect customer […]

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Dubai Chamber of Commerce to conduct trade mission to Nairobi

Dubai Chamber of Commerce has today announced  plans to conduct a two-day trade mission in Nairobi to enhance cooperation with Kenyan businesses. The trade mission will take place from October 3rd to 5th, 2016, at the Villa Rosa Kempinski in Nairobi and it is supported by the Kenyan National Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It […]

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The Love Affair between Young Nigerians and Disruptive Mobile Technology

We are all familiar with the stereotype of the young entrepreneur; technology whizz kids with all the latest mobile devices and the ability to multitask as they type hundreds of words a minute. Sage’s Walk With Me report, – which examines the key characteristics, attitudes and behaviours of young entrepreneurs around the world – confirms […]

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Why it is important to grow a Business through Online Marketplaces

Building a business is not an easy task. Tu build it one has to grab every competitive opportunity going. One advantage that no modern business should ignore is the internet. In today’s world of commerce, the internet has completely changed the way retailers do businesses, basically anything can be sold on the web. Online marketplaces […]

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Five Ways Small Business Owners Can Improve Their Security

If you think your business is too small for a cyber attack, think again. The Small Business Subcommittee suggests nearly 20% of all cyber attacks occur in businesses with 250 or fewer employees. Even worse, over 90% of these cases could have been prevented if companies had better security protocols. In order to help protect […]

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Siemens to build 1,000km power line between Kenya and Ethiopia

Global engineering firm Siemens has been appointed in consortium with construction company Isolux Corsan to build a 1,000 kilometre power line from Ethiopia to Kenya. Valued at approximately US$450 million and financed by the World Bank and the African Development Bank, the project order was placed by the Kenya Electricity Transmission Co. Ltd. (KETRACO) and […]

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Multichoice says Continued depreciation of the Shilling causes adjustment to DStv subscription

MultiChoice has announced a price adjustment on DStv subscription fees in Kenya effective from 1 October 2015. The increase according to the company is necessitated by Foreign exchange rate changes.  The continuous depreciation of the Kenyan Shilling against the US Dollar has negatively impacted the business -this is similar to other imported services where costs […]

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SimbaPay announces Instant Deposit Service to all Choice Bank accounts in Kenya

SimbaPay has today announced the expansion of its free instant deposit service to Choice Microfinance Bank in Kenya. The digital money transfer provider has partnered with Choice Microfinance Bank a microfinance institution founded by Kenyans abroad. Money transfers made to Choice Microfinance Bank by Kenyans living abroad using SimbaPay will be free of transfer fees. […]

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Airtel hosts Senate Committee on Education, Information and Technology

Airtel Kenya Board last weekend hosted the Senate committee on Education, Information and Technology at Airtel Kenya HQ offices, ahead of debate on anti-competitive behaviour regulations slated for next week. Lead by the Airtel’s chairman Board of Directors Dr. Titus Naikuni and CEO Adil El Youssefi, the board briefed the committee on the company’s position in […]

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Hellofood on Managing the Customer Service Experience for food delivery

Any business or organization worth its salt knows that customer is king and will always work towards satisfying the customer’s needs, providing him with a great experience filled with personal experience. This often makes the difference between a frequent return customer and one who is displeased with your service and who has the potential to […]

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African business leaders to focus on scientific progress in partnership with the World Bank

Dr Álvaro Sobrinho, the prominent African businessman and Chairman of the Planet Earth Institute NGO , led the first meeting of the ‘Africa Business Champions for Science’ last month in London. The Africa Business Champions for Science is a new group of influential figures from industry with a passion for science, technology and innovation on […]

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Safaricom aims at e-payment billions with M-Pesa cards

Safaricom plans to introduce M-Pesa payment cards that will be used for settling government services and taxes, in yet another move that puts the telco in a head-to-head competition with commercial banks. The M-Pesa debit cards and point of sale (POS) terminals will enable customers to pay for government services, which the State has committed […]

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Airtel Kenya Appoints Titus Naikuni to chair its Board of Directors

Bharti Airtel has appointed former Kenya Airways Chief Executive Titus Naikuni as their new Airtel Kenya’s board of directors chairman. He joins the team  in the midst of tough competition in the Kenyan and  african mobile market. “His wealth of experience will add immense value to the Board and provide strategic guidance to our operations […]

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