Category: Employment to Business

Transition & Growth for Planned Success

Evaluating Business Ideas

the process of evaluating an idea for business is almost like the way a surfer evaluates which wave to ride – surfboard in place, leg rope fastened, eyes on the ocean and focus on the goal.

Taking Money Off the Table

On the outset, we agree that decision making where money is concerned is not an easy process. In investment circles, the phrase “taking money off the table” is meant to tell investors to diversify their investment or convert some of their shares in a company or on the stock market into cash in case of…
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The Animation Business – for Starters

Animation has evolved to not only be a good skill for the entertainment industry, but it also a handy tool for professors, book reviewers, trainers, coaches, mentors, preachers and anybody who needs to deliver information to an audience. Technology has made animation so easy and user friendly that slow learners have less challenges and visual…
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Investing in Soup Kitchen Business

Social Entrepreneurship refers to engaging in business with the main aim of reaping societal gains as opposed to being driven by profits. Business principles that would drive a profit-making company are applied to solve a problem within the society. This week, we explore the investment idea of a soup kitchen which if well executed could end up…
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Do you know someone whose family has a lucrative business, but they are employed at another company? When you look at them do you wonder why they slave at the other company instead of getting into the family business? Or why they choose to register their success and skills set elsewhere instead of bringing it…
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A new school of thought has it that this is the best way of injecting seed capital in the business as one retains the full ownership. With boot strapping, VCs and angel investors only come in if you deem it fit for them to provide more than you can get access to. Boot strapping is…
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Lesson from a Sprinkler

The other day I was doing some household chores and I remember being quickened by the ONE who teaches us how to profit on taking a few lessons from the sprinkler. I had been thinking about gratitude and how rare it is becoming in this current world. In taking my lessons, I remembered that as I was…
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Time and The Entrepreneur

By Ory Olindo We are living in a time when more and more people are venturing into entrepreneurship or considering it. The desire to be your own boss or to do that which one loves is slowly overriding the need for a consistent monthly pay check that comes through being employed. The hard truth is…
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A Lesson from my Farming Father

As retold to the author by Watens Maina When life had offered him nothing, but days spent at the local shopping center, one day my farming father went to a public gathering where a lady was trying to raise 1,000/= shillings by selling off two skinny sheep. By all standards, the sheep were valueless, but…
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The Glass Ceiling

For many years, as the corporate world has evolved, it has been common place to hear many women complaining that they have reached a glass ceiling. In the recent times however, there is a select few men who are being vocal about it and its not on behalf of the significant women in their lives!…
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