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To Have and To Hold

To Have and To Hold

An intimate look into young male-friendships. By Kevin Shachile Months after I invested in the business that would later become Oulaj, I made nearly a hundred thousand Kenya Shillings in loss. I lost the initial capital and I walked into debt.  I was twenty two years old and that is all I had on me….

How to pay yourself from your business

How to pay yourself from your business

Making money is probably one of your main goals when starting your business. But in some cases, especially when starting out, money can end up mostly being reinvested into the business. Even when business owners begin to pay themselves, they may not understand how much they should pay themselves in order to make the business…

What is the value of your product/service?

What is the value of your product/service?

There is nothing like a product being `too expensive’. If it were, then brands like Apple, Lamborghini and Rolls Royce would be out of business. As the seller, you always set the price of a product. This price should always include operational costs (costs incurred in making/offering the product/service) and profit. The customer on the…

5 Money Rules To Generate More Income For Your Business

5 Money Rules To Generate More Income For Your Business

The ability of a business to generate income through the various products and services offered, determines how long the business becomes operational. A business will eventually close down if it does not generate enough profit to be sustainable. So, the most important question that an entrepreneur will ask themselves is ‘How can I generate more…

WEVYN MUGANDA: The role of the youth in community leadership

WEVYN MUGANDA: The role of the youth in community leadership

Kindly introduce yourself to us. My name is Wevyn Muganda, a community organiser from Mombasa, Kenya and the founder of Isirika; a grassroots social enterprise in Mombasa. I am passionate about social justice. When you talk about social justice, what does it mean? In the same line, what is community leadership? Social justice, in my…

Top Video Interview Tips for you to nail your job interview

Top Video Interview Tips for you to nail your job interview

As the world re-emerges in the aftermath of COVID-19 pandemic, more and more businesses are embracing technology. Thus, more job interviews are done virtually. One of the preferred tools for video conferencing is Zoom, a platform that powers online meetings, webinars and events. Having your meeting on Zoom can both be good and bad. Zoom…

KEN OUKO; How to manage your finances better

KEN OUKO; How to manage your finances better

Kindly introduce yourself briefly. I am Ken Ouko, the Founder of Ken’s MoneyMatters and Co-Founder of Gene Coaching School. Ken’s MoneyMatters is the financial literacy branch of Gene Coaching School. The pandemic is here and has affected many of us financially. Is there a way we can manage our finances during these times so that…

How to deal with Emotions

How to deal with Emotions

By Grace Mwita Emotions are something that everyone encounter. It can be positive or negative emotions. Normally, we always get ways to deal with positive emotions such as happiness, excitements and such like so easily because most times they have no harm.  This is different when we are dealing with the negative emotions such as…

How to quit your job the right way

How to quit your job the right way

It is 8:30 AM. You have only been in the office for 15 minutes, but is already dreading the work ahead of you. Another day to grind through of answering 80 to 100 calls and emails from customers and your bosses. Frequent day dreams about the weekend and partying with your colleagues keep you sane….

A Freelancer’s Guide: How much should you charge?

A Freelancer’s Guide: How much should you charge?

Having the chance to bid on a major project is a freelancer’s dream, but can also be a nightmare. If the client hasn’t set a price and you have to come up with your own estimate, it can be very difficult to know how much to charge. If you get your estimate wrong, you can…