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Someone once said that a sure way to know you are in a Kenyan’s kitchen, is the sight of the polythene bag that contains other polythene bags. This iconic polythene bag will usually be located in a cupboard under the sink. This peculiar characteristic will soon be a relic of history, if the ban on domestic use...

In the last 10 years that I have been working (I love how elderly I feel when I make this reference :D), mostly with young (er) people, I have observed a curious phenomena. A young person gets their first job, and the first thing they do is enroll for the next certificate, be it an MBA, a professional course etc. This...

Open any Kenyan magazine/newspaper article that has an interview with a female executive (married or a mother), and it will have this question “How do you balance family and work?” For me, this question often is, “Kellie, how do you balance single motherhood and work?” Both in formal situations and socially. There has...

Nairobi County has announced the introduction of the New Unified Business permit, which consolidates 5 permits that you need to start and operate a business in the County into one permit. Starting November 1st 2016, businesses will be able to get one permit that consolidates the following: The single business...

This is a guest post from Latiff Cherono, he first tweeted about this, and was kind enough to write a post about it on my request. He is a Manufacturing Process Engineer, he helps businesses improve and optimize their processes. Follow him on Twitter—> @LatiffCherono Have you recently taken an Uber ride in Nairobi and...

We are at a point in history where entrepreneurship is receiving more attention than ever before, especially in Africa. Previous generations focused on other things; our grandparents’ generation was into government jobs – a government job was the best thing one could ever land. Our parents were the professionals –...

The call for applications to be part of Mettā’s first Fashion Product Lab, a programme to help the continent’s future fashion designers deliver on their true creative potential, is now open. Every element of the 8-week programme  course is designed to help fashion-focused entrepreneurs launch their brands into the...

I am a doer. This trait was developed by my parents, growing up in a farm. See, there was nothing like sitting around doing nothing in my parents house, unless the “nothing” was reading a book. Also, there was nothing like “sleeping in”. You woke up at between 6am and 6:30 am whether you had something to do or not. In...

Kenya’s economy is largely driven by SMEs and informal businesses. Nowhere is this more evidence than when you study the economy’s numbers. It for example did not make sense that only 1.5 million people filed their taxes with the Kenya Revenue Authority last month. One wants to believe that we have more than 1.5 million...

The last couple of months have seen rather discouraging times in our banking sector, with the collapse of Dubai Bank and Imperial Bank, and most recently Chase Bank which is in receivership under the management of KCB. However, it is heartening to see aggressive moves in the market, like the recent launch of Spire...