5 Deadly mistakes that startups make and how to avoid them

Setting up a successful business is not an easy undertaking. Whichever the trade and regardless of an entrepreneur’s proficiency, mistakes are bound to happen – especially when launching a new business. There are a myriad of oversights that can occur…
Asian video-on-demand firm iflix launches services in Kenya

Asian subscription video-on-demand provider iflix has launched its services in Kenya in a move that further cements the country as East Africa’s hotbed of SVoD services. Kenyan users can now sign up for a one-month free trial to the service…
US firm inks deal to build Kenya’s first high-speed highway

After months of high level talks, Kenya has finally signed a Sh230 billion deal with California-based Bechtel International Inc. for the construction of a 473-kilometre high-speed highway from Nairobi to Mombasa. According to Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) director general…
Expert advice: 7 Tips for writing a good business plan

A detailed business plan is essential for the success of any startup regardless of the venture and whether or not you are looking for funding from financial institutions and investors. A business plan defines your goals and how you intend…
How to find, win over strategic investors for your startup

A good business idea is crucial to winning financiers but it takes much more to convince investors of its viability and ability to give good returns on investment. Budding entrepreneurs should know what prospective financiers need to hear and see…
7 Important things to do before starting a business

Starting a business is a major decision that requires thorough research and proper planning to ensure success of the new venture. A start up comes with a lot of risks with research showing that 75 per cent of new businesses…
7 Ways to start a business without taking bank loans

Starting a business and steering it to profitability requires financing which varies depending on the type and size of startup. Contrary to popular belief, there is a multiplicity of funding sources for startups if you are creative enough to look…