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…
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…
7 Things you should do to avoid getting scammed online

The cyberspace is full of fraudsters looking to con people out of their hard-earned money. While many people think that criminals only target big companies where they are sure of extorting huge amounts of money, the truth is that individuals…
Safaricom share price hits record high on the Nairobi bourse

Safaricom shares rose to a record high on Friday, helping the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE)-listed telcom operator to make history as the first company to hit the Sh1 trillion mark in market valuation during trading at the bourse. The telco…