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…
The day Naushad Merali made Sh1.6bn in record 2 hours

Naushad Merali, the founder of the Sameer Group – a Kenyan corporation with activities in finance, construction and agriculture, is without a doubt one of Africa’s most astute business people. Born on January 2, 1951 in Mombasa,  the Kenyan-Asian tycoon…
10 Steps to register company

Starting a business can be an exhilarating and fulfilling pursuit that may lead to financial independence. Here are the ten major steps to follow when registering a business in Kenya. 1.) Choose a name – Conduct a name search online…