There is business before, during, and after elections

Sometime ago, my sister and I had a conversation about the effect of elections on business in Kenya. We were partners in a business that was negatively affected by post-election violence in 2008. So we know up close and personal just how bad things can get! This being an election year in Kenya, I’m sure…

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It’s time to hit the reset button

I took a break last week and went on a 4-day holiday with my mum and sisters. Luckily, my business is portable so I was able to host a teleclass and coach my clients while still enjoying the break. During the holiday, I got time to reflect about my business and evaluate what was working…

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Where is your focus?

A few years ago, I was a personal development trainer in Nairobi. One of the things we did in the trainings was to take people through a firewalk. Now, that might seem like a major thing. The reality is that it takes about 30 minutes of conditioning your mind in order to walk on fire. That’s…

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Be authentic in your business

I learnt a very powerful lesson when my son set up his blog. He was 11 years old at that time. This lesson was one that I’d heard over and over again but it didn’t sink in until I experienced it myself. It’s a lesson on being authentic. Authentic writing I’ve been blogging since 2013…

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How can your business survive beyond startup?

What happens to your business beyond startup? You’ve been focusing on getting the business up and running for some time, so what to do now that your dream is a reality? I was chatting with my sister a few weeks ago when we realized that few people think about what will happen after they achieve their…

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Double Your Business Income – Part 3: Create a Business Model

In this series of articles on how to double your business income, you’ve seen how powerful it is to go back and look at your business through the eyes of your customer. You’ve also identified ways in which you can improve your customer service experience and start getting more referrals and repeat customers. But there is often…

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