Niche Marketing in Developing Countries

The basic challenges of creating, maintaining, and growing a successful business are the same worldwide. In developing countries, these challenges can be amplified for a variety of reasons, including widespread poverty, lack of infrastructure, and unstable government. The objective is not to overcome these challenges overnight, but to work within them and make them work […]

To Have or Not To Have a Rates Page

Whenever I visit a shop or stall and see something I like, I ask the price. Usually, the vendor will bring the item down, hold it in a better light, and extol its superior virtues. It’s a good sales tactic, but it makes me nervous. The more the seller praises the item, the more I’m […]

How to Avoid Online Job Scams

As more and more employers are making the shift to listing potential jobs on online job boards instead of traditional media, it is becoming harder for job seekers to flesh out which ad postings are legitimate jobs and which are nothing more than a scam. Because job scams seem to be on the rise it’s […]

Invest for 1,000!

I was on leave for three weeks recently, and I realized just how fun it is to do nothing but sleep, watch TV, and get paid. I wondered if it was possible to do this all year round without marrying a rich old man. Today, I’ve discovered a way to do that, and all without […]

How About Fish Farming?

They say there is a lot of potential in fish farming. Dwindling supply and the increasing demand for fish and fisheries products offers great opportunities to producers towards meeting both the increasing local and export demand for fish. I recently came across an interesting organisation called Inspired Fish Farming ( admin[at]inspiredfarming.com ) which offers managed […]

A Time To Sow

Have a look at the graph above. Go ahead, you can click on it to make it bigger. As you can see, the internet usage rate in Kenya is growing rapidly, especially when compared to other countries which are slowing down. In those countries, the internet is already mainstream meaning that a lot of people […]

Announcing Kenya Loans!

I’m pleased to announce our newest project: Kenya Loans. As stated severally on this blog, we’re slowly diversifying our company’s revenue streams and Kenya Loans is our newest attempt at doing so. The process of borrowing either as a person or as a corporate body does not need to be long, or painful. Kenya Loans […]

Is There a Problem Here?

So last week I was with a friend of mine who does a lot of IT freelance consulting in the city of Nairobi. He wanted my opinion on how to solve a particular problem that he had come across. The problem is this: There is a client who runs a certain business that generates a […]

Google Brings NFC To Kenya

I was aboard a CitiHoppa yesterday when the person seated next to me asked the conducter if he could pay via his Beba card. I didn’t really pay much attention to what followed but later on, I googled about it and found Beba.co.ke. In their own words, The Beba card is a smart card that […]

The Cesspit That is Kenyan “Job Sites”

So, recently, a friend of mine who had struggled for a long time looking for an employee, decided to send the job details to one of the many Kenyan job sites out there. They had a notice on their homepage that if you sent job details to them via email, they would post the job […]