Tanking control of your business cash flow

Your business can be profitable yet lack cash. We have seen the likes of Uchumi, Nakumatt and more recently, Tuskys supermarkets all collapse because they were unable to properly manage their cash flow. I know you’re currently wondering: “if these huge businesses with certified public accountants, qualified management teams & board of directors were unable to adequately manage their cash flow, how easy is it for me and my enterprise?” Well, truth of the matter is, it’s not easy. …


A few weeks ago, I was trying to find a jersey for the biggest football team to ever grace the game; Manchester United. All I was looking for was an original, brand new & quality jersey that was designed for someone like me.

I immediately went on the internet & searched “football jerseys Kenya”. Interestingly, Jersey Store filled my top four search results. The first two results were of its website, the third was Jersey Store’s Facebook page while the fourth was its Twitter page full of reviews and satisfied customer comments.

After going through the comments, recommendations, and its…


Leadership lessons: it happens quite often that advances of the military industry become eventually part of our civilian life. This time it is behavioral psychology of successful teams. The latest discoveries might teach you a thing or two as a leader of an enterprise.

NASA explores the group cohesion for their crewed mission to Mars. The finding: if the team wants to be successful, a certain character type must form part of it.

The benefits of space missions for people on Earth aren‘t often immediately recognizable. But when on Sunday during the AAAS annual meeting in Washington the scientists presented…


On Friday, 13th March 2020, the Kenyan government reported the 1st positive case of the Corona Virus in Kenya. Many parts of the world had been ravished by the deadly virus and to some extent, it seemed a matter of when rather than if. The briefing was short, simple and to the point. The country has to brace itself for tough times ahead. The pandemic thereafter hit each sector gradually. The health sector has been pushed to its capacity trying to cope with the growing numbers, the education sector has been brought to a standstill as schools have remained closed…


Agnes & Musembi Kinako (Neema Hospital Kitui)

Musembi & Agnes Kinako are beneficiaries of the Advanced Entrepreneurship Program (AEP) conducted by ISBI Institute at Strathmore University Business School. The couple, are co-founders and co-directors of Neema Hospitals, which was founded 28 years ago. Most recently in 2018, Agnes and Musembi opened Neema Annex as a result of the growing demand for quality and affordable medical services.

BACKGROUND.

Neema Hospital previously began as a small clinic in Kitui town in 1991. Musembi Kinako who is a trained medical practitioner was working at a government institution, before venturing into private practice. …


In business we face challenges every day, some appear harder to solve than others. Thinking smarter will help us through these. You know what won’t? Naïve positivity or indifference. A clear challenge is COVID-19 which is very, very real, and we need to deal with it in reality. On the other side we have excessive negativity and doom, which won’t do any of us any good.

We need to be realistic, have solid plans in place, and look for the opportunities. During the AEP alumni entrepreneurs’ webinar we discussed challenges as well as opportunities that we are faced with during…


By the early 1800’s, large cities such as New York & London were drowning in horse manure. Urbanization was proving a blessing & a curse equally. As employment opportunities increased within urban areas, rural to urban migration was at its peak. In order to find your way around the urban centers, transport was entirely dependent on horse travel. Thousands of horses were needed to move people and supplies within the cites.

This form of transportation however had its flaws. For example, 11,000 pulled carriages were required for transportation in cities such as London. Additionally, there were several thousand horse-drawn buses…


The Real Estate industry in Kenya is riddled with numerous challenges. Many entrepreneurs tend to look at it from the sidelines, without getting involved. Some ventured in by simply buying land but have struggled making a profit out of it. A sizeable number realized different opportunities within the industry and have succeeded immensely as a result. The ISBI Alumni Association organized a round-table breakfast, where Irene Wanjiku (Founder & CEO Rexe Roofing) shared her perspective on how to thrive in this crowded & competitive industry.

In a male dominated industry, Irene has been able to curve out a market share…


“My posts get little engagement on social media. I have tried different platforms but I am just not getting enough output from digital marketing.” Digital marketing is not just posting items for sale on Facebook or Instagram, neither is it simply using trending hashtags on Twitter or hiring ‘influencers’ to promote your content to their audience. It requires a thoroughly thought out process and intentional efforts to ensure your online presence is the right message and that it reaches the right audience. …


“My posts get little engagement on social media. I have tried different platforms but I am just not getting enough output from digital marketing.” Digital marketing is not just posting items for sale on Facebook or Instagram, neither is it simply using trending hashtags on Twitter or hiring ‘influencers’ to promote your content to their audience. It requires a thoroughly thought out process and intentional efforts to ensure your online presence is the right message and that it reaches the right audience. …

ISBI @ Strathmore Business School

Mastering private enterprise. www.isbi-kenya.org.

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