How Becky Ndegwa stumbled upon her successful traditional blanket business

Becky Ndegwa stumbled upon what would become her business, Indigo6, during a cold and rainy afternoon at her home in Athi River, on the outskirts of Kenya’s capital Nairobi. While trying to shield herself from the cold, Ndegwa found that the Maasai shuka (a traditional garment worn by the Maasai tribe in Kenya) wasn’t warm enough. So she complemented it with a normal fleece blanket. [caption id="" align="alignle...

01 Feb 5:29 AM 0 Read More...

Changing Your Life Begins With How You Choose To Think

A new year often brings renewed aspiration. Back at the office, hallway talks are full of introspection and hope. Then enters the reality of office politics, the obtrusive corruption and the political climate ,and the notion of keeping one’s resolution begins to be contested.   As cynical minds dominate the conversations, the optimists begin to doubt the resolve of personal ambitions. Pretty soon the feeling cult...

24 Jan 5:11 AM 0 Read More...

Writing a Successful CV; What You Should Include

Many applicants assume that a CV and a resume are the same. Whereas both documents have similarities, they are not the same. Below, we explore the differences between a resume and a CV. We also give you some tips on what to include in your CV and what to leave out. A CV is an in-depth document that can be laid out over two or more pages and it contains details about your achievements, a great more than just an outli...

18 Nov 8:24 AM 1 Read More...

Five rules for a successful corporate career

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="498"] Quinton Douman[/caption] The challenges that come with building a corporate career can be tough. Many people think that it is not as difficult as running your own business, but that is very far from being true. While the obstacles may be different, both journeys require people to have great resolve. During the fruitful corporate career I had before starting my own bus...

16 Nov 7:21 AM 0 Read More...

How this Nigerian started a food processing business with little capital

Kasope Ladipo-Ajai Kasope Ladipo-Ajai (31) is the co-founder of OmoAlata Food Services, a company that processes and packages soups, spices and ‘peppers’ for flavouring local Nigerian dishes. Launched in 2012, the company supplies 25 retailers in Lagos – including the Spanish supermarket chain Dia – and just signed a contract to supply Spar stores. The goal is eventually to export to foreign markets....

02 Oct 5:37 PM 0 Read More...