Entrepreneurs of the Month #2

I got to interview 7 amazing young entrepreneurs in the month of October! Mark Mackenzie 1. Tell us about your venture and when you started it My name is Mackenzie Mutisya, the owner of Mac n Tee Enterprises. We are an online retail watch store. We opened our doors in March 2015 and we have…

Entrepreneur with little or no employment experience … Pt 2

As promised last week, I’ll be sharing things I’ve done to help me as an entrepreneur with little or no employment experience Get mentors MENTORS, not a mentor. I’ll explain why. For me, it’s been incredibly beneficial having 2 mentors, one who is in entrepreneurship and another who’s lived most of her life in employment….

Entrepreneur with little or no employment experience … Pt 1

Last week, one of my best friends (I have more than one, they’re all the best in their own ways 😄 ) sent me a forward on Whatsapp and asked for my opinion. The forward was basically talking about why it’s important for the youth to take up jobs, even if they aspire to be…

Are you living in fear or abundance?

Every month, I strive to learn a new skill, build my knowledge in a certain area or work on something about myself. That makes me sound like such a focused person 😄, but I only started last month so you can also start now. I did Savings last month, which I’ll talk about it in…

Expectation vs. Reality

Life after university…wow! Just a disclaimer, even after reading this you might still not be fully prepared to face the challenges but I’m here to tell you some of the things you will probably encounter. If you think about it, from nursery to University, you’ll have spent about 18yrs of your life in the school…

Government agencies in Kenya

I finished Uni very disappointed that I studied entrepreneurship and not even once was I taught how to work with the government. Yes the lecturers would mention some bodies here and there but  the last time I was in  class actively  discussing government agencies was probably in form 2 before I dropped History which I…

Degree, skills or both?

Last week, I attended the launch of Strathmore Institute. Maybe it’s time I mention that I’m an alumna of Strathmore University just to avoid talking in many parables going forward. Strathmore Institute is the professional training arm of Strathmore University and its mandate includes but is not limited to professional courses in accountancy, information technology,…

My number one fans

Yesterday (9th September) was my mum’s birthday!! And for some reason, this morning I woke up feeling overly grateful for the gift and blessing my parents have been and continue to be in my life. So I thought, “Why not dedicate today’s post to mum and dad as I share some of the lessons I’ve…

Growing pressures …

This past weekend I had a very interesting conversation with my girlfriends. We randomly started discussing the pressures social media gives us either knowingly or unknowingly. Why does everything look so perfect especially on some sites? One of them said that at some point social media made her feel like she wasn’t doing much with…