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Debt can be good for SMEs if managed well can be good for SMEs if managed wellThe word “debt” often has negative connotations for small businesses as it can be associated with financial trouble. However, it should be noted that it is often a vital resource that allows a business to grow. This is according to Sally Gitonga, Country Manager at Business Partners Kenya (BUSINESS/PARTNERS), who says that although outward signs of a successful business are profitability, asset growth and happy employees, a crucial additional indicator signifying its financial health is the way in which it manages its debt.2018/05/03 10:00:00 PM
Eight characteristics of a resilient entrepreneur characteristics of a resilient entrepreneurBuilding a business is not a sprint, but a marathon, with hills, headwinds, heat and dust. Those entrepreneurs who succeed are not necessarily the fastest or the strongest, but those who are able to endure the ups and downs. 2018/04/18 10:00:00 PM
Equity vs. Debt: how should entrepreneurs fund their business ventures? vs. Debt: how should entrepreneurs fund their business ventures?Entrepreneurs need to be mindful of the risks associated with sourcing funding for their businesses. Similarly, the choice between funding a business with debt or equity will have major implications for the company down the line. 2018/04/18 10:00:00 PM
Entrepreneurs to think differently about new year resolutions to think differently about new year resolutionsThe beginning of a year is infamous for all types of aspirational New Year’s resolutions. However, the number of gym routines and diets that are abandoned by February are enough to make anyone cynical about these resolutions.2018/02/15 10:00:00 PM
Are you pitching your business short? you pitching your business short?Access to funding is often cited as the greatest hurdle to starting a business. However, contrary to the belief of many entrepreneurs, there are several institutions with funding available in Kenya which too often aren’t tactically tapped into.2017/11/14 10:00:00 PM
Entrepreneurs urged to prioritise cash-flow urged to prioritise cash-flowThe 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Index ranks Kenya 107 out of the 137 participating countries, with the index listing access to risk capital as one of the weakest pillars of the country’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. As many entrepreneurs struggle to obtain funding, once securing capital to either start or grow your business, it is imperative small and medium enterprise (SME) owners ensure they adhere to planned budgets to ensure a steady cash-flow - a crucial element for the survival of any business. 2017/10/31 10:00:00 PM