Magazine Publishing 

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​Magazine Publishing Business: Week forty 2017


Benjamin Franklin helped write the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Yet Franklin’s own publication, General Magazine, folded after just six issues. Magazines are tough business.
In fact, 9 out of 10 new magazines fail, according to Cheryl Woodward, publishing business consultant and author ofStarting and Running a Successful Newsletter or Magazine. Such are the kinds of Statistics you flip through when you want to find out about magazines and the business there rein.

It got me to what a friend observed about magazines business in the local market:

“I’ve realised 8 out 10 Kenyan entrepreneurs ranging from age 22 to 30 want to start their own magazines covering topics ranging from Lifestyle, Fashion, Beauty, Business, Entrepreneurship etc. I personally think and i stand to be corrected the reason why this kind of sector/entrepreneurship is not growing, becoming sustainable, attracting valuable partners and investors…

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Young Entrepreneurs 

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Guest:

5 NUGGETS OF WISDOM FOR YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS

Entrepreneurship is not easy and a college diploma is no longer a golden ticket. The road to successful entrepreneurship in most cases is hard and takes  immense effort, energy and more often than not it needs a lot of money.
So if you are brainstorming on how to make it on your own or are setting out with some well grounded research and mentoring , here are some nuggets of advice for young, start up founders and today’s generation of entrepreneurs

(This programme taught me to see things through the end without giving up: John, winner of the Young Enterprise journey Award 2017)

1. WATCH HOW YOU SPEND EVERY SHILLING

You started out as an entrepreneur because you have the passion, however it is practicality and pragmatism that will take you much further. Don’t even think about fancy offices, fat expense…

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Random Stuff

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Finance


Am passing time walking down the streets of Google hopeful that I will bump on some billboard that reads “Your financial woes stop here” Why? Coincidentally, the financial gods have been gloomy thanks to the “can we talk after Elections” rhetoric. But mostly because we had promised the BizHub Enthusiasts that this week we are putting together something on Finance in this week’s episode for them. Unfortunately, the speaker; some badass guy in finance shoots up a late hour reply that says he’s not available for this week’s episode. He pens off with a bucket of apologies. I can see him penning that from his desk one hand on chest. It’s so sincere.

For those of you new here, BizHub is that our weekly youth based Talent mentorship initiative by TWIC where we meet in some down town hotel and deliberate matters Business. So am left wondering what do…

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Thirty Five. 

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POSITIVE THINKING

There’s this Narrative of when it comes to life there are three kinds of people. Those who watch things happen. Those who make things happen and those wonder what happened. On my way home (read upcountry) there’s a house on the hill. That place is half rocky, half hilly. It’s along Kisumu Kakamega Highway. That part of the escarpment looks like it’s good for nothing. But see someone braved the hills to carve an enticing home out of that geographics. A home that makes us passers_by stare in bewilderment and you the reader wonder “is that in Kenya?” That he did skillfully when all and sundry would complain about the hills and the rocks and the Meadows

And today
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PSYCHOLOGY OF POSITIVE THINKING: TIPS FOR FULFILLED LIFE

(Adopted)

*1. Don’t complicate life. We won’t be here forever. Once this day is over, it’s gone forever. Your time…

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Self_help Business. 

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The Best Self-Help Advice Ever

1. Be yourself
I once heard a monk say if you meditated nonstop for 20 years, the answer you would arrive at is “be yourself.” There is tremendous freedom in just being you. It’s better (and easier!) to be a first-rate version of yourself than a third-rate version of anyone else. How long can you fake it, anyway?
You’re like a snowflake. Just as no one else in the world has your face, no one has your unique gifts, strengths, or personality. Don’t be afraid to be seen.
2. You have nothing to prove
You don’t have to please everyone, entertain others, or compete (unless doing so makes you happy). You are enough, exactly as you are right now.
3. You can’t control anyone
Have you ever met someone who thought they were wrong about their choices? Neither have I. Some of our most mature…

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Second thought 

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​Just a random Business thought. 

Polite Notice: Of I assured you it will only cost you three minutes of your precious time, would you mind starting at apologies?
17 Reasons Why Some People Are Not Successful. Numbers 4 & 16 Are Must Read.

Mark Zukerberg invited 5 people to his Harvard dorm room 12 years ago to discuss a business opportunity – “Facebook”. Only 2 people showed up and they got in. Today, those two people are billionaires: Dustin Moskovitz ($10.7 Billion) and Eduardo Saverin ($7.4 Billion).

I wonder what it is like for the other three that were also invited but didn’t show up.

OPEN YOUR MIND TO OPPORTUNITIES TO EARN WITHOUT STRESS.

While many people dream of becoming better persons than the previous years, only a few actually do it. Why?

While many people dream of quitting their jobs and start their own businesses, only a few actually…

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Munroe 

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Munroe Would Say:


​”SECURE YOUR FUTURE, STOP BLAMING EVERY SITTING PRESIDENT OR GOVERNMENT OF YOUR COUNTRY FOR YOUR DESTINY”….Myles Munroe.

*Late Dr Myles Munroe; a man of wisdom* was quoted as saying:
I was born poor, sleeping on the floor with cockroaches and rats. Today, I own my own jet. Everything I have is paid for. I am debt free; I open new businesses every year and mentor many people,”
*ON UNEMPLOYMENT*

Myles Munroe strongly discouraged the reliance on Government for jobs, describing it as ‘lazy thinking.’“There is no such thing as unemployment in the world. What you call unemployment is what I call lazy thinking,” he says.“The work of government is not to create jobs, but to create an environment for people to develop their own work,” he asserts.
*ON GIFTS/TALENTS*:

Munroe discourages employed professionals against relying solely on their jobs for income, urging them to instead create wealth…

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