Catering Business

Start A Catering Business

Guest Blog by: Timothy Angwenyi


With many people organizing events such as weddings, funerals, birthdays, baby showers, graduation parties, church events, political meetings and others, starting a catering business targeting these occasions can be lucrative if you have a good network.

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Lately Real estate has been the buzz word around town and land is selling like damn hot cakes. So my friend jokes if you happen to meet Kamau (which is religiously often) chances are he will be in a checked (red) shirt and a black polythene bag will be daggling in his hands, that polythene bag will contain among other things, land tittle deed in a brown envelope. (Roll eyes). Enough of him. Thing is left right and center Tom, Dick and Jerry are buying land, have bought land or better still wish (should it be hope?) to buy land in future. The home business in Kenya and around the world continues to grow in thresholds owing to the seven billion plus of us wanting somewhere to call our own. It is disturbing however that everyone has this ingrained notion that real estate business is a preserve for the filthy rich! Maybe, yes but NO, this write-up discusses a listing of the diverse implementable business ideas within the homes business (real estate)

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The Chase: Part One

Part I

This is a story of an average adult in your normal developing (read Third world) Country out to make a cut of the cake out of the chase!

The Chase


You wake up. Perhaps late or probably just in time. May be you just managed to wake up on your own like the fair minority. Instincts are wild that you belong to the majority who an alarm need sound to come alive. Sorry if you keep missing the alarm. Shame on you if you keep snoozing, you know? Hoping that some factors just worked out right No, wait, hoping that your dear parents jolted to reality and said “look kid, keep off this chase thing, we are rich, all these was only meant to introduce you to responsibility.” Then you will murmur some hearty prayers to the God of Abraham and cover up head to toe as the rest of us face reality; the chase. Not unless yours is a movie scene.

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BLAZE: The Business Aspect

BLAZE: We Are The Chosen



If there is something Equity bank for example can be credited for then its Market turn around of the Kenyan financial sector. In the earlier days when banking was for the chosen few, Equity bank ran an identity campaign tagged “…Na mimi ni member!” and as Tom, Dick and Harry say, the rest is history. Of spotlight however is their

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How Wantrepreneurs Become Entrepreneurs


DISTINCTION. How Wantrepreneurs Become Entrepreneurs


How Wantrepreneurs Become Entrepreneurs


Over the years I’ve noticed how adept most would-be entrepreneurs are at making sure they never succeed. The problem is they waste precious time drowning themselves in useless content and over-thinking minutiae trying to solve problems they themselves create.

You know what I’m talking about: all the popular content about personal productivity, performance improvement, time management, personal habits, positive thinking, and the like. The irony is, all that nonsense is self-perpetuating. If you don’t waste time on it, you never need it.

Look, the key to becoming successful at anything – your job, your career, or your own business – is not rocket science, folks. It’s finding what you’re good at – what you love doing – learning how to do it better than anyone else, and then doing it. That’s what separates real entrepreneurs from the pack.

To be more specific, this is what successful business leaders do that wantrepreneurs, for lack of a better term, usually don’t, and vice versa:


They do whatever it takes to get the job done.

Maybe I should back up a bit. For one thing, they have a job. Their work is the most important thing in their lives, or at least a close second to family. They don’t worry about work-life balance. And when it comes to their work, they’re flexible, adaptable, and geographically mobile. Nothing stands in their way.


They don’t wait around for opportunities to just happen.

Maybe it’s a cliché to tell folks to go out and create their own opportunities and make things happen, but that doesn’t make it less true. It’s wonderful to have dreams of making it big someday, but if you don’t actually do anything to make that happen, it won’t. Real entrepreneurs are doers.

They don’t believe in utopia.

While it’s definitely good to be driven and optimistic, business success doesn’t come from strength of will alone. Your strengths, weaknesses, circumstances, and behavior all play significant roles in the outcome. The best way to become successful is to genuinely understand what’s holding you back. Successful entrepreneurs are always grounded in reality.

They follow their own path, not someone else’s.

They don’t overthink it by worrying about what others think, say, or do. Truth is, nobody else has a clue about what you should be doing and how you should be doing it. Besides, don’t you think you should be figuring that out for yourself through your own experience in the real world?

They listen to smart, accomplished people they know and trust.

I don’t know exactly how to tell you this, but probably the vast majority of online content – more and more business books, too – come from content mills and wantrepreneurs just making it up as they go to get page views and followers. Don’t drink the Kool-Aid.


They’re disciplined about their goals and priorities.

I’ve always been 100 percent clear on my goals and priorities and my activities reflect that because I have discipline. Granted, we all want to be happy and have fun, but screwing around when you should be working accomplishes neither. On the contrary, it holds you back, big-time.

They don’t take handouts … ever.

Sure, we all squeeze our parents when we’re kids, but once we reach adulthood, it’s time to pay the bills with money we earn. All safety nets do is sap our self-reliance and ability to make it on our own. If you need money to start and grow your business, get to work and get investors, not handouts.

They don’t whine and make excuses.

Complaining, making excuses, and blaming others are all victim behaviors intended to absolve us of responsibility for situations we’re solely responsible for. Nobody can or will make your life better but you. If you act like a victim, you’ll always be one.

They know business is about business.

The problem with the personal-branding fad is that it makes people think they’re more important than they are. It feeds the narcissistic beast so many are becoming. Successful entrepreneurs know that business is about the value proposition their products deliver to customers. It’s not about them.

Granted, it’s a lot easier to pump your head full of nonsense and simply make believe things are going to work out for you someday than it is to be disciplined, focused, and realistic about what it takes to make it in the world. Believe me, I know how hard it is to work your tail off doing the right things, day in and day out. But trust me when I tell you it’s the only way to someday build a business you can be proud of. The choice is yours.


Friday At its Best!.

By: entrepreneurs. Com

Business Advice

Avoid this Business Advice



When you start a business, suddenly everyone wants to advice you – your mom tells you not to take risks, your former boss tells you that the market for your product is flooded and your financier tells you to pay yourself last.

Well, the thing is not all this advice is worth following. Below are some examples of our favorite worst business advice from our list of favorites.

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A step by step Guide on How to Sell Based of personal Experience


Selling is a process and just a process it is, it starts with you. Let’s thus look at the How to sell as below;

  • Let your buyers believe in you
  • Let your buyers speak 90% of the time
  • Be transparent about yourself and the product
  • Don’t sell ice in Antarctica
  • Be optimistic not realistic
  • Be on your toes when you are selling over the phone
  • Follow up until you drop
  • Give time for your buyer for deciding
  • Calculate number of NO’s before hearing a yes
  • Smile all the way to the bank; yes you deserve to!

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