Mpower Limited Partners with Equity Group Foundation

Mpower Limited Partners with Equity Group Foundation

Amazing training opportunity What skills would you like to learn to improve yourself and your business? Equity Group Foundation and Mpower Limited bring you The Africa Management Initiative Online Community Resource Center. Get access to a set of 28 courses carefully crafted and accredited by Africa’s Top Business Schools. A Certificate will be issued on Completion . Program includes: Video Lessons Downloadable Content Practical Activities Networking with peers Online Exam Monthly Review Meet-ups Courses cover: Financial management Marketing Team Management…

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MPOWER WOMEN #BOOTBREASTCANCER WHILE LEARNING ABOUT #BOOBCARE

MPOWER WOMEN #BOOTBREASTCANCER WHILE LEARNING ABOUT #BOOBCARE

On 27th October 2018, the “fittest” Mombasa women converged at the Uwanja wa Mbuzi Grounds in Nyali for the 4th Annual Gertrude Hospital’s Breast Cancer Awareness #BootBreastCancer Women’s Soccer Tournament. The tournament was officially opened by Hon. Munywoki Kyalo, the Mombasa County Minister for Youth, Gender, Sports and Cultural Affairs. The tournament was an opportunity for the men, women and children in attendance to learn about Breast Cancer. There was a free Breast Cancer Screening Camp at the site which…

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OPPORTUNITIES FOR PROCUREMENT WITHIN MOMBASA COUNTY

OPPORTUNITIES FOR PROCUREMENT WITHIN MOMBASA COUNTY

The Mpower Workshop on Opportunities for Procurement within Mombasa County was held on 27th September 2018 at Ratna Square, Mombasa. Participants from different fields had the chance to gain valuable knowledge on the different opportunities that exist in the procurement sector. The topics discussed in the workshop included the following; HOW TO ACCESS GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT OPPORTUNITIES Mr. Onesmus Makalu an AGPO officer based at Huduma Center Mombasa made a presentation on the purpose, requirement for registration and benefits of AGPO….

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CISCO ACADEMY SAFARI CYBER SECURITY TALK AT SWAHILIPOT HUB

CISCO ACADEMY SAFARI CYBER SECURITY TALK AT SWAHILIPOT HUB

By Johnes Mecha On 17th July 2018, Serges Nanfack, Cisco Technical program Manager from South Africa gave a talk to members of the public and Swahili Pot Hub members. This was part of the Cisco Academy Safari tour 2018. The talk was on cyber security and how it affects the commerce and technology space. Types of Network Attacks He explained some of the common and emerging types of network attacks: Network Attack Surface – This is an attack which affects…

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Tax Amnesty on Foreign Income: Kenya Government Extends Deadline again to 30th June 2019

Tax Amnesty on Foreign Income: Kenya Government Extends Deadline again to 30th June 2019

By Mogeni Gekara Samuel In 2016, the Tax Procedures Act was amended to provide for tax amnesty for people who repatriated taxable income into Kenya and the deadline was set for 31 December 2016. In the Finance Act 2017, the deadline was extended to 30 June 2018. However, despite the extensions, the uptake of the tax amnesty has been very low. During his Budget Speech Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich, attributed the tax amnesty extension to its slow uptake: “….the…

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CONTRACT: CONTRACTS ARE NECESSARY FOR SMALL BUSINESS

CONTRACT: CONTRACTS ARE NECESSARY FOR SMALL BUSINESS

Watching America’s Court, People’s court and Judge Judy on TV the majority of claims are lost because there was no CONTRACT. Further, the Contract did not have all the terms intended. Even between friends and family members every exchange of money or obligations is reduced to some sort of a contract. Local business especially SME’s do not seem to understand that importance of CONTRACT in their business. Many businesses are based on oral agreement or contracts by conduct (performance). Terms…

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WHY CONSIDER TAKING YOUR CHILDREN TO A DAYCARE FACILITY RATHER THAN A NANNY

WHY CONSIDER TAKING YOUR CHILDREN TO A DAYCARE FACILITY RATHER THAN A NANNY

We need to come to the realization that we no longer afford live-in nannies in Kenya. The cost of hiring a child minder is about Kshs.13,000 per month if you are pay them the legally sanctioned minimum wage. Yet this does not give you any guarantees as to the quality or integrity of the person you live at home with your most precious possession – your child. We’ve all heard and shared horror stories about what nannies have put the…

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BUY LOCAL; BUILD LOCAL BUSINESS

BUY LOCAL; BUILD LOCAL BUSINESS

I have a lot of pride wearing local made clothes. I love eating local produced foods. I love LOCAL and ORGANIC. It may be costlier but it means a fellow Kenyan is earning a living. Am  happy to pay more.Local business and SME should know that many people are willing and eager to support them.   SME and Local business get it wrong in thinking that  because they are a small business QUALITY does not matter. Customers are very discerning…

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CUSTOMER SERVICE: HOW TO GAIN AND RETAIN LOYAL CUSTOMERS

CUSTOMER SERVICE: HOW TO GAIN AND RETAIN LOYAL CUSTOMERS

Why am I loyal to some products? Why do I always buy certain products? Shop in certain places? Recommend certain places and services? Why do some adverts warm my heart and make me buy an item? One reason is the emotional feeling I have towards that product or service.                                                 Truthfully, a product and service on its…

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MARKETING: BRANDING TO INCREASE SALES

MARKETING: BRANDING TO INCREASE SALES

April 5th 2018 was a lovely day. Our service providers Acolyne Creations for the decors, Jeral Enterprises for the sound and Mikaye Ltd. for the food set up ready for the “ Marketing and Branding to Increase Sales” by Priya Chana. We had over 30 men and women who attended the business talk at Ratna Square from 5:30 pm. Find these and more service providers on www.mpowerdirectory.com .   Priya Chana a marketing expert took us through what a brand is?…

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