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A Look Into A Businesswoman’s Mind

A Look Into A Businesswoman’s Mind

A businesswoman is bold, resourceful and resilient. We need to overcome several biases over and above the normal challenges of entrepreneurship. A businesswoman needs to work harder and smarter to get ahead. It is not fair but we do this and are even successful. As a businesswoman, it is important to be knowledgeable about how to run your business. You must be the vision carrier. Finance, Branding, Marketing, Human Resource, Strategy and Networking are all on your Things To Do…

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Manage your Business Financial Health

Manage your Business Financial Health

On 4th May 2019 Mpower Limited held a financial talk by George Wanyonyi  and Priya Chana of Equity Bank. They provided valuable insights on how to manage and access finance/money. They provided insights on Planning, Forecasting, Budgeting, Costing, Borrowing/Leveraging, Insure, Tax, Credit Rating, Negotiating and choosing the correct financial solution. Money Money is a core asset for any business to operate, after all, CASH IS KING. On advancing cash, they provided insight that the financier considers; Ability to Pay Integrity…

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TAX: TAXATION FOR MSE’s

TAX: TAXATION FOR MSE’s

The term micro and small enterprises (MSEs) or micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), is used to refer to SMEs in Kenya. Under the Micro and Small Enterprise Act of 2012, micro-enterprises have a maximum annual turnover of KES 500,000 and employ less than 10 people. Small enterprises have between KES 500,00 and 5 million annual turnover and employ 10-49 people. Medium enterprises are not covered under the act but have been reported as comprising of enterprises with a turnover…

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IWD 2019 ROUND TABLE

IWD 2019 ROUND TABLE

International Women’s Day,  #IWD2019,   is an annual celebration of Women on the UN clendar. It is a time to take stock of how far we have come and what we need to do to bridge the gender gap.   This year the theme is #BalanceForBetter. This is a call for more balance between men and women. Last year, we had a fabulous IWD High Tea sponosred by Gulf Africa Bank.To celebrate this Mpower Women Network ( a part of Mpower Limited)…

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COFFEE WITH PRIYA: ATTRACTING FINANCE TO YOUR BUSINESS

COFFEE WITH PRIYA: ATTRACTING FINANCE TO YOUR BUSINESS

Finance and access to finance is the leading complaint by entrepreneurs. Money is the key resource to help a business to achieve its objectives. Without money, a business cannot thrive. There are many options for finance in the market. Banks SACCO Table Banking Grants Investors Mobile money How can you effectively attract Finance to your business? In particular how can you successfully approach a financial partner to provide you with funds for your business? Priya Chana is a Marketing and…

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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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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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