Business

BK Group cross listing delayed to end of December

International investors keen on acquiring shares of BK Group PLC at the Nairobi Securities Exchange will have to wait a bit longer as the firm says the process will be complete by the end of December this year. The group had initially announced that they expected the process to be complete by...

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 8:41am

Am I questioning everything?

Question everything about your business. It gets right to the heart of things – even those things that you take for granted. Sadly though, “why” is a question you don’t hear enough in many businesses and it is often drummed out of new people without anyone realising the...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 11:43am

Business opportunities in Africa that will make more millionaires in 2018

The term “millionaire” could be taking a new meaning in Africa. It’s no longer just about the size of your bank account. Africa’s new and emerging generation of millionaires are not just excited about money. They’re also passionate about impact; they want to create...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 1:09am

Entrepreneurs: Lack of law on social enterprises hurting local businesses

A question by a local entrepreneur to President Paul Kagame during his meeting with young professionals on Sunday has once again stirred debate on whether Rwanda needs a special law to regulate social enterprises. A social enterprise is an organisation that is directly involved in the sale of...

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 10:27am

Cameroon gaming stars train new generation of business superheroes

Off a dusty path in the capital city, flanked by chickens roosting in the grass, one of Cameroon’s most successful digital start-ups is capitalising on its success to foster a new generation of entrepreneurs. Founded in 2013, Kiro’o Games has grown to become Central Africa’s...

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 11:35pm

Are we building our business for tomorrow?

Before you can answer this question you must know where you are now and how did you get there? With this question, you have to be honest with yourself. It is used to establish your present situation and to help you accept complete responsibility and accountability for it. No blame-storming allowed...

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 10:47pm

The Turkish emerging market timebomb

LONDON – Turkey’s falling currency and deteriorating financial conditions lend credence, at least for some people, to the notion that “a crisis is a terrible thing to waste.” I suspect that many Western policymakers, in particular, are not entirely unhappy about Turkey...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 1:42am

University of Kigali fosters partnership with international business academy

The University of Kigali recently hosted scholars and practitioners across the world affiliated to the Academy of International Business to deliberate on partnerships in research, sharing and publishing content about international business in Africa. Participants held deliberations under the theme...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 1:31am

Am I managing my business properly?

The main reason why businesses fail is incompetent owners and managers. Business owners will blame a shortage of cash for their business failure. But why was there a shortage of cash; poor products, poor sales, poor cash flow management, no marketing etc. All of the reasons for no cash goes back to...

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 11:15pm

Businesses in Rubavu wetlands decry ultimatum to relocate

Owners of hotels, bars and other facilities in close proximity of Lake Kivu and protected wetlands in Rubavu District have decried a decision that requires them to vacate the premises ahead of scheduled demolitions. Authorities say several businesses illegally encroached on these protected areas...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 8:16am

Do I have the skills to be successful?

As a business owner, you need many different skills for your business to succeed. You may be a first-class engineer, but unless you can sell your product, your business could fail. Likewise, you could be a wizard financier, but unless the people you employ are well managed, your business could...

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 12:48am

Out of stock

Don’t you hate it when you head out to get your favourite product only to be told it’s out of stock? I think I mentioned before that I’m not one of those people who’re eager to try new things. Once I find something that works for me, I stick to it and good luck trying to...

Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 10:35pm

Local agribusiness entrepreneurs keen on Green Revolution funding

African entrepreneurs in agribusiness have a chance to secure funding to scale up their business during the Africa Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) due in Kigali next month. The forum, slated for September 5-8, in Kigali, will attract entrepreneurs working along the agriculture value chain and they...

Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 12:01am

Businesses should be ready to cash in on conference tourism

Rwanda’s status as a major tourist destination is not something new. Thanks to the Government’s commitment to conservation and innovation, the tourism sector has grown by leaps and bounds over the years.   The sector earned the country more than $400 million last year, twice...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 11:20pm

Shelter Afrique members default on $114.3 million

Majority of Shelter Afrique shareholders have defaulted on their capital contributions, sending cumulative arrears on capital subscriptions to $114.3 million to the detriment of the pan-African mortgage financier. The 44-member company says in its latest annual report that this is slowing down its...

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 10:44pm

Japanese investors explore business opportunities in Rwanda

A delegation of Japanese top business leaders is in Rwanda to explore trade and investment opportunities in the country. The delegation is made up of 28 Japanese firms as well as officials from the public sector. The mission is led by the country’s Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign...

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 12:03am

Kagame, Modi challenge private sector to make most of warm ties

President Paul Kagame and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have challenged the private sectors of the two countries to make the most of the ties between the countries. The two leaders were speaking at the Rwanda-India Business Forum, yesterday, which convened business community from the two...

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 2:42am

Questions for you and your business

Welcome to my weekly column on questions for you and your business. Every week I will give you a question that you need to ask about your business. The idea of these questions is to make you re-look at your business. The business world keeps changing, what worked two years back does not necessarily...

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 10:10am

Business community should make the most from VVIP visits

Starting today, Kigali is going to become a beehive of diplomatic activities with high profile visitors on the menu. Our usually smooth traffic flow is bound to be disrupted and it would do well if authorities in charge of traffic and transport began early sensitization on the routes to use around...

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 7:31pm

Why women in business are on the lighter side of the seesaw

The focus of many discussions is often on the women – or lack thereof – cracking typically male dominated industries, such as engineering, but there is also the unanswered question of why there are few women in the business sector. Despite commendable strides registered by Rwanda in...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 2:08pm

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