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GBC 20 Client testimonial

Posted in Entrepreneurship

GBC 20 Client testimonial- 26 April 2018

 

Name: Angela Kioi                   

Position: Managing Partner

Business Name: Gathima Kioi & Co Advocates

GBC Class: 20

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Tel #:  0722813838         

Reasons for joining GBC/Business pain points : 

To grow my business;

To learn how to strategically plan for my business;

To learn good business practices for the purposes of growing my business

 

What I learned from GBC:

Who I am as  an Entrepreneur

How to come up with my mission and vision for my business

The importance of having a good foundation for my business in terms of planning

What I particularly enjoyed in the GBC teaching methodology:

That it is interactive

 

My favorite class was:

The first session, where I learnt more about my role as an entrepreneur and how  I influence my business

 

My experience with coaching was:

It was good, it helped be more introspective with my business

 

What strategies have I implemented after GBC:

Coming up with goals, and learning how to plan for goals for my business

 

Would I recommend GBC to a fellow entrepreneur:

Yes

 

Why would I recommend GBC to others:

This is a course that helps the entrepreneur run their business better, if you want to see growth you should consider this class.

 

 

 

GBC 19 Testimonial

Posted in Entrepreneurship

My experience at the Greatness Business Club season 19 at Wylde International-Mary Gitari, Principal advisor,  Brand Spark Public Relations

I have been trading all my life from selling sweets to home furnishings and eventually went into business for myself as a PR practioner almost 10 years ago.

I measured my business success by how quickly I could get contracts signed, deliver the work promised and get paid. I knew how to take the brief, delegate work, and manage projects to ensure we ‘get paid’. However, I soon realized that I was the best employee my business had but lacked actual skills to take my business to the next level.

It was when I came to Wylde International’s Greatness Business Club that I saw what the problems were in my business, no documented processes, no clear separation between my and my business amongst many other issues. The class has given me practical skills to not only meet my basic business requirements but to prepare it for true growth. All the classes delivered more than they promised and the Experts Edition brought everything together for me especially the areas that I had never quite understood e.g. Finance, Sales, HR and Customer Excellence.

The environment was also very stimulating as I shared the class with fellow entrepreneurs with the same issues. My couching sessions kept me accountable, ensuring that I was implementing everything I had learnt in the classes while receiving support in areas I had difficulty with. 

I would recommend Wylde International and especially the Greatness Business Club to any entrepreneur looking to move from a one man show to a business of global influence. 

 

Entrepreneurs, Do Business Partnerships Really Work?, by JORAM MWINAMO

Posted in Entrepreneurship

entrepreneurs do business partnerships really work

 

If there is one thing I have seen in my long career advising entrepreneurs and growing enterprises, is just how many business partnerships fall apart. It doesn't matter how nice and well intention-ed the co-founders or business partners are . Partnerships are like marriages. If you get stuck with the wrong partner or partners, divorce is imminent. And the fallout's are usually nasty. Most of the complaints that I see driving business partners apart are things like divergent visions and direction, differing values and modes of operation as well as varied commitment levels. I could dwell on the ugly but I choose to look at what makes good business partnerships work instead.

So what will it take to make a business partnership to work?

My Journey as a Coach, by ANN ICHUNGWA

Posted in Entrepreneurship

I beg to ask, what comes to your mind when you hear the word "entrepreneur"? Actually, entrepreneurship is a fast-growing field in Africa today. Many youth are getting into self-employment and this is evident from the numbers that attend entrepreneurship talks, summits and conferences. It's clear that Africa and Kenya in particular, has become a center for innovation and entrepreneurship.

I was recently privileged to sit in as a pitch coach in the warm up to the 2018 Nairobi Innovation Week. This week's activities offered a platform for discovering and showcasing the newest and most promising startups in the region.

We are currently working with 18 startups who are in the e-commerce and business support category, helping them perfect their pitch, which will then culminate in a final pitching contest on 9th March, 2018. The objective is to identify Kenya's 15 most promising startups of the year 2018.

The entrepreneurial spirit sometimes strikes even younger than we expect. It's always impressive to hear stories about young entrepreneurs. Allow me to share some insight and business ideas from these young enthusiastic entrepreneurs:

Store17 - an app that enables users in and around Nairobi to order fresh fruits and vegetables directly from their phone, and have it delivered to their homes or place of convenience.

Loya - Are you looking for legal aid - advice or representation? This is an app that helps you find a lawyer in real time.

E pate Recovery - helps connect people that have lost their personal documents to people who have found them.

Moot - an app that makes everyday shopping more personal and rewarding. People use Moot every day to discover new products, plan shopping trips and earn rewards in stores.

MSheria - an app that insures matatu drivers against traffic offences

eShopper - app that enables shoppers to shop from any of their favorite retail stores from the comfort of their home or office and have the shopping delivered anywhere

These are stories of young budding entrepreneurs in Kenya. I am glad that I decided to be part of the journey, helping provide support and advice in order to help improve their business model.

This has been an incredibly rewarding process of assisting them in the development, growth, and progression of their business ideas.

KEY TAKE OUT

The role of mentorship in entrepreneurship is fundamental. All great entrepreneurs owe some of their success to their trusted coaching support system. There was someone who inspired them, sharpened them and taught them, that is why they stand to be admired today. It is only iron that sharpens iron, so the experiences of the mentors play a key role in shaping the mentees.

The economy is composed of enterprises and businesses. For business to survive, we need pioneer leaders who will adapt to changing times and come up with new ways to produce a product or a solution, and have the ability to constantly evolve to fulfill the demands of the community and the people.

In every business, it is imperative to be industrious and innovative in order to succeed, seeing that we are in a competitive environment.

So if you're passionate about something, don't let anything stop you. It's more than just about being your own boss - it's about taking risks and learning everything there is to achieve your dream.....and get a Coach.



Ann Ichungwa CPA is in charge of the Finance Solutions Department at Wylde International

My experience as a Pitch Coach

Posted in Entrepreneurship

I beg to ask what comes to your mind when you hear of the word entrepreneur? Actually, entrepreneurship is the fast-growing field in Africa today. Many youths are getting into self-employment and this is evident from the numbers that attend the entrepreneurship talks, summits and conferences. It's clear that Africa and in particular Kenya , has become a center for innovation and entrepreneurship. 

I was privileged to sit in as a pitch coach in the warm up to the Nairobi Innovation Week .. This week is a platform for discovering and showcasing the new most promising startups in the region.

Currently we are working with 18 startups who are in the e-commerce and business support category, helping them perfect their pitch, that will culminate in a final pitching contest on 9th March, 2018.The objective is to identify Kenya’s 15 most promising startups of the year 2018.

The entrepreneurial spirit sometimes strikes even younger than we expect. It's always impressive to hear stories about young entrepreneurs. Allow me to share some insight and business ideas of these young enthusiastic entrepreneurs.

Store17- app that enables users in and around Nairobi to order fresh fruits and vegetables directly from their phone and have it delivered to their homes or place of convenience.  

Loya -Are you looking for legal aid - advice or representation? This an app that helps you find a lawyer in real time.

E pate Recovery-helps connect people that have lost their personal documents to people who have found them.

Moot- app that makes everyday shopping more personal and rewarding. People use Moot every day to discover new products, plan shopping trips and earn rewards in stores.

MSheria- app that insures matatu drivers against traffic offences

eShopper- app that enables shoppers to shop from any of their favorite retail stores from the comfort of their home or office and have the shopping delivered anywhere

These are stories of young budding entrepreneurs in Kenya. I am glad that I decided to be part of the journey, helping provide support and advice in order to help improve their business model.

 This has been incredibly rewarding process of assisting them in the development, growth, and progression of their business ideas.

Key take out

The role of mentorship in entrepreneurship is fundamental. All great entrepreneurs owe some of their success to their trusted coaching support system. There was someone who inspired them, sharpened them and taught them that is why they stand to be admired today. It is only iron that sharpens iron so the experiences of the mentors play a key role in shaping the mentees.

The economy is composed of enterprises and businesses. For business to survive we need pioneer leaders who will adapt to changing times and coming up with new way to produce a product or a solution, be able to constantly evolve to fulfill the demands of the community and the people. In every business, it is imperative to be industrious and innovative in order to succeed being that we are in a competitive environment.

So if you’re passionate about something, don’t let anything stop you. It’s more than just about being your own boss - it’s about taking risks and learning everything there is to achieve your dream…..and get a Coach.

Ann Ichungwa CPA