Registering Trademarks In Kenya

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Legal framework Kenya’s legal framework for trademarks comprises: the Constitution; the Trademarks Act; the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property; the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks; the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks; the Nairobi Treaty on the Protection of the Olympic Symbol; and […]

Trademarks

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Central Africa, East Africa, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, North Africa, South Africa

Establishing a strong brand is pivotal to business success. Protecting that brand is equally important. Yet many small businesses overlook an important first step in securing their brand: trademarks.What Can Be Trademarked?A trademark is any unique word, symbol, name or device used to identify and distinguish the goods of one seller from the goods of […]

Adding Value

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Business Opportunities, Central Africa, East Africa, Entrepreneurship, Financial & Professional Services, Leadership Development, North Africa, South Africa, West Africa

Last week, we looked at the basics of money, making it, keeping it and growing it. The basic we highlighted for making money was adding value. People don’t pay you for your time e.g.per hour per month but for the value, you put into the hour. They don’t pay for a product but for the […]

Social Media Use

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Central Africa, East Africa, Entrepreneurship, North Africa, South Africa, West Africa

While there has been a declining percentage use of Facebook use in comparison to other social media platforms in recent years, Facebook and social media is still the easiest way to reach large numbers of audiences and track the effect of ones marketing efforts. In Africa, there is a growing use of YouTube unlike other […]

Global Strategy

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Business Services, Entrepreneurship, Global & Business Strategy, Region

WHAT IS GLOBAL STRATEGY? Global strategy covers global, multinational and international business strategies. It enables the business to grow across continents, cultures and defined borders. There are differences; Global refers to a strategy that is the same thought-out the globe there is no tailor made differences to address needs of a particular country or culture. Companies that […]

Business Plan & Investor Forums – Nigeria

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Apply for Ubi Franklin Startup Fund Deadline: 22nd May, 2017. Do you have a business idea that needs funding? Are looking to expand your existing business? Apply for  “The UbiFranklin Start-Up Fund” The fund will support 10 outstanding Nigerian businesses with N500,000 each. Shortlisted participants will take part in a boot-camp where they will pitch […]

International Business plan Competitions & Investor Forums

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SeedStars World Business Plan CompetitionSeedstars World promotes, connects and invests up to $1 Million in emerging market startups through its exclusive startup competition in over 65 countries.Local CompetitionsWe run 65+ local competitions where we identify the best seed-stage startups. In addition to having the top startups pitching, our events are filled with disruptive tech, inspirational […]

Continental Business plan Competitions & Investor Forums

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Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) Launches as a New Entity Nairobi, 8thMay 2017: The Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) limited – a spin-off of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) – was today launched at an event held in Nairobi. While making the announcement during the launch, AECF’s Board Chair, Lord Paul […]

Kenya – Businessplan Competitions; Lion’s Den, Technology For Good

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TECHNOLOGY FOR GOOD ACCELERATOR The Safaricom Foundation Technology for Good Accelerator is a three months long incubation and seed-funding program that empowers entrepreneurs to launch globally scalable mobile tech driven startups that solve relevant local challenges. Details: Selection-Our selection process is a unique full-day workshop and pitch presentation (after a week) where participants are trained […]

African oil producers showing the largest capacity growth

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Algeria, Angola, Business Opportunities, Business Services, Congo, Republic of the, Egypt, Entrepreneurship, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Libya, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan

African oil producing countries growth in capacity 2012-2015 from Annabel Onyando on Vimeo. These growing changes in capacity, mean great business opportunitie for entrepreneurs who want to get into the industry. Most opportunities for small business are downstream – after refining, and include; Event management in the sector Recruitment Offer outsourced services like transportation, aintenance […]