We all need a side hustle!

Your Everyday People- Interview series Tell us your name, what you do and how long you have been an entrepreneur. My name is Pauline Ogolla, popularly known as naildoctor001. I am a Beautician who owns and runs a beauty parlor called Beauty Lynn Studio. We are located at Yusuf Ali mansion in Moi avenue, Mombasa.Continue reading “We all need a side hustle!”

What more motivation do I need?

Your Everyday People- Interview series Tell us your name, what you do and how long you have been an entrepreneur. My name is Mildred Nafula. I own and run a small business where I cook and sell viazi* karai to my local community. Viazi Karai is a dish made from potatoes. Whereby, you first boilContinue reading “What more motivation do I need?”

Wouldn’t it be nice to learn from others?

There is a young man that I know who runs a small essential business in his neighborhood. This guy, has a stall where he sells fresh vegetables to his community. He is very popular with his customers such that at any given time, you will find a sizable crowd waiting to buy from him. HeContinue reading “Wouldn’t it be nice to learn from others?”

Let’s take a drive. Shall we?

My daughter and I were in the car one early morning, back when she was in kindergarten. We were crossing the Nyali bridge heading to her school when a motorist who, was driving on the wrong side, oblivious of us, tried to cut us off the lane. If you are a driver on Kenyan roads,Continue reading “Let’s take a drive. Shall we?”

Time to Play!

“Rabbit’s clever,’ said Pooh thoughtfully.‘Yes,’ said Piglet, ‘Rabbit’s clever.’‘And he has Brain.’‘Yes,’ said Piglet, ‘Rabbit has a brain.’There was a long silence.‘I suppose,’ said Pooh, ‘that’s why he is always doing things alone.” (adopted from Winnie the Pooh) What is it that sets your soul on fire? You may have this strong belief that youContinue reading “Time to Play!”

I need to keep myself together!

“You can’t change that. You can’t fix that. You can keep yourself together!” Three months ago, I had several plans; I had scheduled meetings, events that we were looking forward to host, dates with my family and friends, travel bookings and school activities to attend. You name it! Suddenly, a ‘Stay at Home’ order! cameContinue reading “I need to keep myself together!”

Garbage in, Garbage out

When the first case of a coronavirus patient was announced in my country, I suddenly became anxious about the reality of the pandemic having hit closer home. I went on a panic-cleaning spree in my house. Mixing all sorts of detergents that I could get my hands on, cleaning every surface area at reach; rightContinue reading “Garbage in, Garbage out”

Let’s Chat

I am sure that just like many other business owners, you did not foresee a pandemic in the year 2020. Infact, you may never have imagined that there would be any pandemic in your lifetime. The pandemic that you knew of was what you saw on tv and block buster movies. None of what youContinue reading “Let’s Chat”