What to consider when setting up in foreign country

Nairobi, March 30 -- I was greatly inspired by a story of a young Kenyan entrepreneur, Kamau, who left Kenya and found his luck in the "land of a thousand hills." The young entrepreneur had started m... Read More

Me-too business: How to guard against dangers posed by copycats

Nairobi, March 23 -- A me-too business is an imitator or a copycat that imitates the goods and services offered by other businesses. Think of them as parasites who feed on the host and depend on them... Read More

Me-too business: The benefits and risks you need to consider

Nairobi, March 16 -- One of the major hindrances to an entrepreneurial spirit in Kenya is the "me-too" businesses that imitate or copy their competitors' goods and services. The me-too phenomenon is v... Read More

Gender policy: The best gift you can give your female employees

Nairobi, March 9 -- An article published by the International Network for SMEs highlighted the importance of women to entrepreneurs. It stated that women form a very big and special market for various... Read More

Remote working: Do you have a policy to avoid being 'ghosted'?

Nairobi, March 2 -- Remote working, where staff do their work from a location other than the physical office space is now the preferred arrangement. But why is it so attractive? Firstly, it saves a l... Read More

A lawyer for every type of entrepreneur

Nairobi, Feb. 23 -- There are very many definitions of who an entrepreneur is. An entrepreneur is largely a person who bears the risks and enjoys the rewards when starting a business. There are so ma... Read More

How welcoming is your business to new ideas?

Nairobi, Feb. 16 -- A conversation with lady X prompted me to write about entrepreneurial culture in businesses. Lady X is a very innovative lawyer who worked in one of the "old school" law firms. Sh... Read More

Preventive lawyering: The tool that cuts cost and gives competitive edge

Nairobi, Feb. 2 -- Prevention is better than cure so the adage goes. It sounds even better in Kiswahili where the wise men (and women?) of old said "usipoziba ufa utajenga ukuta". Translated, "If you... Read More

Basic legal skills every manager needs

Nairobi, Jan. 26 -- I recently attended an audit training where the trainer insisted that all managers must have some sort of basic accounting and audit skills. He challenged the attendees (most of w... Read More

2023 legal resolutions: Seven legal resolutions to consider

Nairobi, Jan. 12 -- There are businesses that make resolutions and goals every new year. Many businesses under-rate the importance of legal issues when making resolutions, yet they are crucial to surv... Read More