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Mary Njoki to Speak During the 2019 SME Breakfast Forum

Kimani Patrick



GlassHousePR MD, Mary Njoki, is set to speak at the revamped breakfast forum for SMEs on June 11th 2019.

The event, organised and hosted by Inversk Magazine, is a 4-hour learning and networking forum for senior business leaders including CEOs, CFOs, COOs, presidents, business owners, founders, managers and other executives.

The event’s theme is Business Scale Up and selected speakers will discuss and share their experience in setting openness and trust with employees, customers and other stakeholders in growing an enterprise.

Mary Njoki’s talk will majorly focus on creating, building and strengthening relationships through public relations. Her firm, GlassHousePR, is among the leading Public Relations firms in Kenya with a track record of driving desirable results for firms such as Facebook, Credit Bank, Dinara Developers, Viber, Bountiful safaris, Banda Homes among many others.

In addition to learning and listening to success stories on how companies have built trust, culture, sustainable innovation and reputation in their companies, participants attending #SMEBF2019 will be able to drill down into the key issues that are most relevant to their businesses leaving with tangible tools of business transformation.

Other speakers at the event include David Svarrer, an Enterprise Solutions Architect who will speak on Sustainable innovation and Scaling, and Muchiri Wambugu, the Popote Payments MD who will delve into Capital management and petty cash handling – The best practices to save your business both cash and time while maximizing profits.

Individual tickets are now selling at a discounted price of Ksh 3,500 through Mpesa Paybill: 650377 for A/C: SME Breakfast.

Marketing Opportunity

This forum presents a unique opportunity for brand positioning and communication that will enjoy optimal visibility before decision makers who have significant purchasing power and decision-making authority. Interested organizations and/or persons can reach Kimani Patrick (lead organizer) on 0710 254524 or Inquiries to the event can also be directed to him through the same contact lines.

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KENCTAD 7th Conference To Focus on E-Commerce

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The Kenyan Entrepreneurs’ Conference on Trade and Development (KENCTAD) is back.

Happening on Friday August 2nd, the conference will be hosted at the Signature Auditorium, Western Heights – Westlands, next to Sarit Centre and will converge entrepreneurs and businesses across the East African region to discuss the e-commerce industry.

“In order to ensure maximum value for the attending businesses, we intentionally narrowed down our focus for this edition and decided to focus on e-commerce and her enablers. E-commerce is huge!” said Sebastian Davies, Head of Business Development at KENCTAD when he spoke to Inversk.

The conference will feature testimonials from companies like Saru Organics who credit their manufacturing empire to e-commerce and other digital platforms. The companies will share on how they have managed to set a footprint in the Kenyan market and how other businesses can do it too.

Confirmed speakers for the event include Glovo’s Country  manager for Kenya Mr. William Bentha, AFrica Sokoni’s COO Ms Celestine Liyai and Sky Garden’s CEO Mr. Daniel Maison. Special presentations will feature representatives from Centonomy, Premier Group and Saru Organics.

Among the partners for KENCTAD 7 include Glovo, Sky.Garden and Africa Sokoni which are some of the fastest growing e-commerce platforms in Kenya. ” We are still open to have more and more knowledge partners who can help give value to the attending entrepreneurs who are looking to learn how they can take advantage of digital the space to grow their businesses,” Sebastian added.

Businesses willing to partner and participate in the event can contact Sebastian on 0704024707 or use this link here. One can also contact him for any other inquiry.

Advance tickets for the event are selling at Ksh 1,500 while gate tickets will at Ksh 2,000. Students will pay Ksh 500 only. The payment details are as in the poster below

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5 Tips to Make A Great Impression At A Networking Event

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Whether you are just starting a new business or building an existing one, it is important to have the right professional contacts that will help you on your journey. One of the best ways to facilitate these contacts is through the attendance of networking events. Here are some tips to help you build mutually beneficial business connections at these events or any other place you are aiming to meet potential business partners or cultivate new opportunities.

  1. Conduct extensive research

Gather as much information as you can about the attendees of the event. Pay closer attention to the specific people that you intend to be your target audience. This will give you a rough idea of how you can appeal to them. You should also prepare questions that will help you learn about others and hold mutually intriguing conversations that will make it easy for you to share about yourself and your business. Be sure to carry your business cards, they are the fastest way to share information and a good source of contact information.

  1. Be confident

Go up to people whether you know they can be of help to you or not. This will help you gain valuable information on others’ experiences as business owners. It is also a good way to get excellent feedback on your business model and product. Be straightforward about your inexperience and your desire to get help. Honesty will inspire people to engage with you and share advice. Take every opportunity possible to meet new people and attend as many business events as you can.

  1. Listen

When you join a conversation, take a few minutes to pay attention. An effective way to make a good impression is to make a key point that adds to the conversation rather than focusing on yourself and your business. While it may be tempting to get as many words in as possible, it is better to focus on quality than quantity.

  1. Build genuine personal connections

Begin conversations with non-business related topics. This will help you connect with people on a deeper level than simply business. Be willing to share what you are passionate about even when you are at a business event. Once the common ground has been established, then it is possible to build a strong network of friends and experts from different fields that will be happy to give advice whenever asked.

  1. Follow up

It is crucial to do this within a short amount of time; preferably within 48 hours. Should you meet a person that you would like to connect with at a later date, schedule an email that asks how they are doing and offer to schedule another meeting. This is a good way to ensure you keep in touch within the 2-day timeframe without forgetting.

“All in all, networking is about building trust, and giving as much as receiving.”  – Rune Sovndahl, co-founder and CEO of Fantastic Services.

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Centonomy to Hold A Forum For Men Addressing Money Issues

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Money is at the center of who you are as a man. Centonomy Limited is inviting all men to join Pst. Simon Mbevi Founder Transform Nations, Waithaka Gatumia CEO of Centonomy and Michael Oyier from Serenity Group Limited on Saturday May 18th from 9am to 1pm at Western Heights Karuna Road, Westlands at an event dubbed Men and Money.

The Men and Money conversation will address the following issues;
1. Investments; The importance of understanding that not all investments are investments and how to invest.
2. How to strategically take advantage and pay off debt.
2. Money in relationships (courtship, marriage…)
3. Understanding the psychology of women and their money.
4. Keeping up with your peers when it comes to financial growth (Peer pressure in men).
5. Conversations to have with your son(s) about money.

GENTLEMEN kindly mark your calendar, LADIES feel free to share or even reserve a seat for a friend, partner, son…

  • Date: Saturday 18th May 2019
  • Time: 9:00am to 1:00pm
  • Venue: Western Heights or Karuna road right behind Sarit Center
  • You can sign up through this link to receive a reminder before the event.
  • Advance Ticket: Ksh. 1000
  • At the Gate: Ksh. 1500
  • Mpesa Paybill No. 986850, Account No. Men

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