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May Issue
2014/15 Top 100 Mid-Sized Companies Awards launched
Kenya Top 100 Winners Forum, KPMG ‘Growing a Successful Business ’ Breakfast
Kenya Top 100 Winners Forum, NMG ‘Effective Communication’
Kenya Top 100 Gala Dinner
Kenya Top 100 Conference

Launch of Kenya Top 100 Survey

DTB and Safaricom have joined the
growing list of sponsors of the Kenya Top 100 survey

Safaricom and DTB Group have joined the growing list of sponsors for Nation Media Group’s annual Top 100 survey, pushing up this year’s contributions almost two-fold compared to last year.

The survey ranks the fastest-growing mid-sized companies in Kenya. The two NSE-listed firms raised Sh18 million in their debut sponsorship.

“SMEs have a huge potential in the economy of East Africa. We seek to support economic development by supporting this market segment,? DTB chief executive Nasim Devji said during yesterday’s signing ceremony.

She acknowledged that small businesses have over the years been perceived as carrying high loan default risk, saying participation in such surveys would help them earn good credit ratings... View more

Partner Story
imageSri Bharatam,
CEO & Founder iridium Interactive

Transforming your Business using Social Media
There is a conversation going on online with or without you around your products & services. Your stakeholders are already engaged in social media. If you choose not to “engage?, you are simply giving up the ability to “manage? and “influence? what’s being said. The digital medium has been transforming the way individuals and organizations share information, views, analysis and what not.
Most businesses in the East African region have a website which is like their electronic brochure and a facebook account. Kenya ranks 2nd after South Africa for the usage of Twitter and facebook across Africa.
Social media is Transforming the way business is being conducted
  • from “selling? to “connecting? with your audience
  • from “large campaigns? to “small acts?
  • from “controlling the message? to “transparency?
  • from “hard to reach? to “available everywhere?
There is more to Social Media than just tools.
Do you know you can achieve the following business objectives using Social media
  • Enhance Reach - Proactive conversations with all your stakeholders
  • Market Research - Competition Analysis, Product Innovation, Gathering Customer Insights, Media Monitoring, Employee Conversations
  • Enhance Relationships - Customer Support, Media relations, Partner relations, Employee relations, Shareholder relations
  • Increase Visibility - Create Brand buzz, Online Reputation Management
  • Deploy Cost Effective Channels - Customer Support, Customer Acquisition,Customer Conversion, Customer Retention, Employee & Partner Communication
We have a unique opportunity in East Africa, beyond ecommerce. With a mature mCommerce system (mobile payment system), accessible to the common man, it is important for the businesses to leverage the web and social media to enhance your reach, create a buzz, increase visibility, acquire new leads and prospects and build better customer relationships.
2014/15 Top 100 Mid-Sized Companies Awards launched on March 27 2014   KPMG- growing a successful Business Forum on March 20 2014
For the 7th year running, mid-sized companies in Kenya get a chance to showcase their prowess and get awarded in the Top 100.   Strategic planning will be key for small and medium-sized entities wishing to take up opportunities in oil, gas, mineral, retail.
Firm’s investment in clean energy solutions pays dividends, finally   Ironmonger builds thriving
business on low budget
In 2006, Dinesh Tembhekar left his lucrative job at the United Nations Development Programme to starthis own business.   Hitesh Patel invested Sh70,000 in Iron Art 18 years ago and does not regret the move, Hitesh Patel recently walked us through.
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