East Africa remains the fastest-growing sub-region in Africa, with estimated growth of 5.6 percent in 2017, up from 4.9 percent in 2016. This is according to the recently launched 2018 African Economic Outlook.
Once in a while, especially when we are at crossroads, a sober voice of reason always comes in handy. At this dispensation of time, especially as Kenya tries to unwring her feet from the shackles of so much divisive political tensions, this voice of reason is imperative.
In our endeavours to push business in Europe, i shared recent photos on Kenya and her latest advancements. To the surprise of many, (Kenyans and some Europeans who were attending our investment meetings) they literally could not believe what they saw as we pitched about Kenya and why they should wire their Euros to Kenya and invest therewith.
Just a month ago, the world paused for a moment to reflection an important issue, the urban welfare. Here at Optiven, we are very passionate about the state of urbanization, especially in Africa. We believe that with concerted efforts, our urban centers can indeed become affordable for all, sooner rather than later.
Leading Kenyan real estate firm, Optiven Group is now expanding its trophies’ cabinet after winning two outstanding awards in the latest Top 100 Mid-Sized Companies Survey by KPMG and Nation Media Group – One,on its Outstanding Innovation and a second,on its exceptional Human Resource Practices.
It is estimated that 70% of Kenya’s Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) fail within the first 3 years of existence according to a 2016 study commissioned by invest in Africa (11A) and Strathmore University.
Kenya’s ailing supermarket chain, Nakumatt’s downturn has sent shock-waves not only in the minds of those who believed in its initial great expansion, but even more squarely to its royal customers who are now frantically trying to fill in the obvious gap.
“A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.” These are the words of Francis Bacon, an English philosopher who once served both as England’s Attorney General. These words are as true, about 4 centuries later – more so, on the art of discovering novel and workable business opportunities around us.
Urban October 2017 is a 30 days window of opportunity for the entire World to reflect upon pertinent issues regarding urbanization. This dispensation of time was officially set off during the World Habitat Day officially celebrated at the UN-Habitat’s host city, Nairobi, and replicated in global cities around the world.
Kenya is currently facing a moment of political uncertainty. And there is a lot of negative energy all over the place. But let us face it; every cloud has a silver lining. And there is indeed a silver lining in this whole situation, if only we committed to become the positive influence that there can be around our circles. Here are 5 ways how you can cope with this current state of affairs:
Kenya’s housing demand is way below targets. So many citizens are either living in deplorable conditions or pumping their money into some abysmal hole called rent. And they could do anything just to own their very own houses.
The art of happiness has been a subject of discussion for as long as the human race has been in existence. Many continue to search for happiness as though it was some secret treasure that is buried beyond some far off mountains.
Are you in a state of confusion on whether to go for a ready-made house or take the bold move to buy land and build your own house? Here are 7 reasons why taking the initiative to construct your own house – eventually – will be far much prudent than buying a ready-made House.
The potential to grow your business into an empire that matches or surpasses that of great business magnates such as Jeff Bezos, Anne Mulcahy, Brad Smith, Howard Schultz , Larry Page is very much within your reach!
It is now a known fact that Kenya is a country that is always high on resilience.
The August 2017 elections and a subsequent order for a fresh presidential pool, by the country’s top court appeared to momentary dampen the country’s rising economic vibrancy – albeit only for a while. The overall picture has been that of a spirited fight to help buoy the economy at the right levels.
Today’s world is moving at a super-sonic speed. A single day for the contemporary person can be as hectic as it can get. But amidst all the hustles and bustles of your work or business, it is healthy once in a while, to shut down and take a break.