The six ‘Fs’ of Life that will unlock your year 2018

Investment, Advice and Commentaries December 29, 2017

Here are some quick goal-setting tips that can guide you towards a much more successful year 2018. They have worked for me over the years. I call them the six ‘Fs’ of Life:

10 Solid Advantages of Prefab Homes

Investment, Advice and Commentaries October 3, 2017

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.

How to Keep Your Business Afloat During this Electioneering Period

Investment, Advice and Commentaries September 25, 2017

Who said that electioneering period must be a bad omen for the business community? Far from it – Here are some positive ways you can adopt to keep your business afloat.

How to Grow your Business into a Gigantic Empire

Investment, Advice and Commentaries September 22, 2017

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!

George Wachiuri is Africa’s Best Entrepreneur – D.E.A.R Awards 2017

News and Events September 5, 2017

Trailblazing Optiven Group CEO George Wachiuri is now the Best Entrepreneur – Africa 2017 – Diaspora Entertainment Awards & Recognition (D.E.A.R) awards.

Sharpening the mind – George Wachiuri Books Selling like Hot Cake in USA

Investment, Advice and Commentaries June 15, 2017

The human mind thirsts for a good book the same way the sword yearns for a perfect grindstone, if it is to keep its edge forever as sharp.

How to start a business with Ksh 1,000

Investment, Advice and Commentaries June 3, 2017

Some say Ksh 1,000 is not enough to start any business in Kenya, but there are several businesses, which thrive in Kenya that started with such small investments. The following are businesses to start with Ksh 1,000 – Ksh 5,000 in Kenya

How To Make Business Work

Investment, Advice and Commentaries March 4, 2015

Have a written plan

  • Vision
  • Few Write ups on specific objectives of the business
  • Strategies, financing, sales plan, cash you need to get things done

Stop Carrying Emotional Baggage!!!!!

Investment, Advice and Commentaries February 2, 2015

This is how you can immediately change your life for better.

Social Media and Business

Investment, Advice and Commentaries November 24, 2014

Social Media is an interaction among people where they create, interact, share, exchange information, ideas, pictures, videos in a virtual communication and network.

Situations that successful businesses people undergo

Investment, Advice and Commentaries November 18, 2014

Doing business is not child play and one mistake can bring you down to square one. It is good to have a role model whom you study from a far and learn how they run successful business empires.

How to stay motivated

Investment, Advice and Commentaries November 5, 2014
  1. Get Rid Of The Poverty Mindset
  2. Do Not Allow Money To Motivate You
  3. Surround Yourself With Millionaires
  4. Shift Focus From Spending To Investing
  5. Work Like A Millionaire

GIVE THANKS TO GOD – PSALMS 136

Investment, Advice and Commentaries November 1, 2014

Importance of Giving thanks God – Optiven Devotion with Bishop Phillip Katutu

  1. When we give thanks to God we appreciate His mercy on us.
  2. Gods favor is all powerful- God needs to be thanked at all times
Investment, Advice and Commentaries June 23, 2014

How Nairobi can save Ksh 50 Million a day

It’s possible to save 50 million a day in Nairobi alone if these projects are implemented

Revamp the railway transport and adopt new stop overs Expand major roads Upgrade Nairobi Outer Ring roads ( 10 billion approved last year by ADB bank). We need to see work start. Eng. Kamau, we are waiting. This will open East lands in a big way. Property market will sky rocket, rentals will go up. New frontiers will open up such as Ruai, kbc, kantafu etc . No wonder property developers want a piece in Kangundo road. Get your piece at our project called Blessed Gardens check it on www.optiven.co.ke Lusaka road, enterprise road, Likoni roads , Ring road, quarry road are all going to be dual carriages. We thank European Union who gave us approximately 4 billion yesterday (17th June 2014).Our government will contribute 1.5 billion to make the project come to a success. Wah! What does this mean to business. We are going to see a boom. Our workers will be able to arrive to work early, we will see more productivity and more businesses along these highways. Definitely the average drive speed will go up currently, the speed for driving on cbd is 40km per hour. We may achieve higher speed. More savings on fuel and less theft of side mirrors as no slowing down on highways. If you are my fan take advantage and find out more opportunities in those areas.

Extention of General Waruingi road via Juja road to Thika Superhighway. There will be cycling paths, and foot paths. Lusaka and Mumias road will also be done. KeNHA has been allocated 1 billion to create additional lanes towards road junctions which is cheaper than over passes and flyovers. …KeNHA update your site so that we know which junctions are these. <p

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Investment, Advice and Commentaries June 23, 2014

What does the uptake of Eurobond in Kenya mean?

I am utterly amazed by the uptake of the Eurobond. As as Nation we were looking for 170 billion and the wealthy people in Europe and other countries are willing to loan us at an interest of 6 to 7 per cent per year a whooping 702 billion. This is a record in the whole of Africas history.

To my fans what does this mean in simple language

We have too much money out there for people to lend in low interest. Imagine 6 per cent when my company Optiven Ltd borrows at 19 to 20 per cent. Investors have seen opportunities in Kenya and they have a lot of confidence. They are able to see long term. They do not see mpeketoni or terror attacks as these are just speed bumps at the moment. I learnt this from Vimal Shah . A good lesson to my fans. ..Do not miss any investment opportunities because of the current situations or happenings. All these are coming to pass and Kenya will exist millions of years to come. Learn from foreign investors and also plan to invest. If you had planned to buy a value added plot log in www.optiven.co.ke and buy one. Refuse to be myopic. KENYA is strategic investment destination despite the security situation

Foreign investors have got faith in our currency. Just two days ago, EU gave Kenya 52 billion for infrastructure. They were

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Investment, Advice and Commentaries June 19, 2014

Choosing A Property For Medium & Long Term Investment

Property, your best investment choice. Property investment is planting your money and watching it grow. This in the only invest that you commit and go sleep and wake up richer.Remember there are two major types of property investment in Kenya:

  1. Long and Middle Term Investment: You can purchase property with a view of getting capital growth (This is any increase in the original amount you invested)if the property is sold for a gain
  2. Short Term Investment / Property development: Alternatively you can purchase property directly with a view to developing it and settling or either selling it for a good margin

Let us take you through Long and Middle Term Investment: Choosing a long term investment property is a completely different choosing a Property for immediate development. A long term investment in property

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Investment, Advice and Commentaries June 19, 2014

My Investment Property! Should I Sell Or Keep It?

Tough times come knocking without notice. What do i do? Should I sell my investment property or keep it? This is a question that most real estate investors face at some point in life. It can always be handled but first read this story (true story…)

“A property mentor of mine once talked about his battle with this decision which I found very interesting and very helpful. He was at a point

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Adverts June 13, 2014

Instalight Power Solutions- Power Your Power With Clean Energy

Power outages in Kenya have become a major problem. They come at a time when we are watching our favorite TV program. Your phone could have lost charge, hence you are not able to recharge, and maybe leading to missing that all important call. You may have carried work home to work on your laptop but you cannot complete it because the laptop battery has reached its critical level and gone off. With lights off, staying in the darkness for long can be very irritating

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Investment, Advice and Commentaries June 11, 2014

How to be happy

Happiness boils down to your outlook on life. It is also determined by the quality of your relationship and very basic amenities like good governance and good utilization of community resources. Happiness is never determined by the amount of money you have, properties that you own or investments that you own. How do you unlock the happiness with you?

Be Optimistic – be always grateful for the things that you have. Always view the glass half

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Investment, Advice and Commentaries May 30, 2014

How To Market Your Business With Little Or No Capital

Word of mouth – this is a very effective strategy as enjoy telling people what you do. It’s very important that in your 60 seconds introduction of yourself, mention what you do and tell people why they should give you business. Remember people do not buy products or services, they buy benefits. Do not sell hand bags sell lifestyles, Do not sell plots but sell investments. Just be creative and package what you are selling What’s

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Investment, Advice and Commentaries May 27, 2014

Businesses You Can Start With No or Little Capital

Online sales – use Google trader, Amazon. Com, olx etc  Independent sales person – distribute products on behalf, partner with manufactures or sell for commission Independent driver – be a driver for hire. Package yourself as top notch chauffeur and charge a premium. Car sales – use people’s money to facilitate imports, Sell on behalf or act as a link between the buyer and the seller Land agent – be a genuine agent and you will have an edge. Be known as the only honest broker in your are Computer expert – installing softwares, repaires and cleaning.

Website consultant – be the best website designer, give online support, help clients on goggle analytics and charge a fee Tutoring – look at youth counselling, proposal writing, business plans, Cv writing

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Investment, Advice and Commentaries May 23, 2014

Do it yourself and Work From Home

Good morning my great fans. Let us thank God for giving us yet another Day. This is a priceles gift.

Do it yourself – A friend of mine was sharing with me on how he started a TV Station called YOUTH TV.  He explained to me how in the the first one year he was the designer, producer, photographer, youth mobilizer, accountant and he was literally everything. He had difficulties but today his digital youth TV have got hundreds of followers. Yes, you can start something and do it yourself. I personally have done it and it works. I challenge you to start and you will see how creative you can be within you. In fact you are already a resource by yourself. You are a human capital so you have the capital right now. Make yourself flexible and turn your dreams into action, activities and eureka, you will be doing business transactions.

Work from home. Wah! You are asking, George HOW? Yes , it’s possible, where you sleep at night can be converted into an office during the day. You save on office rent, government licences since you already paid house rent. I remember I used to be a car agent and all what I required was Internet and a list of my friends

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Investment, Advice and Commentaries May 22, 2014

What Causes Business to Succeed and Prosper

Creativity – try something new and do not copy others. This will make you different and unique and hence ability to compete well in the market place. When thinking of a business to engage in, explore options and do a thorough evaluation. Have a list of your dream businesses, shortlist the top five and come up with one that align with your passion and zeal. It is good to settle on a business venture that you can do even if you are not paid for it

Resourcefulness

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Video Gallery May 22, 2014

Video Gallery

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About Me May 22, 2014

About Me

George Wachiuri is the founder and C.E.O Optiven Group. He is an astute Business man & Entrepreneur, Author, Motivator, Philanthropist,Lecturer, serves in the Church as an Elder among others.

EDUCATONAL BACKGROUND

  • Currently Pursuing PhD Degree at Jomo Kenyatta University of Technology (JKUAT)
  • Masters of Business Administration from University of Nairobi
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing Option)
  • Certified Public Accountant – CPA (K).
  • Awarded a global award in the US Mashujaa Awards (Business & Entrepreneurship category) as the Best & Most Innovative Entrepreneur.
  • Awarded the Best & Most Entrepreneurial Student at the University of Nairobi in 1997.

EXPERIENCE

  • Over 17 Years working experience
  • Worked with International firms e.g. United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), International Organization for Migration (IOM), Lutheran World Federation (LWF), World Vision Somalia (WVS), And leading local companies like Uchumi Chain of Supermarkets
  • He has lectured at Daystar University
  • Sits as a Board Member at the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA)
  • Sits as a Board Member at the Kenya Property Developers Association
  • A member of board of Brookhurst International School

George Wachiuri has authored three books

  • First one titled – Soaring like an Eagle
  • Second one – Unleash your Full potential
  • George has authored the third book Heal our land in Collaboration with Sam Okello From Sahel Publishers

The proceeds from these Books go to Optiven Foundation, a charity that gives back to the Society through Sponsoring Bright needy average Students, Promotion of Health, Poverty alleviation, among others.&#8221

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Publications May 21, 2014

Soar Like an Eagle Memoir

Your success depend on your attitude towards life. You are able to be what you want. You have the capacity within you to be the best. You can be a person of great influence. You are the best God ever created. Read this book and your life will never be the same again. You will be extremely encouraged. It will make you change your perception about your own life…

The Book costs Ksh 1,000 at Tuskys Supermarkets or from the author at Optiven Ltd , Barclays Plaza, 14th Floor

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Investment, Advice and Commentaries May 21, 2014

Here are 15 things that bold leaders never do

They Never Fail To Lead. Bold leaders lead. They set an example for the rest of their team to follow. They don’t expect more of their team than they do of themselves. Bold leaders are always in front exhibiting the commitment and the work ethic that shines the way forward.

They Are Never Lukewarm. Bold leaders are also people with passion. When their gut tells them that their mission is on target they explode with enthusiasm that carries others along with them.

They

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Investment, Advice and Commentaries May 21, 2014

Discipline Of Persistence

Drive yourself to keep on keeping on. Do not quite even if you feel like. The best is just about to come. Always strive to gain more courage to endure. Yes, you can make it. Refuse to be discouraged. Do not agree to those negative voices from your friends. Do not seek advise from people who are negative. They will drain all your energy

Your persistence is your believe in yourself. Love yourself, go to the mirror and talk to yourself. Tell yourself that you are Gods best on earth. Walk like a King/Queen. Have self confidence. When you are down. Wake up and go. Do not stay there. ..oh…I am JUST A FORM 4….so what? Go to college and pursue your education. I am Just a graduate in sociology. ..Do your masters . ..NOWADAYS THERE ARE NO JOBS….go out there

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