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“Have the humility to accept your failure so that you can use that as a basis as you move on. I never say I have a problem, I say I have a challenge. A challenge is like a pearl [which] grows in an oyster and it is an irritant to the oyster but when they come out they are precious. So you, as an entrepreneur, must find out what your pearls are. I use challenges as a basis to springboard to a better standard.”
- Dr. Jennifer Riria is the Group CEO of Kenya Women Holding and one of Africa's leading women entrepreneurs who has always been on a mission to transform the lives of women and their families in her native Kenya. She is distinguished as a microfinance banker and practitioner, researcher and gender specialist. She has served in many leadership roles for which she has been recognized locally and internationally. In 2013 she was awarded the Ernst & Young (EY) Entrepreneur of the year, East Africa 2013, and subsequently, the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2014, at which point she was admitted to EY’s Global Hall of Fame.
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When you are an entrepreneur, mastering the art of juggling all the work and tasks that have to be completed each day is a necessity, and it’s not easy. As the business grows, so too does the need to keep even more balls in the air. As a result, it’s all too easy for organizational chaos to encroach on a small business as jobs are not prioritized and some tasks fall through the cracks altogether. That’s why it’s essential to stay on top of all those tasks and to monitor progress in getting them completed. The good news is that there are a whole range of checklist apps on the market that can help any time-pressured entrepreneur to stay on top of things. Some of the best ones we have found include Wunderlist, WorkFlowy, Habitica, List It app, Any.do, Evernote Business, Google Keep, Checklist, Remember the Milk and Workflow. So lose all those endless paper checklists you keep writing, and use the power of an app to stay on top of all those ’To Do’s when it comes to running your business more smoothly.
These days, what’s the first thing people do when trying to find out more about you and your business? They check out your digital presence, of course! So, when was the last time you put yourself in someone else’s shoes and checked out your own digital presence to get that first external experience of you and your brand? We live in a 24/7 digitally connected world, so it’s important to have a strong, authentic digital presence, both personally and for your business, that works for you; that people can connect with and feel like they can trust. It should also be the first place that people can get to learn more about you and your business before they make that all important face to face connection. So if you haven’t checked out your own social media pages or your personal or corporate websites recently, then now could be a good time. After all, you never know if that next potential big client is evaluating your digital presence right now!
Have yourself an inspired entrepreneurial day! - Melanie