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East Africa International Business Forum October 6, 2008

Filed under: Business,Business forum — gaphydba @ 5:45 am
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From 29 to 30 October 2008 in Kigali, Rwanda will bring together stakeholders in the East African Business Community as well as potential investors. The Forum is being organized by the Commonwealth Business Council (CBC) and the East African Business Council (EABC) with the support of the government of Rwanda and should be an important shop window for the five countries that make up the East African Community -Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi 

The East African region has a market of approximately 100 million people. Already the US-based Corporate Council on Africa (CCA), Germany’s Afrika-Verein and the French Council of Investors in Africa (CIAN) have announced their support for the forum, bringing with them representation of well over 250 companies. These organizations along with CBC will represent a huge number of Africa’s leading investors – bringing together five of the G8 countries as well as India, Nigeria and South Africa. Their involvement is said to likely contribute to increased investment in East Africa. The forum is themed  Trade and Investment Opportunities: East Africa – One Market, One Destination.

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Tanzania: Starting Business Now Tougher, Says World Bank September 26, 2008

Filed under: Business,paper publication,Tanzania — gaphydba @ 9:20 am

Starting a new business in Tanzania is more difficult today than a year ago, a World Bank report says.Published recently by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation, the report shows that Tanzania has been ranked 14th out of 46, among the sub-Saharan countries. This is way below fellow East African Community members Kenya and Uganda, which are ranked fifth and tenth, respectively.I don’t really understand what’s going on with these guys.


What about us? August 19, 2008

Filed under: Business,competation,Skills — gaphydba @ 6:59 am

I like this idea made by students at The Holgate School showcasing their participating in Shares4Schools.It sounds good to read about the extra curricula activities undertaken by business studies students like these kids.

What about us?


The Rise of China and the Future of the West January 9, 2008

Filed under: Business,competation — gaphydba @ 1:40 pm
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G.J Ikenberry writes:

The rise of China will undoubtedly be one of the great dramas of the twenty-first century. China’s extraordinary economic growth and active diplomacy are already transforming East Asia, and future decades will see even greater increases in Chinese power and influence. But exactly how this drama will play out is an open question. Will China overthrow the existing order or become a part of it? And what, if anything, can the United States do to maintain its position as China rises?

Some observers believe that the American era is coming to an end, as the Western-oriented world order is replaced by one increasingly dominated by the East. The historian Niall Ferguson has written that the bloody twentieth century witnessed “the descent of the West” and “a reorientation of the world” toward the East. Realists go on to note that as China gets more powerful and the United States’ position erodes, two things are likely to happen: China will try to use its growing influence to reshape the rules and institutions of the international system to better serve its interests, and other states in the system — especially the declining hegemon — will start to see China as a growing security threat. The result of these developments, they predict, will be tension, distrust, and conflict, the typical features of a power transition. In this view, the drama of China’s rise will feature an increasingly powerful China and a declining United States locked in an epic battle over the rules and leadership of the international system. And as the world’s largest country emerges not from within but outside the established post-World War II international order, it is a drama that will end with the grand ascendance of China and the onset of an Asian-centered world order

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How to write a Business Plan December 14, 2007

Filed under: Business — gaphydba @ 5:37 am

Business plan is  an overview in words and numbers of the history of a business and its owners, the aims and objectives of a business, and proposals to achieve business goals.  Businesses need plans to optimize growth and development according to priorities.

The following are tutorial by Tim berry  founder of Palo Alto Software.Here is a part 1:

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Don’t give up! November 10, 2007

Filed under: Business — gaphydba @ 4:48 pm

Failures in business happen. It is a fact of life. You can probably expect to fail in business since the majority of new businesses do fail within the first four years. It is what you do after your failure that separates the wheat from the chaff.

If you give up then you should resign yourself to working for the man and make the best of it. But if you don’t, and start another venture, you are giving yourself the opportunity to succeed fantastically. If you don’t keep trying to make a go of it you will never have the opportunity to experience great success. Where there is no risk there is no reward and a successful business can be the most rewarding thing to ever happen to you. Analyze what caused your business to fail. Don’t make excuses, be honest. Excuses will just breed another failure and you might as well quit.

To some people quit is fighting words to others relief. Which is it for you? If you answer ‘fighting words’ really think about what you can do to turn your business around. Sometimes it is the little things that are causing your business to fail. f you answer ‘relief’ quit your business right now. It is better to quit then to let your mental situation impact your business, and it will whether you realize it or not. A bad mental situation will keep your business from ever experiencing the growth the creates success. Find yourself something that makes you excited and get into that instead. You will be happier when you do.


Business trouble? August 26, 2007

Filed under: Business — gaphydba @ 4:47 am

b.jpg If you produce a product and people buy it but don’t use it (but also do not return it), is that a successful product?