Keeping records for your business

There’s a saying that goes: what doesn’t get measured doesn’t get done. Running a successful business entails keeping accurate and timely financial information in order to assess growth. A good record keeping system also provides you with the information you need to evaluate the consequences of your financial decisions.

A business owner engages in various activities whereby money flows through their business. Essentially, there is money coming into the business (income) and money going out of the business (expenses). These money flows are called transactions.

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How to find out if your product fits the market

The concept of product-market fit is emerging as an important criteria for entrepreneurs when assessing the viability of starting a business. Not all ideas make for profitable business and its vital to ask before you start just how critical your product or service will be to your prospective consumers daily lives. Essentially once consumers start using your product, how painful will it be for them in the event that for some reason it is no longer available?

At this stage it’s also wise to assess the competitive landscape and ask the same questions about usage for current market substitutes.

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Employment contract template

Today’s business tool is an template for an employment contract

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Dhamira Moja Youth Group social enterprise profile


Dhamira Moja Youth Group (DHAMO) is a community based organization founded on the principal of empowering young adults who lack skills and have little or no formal education in Kenya’s Busia County.

The Dhamo idea is an African-born global grassroots movement connecting the privileged young (and young at heart) to issues of poverty in Africa and providing them with a framework for action. Anyika Khaimba, the Executive Director was kind enough to answer a few of our questions regarding Dhamira Moja.

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“Stimulating Change From Below” Strategy: Putting The People And Social Justice At The Centre Of The East African Community (Eac) Integration Process

Akiba Uhaki Foundation invites applications, from community-based or community-serving national organizations working on projects aiming to promote people’s engagement with/sharpening of the social justice agenda of the EAC integration process.

Geographical Focus

This CFP is open to eligible applicants from any of the 5 East African States (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda).

About Akiba Uhaki Foundation (AUF)

AUF is dedicated to supporting and accompanying Human Rights and Social Justice related organizations in tackling root causes of poverty, social injustices and human rights violations in East Africa. The Foundation believes that the basis of sustainable development is social justice and that until the East African Community (EAC) puts the concerns of the ordinary people at the center of all its negotiations and agreements, and truly people-owned, the ‘East African Community’ will remain elusive.

AUF support work that will result in: (a) empowered and assertive communities of people, (b) accountable governments and (c) effective monitoring and feedback mechanism by non-state actors on the integration process.

Stimulating Change From Below Intervention Strategy

The objective of the intervention strategy, which runs from 2009 to 2014, is to stimulate capacities of communities within East Africa to claim their rights in development.

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“Stimulating Change From Below” Strategy: Social Justice | Call for Proposals

“Stimulating Change From Below” Strategy: Social Justice | Call for Proposals | Yipe!.

Internet Society Fellowship to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)

The Internet Society Fellowship to the IETF is available to technology professionals, advanced IT students, and other qualified individuals from developing and emerging economies.

Fellows to the IETF attend an IETF meeting where they are paired with an experienced mentor and expected to be able to make a positive contribution to IETF work.

The Fellowship to the IETF helps to increase the diversity of inputs to, and global awareness of the IETF’s vital work. Fellows also participate in the development of internet standards and best practices and make valuable connections with global peers with similar interests.

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