To make the greatest number of sales, every business owner must learn the most important step in making a sale: closing the deal. The success of your business hinges on your ability to close sales with potential customers or clients. You can have hundreds of strong leads but if you don’t close them, they’re worthless. If you want to be a pro in closing sales, you have to understand how consumers make purchasing decisions. If they’re ready, they just have to give their affirmative to close the deal.
June 03, 2020 08:03 UTC
Smallholder tea farmers affiliated to KTDA managed factories will this month receive Sh649 million from their tea factories. This is from dividends received from KTDA Holdings Ltd and its subsidiaries for the financial year ending 30th June 2019. KTDA’s annual audited accounts indicate that dividends have consistently been paid to its shareholders who are the factory companies. These subsidiaries operate along the tea value chain by taking advantage of economies of scale to provide critical services to factories and farmers at competitive rates. The generated dividends are enjoyed by the factories and their farmers and are reflected in the respective books of accounts.
June 03, 2020 08:03 UTC
By RUSHDIE OUDIA More by this AuthorA man from Kagak village in Nyakach, Kisumu County has been arrested over claims of killing and burying his elder brother in his bedroom. According to the chief, the two were staying together and it is suspected that they might have disagreed before Mr Ochuodho killed his elder brother. But when I spoke to Ochuodho, he told me while crying that his brother had been missing but he suspected he had died,” said Mr Ogire. We had a feeling that if Mr Ochieng had gone on safari for that long, he would not have left behind his clothes,” said Mr Ogire. Mr Ochuodho has been sleeping in the sitting room of the house.
June 03, 2020 08:03 UTC
What became of the American dream? Historian James Truslow used the term of the American dream in the book The Epic of America of 1931. It is not a dream simply of cars and high wages, but a dream of a social order to which men and women can aspire without regard to fortuitous circumstances of their birth or position.Over the years, the American dream became the achievement of safe work, decent housing, education for children, health services and transportation. However, does the American dream show both sides of the coin? Other studies reach somewhat different conclusions, but all are very unflattering to the US, as are studies of American health.
June 03, 2020 07:52 UTC
HustleWhile loving your brand and the business will keep you going on a daily basis, aim to understand every aspect of the business right from the beginningSuzie Wokabi is a global trailblazer and founder of SuzieBeauty, Kenya’s first beauty brand. Four years later, the firm she built from scratch was acquired by Flame Tree, a group with diverse business interests in several African countries. As you start, leave your comfort zone and get your hands dirty in all areas of your business. SEE ALSO: I built up a great business then sold itI once tried acting as the finance person, which, honestly, I was not good at. But more important is an investor with the same alignment as yours – in values, business and brand understanding, and expectations.
June 03, 2020 07:42 UTC
But with a little creativity and a lot of hard work, one can climb out of the bleakness. At some point, I was just not aligned with the deliverables under my stable and I was laid off. The agency space was fairly young especially in events management, so this was a default for me having been an events director in the hotel industry. Leave your comfort zone, look at yourself and start a business around your hobbies, not necessarily crafting something around your former profession. Adjust to changing circumstances: There is no one script for starting a business after job loss.
June 03, 2020 07:41 UTC
SUMMARY In the four reported cases, DCI says the perpetrators send direct messages to children and compliment them on their looks. As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in the country, most parents have resorted to online learning for their children. However, parents have now been warned of an ongoing trend where perpetrators are using online learning to exploit children. See Also: Man narrates his ordeal after police found him with a stolen laptop"The perpetrators of these offences have taken advantage of the online learning in schools and learning institutions where children are undergoing zoom classes and other digital learning programs to lure children for exploitation," stated the DCI. In the four reported cases, DCI says the perpetrators send direct messages to children and compliment them on their looks.
June 03, 2020 07:41 UTC
Kieni East Sub-County police commander Wilberforce Sichalanyi confirmed that all five occupants of the saloon car died on the spot. "All the five people in the saloon car died. Both the tipper truck and the car were being driven at high speed when they collided head on. "It could have been due to a rush to beat the curfew but what we can tell so far is that the saloon car was attempting to overtake another car. They collided head on," Mr Sichalanyi said.
June 03, 2020 07:18 UTC
Kenya Covid-19 recoveries increased by 54, while 123 new cases were reported Wednesday. Confirmed coronavirus case count has reached 2,216, Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Rashid Aman said. The Health CAS, in his daily briefing, said Nairobi accounted for 44 of the new cases, Mombasa 34, Busia 20 and Uasin Gishu 12. New cases were also recorded in Kiambu (3), Kajiado (3), Nyeri (3), Kilifi (2), Garissa and Laikipia counties recorded one each. A total of 85,058 samples have been tested since the disease was reported in the country.
June 03, 2020 07:18 UTC
HustleThis skill is vital in times of crisis for both employers and employees because emotions drive behaviourResearch shows people who are high in emotional intelligence (EQ) make better leaders, and now more than ever, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the workplace calls for more emotional intelligence. Maybe once-upon-a-time there was little need to actively learn the skills of emotional intelligence, but in this world of growing complexity, EQ has become an essential skill,” says Mucha Mlingo, an award-winning emotional intelligence practitioner and founder and chief changemaker at PTS Africa. According to Mlingo, emotional intelligence is being more aware of your emotions and navigating said emotions successfully. She offers her three top tips for steering your company through a crisis using emotional intelligence.“An anxious leader transmits anxiety to the team. “Individuals lacking in self-awareness will struggle to lead effectively.”“We haven’t had a public health crisis of this scale in our lifetime, and it will need both head and heart to successfully navigate this crisis.
June 03, 2020 07:07 UTC
By DAVID MWERE More by this AuthorThe Referendum Bill, 2020, was officially introduced in the National Assembly yesterday afternoon. 2022 ELECTIONAlthough the Bill is pushing to have a referendum held on the same day as the 2022 General Election, it is open for amendments during the third reading stage. AdvertisementMr Kioni argues that the intention of having the referendum and the election held on the same day is “to minimise unnecessary costs”. ODM leader Raila Odinga last month said the country will have a referendum before the year ends. The BBI report was launched by President Kenyatta on November 27, 2019.
My work stood out. I have served the country diligently and with dedication as the first holder of this office,” he said at Parliament.“These positions come and go. The office of majority leader was not carved out for me. I should be judged when my term ends.”State House Deputy Chief of Staff Njee Muturi was seen with another group of 40 MPs in Senate Majority Whip Irungu Kang’ata’s office yesterday.Mr Kang’ata said some lawmakers, whom he did not name, went to consult him on what to do “but I declined because I did not want to meddle in the affairs of the National Assembly”.“I told them I cannot assist unless with express permission from the President,” he saidThe early afternoon meeting brought together MPs who were not satisfied with Mr Duale’s remaining the majority leader. 3Height: 168
PURSUE DIPLOMAOthers are Maseno University (10), Mount Kenya University (8) and Masinde Muliro University will get six students. Catholic University of Eastern Africa has been allocated 2,091 students, Kabarak University (2,377), KCA University (2,062), Kenya Methodist University (2,268), Presbyterian University (1,169) and Zetech (1,943). In TVET, Prof Magoha said that male students are 39,695 (45 per cent) while the female students are 49,029 (55 per cent). He said the growing number of these “TVET champions” is a clear indication that concerted efforts to improve enrolment in TVET courses are yielding fruits. Of the applicants placed to Stem, 42,267 (63 per cent) are male while 24,394 (37 per cent) are female.
Australian-based boxing journalist Anthony Cocks has been covering the sport for over 15 years for various print and online publications. Heavyweight contender Filip Hrgovic 10-0 (8) wants the opportunity to challenge unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua 23-1 (21). He also competed in the semi-pro World Series of Boxing (WSB) for almost five years, logging a record of 26-4 (12). “He’s been in the WSB, he’s been in the Olympics. “If the Joshua fight came tomorrow, he’d take it for the right conditions, but I’ve said this a million times: ‘why would they fight him?’ He needs to get into a position where no-one can get away from fighting him.
June 03, 2020 06:56 UTC
By AFP More by this AuthorKunduzSeven civilians were killed by a roadside bomb linked to the Taliban in northern Afghanistan, officials said Tuesday, even as authorities pressed for peace talks with the militants. Overall violence across much of Afghanistan has dropped, however, since May 24 when the Taliban announced a surprise three-day ceasefire to mark the Eid al-Fitr holiday. TALIBANAdvertisement"The Taliban usually plant roadside bombs to target security forces, but their bombs usually kill civilians," he told AFP. President Ashraf Ghani had welcomed the Taliban ceasefire offer and authorities responded by announcing around 2,000 Taliban prisoners would be released in a "goodwill gesture" with a view to kick-starting peace talks. The issue of the release of Taliban prisoners and the venue for the intra-Afghan peace talks were discussed in particular, it said, adding that Pompeo reiterated Washington's support for a peaceful and stable Afghanistan.
June 03, 2020 06:16 UTC