19 Businesses (And Side Hustles) to Start During the COVID-19 Quarantine.

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How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected you? Across the world, normal life as we know it is changing. In mild cases, some of us have had to adjust how we work, and in extreme cases, some of us find ourselves dealing with salary cuts and redundancies. No matter what you’re dealing with, it’s important to remember that there are things we can still control.


If you’re looking for ideas on how to make rent and grocery money from quarantine lemons, we’ve created a list you might find helpful.

Topics this guide will cover:

  • Business ideas to start at home and online
  • Online platforms where you can gain digital skills

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How to make your first investment with FBNQuest Asset Management

Don’t just make money…Grow your money 😉

Now that you have a steady income or your business is bringing in some cool cash, what are you doing with your money? Are you saving or squandering it?

In this guide brought to you by SLA, in partnership with FBNQuest Asset Management, we’ll show you what your investment options are, and why it is important to start investing now, for a financially secure future.

After reading this guide, you’ll have a rethink before you take all that money you’ve been saving and go on a splurge.

Topics this guide will cover:

  • Understanding the difference between saving and investing,
  • Knowing the investment options available for you.
  • Resisting temptation without catching the FOMO fever and,
  • 5 reasons why you should invest your money

The last point is enough for you to make up your mind about investing for your future. Better hurry and get this guide, before all those IG ads, or your buddy who just got engaged hunts you down.

Don’t forget to use the template provided in this guide to write down your short-term and long-term goals. Once you’re done with this guide, you can visit FBNQuest Asset Management to know more.

FBNQuest Asset Management is a subsidiary of FBNQuest Merchant Bank, one of the strongest and most dependable financial groups in Africa.  

They work with individual and institutional investors to provide a strategy best suited to your investment goals and portfolios, from mutual funds to liquidity management etc.


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The GoalGetter’s guide to creating schedules for productivity

Where does your time really go?  The goalgetter’s guide is here to change your life!

Whether you are a full-time student, employed, a small business owner or you’re juggling all three, we are all bound to have moments of wishing for more time.

If you watched our webinar on personal efficiency and time management,  with Tafadzwa Bete-Sasa, and you’re still not sure how to create the time and discipline to be productive, NO WORRIES, we’ve designed for you a practical guide with some tips and tools to get you organized to and enable you to  get more things done.

Get you the goalgetter’s guide to learn all you need to know about time management, productivity, and discipline. And guess what? You’ll also get more tips directly from GoalGetter after signing up for this guide.

Topics this guide will cover:

  • How to schedule your weeks and days
  • Creating routines
  • Prioritizing
  • Time management tips and resources

The last two points will definitely do you good if you spend half your day doing sweet nothings, binge watching episodes on Netflix, or stalking Queen Bey and the twins on Instagram. 

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Peace Hyde’s 10 Tips to fighting against the odds – The guide

“Shortcuts never last as long as hard work does” - @peace_hy Click To Tweet

Success doesn’t appear overnight, you have to put in a good amount of hard work and also work hard to overcome any challenges that arise. You work for it by fighting against the odds.

Award-winning TV host and Forbes West Africa correspondent – Peace Hyde,  is on a mission to encourage young African women to be bold and break barriers, through her new show  “Against the Odds”.

During an Instagram Q & A with us on Tuesday, May 30, she shared some of her personal experiences and how she managed to overcome them.

“My biggest obstacle so far was continuing to move forward after the tragic accident I endured on June the 3rd in Ghana”, she wrote during the chat.

Some of Africa’s leading female entrepreneurs like Folorunsho Alakija, Bethlehem Tihalun Alemu, Isis Nyong’o Madison to name a few, are women who have fought against the odds in their respective industries.

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If you’re going through a hard time now, or you would like to know what steps to take to achieve greatness, then you’ve got to get this guide.


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Tight Money: The Cash Flow Guide

First goal in the quest to being a #MoneyMakingMogul? Master your cash flow.

How you handle your cash flow could make or break your business. But if you aren’t sure exactly what “cash flow” means, this guide is where to get started. Before we reached out to the financial whizzes at Standard Chartered Bank Kenya and they broke it down for us, we didn’t know what business cash flow was either.

Get you this guide to understand the importance of mastering your business’s cash flow.

Topics this guide will cover:

  • What is cash flow?
  • What are the stages of the cash flow cycle?
  • What do you do if you can’t pay all your creditors on time?

Can we get an amen on the last point though? Better get your hands on this guide before your creditors go all Rihanna circa BBHMM on you and your business.

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This guide will get you started on managing your cash flow. Once you’re done with it, check out the next guide in the series for a downloadable cash flow analysis sheet. Don’t forget to read up on when to time your cash flow!


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Show Me The Money: The Cash Flow Guide

Balance and position…your cash flow of course 😉

Now you know what the cash flow is and understand the intricacies of the whole process, so what next? Strategies to manage it of course. In this guide brought to you by Standard Chartered Bank Kenya, we’ll reveal strategies for managing your cash flow.

After reading this guide, you’ll be top of your game at showing the money to your business.

Topics this guide will cover:

  • Cash flow management strategies,
  • How to keep the cash flowing and
  • How to determine your cash flow position.

There’s a bonus for you in this guide; a printable cash flow analysis statement that will help you take charge of your monthly cash flow. We hope, no we’re sure, that after going through this series you’ll never have another emergency “this business has no funds” meeting.


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How to plan your finances and investments – The Worksheet

What would you like your income statement to look like?

We don’t need to tell you to stop spending and start saving, you already know that. Whenever you go an a spending spree, you’ll definitely feel a pang of purchasing remorse, and even feel much worse when your bank statement arrives at the end of the month.

 You don’t necessarily need a banker to help you manage your expenses, it is impossible to save and invest, if you don’t have the surplus to save and invest.

So how do you create capacity,  manage your obligations, and achieve your financial goals?

This worksheet will inform you of your funding needs and help you reach your investment goals.

Topics this guide will cover:

  • Identifying your investment goals
  • Financial questions every woman asks themselves
  • Personal income statement

With the aid of this worksheet generated from our  webinar with Samke on managing your personal finance and investments you’ll be able to identify your financial inflows and outflows and also strategize towards planning your finances.


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Make the most of yearly sales: The Guide

Ready to have the best sales year ever?

“There is only one boss: the customer. And he can fire everyone in the company, simply by spending his money somewhere else”. This statement by Sam Walton is so true and clearly shows the importance of customers. To make the most sales, you should be able to understand what your customer’s needs are and take note of demanding trends in your niche.

As a Motherland Mogul, you also need to know what time of the year to contact your suppliers, when to market your products and what you should do differently from your competitors. This guide breaks down the year with juicy tips on what you should be buying/selling each month in relation to the demand and the world market at large.

It’s designed to be useful to both business owners and the savvy women who want to know what’s happening in the sales world.

Topics this guide will cover:

  • The best times to buy and when to sell,
  • How to reap maximum sales from customers, and
  • The consumer’s guide to smart purchasing

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With the aid of this guide, you should not only outsmart your competitors but also update your sales board like never before.


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How I improve my career resolutions

Are you one of those people who get goosebumps when the thought of their career goals strikes? Or do you have goals in place but it’s just not working??

It’s time to get to business. While you’re making resolutions to work out 3 days a week or stop negative self-talk, why not make a resolution to also invest in yourself and grow your career? 2017 should be your year of growth- financially, emotionally, and professionally.

Since most of us spend a majority of our time at work, changing your career could directly affect personal growth in other areas of your life. Meaning, if you have a good day at work and feel professionally motivated, that evening workout and morning pep talk will be much easier to accomplish.

This guide will provide you with some ideas on how to improve your work life and walk into your job every day like a boss (literally or figuratively).

obama door kickTopics this guide will cover:

  • Loving your job and changing your attitude to set your 2017 up for success
  • Sharpening your skills and investing in yourself in order to promote growth
  • Taking control over your destiny and working towards your passion
  • How to make sure you stick to your resolutions and turn 2017 into your year

Use this guide to reach your career resolutions.


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6 W Words for Ignition: The Guide

Are you one of those people who get goosebumps when the thought of their career goals strikes? Or do you have goals in place but it’s just not working??

Identifying yourself and making career decisions can be daunting, to be honest. You are in this place where you feel you are just living and taking the day as it comes but with no specific plan or destination. It’s actually worse if your friends seem to have it together and know where they are heading and you have nothing to talk about.

So what we have for you in this guide is something that will help you put your plans together. It’s basically some of the questions you should ask yourself when you jot goals and organise your life. At the end of this, you will be proud of what you do.

Topics this guide will cover:

  • The questions you should be asking yourself,
  • Motherland Mogul tips, including discovering your purpose, and
  • Eliminating things that do not move you towards your goal

Is this you right now?

goalsThis guide is there to make a turn around to your position and help you kick start a great career.


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