This blog is by a lady named Bilha. She’s a baker and an entrepreneur. She shares the hustles she’s experienced doing business in Kenya and the challenges you’ll face when you decide to start a business in Kenya. The Trep in the Kenyan Trep Lady stands for Entrepreneurship. So, check it out.
I share this blog because it shares information about small businesses in Kenya. It’s tough to start a business in Kenya. If you do start a business, keeping it running is also a challenge. There are many obstacles you have to jump over before you can say you’ve succeeded. My favorite post in this blog is, 5 Reasons Why it’s Okay to Fail in Business in Kenya. They say when you fall hard, the best thing to do is not to stay down, but to get up. Bilha shares her reasons for keeping on the Trep Track. Follow her blog.
As for me, I have failed a few times and every time is quite humbling and I won’t lie, quite painful. The first time I failed in business was when I started a baking business that didn’t take off, it lasted 6 months. However, I learned my lesson and realized my very many mistakes – I had not planned for anything at all, I had no business plan. The second round I started, I have been going for two years now, however, I have failed in other ways. One of the ways being my recent setback of expanding too fast in a slow-growth location; it didn’t go very well. However, I realized my mistake and relocated back to be a home-based business for now. This was in order to keep the business going while I re-strategized. As an entrepreneur, one makes big and small mistakes alike and one just has to keep learning and making sure that you don’t repeat the same mistakes. Don’t give up, just keep progressing and getting smarter. That is why today I want to share why I think it’s alright to fail in your business, however small or big way that it happens. It’s always an eye-opener and quite a lesson to be learned.
Bilha runs a Bakery Online called Amari Bakery. If you love to bake and want tips on where to buy the best ingredients, check it out. It’s quite insightful even when you want to start a bakery business. You get to see some of the challenges she faces, or the exciting events she goes to. Also, if you want to learn how to bake, Amari Bakery offers lessons. So check out the Amari Bakery Blog.