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Tech trends for small businesses for 2020

Tech trends for small businesses for 2020

Business, Cyber Security, Internet, social media, Technology
As an owner of a small business, one is always looking for ways to improve their company. Highlighted below are some of the new ways one can grow their market, improve efficiency and protect their company. Influencer marketing Scrolling through your social media, it is expected to find promotional and branded content. Today the highest-paid athletes in the world, such as Christiano Ronaldo, make more on Instagram than on the field. The technique of using a big name to sell something is not new however, social media platforms allow ads to appear on your screen with far more ease and subtly than traditional advertising. Instead of your company hiring a celebrity to appear in a commercial, that celebrity only needs to post online about the benefits of your product or service. This new age o
Mobile Based App Services for Motorists Disrupts Insurance Broker Jobs

Mobile Based App Services for Motorists Disrupts Insurance Broker Jobs

Business, Internet, Technology
A mobile-based insurance app is threatening to drive brokers out of town. The service allows clients seeking motor insurance to log onto a firm’s platform to apply, pay and get cover from anywhere and at any time. Upon purchasing a policy, a client receives an electronic version of the policy document via the app. The online car insurance app, the brainchild of tech firm Griffins, eliminates the need for brokers and salespeople who have been blamed for taking payments but not submitting them to insurers, exposing clients to risk. Griffin Insurance Company founder Jihan Abass and her team of technology experts created the insurance app to ease the woes customers encounter in dealing with brokers. “The current insurance process is like using a feature phone
Fast Foods the most ordered foods online

Fast Foods the most ordered foods online

Business, Internet
Chicken, pizza and burger dominate delicacies that are ordered online amid health concerns about fast foods, which have been associated with lifestyle diseases. A report of food analysis released by Jumia Food Kenya  indicate that fried chicken has been leading in the last three years. These foods have been associated with health complications such as obesity. The report attributes high demand for chicken on affordability, pointing out that most restaurants have lowered the cost to attracting high number of buyers. “For the last three years, chicken has been the most popular with pizza rank consistently second in terms of popularity,” said Shreenal Ruparelia, managing director Jumia East Africa. Ms Ruparelia said burger has moved from the fifth po
Google Co-founders step down from their roles

Google Co-founders step down from their roles

Business, Internet, Technology
Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are stepping down from their roles at the helm of parent firm Alphabet and handing the reins to current Google CEO Sundar Pichai, the company said Tuesday. Pichai will take over from Page as CEO of the holding firm, a Silicon Valley titan that includes Google as well as units focused on "other bets" in areas including self-driving cars and life sciences. Page and Brin, who is currently Alphabet president, "will continue their involvement as co-founders, shareholders and members of Alphabet's board of directors," the company said. In a letter to employees, the two wrote: "We've never been ones to hold on to management roles when we think there's a better way to run the company." They added that 46-year-old Pichai "brings humility  for tech
SMEs give hope to the unemployed in Kenya

SMEs give hope to the unemployed in Kenya

Business
More than three quarters of small and medium-sized companies in Kenya are planning to hire more workers in the near future, an annual survey has found, partly pointing to increased sales and optimism that the economy will recover. The Top 100 SMEs survey conducted by KPMG and the Business Daily found that 77 percent of the 186 firms that fulfilled all the vetting requirements were either very likely (37 percent) or likely (40 percent) to employ more workers. This is an improvement from 68 percent in 2018, according to the findings released Wednesday during a breakfast meeting ahead of the annual gala during which the winners will be unveiled in Nairobi Thursday evening. The findings come in the wake of a generally rising optimism in Kenya’s growth prospects after the nation