3 COOL SITES FOR BUSINESS

If you spend enough time on line,you get to discover some little gems that no one will tell you about and that make working very easy.

Here are some cool places  that you will benefit from.

1.Browse Happy

Browsehappy.com allows you to get the latest updated versions of browsers .

It has updated versions of most popular browsers and even has alternative browsers that you may not have heard about.

2.Pixlr.com

A photo editing site that allows you to edit and adjust your images and all for free

3.Instagram

A photo sharing site,it allows you to share photos with friends and family and for businesses that wish to promote their brands,allows you to share content.It is available on the apple store and on Google play

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HOW TO GET ON PINTEREST?

Who does not love the new kid on social media ..Pinterest.

A virtual platform where people and businesses are sharing images and videos it is a feast for the eyes.

By my own research businesses have more to gain from being on Pinterest than Face book.

Why?

We spend more time looking at images than we do at reading texts.

For business that want to get on this platform here are a few how to’s on navigating Pinterest.

1.Create a profile on Pinterest.

2.Know your target audience,your business values and culture and use images and videos that reflect this.

3.Use visually attractive and eye-catching images,have them professionally done.

4.Add links to descriptions on your pins to make it easier for your followers and other pinners to link back to your site.

5.As with all other social media follow follow follow.Make sure you follow people you find interesting,comment on pins you find interesting and engage other users.

Get more information with Amy Porterfields 10 commandments  of interest for Business.

WHY AFRICA NEEDS TO TAKE CARE OF ITS OWN

In a recent edition of the Business daily there was an article on Coca Cola and not a very flattering one.

It was all about the alarmingly high percentage of 4-MI or methylimidizole a chemical used in the manufacturing of its very popular Coca Cola brand.

Kenya had the highest percentage among 9 countries  of the chemical in the Coca Cola samples tested by an independent US consumer advocacy group.

Norah Odwesso the Public Affairs and Communications director for Coca Cola Central East and West Africa Business unit response was “All of our products are safe and comply with regulations in every country where we operate. Regulators throughout the world have approved the use of caramel in our products.”

Read the full article here

Apparently each and every country in which Coca Cola operates in has different safety standards and for Ms Odwesso so long as they are meeting the minimum requirements in each country and making money it really does not matter.

Africa lacks a continental food safety body like the EU but that should in no way allow Coca Cola to take advantage of the ignorance most countries have on globally accepted safety standards.

As much as we would like to attract foreign investment, African leaders  should be more reasonable and demand safety before profits from the international brands operating on the continent.

Why for Pete’s sake should the Fanta I take in the UK, be  different from the one I take here in Kenya where another possible carcinogen sunset yellow is used as a colorant.

Yet in most other developed countries Coca Cola uses a certain percentage of fruit pulp to manufacture the same brand?

When cheap toys that have certain toxic substances are dumped on the African continent,who is going to protect our children from these harmful substances if our leaders do not put public safety over the cuts they receive for approving importation of these items ?

When inferior brands of household items,baby products like diapers are dumped on our continent who will speak out?

When foreign banks are making mega profits from deposits and very high interest loans from their African branches ,in countries where populations are still living before the poverty line,countries where governments are propped up by foreign aid,is it really fair?

African leaders need to put the needs and the plight of their people before all else.

These brands and businesses selling their products here have no interest in the safety of the continents people,all they care about is money.

Africa needs to look after its own.

Only then will we stop being ridiculed for our ignorance,people will respect us,brands will be more reasonable and stop slowly killing us with inferior products. stand on our own wo feet.

 

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC…..EVERYTHING DESERVES A WHY

My favorite ad this year has to be the National Geographic ……. live curious.

The site defines the ad thus:is about exploration, pioneering and questioning, which captures National Geographic’s shared spirit. No matter what country you live in or language you speak, this message to “Live Curious” hits close to home. Everything deserves a why.And thats my motto for this year…live curious .

I love the way the ad flows and you can watch it here……hope ad companies in Kenya are watching it.We need captivating ads like that in Kenya.

I must mention the Safaricom classical fusion ad for this year was a gem!

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