I am running the entrepreneurship race, I need you to cheer me on to finish the race.
I will keep my end of the bargain dear employee and create an enabling environment for you to achieve your dreams too. I will ensure that you clearly understand my expectations from you and I will ensure that you understand all systems and processes. I will create an enabling work environment be it in physical, emotional or social terms. I will view each of you as individuals with hopes, dreams and aspirations and not just as statistics in the payroll.
To the shareholder, I promise open communication, to deliver the annual reports on time. I will give you a good return on your investment and hedge it against risk. I will ensure that this great business will be adequately managed and will adhere to all policies that are set.
My dear customer,‘is it you I see waving at me from the bystands?’ I pledge to offer you personalized service, greater choice and options. I promise to maintain contact and to respond very quickly to all of your concerns. I will ensure that my salesforce and customer service employees will be empowered to answer your every query and meet you at your point of need.
To my suppliers, I pledge to maximize on the sales, because I need you too to cheer me on.
To my distributors, your voice is not lost in the noise and cacophony of my other supporters. I will try as much as possible to offer you fair pricing of my products and samples to whet your customers’ appetite. I will constantly improve on the services and products that I offer you. I will hold your hand all the way and together we will finish the race.
To the government, regulatory bodies, professional associations , workers unions and the society at large. I promise to run my business in an ethical manner, abiding by all rules and regulations.
For I see you all my business’ stakeholders at the bystands, I need you to cheer me to complete the ENREPRENEURSHIP race.
To all the participants in tomorrow’s Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon 2015, I wish you all the best. You will be my greatest cheer leaders and support system to help me complete the race.
Kwambie Nyambane is a Sales Force Effectiveness Manager in a leading bank in Kenya ‘by ', a passionate inspirational blogger 'by night'; and a wellness enthusiast championing healthy lifestyle choices. The founder and lead writer of this blog is a Bsc. Food Science and Post -Harvest Technology graduate of the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya, holds an MBA in Marketing from the University of Nairobi and is currently pursuing a PhD in Business Administration from the University of Nairobi. Kwambie is a member of Bloggers Association of Kenya. She believes in taking life with a big spoon, seeing the cup always as half full, and enjoying the scenery in this journey called life. Kwambie is mother to one beloved son nicknamed "The Champ";, sister to Marci and beloved auntie to the A & Z girls. She and her family make Nairobi City, Kenya their home. This blog is dedicated to her parents Moraa and Nyambane for their awesome inspiration in her formative years, for being her pillar of strength through life, her siblings Marci and Joash, and to her son "The Champ" and her nieces who represent the generation that came after her. May the nuggets contained in this blog serve many generations, the world over to come.