March 2015 archive

How Relationship Management can be Competitive Advantage for SMEs

A competitive advantage is one that a firm has over its competitors, allowing it to generate greater sales or margins and also retain more customers than its competition. There can be many types of competitive advantages including the firm’s quality of staff, its cost structure, product and service offerings, distribution network and customer relationship management …

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What every Small and Medium scale industry must know about production efficiency

A few months ago, we published an article Small Scale Industries, a credible option for emerging entrepreneurs and we have since received inquiries on how such small scale industries can improve efficiency. Many small and medium industries are started off by entrepreneurs who often lack necessary skills in running manufacturing enterprises. The challenges faced by …

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Interview with Arthur Busingye of The Hub Group and Busingye Properties

Being a past client of BLEGSCOPE, We spoke to Arthur about his roles in his various ventures, his background in business and entrepreneurship and the most challenging things his journey as a real-estate guru slash businessman he has faced throughout his career. BLEGSCOPE_Business_Blog: You are a businessman and many may say heir of a formidable …

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An expert’s guide on how SMEs can better manage the Government’s procurement process.

Government is the single largest procurement body for goods, services and works through its different departments and ministries. The public procurement system in Uganda had been centralized and all procurements were done centrally in the 1980s. However, due to the size of the government that has grown over the years, government adopted a more decentralized …

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Tips on Internal Control over Cash for SMEs

From one of the world’s most successful businesspeople – Bill Gates said “Treatment without prevention is simply unsustainable.” Despite this statement made in context of health care, it perfectly fits in the business world. In today’s highly competitive business environment, a company’s edge cannot be sustained only by way of promotion of business through an …

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Financial Inclusion Opportunities

Uganda has so far conducted three demand-side surveys for measuring the level of financial inclusion in Uganda. The surveys were carried out in 2006, 2009 and more recently in 2013. The results of the recent survey indicate significant improvement in the access to financial services by adult population. Overall, 85% of Uganda’s adult population aged …

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