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[Column] Maria Auma: My nuggets for the year 2016
02-01-2017 | 12:49:08
This year has been such an amazing year for me in the various ventures I have been involved. I remember in January having alluded to “attracting what we are ready for”. Almost a year later I realize that indeed this is the case.
[Column] Maria Auma: Women in Business - Success does not demand giving up everything
31-10-2016 | 11:22:22
I am writing about this subject because not enough is said about the personal challenges we face as women in business. Ever since I got into business I have always had a “tug-of-war” relationship with the people in my personal life.
[Column] Maria Auma: So you think you can import? (Pt 2)
03-10-2016 | 12:20:00
I recently joined the highly capital intensive and somewhat prestigious industry of importation. I must advise anyone even remotely interested in taking that leap of faith to carry out in depth research into the kind of market they are entering and explore every point in their value chain.
[Column] Maria Auma: So you think you can import? (Pt 1)
27-09-2016 | 13:49:00
I recently joined the highly capital intensive and somewhat prestigious industry of importation. I must advise anyone even remotely interested in taking that leap of faith to carry out in depth research into the kind of market they are entering and explore every point in their value chain.
Maria Auma: Visiting Rwanda – My seat at the table with Africa’s policy makers
21-04-2016 | 10:46:00
Being invited to attend the ACET inaugural Africa Transformation Forum was somewhat of an honour for me. It was a chance to mingle with key policy decision makers in Africa’s rich continent, from institutions like the IMF, AU and World Bank to NGOs like USAID and Ministry parastatals.
Maria Auma: Africa Economic Integration - Leapfrogging to the Future
17-03-2016 | 12:41:00
Recently I have been doing a lot of reading ahead of a couple of conferences that I will be attending this year. A lot of the issues reiterated strike home one time too often, and I felt that I should speak out my thoughts regarding the impact this has on Africa as a whole.
Maria Auma: 2016 – We Attract what we are Ready for
11-01-2016 | 10:46:00
Initially I had wanted to do a recap of Blue Luxury Investments in the year 2015. But a few days into the New Year, I just want to reiterate this phrase: “We attract what we are ready for”. I will leave that for you to chew on.
Maria Auma: Nailing the Elevator Pitch Pt.2
03-12-2015 | 11:10:00
I listen to a lot of pitches. This is part of my job description and I am able to tell someone who is passionate about something from someone who is just going in for a trial and error.
Maria Auma: Nailing the Elevator Pitch Pt.1
26-11-2015 | 12:00:00
Imagine you are in a shopping arcade; say one of the Nakumatt retail outlets and you are just about done with the cashier when you spot a former workmate with his family walking in your direction and towards the exit. You just set up your company a few months ago and are actively seeking out new clients.
Maria Auma: Giving Back, what organizations call Corporate Social Responsibility
16-11-2015 | 12:19:00
I have learned a lot and I don’t think I will be able to compress it all into this single post. I really just wanted to write about something that is close to my heart, “Giving Back” what corporate organizations will call “Corporate Social Responsibility.”
Maria Auma: Business and Sports – they are not so different from each other
24-09-2015 | 11:23:00
Some lessons I have learned relating to business so far include things like persistence, determination and practice, practice, practice. I think sports is one of the few areas where failure is actually a good thing, because it motivates you to get it right the next time.
Maria Auma: Converting your Lose Change into Stock Options
07-09-2015 | 09:47:00
Have you ever been faced with the dilemma of having a stack of coins and not knowing what to do with them? There are lots of ways to put your clinking coins to good use.
Maria Auma: The Mobile Phone Era – and all that comes with it
25-08-2015 | 10:47:00
In Uganda, money transfer applications has been the frenzy. And banks have jumped on board, supporting tech lab development because they want to decrease the speed of time spent in transactions at the bank
Maria Auma: Negotiating to Close – Deal makers and breakers
13-08-2015 | 11:22:00
According to the East African, in 2014 the value of private equity deals in Africa reached its second-highest level at US$ 8.1 billion since 2007 when it was at US$ 8.3 billion.
[Interview] Maria E. Auma, Founder, Blue Luxury Investments, Uganda
04-08-2015 | 10:11:00
Maria E. Auma is Founder, Blue Luxury Investments, an investment management solutions firm based in Uganda. Her interview with Africa Business Communities:
Maria Auma: What it means to be in Business in Uganda – A Woman’s Perspective
30-07-2015 | 11:16:00
In Uganda, and regionally there is the general misconception that most women in business are great at it, probably better than most of their colleagues. The facts on ground however are totally different.