It is a fact that many people have ventured out into business in Kenya but the problem has always turned out to be their visibility and adequate information about them to be missing or just not available.
Sourcing service providers and dealers in specific products has always been a tricky and unpredictable affair. I have personally have to engage in multiple trial and error instances with certain service providers before I come to settle on the one that suites all my needs and actually gets the job done exactly as how I envision it should be. Different people across the country share these sentiments when it comes to searching for the right service provider within their locality, knowing they actually do this kind of business and getting their exact business location. Having this kind of information makes it quite easy before making certain decisions. Sometimes people just want to have a variety to chose from instead of just the one service provider they happen to know of all their lives.
It is a fact that many people have ventured out into business in Kenya and are doing quite exemplary work, but the problem has always turned out to be their visibility and adequate information about them to be missing or just not available.
Ultimately I want to set up a comprehensive platform that provides adequate information of businesses, schools, hotels, shopping sites & restaurants within all towns of Kenya giving exact Geo-location of them, services offered, customer rating and review system, real images of these establishments & all relevant info. Aiming to be the biggest publicly available database of Kenyan Establishments available online.
This platform will ideally stand out for businesses/establishments that aren't known that much within these towns and cities giving people a huge database and a treasure hoard of information. SEO on the platform with enable search engine availability of these entities that don't even websites and make it easy for Kenyans to authenticate that indeed these businesses/Establishments really do exist within a specific locality. All relevant meta data will be gathered for each and every listed business eg Geo-location (longitude,latitude), name of town, business name, services provided, opening closing times, contact info, booking or inquiry mails, images, social media links, business description, and other relevant info. These are the specifics will come in handy when categorizing and putting together searchable fields to filter out desired results. We will achieve this by enabiing the public to put up their listings free of charge also embak on extensive gathering of business information and poplating the platform a big deal ourselves. More of a collaborative initiative.
The desired impact of this whole platform is to provide an easily available database of service providers to Kenyans just by simply filtering what they need and multiple options availed to them to chose from.
The platform is going to be self sustainable at a later stage by sponsored ads and featured listings from users/Businesses that would want favored visibility and attention.