Reblogged from here http://tonyelumelufoundation.org/teep/meet-the-entrepreneurs-series/
Business: City Rydes
CEO: David Otieno
CEO of City Rydes, David Otieno from Kenya quit his day job to become a solution provider. Read David Otieno’s story here
TEEP: What is City Rydes all about?
David Otieno: City Rydes Ltd is a logistics company that plays in the transportation market space. Their focus is to provide on time delivery, excellent customer service by aiding FMCGs, individuals and corporate organisations through an effective supply distribution chain.
TEEP: How has the TEEP Mentorship Platform been for you and your business?
David Otieno: The 10 weeks of mentorship and training has transformed our company by aiding us with a wealth of knowledge through the tasks during the course. We have built a new website, a mobile Application, established a blog page, and recruited two new staff. We have defined our target client and added more corporate organisations using strategies to increase our users in the market.
TEEP: How did you feel when you found out you were listed among the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurs? David Otieno: My TEEP selection was a dream come true. And my interaction with Mr. Elumelu reenergized my team and I to push through the path of entrepreneurship. It showed that our business has potentials and the seed capital will give room for our expansion. Indeed, it has been a silver-line.
Step 1: Open your Playstore account on your Android device. Search for ‘CityRydes’ on the search bar
Step 2: Click on the button that reads ‘Install’
Step 3: Accept the Terms & Conditions from Google
Step 4: Allow it to install, this may or may not take sometime depending on your internet connection
Step 5: Success! Installation is now complete. Now open…
Step 6: Open the app and delegate the errand by filling in the fields provided.
Step 7: See what else CityRydes can help you accomplish. Give us feedback on how we can make it better for you.
Still unsure on whether you should delegate your errands to us?
Well, CityRydes does an Excellent job with Errands and deliveries. But, do not hear this from us, here is proof of our service from one of our clients.
Just wanted to share the contacts for an EXCELLENT Kisumu-based errand service called City Rydes (www.cityrydes.com) that my organisation has been using since the beginning of May.
They offer a range of services around town for very reasonable prices (usually 100 to 200/=) and are super reliable. This month, I’ve used them for the following activities:
– Cheque Delivery to the Bank and Suppliers
– Goods Collection and Drop Off
– Document/Letter Delivery
– Local Purchases (e.g. Safaricom – I just Mpesa when the agent reaches the paypoint)
– Collecting Quotations for various difficult items (incl. a noticeboard, large 50-seater tent)
They also have an online booking service (www.cityrydes.com/delegate-errand) so it is really easy to delegate any errands (I usually leave stuff with my askari and they collect). They also offer end-month invoicing for ease of payment.
And even if you don’t need the service for work, they would definitely be able to pick up your Al-noor or Java take-away….
Anyway, sorry to spam but just wanted to help them drum up some business as they’ve done a great job for us! For more information, contact David (firstname.lastname@example.org), call on 0724841570, or check out the website.
Allow yourself to spend more time on the work that matters to you, delegate. Talk to us!
We all love touring! 😉 I especially love going to new towns and cities that I have never been before. This is where City Tours come in Handy. The problem with new places is that you do not know where the best hangout places are, or where the great sights are, so you more likely than not ask for directions a lot (never mind that language barriers may cause you to have to ask many people) but also take awkward U-turns while trying to get Google to understand you 😀
So here it is! Your guide to places that you should consider visiting when on you first visit a new city.
- Go to the beach. If the city has a shoreline, this should be the first place to visit. It is free and will provide you with a good place to know ‘where to start’ as you watch the waves and the boats.
- Go to the public park. Public parks are a great place to get in touch with the locals. They provide for a ‘chilled out’ atmosphere where you can get a chance to observe the buildings and get in sync with the city.
- Museums. Museums provide you with a cheap guide to understanding the history of the town. They are also almost always easy to find.
- Memorial Sites. Most cities have memorial sites that are easily accessible and mostly free. They are also good spots for taking pictures!
- Markets. Markets allow you to mingle with the locals, to see what is on offer, to get ideas and who knows, maybe you can get a souvenir
- Government areas. In some cities, outside government buildings is open to the public because they are taken to be a tourist attraction. Take Nairobi city hall for example.
- Religious Area/Buildings. You have to be careful with this one though, especially when taking pictures. Places of worship are normally nicely done. It is good to walk around old buildings while looking out for murals and glass art.
- Universities- The Garissa Attack has made this one quite a complicated affair since you may have to call and book an appointment first with the university or college you would like to visit. Nonetheless, unis provide a great spot to learn more about the community…and who knows, they may have free WiFi.
- Commercial farms/industries. Is the area famous for wheat, maize, meat? You will be surprised to know that certain companies have tours for their visitors. You may however have to book in advance.
- Public libraries – though, unfortunately, not common in Kenya, public libraries provide a ripe spot to learn more from the Librarian 😀
If you are new to Kisumu, CityRydes provides you with an affordable, friendly and informed guide to the city and its proximate environs.
Cheques are a representative of a person or business carrying out a trade. Cheque can be used to give money to the person from whom you want to make a purchase. They can also used to withdraw money from banks. Travellers cheque is useful during traveling. There are more other variants of cheque, such as bankers cheque.
Sending a cheque is perhaps the one of the more common ways of using CityRydes. Yet there are times we get it wrong and this leads to lost time through unnecessary back and forth. So here is your checklist for sending cheques, especially if you are in Kenya.
- The date must be correct. Use the standard british date format for Kenya. Remember that cheques over one month old may have problems getting accepted in some banks, so it is better to keep things fresh.
- Amounts MUST be correct and tally. The written and numeric amounts must be the same. It is best to write cheques when you are free from distractions. No crossing out of figures, however minor, because the bank will not take it. ( I learned this the hard way.)
- The Signature. The signature must be the same as the as the bank records at all times. You must adhere to this because if you may get fined depending on your bank.
- What to use when writing on a cheque. Use a simple black or blue (but black is the preferred) pen. Do not write with a pencil, marker or red pen.
- Do not fold cheques. Cheques should not be folded , creased or wrinkled. This is because they go through a machine that scans for its authenticity before being processed. Not even one fold is acceptable. It is thus important to make sure that all your cheques stay clean and straight otherwise the bank will not accept them.
Use CityRydes today to send your cheques. It fast, convenient and saves you a whole lot of time.