Evans Muriu is an Entrepreneur, Business Consultant, Analyst and Philanthropist with an accounting background from Strathmore University. He has over 6 years experience in Project Management, with specific concentration on youth and development, driven by his passion for enabling the youth in Kenya. He is also a mentor and a career counsellor, both at the individual and institution level.
Evans has ventured into the Car industry where his firm (Vance Motors) sells cars and offers transport services. In addition, he has also set up a business consulting firm (Vance Consult) where structures and strategies are formulated to help brands achieve desired results with resources within their reach, budget notwithstanding.
To give back to the society, Evans founded Kuna Vijana an initiative that seeks to empower the youth socially and economically to make them independent and responsible citizens by using but not limited to talent. Through Kuna Vijana, Evans founded Wanadamu an initiative that seeks to bridge the gap between those in need of blood and blood donors. Ten weeks after Wanadamu was founded, the initiative earned Evans the Innovations Award 2011 through the Spread the Love initiative.
Evans aims to retire at 30, to focus on philanthropic and investment engagements on full time basis.
What to expect from this website
They say experience is the best teacher. I have been doing business for close to 7 years and looking back at the not smooth journey, I am grateful for it has made me who I am today. However, taking to consideration today’s youth; facing unemployment, most of them seem not to be on the right path. Most seem to be doing mismatch, something wrong.
An entrepreneur is a person who operates any enterprise, business. In today’s world, many youth term themselves as entrepreneurs because they ‘think’ they are hustlers. From my perspective, not every hustler is an entrepreneur. However, very entrepreneur is a hustler. The lessons learnt and skills acquired during the hustle are what make one a good…great entrepreneur.
When I was around 10 years old, doing my bike rides over school holidays, I came across a spot that sold ICE (Frozen juice parked in papers sold at 50 cents or Kshs 1.) I would buy in bulk for consumption as I rode my bike in the estate. My friends would ask me to give them but I was too selfish, I suppose. One of them suggested I sell to them. That is when the entrepreneurial brain in me came to life. I would cycle for 5 minutes, buy the ICE, cycle back and sell at the same price I purchased. Since I was the only one who was distributing I would do price shifts as I wanted. One time I would sell at Ksh 1, and the next at Ksh 2 even Ksh 3. I didn’t dominate the market for long since another person decided to follow me and see when I got the ice. They later used their big sister to make instead of buying. Either way, I had been introduced to the world of business, albeit unintentionally.
This is the world that years later I have nearly mastered and is what I am hoping to share with you.