Hi wonderful readers
A few days ago, I was helping my niece to register a new business. She wanted to register a (limited liability) company. We found someone to do it for us – the person, a lawyer, charged us Kshs 20,000/-
Now, I was just thinking. If any man/woman in the street wants to start a business and needs a company, they would need to also pay this 20,000, wouldn’t they? For many start up businesses that I have known, this amount is simply too much. The money can be better used elsewhere.
In the spirit of helping all of us become better, financially and otherwise, I was thinking if at all we can do anything to make it easier to register companies in Kenya.
The biggest hurdle is drawing up the Articles & Memorandum of Association, isn’t it? While at school, we were taught that there are draft copies of these documents at the registrar. Is that so? Are they usable?
My idea is this: can we make draft copies of these documents that can serve “any business under the sun” and make them available for free download to anyone? In my humble opinion, it would be of massive help to aspiring entrepreneurs out there.
While at it, perhaps we can also do the same for partnerships, sole proprietorships and other forms of businesses. Ama?
What do you think? I’m no lawyer so, who wants to help?