I like the way your team handled us professionally. It is very hard to get quality services in Uganda, even when you are paying for them. However your team justified that there are some professional people who still exist in the country. For that, the family and I are pleased. Well done.
Joan Nakanjako, Feasibility study for Mugerwa family development initiative, October 2012.
Supporting the disabled young
I became aware of Dickson at Inachee via a computer search directed at my commercial interests in Uganda. My interest is in establishing business to support a charitable school for disabled children in Uganda.
He responded quickly to my initial contact. We agreed the scope of a report about business opportunities in Uganda and he (with his local team) has promptly delivered a useful report which has been most useful in informing my business development plan.I would recommend his services as being prompt, focused, well informed and good value.
Dr. Peter Lowe, Bucks, UK, Research report into helping a school become self sustaining, April 2013
All angles covered
The best part of the research was that you were able to cover all angles of the necessary information that enabled me to have a clear picture of what I was up against, leaving me with no questions. I now know how to set the price for my product.
Grace Khaukha, Feasibility study into export of Sun Flower oil, April 2013
Example 1: How we helped a telecom company increase prices without losing customers
An emerging VOIP telecommunications company was having some difficulties.They were pioneers in their industry. Sales had been growing every year by an average of 25% and their
overhead costs were fairly fixed. Nevertheless they continued to be making losses and were considering leaving the industry. What was the problem?
As a result of our analysis, the company’s main problem is that for its main destination, the margins were really low and the prices did not fully reflect dollar to shilling forex effects particularly as their main cost was purchased in USD. Following our recommendations they increased the price of calls to this destination but in return, offered loyal customers to this destination a discount to call other destinations where the company had a higher profit margin.Their worry that customers for this destination would leave owing to higher prices was not as significant as they thought.
Read the rest of the success story here.
Next steps: To find out how we can help you analyse your costs and pricing, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Example 2: How a Shs. 350m emerging poultry hatchery benefited from our internal control review
A client invested over shs 350m ($106,000) in a modern poultry hatchery. They needed to understand how they were performing after 1 year in business- they needed accounts as well as a
review of their internal control systems.The principal shareholders is a Ugandan in diaspora.
Working with them, after preparing their financial information, we were able to successfully help them significantly improve their bookkeeping and internal controls. We for example noted that in some instances while actual sales were closer to Shs.32M they had recorded only 4m!
We also worked successfully with them to develop a model for valuing their parent stock(birds) so as to reflect these in the accounts.
Our internal control review also pointed out a number of weaknesses in their systems such as concerns about the safety of their parent stock birds and weak controls over their various fixed assets.
Phase 2 of our work with them is expected to include regular business support (including accounting support/internal control review) as well as developing a business plan for their expansion into commercial poultry.
Next steps: To find out how we can develop an internal control framework for you, please email: email@example.com
Example 3: How a magazine distributor of over 400 titles turned to us to enhance their strategy
Our client helps their customers who include major corporations, supermarkets and other retail outlets to receive his over 400 publication titles. They are primarily operating in Uganda and Kenya but needed advice on the nature of internal controls to support their expansion model/plans first in Uganda and Kenya
but further afield into Tanzania, Rwanda and Southern Sudan. We recommended to them an appropriate expansion model (which they are now utilising) as well as provided them with model internal control systems that would fit with their expansion strategy.
Phase 2 of our successful work with them has commenced and includes monitoring as well as regular business support.