Summit Business Review aims at one goal: to be the leading provider of information that improve the readers condition. Since its founding in 2008, SBR has had a proud tradition as Uganda’s preeminent business&finance magazine, publishing leadership, entrepreneurship, business&finance information on the key issues facing executives across all sectors.

SBR writes about politics as far as it affects business&finance and the general performance of the economy and implications to the common man. We do not write about political personalities or promote a certain political party. Rather, we evaluate prevailing political climate and implications to the economy. We basically avoid writing about politics or political parties and their inner workings. We write about the political economy or politics and business without necessary attacking personalities but analysis the issues. For example, we will write about the ruling government’s budget allocations and implications to the economic growth, but not why so and so has been given a particular political office.SBR’s articles cover a wide range of topics that are relevant to all groups of people with a bias to the middle and high-end class i.e. executives, entrepreneurs and public servants. Our editorial focus on such areas as leadership, entrepreneurship, business&finance analysis and life skills (personal development skills). While the topics may vary, all SBR articles share certain characteristics. They are written by experts whose authority comes from careful analysis, study, and experience which gives an informed analysis of issues we publish. The ideas presented in these articles can be translated into action and readers can easily relate i.e. implement or learn from them.We always prefer articles demonstrating analysis and the whys. We say let others write the news, ours is to provide the analysis [if a news paper writes about so and so having stolen say a chicken, SBR provides an analysis of what that means i.e. one person has lost an asset (money) and another gained it illegally. This means the latter doesn’t appreciate the value of the asset in their possession. On a large scale (re money laundering and huge property deals), they can destabilize the macroeconomic activity, push away investors and make many hard working people more poorer! You get the picture.)  We prefer writing style that recognizes that the bottom line for every person, business or organization is money. So, jargon-free articles are those most likely to meet our readers’ needs. When writing or editing, often look for two things  (i) the aha! factor i.e. how compelling is the idea or insight being presented? And (ii) the why? i.e. why write about this now and how does this idea benefit readers in practice?Borrowing from Harvard Business Review’s article guidelines below, SBR too, like articles that meet the following criteria:

  • What is the central message of the article you propose to write (the “aha”)? What is important, useful, new, or counterintuitive about your idea? Why do readers need to know about it?
  • How can your idea be applied in business today (the “so what”)?
  • For which kinds of organisations or environments would the idea NOT work well? For which kinds of organisations or environments would it work especially well? Why?
  • What best practice (study, research or facts written by others) have you collected to support the argument in your article?
  • On what previous work (either of your own or of others) does this idea build?
  • What is the source of your authority? What academic, professional, or personal experience will you draw on?

It need not be long and it certainly need not be written in question-and-answer format. The important point is to cover the topics the questions raise. Articles written with subheading for each key point or message, usually are preferred.


Nearly all SBR articles undergo extensive editing and rewriting, and SBR typically holds copyright on the finished product. Authors continue to own the underlying ideas in the article and are responsible for the article quality, content and assertions.

However, at SBR we do not indicate the authors of our articles in our magazine. This is to promote the brand not ‘who writes’. This also helps us protect the identify of our writers most of whom work in government and big organizations at senior levels. We want someone to buy SBR because of the insights and value they get after reading any article, other than buying because so and so writes. However, interested readers can contact us for the details of the author and with the authors permission, SBR gladly avails the contact details.

Note: if you prefer, we can set up for you a blog on our site, where you can publish your ideas with your identity shown or hidden depending on your preference.

Payments/ working relationship

We often pay money to our regular writers (after writing three articles consecutively). Payment fees are negotiable. You may prefer a monthly retainer or payment per article. One thing for sure is, at SBR we are very flexible and understanding.

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