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How to lure investors – Tips by Vusi Thembekwayo

Investors like myself are looking for deals. We have the capital available to do the deals. BUT entrepreneurs must meet us half way by doing their homework. Here is what every investors wants to know: 1. Numbers know your Sales & Revenue (and know, they are not the same thing); know your Margins (Net & Gross); know your “perfect capital …

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Vusi Thembekwayo on entrepreneurship

We watched SA’s young multi-millionaire and serial entrepreneur  Vusi Thembekwayo being interviewed on ENCA and we could not help, but share some of the wisdom nuggets he shared. Entrepreneurs will succeed regardless of the circumstances The real cost is not to starting a business, it’s to staying in business Entrepreneurs will make it work regardless of the situation Entrepreneurs are …

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How To Manage Change

Shelter Hamandishe-Chieza TODAY is not like yesterday, and tomorrow will be different from today. Continuing today’s strategy is risky; so is turning to a new strategy. These observations tell us that the society that we live in is constantly changing, and businesses, as subsets of this broader society are not spared from this change.

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Why you cannot be a cell phone farmer in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is predominantly an agro based economy. Though blessed with vast arable land, our conversion rate has been pathetic to say the least. We have been unable to fully utilise the land for economic prosperity, save for the tobacco sector which has seen massive gains in terms of export value and a sharp increase of the number of growers in …

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Clearly Defined Duties – The SME Handbook

Adapted from the book The SME Handbook written by Brian Kazungu The duties and responsibilities that are assigned to an individual are so critical in determining the success or failure of an organization must be clearly defined so that individuals can find it easier to deliver on what is expected of them. In this regard the first thing to highlight …

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Top 10 business apps

1. Dropbox The smartphone has arguably reached the point of ubiquity, the iPhone has become one of, if not the cultural icon of our times and has far transcended use as a mere phone, instead evolving into an essential lifestyle tool from which we conduct all of our professional and personal communications across a range of mediums.

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Grow by narrowing your business focus

Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great. — John D Rockefeller Opinion by Phillip Chichoni Last week I met a young man, Jeffrey, who was one of my first clients when I started business planning consultancy in 2007. I clearly remember Jeffrey because he had big dreams. His very first project was greatly ambitious. …

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Succession Planning Vital for Business Continuity

By Ben Chiganze Bass Fisherman’s Approach MOST indigenous entrepreneurs view product and market development as major priorities for their businesses. Their annual objectives and targets are biased towards business growth, which is the key to the survival of the business. The only missing link is the absence of succession planning during the implementation of product and market development strategies. In …

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Buy Zim Conference a Success

By Robert Muganda Buy Zimbabwe BUY Zimbabwe held its second annual Buy Zimbabwe Conference and Experiential Expo last week and those who attended will agree with me that the discussions were definitely high quality. The overall outcome of the conference was that Zimbabwe needs to move away from being an import market by unlocking the country’s full potential through aggressive …

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Ethics Enhance Competitiveness

By Bradwell Mhonderwa  Business ethics has grown globally over the years to become a strategic management discipline just as Information Technology, HR management, and other management disciplines have evolved to occupy key positions in the corporate planning jigsaw. Businesses have surely become highly competitive, and management of corporate ethics is the new performance-enhancing tool companies cannot afford to ignore. The role …

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