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Starting a Business: The Idea Phase

You know you want to start a business, but what do you do next? Here’s how to find the perfect idea for your business. Many people believe starting a business is a mysterious process. They know they want to start a business, but they don’t know the first steps to take. In this chapter, you’re going to find out how …

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Strategic Planning Essential Even For SMEs

By Phillip Chichoni One of the top 10 business books for 2010, according to the international management consultancy firm Booz & Company, is entitled Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation authored by Steven Johnson. This book asserts that innovation is a social act and a team effort. Johnson argues that most great ideas, and world changing …

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An idea mooted in a difficult season will thrive in good times

by Tafirenyika Makunike WE MAY be geographically located in diverse regions but as long as you consume some product, there is no doubt that you will probably have your financial back to the wall if you have not proactively put your finances in order. In many places, fuel has gone up by about 30% this year and this invariably filters …

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You got a plan? Just do it!

by Tafirenyika Makunike CREATINGwealth through asset creation is a practical subject which is developed by living it. Several people have written e-mails to me over a number of weeks the column has been in existence and most of them are ardent disciples of Robert Kiyosaki and would also like me to pin my mast on him and serialise his strategies. …

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Unlimited Opportunities for the Small Budget Entrepreneurs

By Phillip Chichoni If you think it takes money to make money, Nomsa has news for you. Fifteen years ago she started business with only a wheelbarrow that she used to carry vegetables and fruits to the neighbourhood market. Through saving and reinvesting her income, Nomsa has built a US$2 million (in annual revenues) enterprise, with operations in food manufacturing, …

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A village that laughed at entrepreneurship

by Tafirenyika L. Makunike BACK in my local village close to Mozambican border, the sojourn and travails of one Mr Mabanja of Headman Dzobo’s area were crystallised into a village saying, generally describing non-strategic effort which does not yield the desired output. So if you went hunting and came back empty handed, the villagers would say “waite Mabanja abve Joni …

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For who and when is a business plan necessary?

The Standard Zwe The only person who does not need a business plan is one who is not going into business. You do not need a business plan to start a hobby or to sell a few muffins to your workmates at the office. Many people have the modest ambition of starting a business and making a living. Others are …

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Be real, in touch with yourself as a leader

LEADERSHIP is about you and effective leadership requires one to be more in touch with oneself and being more of yourself. Leadership is all about being real, being true to yourself and to those around you. Wisdom dictates that, “only by being true to and with yourself can you allow others to be the best they can be”. When a …

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Peanut butter making in Zimbabwebabwe

Fadzavanhu Enterprises — Zimbabwebabwe   Meet Esnat Yosa, Memory Chawira, Lucy Chikoani and Roster Ziko, the ladies of Fadzavanhu Enterprises – a women’s co-operative group in Chitungwiza, a satellite town of the Zimbabwebabwean capital Harare – who have been able to improve their families’ quality of living by making peanut butter. Theirs is just one of the successful and sustainable …

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What is the difference between a small business owner and an entrepreneur?

By Phillip Chichoni A small business owner makes a living from a business activity, such as selling airtime, vegetables, groceries, cars, houses or supplying services such as plumbing, accountancy etc. It is not the size of the commodity that matters, but the size of your ambition. Small business owners have modest ambitions; they are content with an income that covers their living …

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