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10 Excuses Potential Entrepreneurs Make

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By Rabison Shumba Starting and running your own business has never been an easy road. It is a leap of faith, hope and believing in your dream that it will one day blossom. Building a company is similar to what a farmer goes through. He has time to Prepare the land, Plan the appropriate seed, Plant, Pluck out weeds and …

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Celebrating Women-Achievers In Entrepreneurship

Linda is a 38-year old entrepreneur who has made a positive contribution to the lives of a whole community through her business. She started her business 15 years ago, selling traditional sisal mats and baskets to local and overseas markets. The products are made by rural women in the southern parts of Zimbabwebabwe. Through Linda’s distributorship, over 30 women earn …

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The Essence of Leadership

By Rabison Shumba Many people desire the title of leader but have little or no understanding of what this calls them to become. Leadership is not a game of poker neither is it something you can play with. Leadership shapes the atmosphere and culture of an organization. The poorer the leaders, the less effective the organization becomes. Good leaders have …

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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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Direct Education system towards Entrepreneurship- Zimbabwebabwe entrepreneurial infrastructure series

By Gilbert Muponda One of Africa’s leading science and business universities National University of Science and Technology (NUST) in Bulawayo Zimbabwebabwe pioneered the development of widespread acquisition of practical skills through the implementation of the degree programs with a mandatory one year industrial attachment. This was a critical and transformational approach to higher education as it immediately equipped students with …

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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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Winners always start with the end in sight

By Phillip Chichoni Economist Eric Bloch was quoted in a local daily  last week saying there is no improvement in the economy and the situation of local industry remains depressed. This situation is not  unique to Zimbabwe, although the causes might be. One entrepreneur told me last year how he almost closed his retail business as he had no funds …

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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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The rise and rise of Mudavanhu

By Arthur Choga A young man running 15km, across two furious rivers, while clutching an old brown sugar packet packed with plain boiled dry maize in the freezing Gokwe winter, is an image one might not easily call to mind when faced with Samuel Mudavanhu, the group chief executive officer of Develop-It Zimbabwebabwe, a multi-million-dollar wholly indigenous entity. When Mudavanhu …

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