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Small business growth: How to court investors

“Investor wanted. Small mining business. Great potential for growth.”— Advertisements like this one are common in the Business Opportunities classifieds section of daily newspapers these days. There comes a time in most successful businesses when the need arises for outside funding. Some owners avert that need by maintaining their businesses at small levels. One research study revealed that the vast …

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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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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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Six things you must do before starting a business

Will your great new idea succeed in this slow economy? With many existing SMEs struggling to survive due to a lack of affordable finance, slow demand and an unfavourable business environment of high tariffs, intermittent utilities supply and competition from cheap Chinese and South African imports, is there a way of knowing if your new business can grow and be …

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The Funding Challenge – Zimbabwebabwe Entrepreneurial Infrastructure Series

Africans and Zimbabwebabweans have been involved in business transactions for centuries somehow they have been overtaken by the rest of the world in terms of building successful businesses. This trend can be reversed through careful steps aimed at promoting and supporting entrepreneurship. When starting a business family support is critical for success. If married then spousal support is critical for …

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Financial Lessons From The Eagle

by Tafirenyika Makunike THINGS in our lives change not from just wishing they do. Neither do they change because we have written them down. They will not change because they have been legislated for. Your current financial situation will only change when you move from desiring, wishing and dreaming to doing something. There is something precariously dangerous about comfort. It …

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Investors Reconsider Zimbabwe's Pariah Status

Schmooze FM Press  Release By Lyndon Miles Zimbabwebabwe has long been cast as a pariah state, and debates on indigenisation and elections rage on. However with 9% economic growth forecast for 2011 its been described by Euromoney as one of the last great investment frontiers. This week, Brands Trading, a Harare based manufacturer and supplier of t-shirts, traditional dress and …

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