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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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Key attributes to small business success

By Phillip Chichoni Last week I highlighted the importance of effective marketing as one of the key attributes to business success. The next important attribute is the development of new products and services, or innovation. This is the second revelation from our survey of selected small business owners. The reason why some businesses succeed and others fail under exactly the …

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Desire: An Important Key To Business Success

By Phillip Chichoni The previous two articles showed that successful entrepreneurs were concerned with creating new products and services, and marketing them effectively. However, the most important attribute of all is not only their ability to perform the above functions well, but also  their desire for growth and success. A desire for growth was often missing from the least successful …

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Modelling your business for success

By Phillip Chichoni Steven owns three businesses in Manicaland. When I asked him how he was enjoying success, he gave a rather disappointing answer. Steven told me that contrary to misconceptions about entrepreneurship by “consultants and writers” like myself, starting and running a business is not all rosy and fun. Instead of financial freedom, working when you want and controlling …

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Choose business partners with caution

By Chemist Mafuba – The Herald, Zwe Title: Kutungana kwembudzi: Mutambo wechiShona Author: Nicholas Mwanaka Language: Shona Publisher: Benaby Print and Publishers Pages: 52 ISBN: 177926 011 3 Edition: Hardcover IN the play Kutungana kwembudzi, Nicholas Mwanaka shows you how to pick out characteristics of people you want to go into business with. “I know Hazvinei very well,” said Mandy. …

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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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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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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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Setting financial goals, and chasing them

by Tafirenyika Makunike ONE of the greatest opportunities conferred by the silly season we have entered now is the opportunity to think. The soft music, the goodwill messages of Christmas and the great outdoors create a fertile ambiance for productive thinking. As Zimbabweans, it is important that we make a transition from just an educated community to a ‘thinking and …

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Record keeping vital for rural businesses

By Sifelani Tsiko RECORD keeping is considered by many entrepreneurs as one of the “least important” part of o perating a business. The “chero zvazvaita” kind of business mentality has led to the collapse of many black businesses in Zimbabwebabwe from as early as the 1930s up to now when business people have relative access to information. Inadequate record keeping …

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