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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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Tourism: the boundless possibilities

by Tafirenyika Makunike I AM spending the whole of this week in Cape Town and when I look around, I sense that the tourism product is generally subdued. It is not the excessive hype we were sold pre-World Cup 2010 of exponential growth in arrivals. I have read through the annual report of one of the JSE listed South African …

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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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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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Buy Zimbabwe Conference on the Cards

A local company, My Own Boss Ventures, is set to host the Buy Zimbabwebabwe Conference in Harare this Wednesday which is aimed at enhancing strategies for the production of competitive local products and services. The company, which professionally runs projects emanating from the reality show which ran on ZBC TV last year, has set the conference for the 30th of …

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The 4 Steps To Succesful Advertising Campaigns

If other companies were able to succeed with advertising campaigns, there is no doubt that you can do it for your business too. There are four elements that you need to consider and as long as you incorporate them in your ad campaigns, you will surely succeed. Unlike neighbouring South Africa , Zimbabwebabwean companies still lag behind when it comes …

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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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Stop Procrastinating Don’t be a Perfectionist

It’s often said that procrastination is the thief of time and many people put off either starting a business or launching a website because they want it to be perfect but being a perfectionist is the worst sin for budding entrepreneurs. There are so many people who want to quit their day jobs or are now unemployed and want to …

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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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