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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.

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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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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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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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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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Zimbabwebabwe start-up releases first beta of virus protection program

April 8th, 2011 – by Staff Writer A local start-up, TechTribe, has released the first beta version of a virus protection program it’s calling Viral Suppressor. The software is available for free download on www.vs.co.zw, and TechTribe is encouraging visitors to download and try the software. TechTribe was founded by Tawanda Katsaruware and Simon Mambariza. Katsaruware, a former Chinhoyi University …

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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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Achieving greatness: Positive attitude vital

Herald Zwe –By Chemist Mafuba The Greatness Manual: Recipes for Perpetual Success By Rabison Shumba. Foreword by Dr John Stanko Greatness Factory Publications, 2010, 161 Pages. ISBN 978-0-557-88872-6 (Paperback) A BOOK that a Zimbabwebabwean published in the United States of America on how youths can succeed in business is now available on the local market. The Greatness Manual, which was …

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