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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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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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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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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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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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The essential elements of a business plan

Working with a client who wanted a business plan in order to get a loan a few years ago, the frown on his face showed that he was not completely happy when I handed him the 12 page document. The belief those days was that a long business plan demonstrated one’s knowledge of his business and the marketplace and that …

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Women entrepreneurs must be suppported – Zimbabwebabwe Entrepreneurial Infrastructure Series

Africa’s economic independence aspirations require more women participants to be involved in business ownership and entrepreneurship. Normally innovation drives entrepreneurship which starts first with the vision then the mission which leads to the creation of a business. There is no natural law which excludes women in business but rather social construction and family values have served to exclude women from …

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