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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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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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Glimpses Of Promise, But Zimbabwe Not Out Of Woods

by Tafirenyika Makunike I WRITE from Zimbabwe this week where I have been for more than a week. As always during all my visits in the last two or so years, things are looking up but it would be an exaggeration to say that we have turned the corner and are out of the woods. There are still way too …

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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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Developing a business plan is an opportunity, not a chore

by Tafirenyika Makunike A couple of readers who are heading home to Zimbabwe to start their own businesses have written emails asking me for guidance on preparing plans for their projects. A business plan, like a fingerprint, should be unique and should carry ideas that reflect your business DNA. It ought to be comprehensive, yet concise, thoroughly balanced and focused …

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