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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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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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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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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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The future of Internet Marketing in Africa

By Richwell Phinias –  CEO and Founder Dariro.com (www.dariro.com) Communication in Africa. Vuvuzelas attracted a lot of attention during the first ever soccer World Cup hosted in Africa by one of Africa’s best developed nations, South Africa. Vuvuzelas are reputed to have their roots in the kudu horn, which would summon African villagers to meetings, and the name may have …

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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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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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What is the difference between a small business owner and an entrepreneur?

By Phillip Chichoni A small business owner makes a living from a business activity, such as selling airtime, vegetables, groceries, cars, houses or supplying services such as plumbing, accountancy etc. It is not the size of the commodity that matters, but the size of your ambition. Small business owners have modest ambitions; they are content with an income that covers their living …

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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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