Prechard is the Founder and Lead Trainer at Start.co.zw. Contact him via email chad@start.co.zw

What’s your story? How to build a winning brand through storytelling

Africa has not produced many known brands in the class of Chinua Achebe whose 1958 novel, Things Fall Apart is still selling millions of copies worldwide, or the class of Strive Masiyiwa and or Econet Global represented across the globe. Are our stories not good enough or they are simply not being effectively told? What

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How to attract an investor for your small business in Zimbabwe

The word investor has become synonymous with billions. Wherever you go in Zimbabwe, you hear people talking about investors. It’s an exciting time for our people and country. But what is an investor? How does an Entrepreneur making furniture in Glen View attract an investor to help grow her business? This article must not be

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Why you should take part in The SHIFT Zimbabwe events

Every generation needs role models, people who separate themselves from the noise of current trends and news headlines to chart a new course that changes history. Every generation needs mentors and game changers, people who step into territories others only dare dream of. By combining exposure, experience and a zeal for entrepreneurship, business and development

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Do you really need that money? Start before you finance

How much money do I need to start? This is possibly one of the most asked questions around entrepreneurship. My response is very simple, you do not finance to start, you finance ‘the start,’ you start then finance. It appears a lot of people are under the illusion that the cost of starting is solely

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8 Valuable Tips for Women Entrepreneurs

With more Zimbabwean women getting involved in mainstream business than any time in our history. Whilst there are no obvious disparities on gender capabilities for running businesses, the following tips by Wendy Banks can further enhance the day to day engagement for enterprising women.. Think big and be bold! “My company is successful not because I’m a woman,

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Elijah Tembo’s ‘progressing beyond’ tips

A business that: 1. Knows and understands its reason for existence (purpose), 2. Is fully aware of its vision (future declaration), 3. Has clear cut objectives (main goal broken into small manageable tasks), 4. Engages in a step by step progression toward its destiny (forward movement), 5. Identifies problems in an existing market (opportunities), 6. Formulates appropriate

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Important tips for women in business

It is very exciting and encouraging to see more Zimbabwean women getting involved in mainstream business than any time in our history. Whilst there are no obvious disparities on gender capabilities for running businesses, the following tips by Wendy Banks can further enhance the day to day engagement for enterprising women.. Think big and be

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