Effective meetings are a great way of ensuring team cohesion however the actual work gets done outside the meeting. It is very easy to make meetings routine and ineffective. Whilst the culture of having regular meetings is essential to keep everyone aligned to the team goals, more often than not meetings can become an unnecessary
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
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
Most of us have read about successful people that they Wake up early Eat break fast Build a network But the following pertinent questions arise in the hearts and minds of each and every one of us How did they become successful? What are they doing on a daily basis that is making their business
The problem with copycat businesses, this is why you need a Unique Selling Proposition and how to create one.
Want to know a cocktail of secrets, myths and realities about successful businesses? Read along. Every successful and solid business empire has a closely guarded blueprint that we may never get to know albeit with a couple of secrets and principles that, if we look close enough, we can learn over time. Most successful businesses
By McDonald Mafandizvo I believe by reading this article you are one of those who use some form of content marketing in your overall marketing strategy, so you know that a content strategy is imperative to your success and increases brand visibility for your company. This is how cool content marketing can be; just writing a few
Written by Brian Kazungu The prevailing socio-economic and political atmosphere in Zimbabwe is of concern to existing, emerging and potential entrepreneurs but nonetheless some businesses even though operating below capacity, seem to be finding ways of navigating these murky economic waters. Based on the above observations, I did some analysis into a few of these
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
I have met a great many, Zimbabwean entrepreneurs with brilliant ideas and businesses that are full of potential. Yes I say potential, because most of them struggle to convert that potential into stock primarily because of their desire to own everything. As a deal structuring expert one of my roles is to link small start-ups
You may not need that youth loan after all, Here is what you really need to start your business without much money.
On the 3rd of April 2016, I watched a video on Facebook where the Minister of Youth & Indigenization, Hon. Patrick Zhuwao was addressing the young people of Zimbabwe on matters to do with financial inclusion, the $10 million Kurera-Ukondla Youth Fund that was first established in 2011 as part of Old Mutual’s indigenization agreement