Finance

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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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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Why most start-ups fail to grow beyond inception and what pitfalls to avoid.

Entrepreneurship in Zimbabwe has in the past been dotted with amazing stories of fortune and very inspiring individuals whose business models not only inspired business growth and sustainability to their operations but also changed the wholesome business landscape. You can put the names James Makamba, Kukura Kurerwa, Strive Masiyiwa, Shingai Mutasa and Nigel Chanakira to

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Finance 101 for SMEs

Financial capital for entrepreneurs comes in different forms. For SMEs, deciding between debt and equity funding can be a difficult task, the former retains control and ownership yet creates a serious obligation which if not met can result in serious damage to brand and property, the latter dilutes ownership, yet creates equal responsibility  and accountability

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