Small business survival tips

Tactics for a small business to survive among big companies

I would like to get more on the risk management article in particular the issue of selling on cash and upfront deposits. As indicated in the article we are operating in a cash tight market thereby making it very difficult for a small company to put too many conditions on the client. Half the time we are operating in a market which is over traded and as much ... Continue Reading →
inspirational-quotes for entrepreneurs

Inspirational quotes for entrepreneurs

“Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity and are able to turn both to their advantage.” - Niccolo Machiavelli “Entrepreneurs are risk takers, willing to roll the dice with their money or reputation on the line in support of an idea or enterprise. They willingly assume ... Continue Reading →
entrepreneurship training

Entrepreneurs’ Suite Challenge Launched

The 2014 BOOST Fellowship/CBZ Holdings Entrepreneurs‘ Suite Challenge worth US$55,000 was launched recently at the Harare Institute of Technology (HIT). The challenge which is open to all students, seeks to encourage tertiary students to develop entrepreneurial skills as a key mechanism in the social and economic development. Addressing guests and students ... Continue Reading →
Elevatr app for business planning

Too many business ideas rattling around in your head? Use the Elevatr app

If you are an ambitious person, that guy who is always looking for business ideas to make money from, definitely you should be having too many ideas rattling around in your head? There is an called Elevatr that can bring sanity to your business ideas thoughts. Sounds good, doesn’t it? The app will help you keep track of your business ideas, as well as ... Continue Reading →
Small Business Loans

10 Things Startups and Small Businesses Must Know Before Approaching Banks or Lenders

Raising capital for your small business can seem like you are swimming against the tide. It doesn’t have to be like that. As an entrepreneur you always have to find ways of reducing the odds of not getting a loan from a lender. There is always this myth that there is no funding out there for small businesses and it’s not true. Funding is there and ... Continue Reading →
Lean-Startup-Machine harare

How to Build a Successful Business in 3 Days With Lean Startup Machine [Harare unlocked]

A few weeks ago some 151 entrepreneurial minded geeks voted for the Lean Startup Machine workshop to held in Harare. It required a minimum of 150 votes to unlock the Harare workshop. Among the voters are Soul Kabweza a.k.a Limbikani Makani, the Founder and Chief Editor of TechZim; Max Soutter, the founder of BizSetup Group, an organization dedicated to helping ... Continue Reading →
Habits of the Successful Entrepreneur

Habits of the World’s Wealthiest People

Staying on course with lifelong success habits is key to making it in this life. You need GRIT [perseverance and passion for long-term goals] and SELF EFFICACY [belief in one's own ability to complete tasks and reach goals] to achieve success. It may not be about making millions of dollars, but it is about achieving what you envision for your life or what you ... Continue Reading →
businesswoman with bow

Closing that sale – Entrepreneur Tips

Closing a deal is one of the toughest part of the sales process. It is a must that entrepreneurs master the art of closing a deal. It’s important to: get that sale, get your consulting client to sign the agreement, have your target customer signup for the free trial on your new software. You close the deal, you now make money! Without that your business ... Continue Reading →
Small business marketing

100+ Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses – 2014 and Beyond!

For small businesses, marketing their products and services can be a problem compared to larger companies. The main handicaps constraining the decisions of small businesses include their limited financial capacities as well as their lack of economies of scale and limited learning curve. To aid small businesses, we have prepared a list of 100+ marketing strategies ... Continue Reading →
How to stop procrastination

9 Tips to stop procrastination

Entrepreneurship is always about taking action and by not taking action you will not realise the dreams you have or have the business ideas come into reality. Procrastination is one of the biggest enemy to entrepreneurial action. It is an easy way that all of us get stuck. And yet, we may not even realize we’re doing it. When we unknowingly act like an avoider, ... Continue Reading →