In It To Win It

In It To Win It

Nothing works until you do By Chester Dimairho Corporate governance 101!!! Talk about having a headache. This one is very tough because it has your emotions involved. Here is why. Conventional wisdom says to start a business for you to quit your job. In reality, this is not always the case. There are a number of cases where individuals were forced by life situations to start their own businesses. I do not know your personal circumstances. Whether you had the comfort of starting your business, while keeping your job or…

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Foreign exhibitors jostle for SMEs Expo space

Foreign exhibitors jostle for SMEs Expo space

By Staff Reporter PREPARATIONS for the 10th Anniversary of the SMEs International Expo are already at an advanced staged, with the premium exhibition having already registered more than 25 foreign exhibitors for this year’s unique ‘virtual Expo’, which will run under the theme: “Sustainable Production for economic Growth in Africa, during and post-COVID- 19,” from the 28 – 30th October 2020. Organisers of the event are optimistic of drawing even more corporates and SMEs across the globe, due to the fact that the virtual experience, which does not have any…

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In It To Win It

In It To Win It

With Chester Dimairho YOU do not have to close the book to start a new chapter; just turn the page – Billy Cox Thank you, dear reader, for taking a deep interest in what we are discussing in these articles. I hope you had the opportunity to have a look at the model I introduced in last week’s article. If not, please request for and obtain last week’s edition. It is important that you do so as we are now tearing the model apart so that we can put it…

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The seed cast on fertile ground

The seed cast on fertile ground

Profile By Edward Mukaro Pastor and entrepreneur, Mislynn Nyasha Mandimutsira has experienced life’s highs and lows, but unlike most women, she’s managed to champion the cause of the African businesswomen and upliftment of the girl child, through her various humble deeds, in and outside the country’s borders, silencing the doubting Thomases. The humble and soft-spoken Pastor Mandimutsira, who has had to deal with life’s harsh sentimental moments has followed her mothers’ footsteps – whom she draws inspiration from – ever since her childhood earliest memories when she was a young…

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Tel One endorses SMEs International Expo!

Tel One endorses SMEs International Expo!

…as the premier SMEs showcase bubbles on 10th anniversary By Wellington Zimbowa FIXED telecommunications operator, TelOne, has acknowledged the multi-pronged benefits of the SMEs International Expo in broadening the horizon of small to medium enterprises (SMEs), as well as providing various corporates with a unique interface experience with the sector that has become a major national economic backbone. SMEs contribute significantly to the national GDP while providing a lifeline for the majority of Zimbabweans in the wake of massive industry shut down in the last two decades. “I think the…

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Page 8 TelOne endorses SME’s International Expo!

Page 8 TelOne endorses SME’s International Expo!

…as the premier SME’s showcase bubbles on 10th anniversary By Wellington Zimbowa FIXED telecommunications operator, TelOne, has acknowledged the multi-pronged benefits of the SME’s International Expo in broadening the horizon of small to medium enterprises (SMEs), as well as providing various corporates with a unique interface experience with the sector that has become a major national economic backbone. SMEs contribute significantly to the national GDP while providing a lifeline for the majority of Zimbabweans in the wake of massive industry shut down in the last two decades. “I think the…

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Simplified SMEs Tax regime to spur economic growth

Simplified SMEs Tax regime to spur economic growth

By Varaidzo Zhakata THE Government of Zimbabwe (GoZ) has expressed commitment to establish a favourable working environment for Small and Medium Enterprises, by introducing a simplified Tax regime. Addressing journalists at the weekly post Cabinet briefing session, information, publicity and broadcasting services minister, Monica Mutsvangwa highlighted that government had noted potential the presented through SMEs, with the potential capacity to aid development, and growth of the economy. The regulatory measure also aims at incorporating previously disadvantaged groups, such as women and the youth. “SMEs have the potential of becoming an…

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Tailors making a killing off face mask sales

Tailors making a killing off face mask sales

By Varaidzo Zhakata THE continued demand for face masks and other protective clothing in the era of the global pandemic has given a new ray of hope to small and medium enterprises who are into the tailoring industry. SMEs who are into tailoring have expressed that they are relieved that despite having been forced to stay at home during the lockdown the pandemic has fortunately allowed them to perform their work in supplying protective clothing such as face masks hence allowing them the revive their lives once again. According to…

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Bleak future for informal traders

Bleak future for informal traders

By Edward Mukaro INFORMAL traders who are in the Embroidery sector have been left exposed to abject poverty by the Covid-19 lockdown as they cannot export their products to neighbouring South Africa, as the rainbow nation has closed its borders in order to curb the spread of the scourge that has accounted for the loss of hundreds of thousands of people, globally. In a survey conducted by The BusinessConncet, in Harare, most of the shops that were once a hive of activity such as Bart House, along Cameroon street have…

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Making it in a man’s world

Making it in a man’s world

By Edward Mukaro GROWING up in the dusty roads of Kuwadzana, in Harare, some 37 years ago, Caroline Masvingise Godzengere’s parents would never have imagined that she would one day blossom up to become a role model, not only for her own children, but for the world particularly women who are having to literally ‘man-up’, in an otherwise man’s world. While most people of her generation are seized with self-pitying while mourning about a bad economy that has provided little opportunities to make it out of the ghetto; Caroline realized…

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