SMEs Expo preps gather momentum

SMEs Expo preps gather momentum

By Daniel Chigundu ORGANISERS of the SMEs International Expo say preparation for the 8th edition of the expo have gathered momentum and exhibition space is fast running out. SMEs International Expo started in 2011 at the Harare Exhibition Park and has been growing since then and has never missed an edition. This year the expo is running under the theme “Explore Innovate Implement A New Economic Order for Business in the Digital Era” and will take place from 17th to 20th of October at Harare International Conference Centre (HICC). In…

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Aspindale Park to unveil phase 1

Aspindale Park to unveil phase 1

By Ndafadza Madanha THE multipurpose Aspindale Park development is set to unveil residential stands under Phase one of the project at the end of this month. Development of the 56 hectare park is in four phases which will translate into 1202 residential stands, schools, churches, shopping mall and other amenities at completion. Under Phase one, 400 fully serviced residential stands will be available and are connected to the main city council sewer and water lines. Aspindale Park development finance director Bianca Swan said the park will offer modern day lifestyle…

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Formalise your ventures says VP Mnangagwa

Formalise your ventures says VP Mnangagwa

By Daniel Chigundu VICE PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa says small to medium enterprises (SMEs) need to formalise their business enterprises if they hope to benefit from various initiatives being undertaken by government. Zimbabwe is said to have 3.5 million SMEs operating in various sectors of the economy and only 15 percent of them are registered with relevant regulatory authorities in the country. Speaking at the SMEs International Expo business conference, VP Mnangagwa said SMEs need to heed government calls for formalization despite the challenges faced in the process of registration. “As…

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Exhibitions crucial for SMEs: Nyoni

Exhibitions crucial for SMEs: Nyoni

By Daniel Chigundu SMALL To Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Cooperatives Development minister Sithembiso Nyoni has urged small business in the country to take advantage of exhibitions to market their products and services. According to the FinScope MSMEs 2012 Zimbabwe Survey, the country has about 3.5 million       SMEs operating in various sectors of the economy and majority of them have been failing to get markets for their products. In a speech read on her behalf on the sidelines of a business walkathon organised by the SMEs International Expo, Minister Nyoni…

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