Opinion

3 months ago | March 29, 2019

First quarter in retrospect

The first quarter of this year has been harsh for small businesses. What would have been the first productive week of ...

Boost your self confidence

Once in a while we need to infuse and boost our teams and even ourselves. It goes without say that our nation and people ...

Time to start rebuilding middle class

As financial performance figures for Zimbabwe’s corporate sector begin to filter through, one cannot help but begin to ...

3 months ago | March 22, 2019

Disaster preparedness for small business

Recent unfortunate events in our nation lead us to reflect these past two weeks on the important issue of disaster ...

Why Zim should worry about trade deficits

In March 2018, while announcing his new tariff plans which eventually led to a full scale trade war against China, ...

Don’t complicate salespeople’s job

The best salespeople have always been knowledgeable, empathic, and helpful. They seek to uncover and capitalise on any ...

How to bounce back from bad financial record

As the markets continue to tighten more companies are looking for working capital to keep their operations going, ...

3 months ago | March 15, 2019

Cashflow and collection problems for small business

This month of March is a defining one for most small businesses. As a nation we have pretty much received all the ...

How to remain relevant

Success isn’t easy — and it certainly doesn’t happen overnight, but there are little things you can do every day to ...

New currency an opportunity for export led growth

Currency reforms have taken centre stage in the economic policy agenda of the country for the past two and half years.

4 months ago | March 8, 2019

Sales topline tips to remain competitve

In today’s market in Zimbabwe, attention is the scarcest commodity. Your advertising and marketing messaging must be ...

How big is inflation risk in 2019?

“We all know that inflation is an evil thing, but when it runs its course unplanned it brings certain natural ...

Can real innovators please stand up

Many enterprises, big and small, failed to do business this past Monday when one of the biggest telecommunication and ...

Nigerian women entrepreneurs draw the short straw on education levels

One estimate is that 40% of Nigerian women are entrepreneurs. This fits into a pattern in sub-Saharan Africa which has ...

4 months ago | March 1, 2019

What else was in Mangudya’s MPS?

Following the release of the 2019 Monetary Policy Statement (MPS) by Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor Dr John Mangudya, ...

MPS 2019: What’s the way forward?

Last week, Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Governor, Dr John Mangudya, unveiled what is by most accounts, the most progressive ...

Successful sales reps winning attributes

If you don’t give your prospects a compelling reason to buy from you instead of your competition, you are essentially ...

Govt must stop fighting SMEs!

A week after the Monetary Policy Statement, things are not quite right for Small to Medium Enterprises. Only two months ...

4 months ago | February 22, 2019

Monetary policy: Big step in right direction

Rbz Governor, Dr John Mangudya delivered a most interesting 2019 Monetray Policy Statement on Wednesday afternoon.

Monetary policy statement impact on small business

The wait was long, but finally the Monetary Policy Statement came through and indeed it gave the direction that everyone ...