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How to survive retrenchment: Life after work

The current global financial crisis and the local economic environment is forcing most Zimbabwean companies to retrench staff. The repercussions in the workplace and to the community are far reaching. Surviving retrenchment is not an event, but a process. How can management, the staff left behind and the retrenched employees survive the retrenchment process? Retrenchment […]

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Pricing strategies for small businesses

Profit making is undeniably the ultimate objective for most businesses. This is because it leaves your business with additional money to reinvest… or to buy that new house you’ve been dreaming of. Building a successful business therefore means maximizing your revenues and minimizing your expenses to ensure that your business remains profitable. Your revenue will […]

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How to get your product into the major retail outlets

If you’re a manufacturer of consumer products, one of the fastest ways of growing your sales is by tapping into the wide distribution networks of the large retailers. It is however important for one to understand the following key items about major retailers before engaging a them: Understanding the system I. Small margins: as a […]

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How to run a successful presidential campaign

The ultimate goal for some, is to become or watch their children become the president of the country. For many however, this is either unfathomable or simply beyond their scope. Is this a position only reserved for a few exceptional individuals? Can anyone become the president? This article will outline the various roles of the […]

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How to create a free website for your business

Starting a business can be quite expensive and with a limited budget, you might find yourself shortstaffed and frustrated. Every business shouod have a website regardless of its size or budget and this article explains how to create a free website for your business. I’ve tried a number of times to look for local products […]

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How to apply for a tender and win

As your business grows and builds up its reputation, even bigger opportunities present themselves in the form of tenders. This is where the BIG money is. This article will let you know exactly how to apply for tender and win. What is a Tender A Tender is a formal invitation of bids or offers to […]

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Staying out of trouble: A small business’ guide to compliance

Many small businesses have failed due to non-compliance as well as the owner’s failure to keep their business compliant. Starting and running a business can be quite overwhelming and oftentimes this results in the owner focusing on the operational aspect and neglecting peripheral issues. In many instances, they do so, thinking ‘I will get back […]

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Stress management tips for entrepreneurs

We’ve all heard it numerous times- ‘starting a business is difficult/frustrating/hard’ and so on. This is because of the numerous challenges that come with running a business. You might fail to meet a deadline and the client isn’t happy. An employee might be disrespectful and cause some discomfort in the workplace. Your main product might […]

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How to create your own app and make money

As I explored the Playstore sometime in June 2018, I stumbled upon an app to create other apps. Out of curiosity I downloaded it, did some research and played around with it. I soon realised I could actually create a “real” app from scratch. I soon found myself asking whether it was possible for me […]

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How to recruit the best employees

Having a weak or poorly assembled team is one of the factors that contribute to the failure of many new businesses. Due to limited resources, new business owners tend to hire relatives, friends or inexperienced individuals who can fit within their budget. This eventually results in inefficiency, ineffectiveness, low productivity levels and eventually the demise […]