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How do you pitch your business idea to an Investor in Zimbabwe?

How do you pitch your business idea to an Investor in Zimbabwe? I have been asked this question many times in seminars and on emails. I thought of answering this question metaphorically and tell you the story of my childhood which I know most of you are also familiar with. The story of everyone’s first […]

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Pastor G

Five business tips from my encounter with Pastor G

Last week I was having a meeting at Mugg & Bean with a South African Businessman who is currently in Zimbabwe scouting for opportunities. After about an hour of money talk, we made our way out. We walked past a table with quite a familiar face. Headphones on, palms raped around his coffee and eyes […]

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How to appear nude in public. Sex in Zimbabwe as a marketing strategy

I believe Zimbabwean branded personalities need lessons on how to appear naked in public. Precisely put, Zimbabweans need tips on how to use sex in Zimbabwe marketing campaigns. There has been an increase in public personalities in Zimbabwe wanting to pose nude for the camera and this is evidenced by the increase in nude pictures […]

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Start up marketing in Zimbabwe! The power of infographics

One gentleman came to me for marketing advice for his start-up venture. I will not disclose what the idea is because am bound by a non disclosure agreement but I will say a bit about what the advice encompassed. I advised he used inforgraphics for his advertising campaigns An Infographic, sometimes called information graphic is […]

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How my childhood friend makes a four figure income in Zimbabwe with Fiverr

Yesterday I bumped into an old friend and I must admit that what I learnt from him is worth blogging about. What a clever way of make money in Zimbabwe he revealed to me. He surely is living the laptop lifestyle. How does he do it? Wait! Let me give you a background of how […]

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My fast and furious 7 mistakes most Zimbabwe start-ups make

“Whether you like it or not, in moving from $1.00 to $1 million, you’re definitely going to make mistakes. My Son, don’t be scared of making mistakes” has been amongst the best tips my father gave me about business. If dad is reading this post, please know it’s not always true. Some mistakes should only […]

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Make money with Commercial Rabbit Farming in Zimbabwe

I had a small talk with a friend if mine about rabbit farming in Zimbabwe. I was shocked not by the information he new about rabbit farming in Zimbabwe, but by the fact that from the time I knew him, he had never talked about farming. After listening to his story, I saw no point […]

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How to leverage your business in Zimbabwe – a marketing experience

Towards the end of 2014, I had a lengthy chat with a friend of mine, Farai Madzara who is a Consultant. We talked about how most companies are finding the traditional print and newspaper advertising EXPENSIVE and sometimes INEFFECTIVE to reach THOUSANDS of potential customers per day!!! The conversation ended up being about, which […]

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