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Gary Thompson

Enterprise:  Gary Thompson and Associates Website: www.gtaworldwide.com It is unthinkable to talk of advertising in Zimbabwe and not include Gary Thompson. He founded the organization Gary Thompson and Associates, and with a devoted team under his belt, they made a slogan “We bring Vision”.  Gary Thompson and Associates offers marketing & advertising services, public relations and digital media services. Gary Thompson also participated in Season 1 of the TV Show Simba Savannah , the Zimbabwe’s version of Dragon’s Den, as one of the “Simbas” who provided funding to the entrepreneurs who were pitching.  Gary Thompson wanted to pursue a career in...

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Reasons why your small business needs a website

Like many small business owners, you may believe your business cannot benefit from having a website or that a website is not within your budget. Or maybe you think because you don’t use a computer, neither do your potential customers. These are misconceptions. Here are some reasons why your company NEEDS a professional website, no matter the size of your business. 1. Accessibility                                                                        ...

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How to start a Cross Border Trading business In Zimbabwe

Cross border trading business is a low capital business to start in Zimbabwe, and can be very rewarding if done properly. The key is to identify which products to trade, and have a good marketing strategy. It’s a numbers game, the more goods you can sell, the more profit you earn.  Top destinations of Zimbabwean cross borders traders include South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique, Zambia and Tanzania.  What is needed to start the business and costs? Lots of travelling time is needed, a passport and obviously money. The cross border trade includes a lot of options that you can pick from...

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Shingai Mutasa

Business: TA Holdings, Masawara plc Website: www.masawara.com; www.ta-holdings.com As an entrepreneur you have to work your way up until you reach the top. Shingayi Stanley Mutasa was born on 26 November 1958 and raised in Mutare. He graduated with an undergraduate in Economics from the University College London. Shingai Mutasa is amongst the wealthiest people in Zimbabwe. Shingai has various interests in construction and energy. He started as a regular stock broker, working in the family business and later acquired TA Holdings, one of the largest Investment Holding Group in 1997.TA Holdings is an investment company that invests in companies that are making or...

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Business Ideas for Women In Zimbabwe

Women are the backbone of any household and as the economy continues to tumble they are also closing the gender gap by joining their male counterparts in becoming the best business innovators and income generators. The capacity for formal employment is very low such that it is better to run a business even from home and generate more than sufficient income. Entrepreneurship pays off but one has to be passionate about their business and commit to making it a success. Many women want to become entrepreneurs but are failing to figure out what type of business to run. Even...

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