Friday, 24 November 2017

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  • Guide on how to break into business

    Guide on how to break into business

    As a budding entrepreneur entering the business world, it can be overwhelming to engage with the established players. All too often, it's who you know rather than what you know tha ...

  • 5 ways to survive your first year of business

    5 ways to survive your first year of business

    Starting a business can be tough especially when it comes to funding, marketing your business or even drawing on customers. Generally, 70% to 80% of African businesses fail within ...

  • Makamba Life – S02E03 – Mutumwa Mawere

    Makamba Life – S02E03 – Mutumwa Mawere

    Makamba Life Back by popular demand: Dr James Makamba speaks again to the businessman and thinker Mutumwa Mawere on the state of African business, leadership and much more! Watch t ...

  • 9 guidelines for online commercial start-ups

    9 guidelines for online commercial start-ups

    If you want to create a comparison site; a fashion store, a forum, or maybe a totally original idea, the idea is you want to make some money? Well that's no problem because there's ...

Know how to write bankable business plans

Know how to write bankable business plans

There are thousands upon thousands of small businesses that have failed, for the simple reason that they have lacked the ability and or discipline to lay out the strong foundation ...

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What are the biggest mistakes SMEs make?

What are the biggest mistakes SMEs make?

Marketing is a big concern in Africa's small business community, followed by a lack of confidence and partnering with the wrong people. Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) regard ...

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How to measure small business success

How to measure small business success

When it comes to running a new or small business, there is so much more than profitability to consider. As an entrepreneur, it’s crucial to gauge how your business is performing t ...

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7 business tips every entrepreneur should know

7 business tips every entrepreneur should know

The biggest problem founders and small business owners have is that they are experts in their field and novices in what it really takes to effectively run a business. Don’t let th ...

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Cost-cutting for small business-owners

Cost-cutting for small business-owners

Makamba Online will focus on trimming the unnecessary fat from your business. Entrepreneurs and small business-owners sometimes face a tough period, like, a year or two. Cash flow ...

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7 behaviours of born entrepreneurs

7 behaviours of born entrepreneurs

Some people are natural-born entrepreneurs. Are you one of them? Kindly find out. There are many people who start their own businesses young and become successful early in life. S ...

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4 tips for starting a successful business

4 tips for starting a successful business

A few simple steps now can start your business down the path toward success. Makamba Online, outlines the five basic tips one of our readers have followed; Have detailed plan Deve ...

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Makamba Life – Episode 14 (Part 2)

Makamba Life – Episode 14 (Part 2)

Makamba Life Mutumwa Mawere is an African business person, financier, banker and entrepreneur best known as the founder and chairman of Africa Resources Limited (ARL). He has crea ...

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What is the impact of driverless cars on insurers in South Africa?

What is the impact of driverless cars on insurers in South Africa?

Will the car insurance industry expand their offering to accommodate the driverless trend that could hit our roads in the next couple of years? That’s the question, folks, and wit ...

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6 factors you need to know when opening a savings account

6 factors you need to know when opening a savings account

A savings account is the primary transaction that every individual performs with a financial institution, majorly banks. This account allows you extra income from interest paid on ...

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