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 ...

10 top communication skills for professionals

10 top communication skills for professionals

Here are the top 10 communication skills that will help you stand out in today’s job market. Feedback Being able to appropriately give and receive feedback is an important communi ...

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JICA to share management best practices with African entrepreneurs

JICA to share management best practices with African entrepreneurs

The Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) 2017 will partner with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for the first time on the occasion of the 11th edition of ...

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How you, as a business owner, can maintain your sanity in tough times

How you, as a business owner, can maintain your sanity in tough times

When it comes to business, you won’t always get it right the first time, but failure is usually part of the package at some point. “Being the sole owner of a business, it’s often ...

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Make the most of your retail business with these loyalty tips

Make the most of your retail business with these loyalty tips

While the retail line of business can be rewarding, it also comes with its fair share of tribulations. That’s why it’s important that business owners honestly evaluate their situa ...

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Happy Staff + Happy Customers = Quality Brand

Happy Staff + Happy Customers = Quality Brand

If your staff are your brand, then what message does your brand reflect? The way you conduct business and the way your staff treat your customers is the essence of your brand. At ...

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15 top countries for business in Africa

15 top countries for business in Africa

The list was compiled by rating 139 nations in Africa on 11 different factors: property rights, innovation, taxes, technology, corruption, freedom (personal, trade and monetary), ...

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Tips when looking for office space

Tips when looking for office space

Finding a workspace that leads to productivity is crucial for entrepreneurs and small businesses, but this can be very difficult. People often choose an office based on how nice i ...

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2 top Africa business opportunities for 2017 – Part I

2 top Africa business opportunities for 2017 – Part I

Payment solutions Every year in Africa, over $100 billion in transactions are still done in cash. This presents a huge and lucrative financial services opportunity for savvy entre ...

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2017 business trend: Switch to digital for an enhanced customer experience

2017 business trend: Switch to digital for an enhanced customer experience

The fact that businesses will focus on digital transformation in 2017 is unsurprising, but the primary motivation behind this strategy will be to align and improve customer experi ...

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What you need to know before starting a business?

What you need to know before starting a business?

One of the questions other entrepreneurs most often ask themselves is what they wish they had known when they first started business. At Makamba Online we have two key answers: hi ...

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