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A pre-setup business is like a pre-cooked meal. It takes away the risk, work and stress of you having to be an expert. It Saves you time energy and money. It vastly increases your chances of success, no matter what type of business you’re into.
Below are a few Pre Setup Businesses we already have for sale.
Go through the summary brochures relavent to your needs, you’re almost bound to find something relevant. If you cant find what you’re looking for, please email. We’re constantly adding to our Pre-setup businesses.
Commodity broking setup: suitable for any kind of trading, commodity broking, Joint Venture deals etc
Events Management: suitable for Events managements, events planners, marketing agencies, function coordinators etc
Human Resources Consultancy: suitable for a consultant, recruitment agency, business growth agency, job hunting business etc
Marketing Consultancy: suitable for marketers, business growth experts, ad agencies, etc
Technology Related: suitable for software development and sales, tech consultancy, selling software or hardware generally associated with being tech businesses.
Surviving and thriving in Zimbabwe isn’t impossible. Challenging – yes. Impossible – No. It does however call for ideas and strategies beyond the scope of most academic and business textbooks. You’ll need “extraordinary measures in extraordinary times” – just ask Governor, Gideon Gono. It’s in his new book.
An example of extraordinary measures is the Zimbabwean Business plan. If done well, it will include a number of considerations that you wont find in any generic business plan template. Whether for investors, partners or yourself, answers to these questions could make or break your Zim biz.
Every Zimbabwean business plan should consider:
1) If you can’t charge in a stable currency, how do you intend to maintain the value of your money? (barter trades, a quick cash to asset conversion, stocks and shares etc)
2) If your business is not a cash cow, for example high priced goods, how will you meet the daily cash requirements for your business? (Can you change the shape and form in which your payments are made? How creative can you be with suppliers and payment schedules? What fast moving related (or not) products can you sell to keep cash flowing? etc)
Another example of this is the obvious need to setup multiple bank accounts. If you have 10 employees, each should have a bank account with 5 banks. Same goes for the Directors and the business itself. Also, develop a ‘Withdrawal strategy. How can you get employees paid without the downtime?
3) Territorial defense against imports. Remember what happened to Delta? They lost mega market share because they weren’t ready for the competition from imported brands. Are you? If your competition from SA (and beyond) come round, can you survive? What’s your game plan? Don’t procrastinate on your strategy.
4) Shorten Your Time Frames. What would conventionally be considered medium term planning overseas, would Long term here. The environment is a little more volatile, and dynamics change a lot faster. Your plan needs to be more fluid or flexible. Surviving and succeeding today is more of a factor here than it is in most places. Take this into consideration.
5) Recruitment and replace plan. We have one of the fastest employee turnover rates in the world. Acknowledge this and plan for it. How can you keep employees longer? If you lose one do you have a plan for quick replacement? Flexi-packages and employee policies could prove useful. .
Is this list complete? No, it’s just to stimulate your thinking. It’s meant to empower and inspire you to be practical and unconventional. Zim biz can work, just not in the same way as elsewhere. For Zim business, throw away the Cambridge text book!
Yours for smarter business
Looking for a smart, practical and proven approach to setting up your business? Checkout our business setup kit. It’s fast, affordable and ‘Zimbabwe Proven’
Here are a few things to remember when starting a business and how the Bizsetup kit can help you.
Analyze your business idea by doing a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats) analysis. (Bizsetup Kit: Get strategy templates and guides to help you along the process)
Get a professional brand designed. Go for a credible, professionally done look – not artistic expression. Your brand should be then be applied to your stationery designs and all future communication your business has with anyone. (Business setup Kit: Comes with pre-designed or custom designed brands by highly skilled and experienced designers, marketers and researchers)
Decide on your business location. Having an office (even a home office) can be a great credibility and convenience advantage for your business. (Bizsetup Kit: We’ll setup an Office Host facility for you in a prime town location. Giving you access to a receptionist, boardroom, office, computer, printer etc – all on a as you need basis. That means you can start going instantly with an office and staff support.)
Identify your competitors.
TIP: Go through the newspapers and look at their adverts, call a few and pose as a potential business. What are they doing well? What mistakes are they making? What offers are they making in their advertising? How can you be profitably different?
Develop a marketing plan. Formulate a strategy on how you’ll penetrate your market place. Start with the 5 Ps
- a) Product – what are you really selling, what’s your offering? Define it the way your customer thinks of it.
- b) Promotion – how will you let people know of your products? Newspaper advertising, website, fliers and brochures, email marketing, SMS marketing etc
- c) Place – Where are you selling from. For example you can sell a slice of cake from a Hotel, restaurant, coffee shop, mobile service etc
- d) Price – how will you charge. Note: you don’t have to be the cheapest unless that’s really the best strategy for. Many Zimbabwean Businesses do well by being the most expensive – especially in the Service industry.
- e) Positioning – How you present yourself to your market. Your brand personality or character. Who and how do your want to be though of as. This is a combination of projected values, communication strategy and actual delivery.
Create your business (register your name, incorporate the business, etc.) (Bizsetup Kit: Along with your registration, get a set of free transaction and financial management templates to get you going from day one)
TIP: Avoid a shelf name a much as possible. Rather take the time to register a name that either indicates what you do, how you do it differently or the values of your business. For example “Business Setup Group” informs you almost immediately what we’re involved in. This makes brand building both easier and cheaper. Find our Business Name Guide on
Build a web site. There are many reasons for this, especially early on in your business. It’s one of the most strategic, effective and flexible an affordable means of communicating your business to potential clients and partners, both locally and internationally.
Tip: You may not need a massive and expensive website like big corporate. Get a mini site instead. It will act as an online brochure with many uses. Call us (011 661 853 for more info)
Set-up corporate e-mail accounts
Get business cards, letterheads and compliment slips if necessary. Don’t communicate like an amateur, do it professionally. Having a proper
Team Building. How will you attract, recruit, manage, motivate and transact with the people you need on your team? Be sure to manage your staff professionally from day one, to ensure high performance. (Bizsetup: We’ll provide you with ready made templates, guides and forms to help you do all this and more. All the hard work – systems, templates and policies, already done for you.)
Actually the Business Setup Kit helps you do all this very fast and effectively – even if you haven’t before. It’s the only package of it’s kind in the country. For more info,
download our brochure or give us a call on 011 661 853/ email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Why Use the Business Setup Group to register your company?
1) No tricks and games. It’s full registration. That Includes your CR14, registration of your unique name, Articles or association,
2) Get help with your company name. Benefit from years of branding, marketing and strategic experience in naming your business. No extra charge. We’ll provide you with a name guide worksheet, based on research and years of experience. With our pre-setup kit we’ve already named it for you.
3) Comes with our Free Bonus Starters Set. This set includes “Invoice and Quotation templates, Biz-Startup Checklist, Self Assessment Worksheet, Strengths Analysis Worksheet, Business Selection Tool and Startup Budget Worksheet.
4) Your Registration gives you a discount. Get a 15% discount valid for up to three months for logo, stationery or website design, just for registering through us.
5) Professional Service. Avoid all the problems that come with shady or unprofessional services. Time delays, expensive mistakes, etc
For more information, contact us on
011 611 853/ 011 867 867/ Email email@example.com
Or visit Max Soutter at
10 Letombo Drive, Letembo/Msasa, Harare (Strickly by appointment only)