In this week’s issue
- Congratulations To ZNCC Harare Business Awards Winners
- Join Us For An Inspirational Breakfast With Another Top Entrepreneur On Wednesday 22 May, 2013
- Give And You Shall Receive
- Hr Titbits: The Induction Process
- Dream It, Action It!
- BUSINESLINK COMMUNITY MARKETPLACE
Congratulations to ZNCC Harare Business Awards Winners
By Phillip Chichoni
Last Friday hundreds of business leaders, entrepreneurs and others converged at the Rainbow Towers hotel in Harare to witness the conferring of awards to the remarkable man and women in business in 2012.
The BusinessLink team wishes to congratulate those who were nominated and won, and urges every one else to keep on accelerating their growth.
Here is the full list of the winners:
ZNCC HARARE: 2012 ANNUAL BUSINESS AWARDS
BEST CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY-HIV/AIDS
2ND RUNNER UP NSSA Zimbabwe
1ST RUNNER UP Sandvik Mining
WINNER (BEST CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY)
CBZ Bank Ltd
BEST EXPORTER OF THE YEAR
Most Improved Exporter of the Year 2nd Runner up: South Mining Ltd
Most Improved Exporter of the Year 1st Runner Up: ZGGM
Most Improved Exporter of the Year Winner: Size Chunk Resources
Best Exporter of Year Overall: Zimplats
Most Improved Exporter of the Year 2nd Runner up: BICC Central Africa
Most Improved Exporter of the Year 1st Runner Up: Brown Engineering
Most Improved Exporter of the Year Winner: SCOTTCO
Best Exporter of the Year Overall: Hunyani Paper & Packaging
Most Improved Exporter of the Year 2nd Runner Up: Boost Africa
Most Improved Exporter of the Year 1st Runner Up: Curverid Tobacco
Most Improved Exporter of the Year Winner: Amidol Services
Best Exporter of the Year Overall: Zimbabwe Leaf Tobacco
Best Exporter of Year Overall: The Cotton Company of Zimbabwe
Most Improved Exporter of the Year Winner: Snowview Tours & Safaris
Best Exporter of the Year Overall: Chipitani Safari
Most Improved Exporter of the Year 2nd Runner Up: Lavante Trading
Most Improved Exporter of the Year 1st Runner Up: Kamina Kawena T/A Afruita
Most Improved Exporter of the Year Winner: Flora Marketing
Best Exporter of the Year Overall: Zimbabwe Flower Exports
MOST INNOVATIVE SME OF THE YEAR
2ND RUNNER UP
Elina Madzimure-Managing Director-Unifresh Trading
1ST RUNNER UP
Phillip S Zengeya-Managing Director Moushtec Steel and Fireplaces
WINNER (MOST INNOVATIVE SME)
Mr. Richard Mutengambiri-Managing Director -Rawson Properties
ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
2ND RUNNER UP
Mrs. Nancy Saungweme-Muchenje Owner and Managing Director- Aloe Enterprises
1ST RUNNER UP
Mrs Linda Musesengwa-Managing Consultant of Competitive Edge (Pvt) Ltd.
WINNER (ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR)
Mr. Reginal Makuchete-Managing Director – Visual Point Graphics.
BUSINESSWOMAN OF THE YEAR
2ND RUNNER UP
Faith Ntabeni Bhebe-Owner and MD of Tshulu Tsha Nabe Lodges
1ST RUNNER UP
Dr Charity Chiratidzo Jinya -Managing Director of MBCA Bank Ltd, a commercial bank registered in Zimbabwe.
WINNER (BUSINESSWOMAN OF THE YEAR)
Mrs Merissa Sarudzai Kambani-CEO- Medical investments Ltd.
BUSINESSMAN OF THE YEAR
2ND RUNNER UP
Lovemore Tavaziva Manatsa-MD of British American Tobacco Zimbabwe Holdings Ltd.
1ST RUNNER UP
WINNER (BUSINESSMAN OF THE YEAR)
Dr Mike Joka-CEO of Ultra Corporate Medical Services, T/A Corporate 24
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Join us for an inspirational breakfast with another top entrepreneur on Wednesday 22 May, 2013
Phillip Chiyangwa is one of Zimbabwe’s top entrepreneurs and the founder of numerous businesses, including Pinnacle Property Holdings. He is also the owner of ZECO Limited and several other businesses in many sectors. His story of innovative thinking, building, buying and selling businesses and innovative ways of raising funding will be exciting to current and prospective entrepreneurs.
Join us on Wednesday 22th May, 2013 at ZimCafe Hotel and Conference Centre, Corner Fife Avenue / 2nd Street, Harare, from 0815 to 0945 and start accelerating your growth.
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GIVE AND YOU SHALL RECEIVE
By Brendan and Sally Palmer
The new saying goes, “Give and you shall receive”
In business, the more value that you give to your customers, the more you will receive. The modern way of thinking about business is give more to receive more. Serve your customers beyond their expectations, surprise them with value, give them more of your time, more of your resources and overall, give them an amazing experience.
Here are 5 examples of how you can give to your customers to receive more from them in the long run…
1. Give them a free weekly or monthly newsletter with useful information about your products and your industry so that they learn more about how you can serve them
2. Give them free goodies when they buy from you so that they feel they have got more
3. Give them a fun and exciting experience when they buy from you so that they remember you and come back for more
4. Give them your time by phoning or visiting them to see how they are and how you can help them
5. Give them a feeling of being part of a larger community so that they feel welcome when they visit you
Have a great week…
Have a great week….
Brendan and Sally
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Human Resources Management Tips: The Induction Process
HR Titbits: The Induction Process
More often than not, many employers do not realize the importance of a thorough induction process.
This is used to assimilate a new employee into the organization and ensure he/she understands the goals and objectives that he/she will be striving for.
A good induction process will have the following characteristics:
Articulation of the organization’s vision, mission and values. The employee cannot be expected to fulfil his/her mandate effectively if the above have not been communicated. This becomes the process of aligning the employee to the organisational vision. It is also important to align the Employee’s goals to the organizational goals as this is a good way of ensuring good performance. If the employee can see how meeting the organization’s goals will help him/her meet his/her individual goals, the said employee is more likely to be motivated to work.
Introduction to all staff members: it is important to introduce the staff to the new member of the team and vice- versa. Lack of communication of staff changes can lead to resentment by the other members and if the new employee does not know “who is who in the zoo”, so to speak, it can lead to confusion and demotivation.
Clarification of reporting structure: the new employee needs to know who he/she reports to and who reports to him/her to avoid confusion.
Detailed procedures and policies: The organization should have written down and detailed policies and procedures which the new employee can follow. An example is the Company Code of Conduct and the particular policy related to his/her department. For example, if he/she is in the Finance Department, a Finance Policy would be provided to the employee so that he/she knows the policies and procedures taken which are relevant to his job description. The employee also needs to know the rules and regulations of the organization such as dress code, tea and lunch hours, company policy on leave and overtime etc.
Detailed job description: some employers merely make a copy of the job description and neglect to take the new employee through it. This is imperative so that the employee knows the exact steps he/she has to take to achieve the desired outcomes.
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Dream It, Action It!
Quote of the Week “The most beautiful philosophy or concept won’t work if you won’t.”~ Zig Ziglar
By Milton Kamwendo
You have great dreams. Dream on. You want to accomplish a lot, go far and further in your chosen quest. Go on now. Whatever you desire and dream without taking action you will remain where you are. No dream that was not backed with action ever took anyone anywhere. Without action, a dream just mutates into a nightmare and a goal becomes a yawning hole. Dream and do. Do and dream further. When you stop dreaming you start aging fast.
Fulfil your threats!
My good friend Jonathan Wutawunashe wrote a book in 2005 entitled: “Fulfil your threats.” He threatened to publish the book until he finally did it in 2009. In the book he offers a simple thesis that success is the outcome of a simple process based on deciding, doing and learning. Early in the book he relates a personal experience way back in 1981. Those were the days before digital music and getting anything recorded was a feat and being booked into a studio for recording was promotion to glory.
Wutawunashe recalls beating the street to several studios with his music that he wanted to record with his group Family Singers. Most studios just had one look at him and showed him the door. One of the studios even told him that there as no market for his music genre and he was just wasting his time. He could have given up but he issued a threat…”I will record my music, it will play on radio and my group will be known and I will own a recording studio and make it easy to record!”
This could have been an empty threat from a frustrated dreamer had Jonathan Wutawunashe given up and tried other things. He decided to stick to his goal and fulfil his threat. The rest is now history and the story of his music is now well known testimony and gospel music is now a household industry in Zimbabwe. It is not enough to issue threats of action and goal attainment. Fulfil your threats. Take action and refuse to let your goals define you as a toothless bulldog. What have you been threatening to do? When will you give up the incessant threats and take action?
Just Do It!
At a 1988 meeting of the advertising agency, Wieden+Kennedy, Nike’s advertising account handlers were looking at coming up with a powerful campaign that would carry the Nike brand into the 1990s. As they banged around various thoughts, Dan Wieden, the Agency’s founder had a flash if inspiration from a novel he had read. He remembered Gary Gilmore’s last murder me words, “Just Do It!” And that cut it. This campaign with this buy line from Nike went on to have global recognition and captivated minds in the highly competitive sports category for more that a decade. Wherever it’s recited, everyone knows you are talking about Nike.
Many people know what they should do, where they should do it, but they just do not Nike it – just do it. Some in an effort to embolden themselves a little more will take another course, attend a seminar and all the while they know what to do and how. They know they must just do it. After all has been said and done, you will always come back to this compelling and seminal idea: just do it if you want it to get done.
Life is not waiting and the time for hesitation is behind you. Just do it. Time is feeing past and aging does not sound an alarm. You are not as young as you were last week. The message: Just do it! Take massive action, refuse to vacillate, equivocate or quiver. Nothing will happen unless you just do it. Take action and you will be pleased with yourself. Just do it. Just do it. Just do it. You will never learn doing nothing.
Carpe diem is a phrase from the Latin writer and philosopher, Quintus Horatius Flaccus (65BC – 8BC), popularly known as Horace. The phrase is normally interpreted as the emotive: “seize the day” or the moment. Its linguistic root implies taking action and plucking the fruit at the moment when it is ready. So it is with opportunities they are crying for those who will take action and seize the day.
In Horace’s ode the phrase is part of the longer “Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero” which is rendered: “Seize the Day, putting as little trust as possible in the next (day) or the uncertain future.” No one has a patent on the future but each of us can do something with this moment, this day. Seizing the day is about taking action today. This tomorrow that you are talking so much about could easily become a yesterday of you do not seize today.
What have you been putting off? What could you do if you were to just decide today to take action? What would you do if you were not afraid?
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