Category Start-Ups

How to Start a Side Hustle

The side hustle phenomenon is increasingly gaining traction in Zambia.  Maybe you’ve seen friends turning their love for Chitenge fashion into booming businesses or heard whispers of people starting small lending businesses. The idea is tempting – a chance to be…

How Small Businesses Can Survive Load-shedding



Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation (ZESCO) recently implemented a staggered eight-hour daily load-shedding scheme for residential neighbourhoods in Lusaka, beginning on April 1. This fresh trial timetable has elicited varied responses, as some residents favour the previous continuous eight-hour schedule, while…

Choosing the Right Business using J-Curves

Have you ever dreamt of starting your own business? The thrill of being your own boss and building something from scratch is undeniable. But let’s face it, the initial stages can be a financial tightrope walk.  A staggering 20% of new businesses fail…

How Addiction Can Ruin Your Business

Addiction isn’t just a personal struggle; it’s a silent assassin that can strangle your business’s life in its crib.  We all understand addiction as a chronic brain disease, often associated with substances like alcohol and drugs. But its reach extends far…