The typical story of a young Zimbabwean entrepreneur goes something like this: You have an idea. It’s brilliant! You share it with a few friends, but they think you’re crazy so you keep quiet about it. You talk yourself into working on your own, but you soon realize that starting a business is not as glamorous as they make it out to be on social media. And although you’ve read countless success stories and you start your day with a motivational mantra to boost your confidence, your reality is that your business is just not taking flight. So, you give up (but you don’t call it that because that motivational speech you listened to yesterday told you giving up wasn’t an option, so you call it a sabbatical). And your “sabbatical” extends until you settle for something a little less taxing but very unrewarding. Sound familiar?
The good news is, you have a brilliant idea! And your idea CAN become a flourishing business. You just need to learn how to do it right. And the best news is, GBI Business Hub has a program that can show you how.
THE ULTIMATE 2017 STARTUP BOOT CAMP
From the 27th to the 30th of June, Global Business Innovations (GBI) Business Hub will be running an intensive program aimed at educating aspiring entrepreneurs on what it takes to build a successful business from the ground up. The boot camp takes a holistic approach to entrepreneurship and will be addressing issues that cripple businesses in their start-up phase, including but not limited to, branding, marketing, finance and intellectual property management. If you’re an entrepreneur and you’re determined to get your business off the ground, then this boot camp is for you.
One amazing thing about this Startup Boot Camp is that you get to walk away with a registered company. Yep! Your idea remains yours, and you will have company papers to prove it. In addition, you will receive a brand activation package to get you started. There are various packages on offer, ranging from logo design to an entire website! But whatever you choose, best believe you will receive your money’s worth.
So maybe now you’re wondering what exactly is GBI Business Hub.
GBI Business Hub is a co-sharing workspace and innovation hub where early stage start-ups bootstrap their ideas into successful businesses. It is a woman-founded Business Hub and naturally takes a holistic approach to entrepreneurship. Some of the start-ups that have been incubated here are Dominion Innovative Creations (a digital marketing powerhouse), Café Aroma (a restaurant and catering company) and GBI Marketplace (an online store and marketing agency). Needless to say, these guys understand the start-up mindset and are determined to see other Zimbabwean start-ups thrive.
If you would like to know more about The Ultimate 2017 Startup Boot Camp, and about GBI Business Hub in general, you can visit their Facebook page, GBI Business Hub, or contact them directly by sending an email to [email protected].
Until next time…stay awesome!