Building a Kingdom – Case Study of Kingdom Financial Holdings Limited

This article presents a case study of sustained entrepreneurial growth of Kingdom Financial Holdings. It is one of the entrepreneurial banks which survived the financial crisis that started in Zimbabwe in 2003. The bank was established in 1994 by four entrepreneurial young bankers. It has grown substantially over the years. The case examines the origins, growth and expansion of the bank. It concludes by summarizing lessons or principles that can be derived from this case that maybe applicable to entrepreneurs. Profile of an Entrepreneur: Nigel Chanakira Nigel Chanakira was raised in the Highfield suburb of Harare in an entrepreneurial family. His father and uncle operated a public transport company Modern Express and later diversified into retail shops. Nigel’s father later exited the family business. He bought out one of the shops and expanded it. During school holidays young Nigel, as the first born, would work in the shops. His parents,

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Accept Credit Cards on Your Web Site

It's a lot easier to just whip out a card and charge it, versus get the checkbook out, try to find a pen, write the check out, and heaven forbid you do not have your driver's license on you! There are many ways you can accept credit cards online. It is not, unfortunately, as simple as it sounds. There are many factors to consider. What is your target audience? Are you shipping a product, or a downloadable product? What do you want to spend? What kind of sales volume are you expecting? Hopefully this article will help you make a more informed decision. First of all, let's set some definitions. There are 2 main ways to accept credit cards on your website. One is through a third-party payment processor. An example of this is PayPal or 2Checkout. The payment engine is on their website, and your control over many aspects

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Tips to Make the Metal Watch Band Comfortable For You

There are a lot of watches that have metal bands. A lot of people believe that metal bands are practical because they last longer than other bands. But one common complaint that metal band users always say is that it can become uncomfortable at times. There some parts that can cause discomfort when squeezed and rubbed against their skin. There are some tips that you can do for you to keep your metal band watch comfortable to wear. ADJUST THE FIT One important thing that you can do is to adjust the fit of the band. Try to make sure that the size is appropriate for the size of your wrist. You have to know that when the band is too loose, it can squeeze your skin and cause discomfort and if it is too tight, it can impede the circulation in the area. Make sure that it fits you

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Internet Home Based Business – It's Not That Easy!

I've written before about amount of email I receive in the form of link exchange requests. There's no need to go into it all again but suffice to say, with seven websites with varying subject matter and content, I get my fair share of these requests by both email and through Linkmarket.net, the link exchange scheme in which I am a Member. I mention this not because this is about the link requests, but about the opportunity that all these requests present to view hundreds of other websites each week, mostly new ones and mostly home business or affiliate oriented. In order to make a decision whether to link or not, I will look at each website, not only the PR and traffic ranking, but the basic appearance and layout will give me a reasonable insight into how serious they are, how much they have researched And planned their website

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