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Entrepreneurship as a career

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Presentation on Entrepreneurship as a viable career option for school leavers and college/university graduates.

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Entrepreneurship as a career

  1. 1. Entrepreneurship as a Career Kabwata Baptist Church, Lusaka Careers Day | Intermediate YP Gabriel S Konayuma 14 July 2012
  2. 2. Who is an Entrepreneur? Someone who identifies an opportunity/need in the market and provides a product or service to meet that need.Why do we need Entrepreneurs? Inadequate employment for all Need for employment creation Entrepreneurship as a Career| Gabriel S Konayuma 2
  3. 3. Characteristics of Entrepreneurs(Personal Entrepreneurial Competencies)  Hardworking  Information Seeking  Creative  Risk Taking  Opportunity Seeking & Initiative  Demand for Efficiency & Quality  Persistence  Goal setting  Networking  Independence and self-confidence Read more from: http://goo.ql/KqV6B Entrepreneurship as a Career| Gabriel S Konayuma 3
  4. 4. Advantages of being an Entrepreneur Wide-open possibilities Industries with wealth creation possibilities i.e. ICTs, services, media Entrepreneurship as a Career| Gabriel S Konayuma 4
  5. 5. Challenges of Entrepreneurship Your life may lack stability and structure Limited free time Stressful Entrepreneurship as a Career| Gabriel S Konayuma 5
  6. 6. Examples of EntrepreneursRaymond Ackerman – Owner Pick ‘n Pay, South Africa. Fired from his job in 1966. Bought 4 small Pick ‘n Pay stores which employed 175 people. Pick ‘n Pay stores have now more than 792 stores in 8 countries, with 60,000 employees with R300 trillion.Michael Dell – Dell Computers founder Entrepreneurship as a Career| Gabriel S Konayuma 6
  7. 7. Examples of Entrepreneurs Nigel Chanakira, 46 – CEO Kingdom Meikles Africa, Zimbabwe| Financial Services, Tourism & Retail. MSc. Economics, University of Zimbabwe. First to introduce debit cards in Zim. Famous quotes : “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will be added unto you”; “If you think you can, you can. If you think you can’t, you can’t”. Entrepreneurship as a Career| Gabriel S Konayuma 7
  8. 8. Examples of Entrepreneurs Mable Sissing – Owner of Palmwood Lodge, Lusaka| Accommodation, Jewelery & Horticulture Michael Mundale – Managing Director Golden Pillow Lodges in Mazubuka, Monze, Choma and Livingstone Berry & Crodinah Mwango - C & B Engineering in Kitwe. Successful family business. Entrepreneurship as a Career| Gabriel S Konayuma 8
  9. 9. Examples of Entrepreneurs Namakau Jayethilike – Director Salon Namel, Lusaka. Entrepreneurship as a Career| Gabriel S Konayuma 9
  10. 10. Further Reading Africa’s Greatest Entrepreneurs, Moky Makura. Business Values For Our Time, Chibamba Kanyama. Biz-up: Self-Employment Skills for Young People - User’s Guide, Valli Corbanese and Gianni Ross. Available from: http://goo.gl/f4KL5 Starting My Own Small Business – UNESCO. Url: http://goo.gl/N2SE6 Entrepreneurship as a Career| Gabriel S Konayuma 10
  11. 11. Conclusion Thank you for your attention Entrepreneurship as a Career| Gabriel S Konayuma 11
  12. 12. Contact me on:Gabriel S Konayumae-mail: gkonayuma@gmail.comBlog: www.educationandtrainingissues.blogspot.com gabrielkonayuma gabriel.konayuma Entrepreneurship as a Career| Gabriel S Konayuma 12

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