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Business Ideas To Make Money in Zimbabwe in 2021 Part 1

Its no secret that times are difficult in Zimbabwe and everyone is looking for business ideas to make extra money in 2021.

These business ideas can help you get started. 

This is the first of an ongoing series. The link for other business ideas in the series is at the end of the article.


Business Overview

Having your own appliance repair academy like the one below in Zimbabwe will be a groundbreaker and can be rewarding both in the short and long-term period if properly planned and structured.


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Business Operations

You can offer certificates and or diplomas to your students and differentiate fees structure in that respect. You can also offer day or weekend classes so as to increase your enrollment.


What to teach

You can include repairs of the following: air conditioning repairs, washing machine repair, refrigeration repairs, television repairs, Stove repairs, irons just to mention just but few.

Like this entrepreneur who started a cellphone repair academy in Harare.


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What’s needed to start

– Zimbabwean Company registration
– Class or classes
– Technicians/teachers
– courses
– certification with other brands eg Sony etc
– Trading license
– equipment and gadgets


Related: Tips On How To Grow/Expand Your Poultry Business In Zimbabwe in 2020

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How to monetise the business

– Students can pay on average of $200 USD for two-week courses and more for the diplomas
– you can open a repairs unit where you will be repairing appliances for the general public.

Who is your market

– school leavers
– unemployed population

What do you think of this business idea? Would you be willing to try it out? Do you think you can make money in Zimbabwe in 2020 this way?

Share your thoughts in the comments below.

NB: This is a guest post from Chenjerai, a member of Zim Business Ideas & Networking (If you want to join the group just mention that you saw this post on ZimTrending when you request to join.)

Other articles in this business Ideas to Make Money In Zimbabwe series

Business Idea Part 2: Outdoor Cinema Business

Business Idea Part 3: Pharmaceutical Supplies

Business Idea Part 4: Freelancing



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Taylor Chiyangwa

I'm a digital marketing and online entrepreneurship enthusiast. I'm on a mission to change the narrative of #OnlineEntrepreneurship in Africa. I blog at and you can get my free e-book on making money online here

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