Business · Web hosting

How I became an entrepreneur.

For a very long time I was bothered by how business in my city don’t have an online presence except for a Facebook page and a directory listing. That was until I decided to do something about it, so last year in May I started a ZimClix, a business designed to provide consultation to small to medium sized companies to get them online. Having presence on the Internet is important because we live in a world where the majority of people are online in one way or the other for most of their waking hours. Small businesses need to take advantage of this to have a chance at success.

I do not have a business background and my web development skills could definitely be better, but I didn’t let that stop me from helping business owners who could benefit greatly from my skills. In May last year I decided to jump in and learn everything on the fly. The experience of running a business from my home office has taught me a lot about myself and I’ve been forced to learn valuable things that only experience can teach you. Starting out, I had to wear many hats in the company: director, developer, accounts manager,sales and customer support representative and the cook sometimes… all in one. I have experience working in Technical roles like administration and customer support so doing this comes easy for me. Sales, marketing and design..not so much, I keep learning and improving everyday.

One thing I get a lot of from developers especially, is that my prices are too high for what I offer. I’ll admit, I cannot compare to the bigger companies out there on price points, BUT I offer something that they don’t, that is personal, customer-centric support. My relationshop with clients doesn’t stop when they pay me or when the contract expires. I won’t do something unless I know the client will be happy at the end of the day. This work isn’t a chore because I love building web sites, helping people and most recently, working with businesses to increase their visibility and sales. Don’t just take my word for it, see what some of the people I’ve worked with have to say.

Recently, we managed to Integrate our billing system with a local payment gateway, so this means it’s now possible to order our products online and pay using Mastercard, Visa, EcoCash, TeleCash and ZimSwitch. This was done to make it as easy as possible for clients to pay for their invoices and also add funds to their accounts.

I’m excited about what the future holds for my business!

If you’re interested in having a website developed or need hosting, feel free to visit the website at https://www.zimclix.co.zw/ or to get in touch with me directly.

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