Prime commercial property for sale in Lusaka

This superb property for sale in Lusaka is an  investment opportunity as a lodge, executive offices or other commercial use. Buildings are currently approximately 80% complete but open for viewing. Property location Property is in Rhodes Park, Lusaka, along Tito Road and close to the corner of Church Road Five minutes drive to embassies, Government departments, hospitals and city centre Read More

BUK Truck Parts – lessons in business growth

BUK Truck Parts, a company already well known as a leading source of quality truck parts for Zambian businesses, has recently added trailer parts to its extensive product range. We thought this was a good time to republish an interview we had a couple of years ago with BUK's founder and managing director Mr Benjamin Katubiya ... Read More

Zambia business name and registration

My earlier blog post looked at the importance of registering your business in Zambia. In this blog post, I will address two issues: How to come up with a business name The process of registering a Zambia business name People know that the name they choose for their business is very important. But people often choose business names not related to the kind of business they do, which misleads the public. Read More

The Best of Zambia nominated for 2013 World Summit Award

[caption id="attachment_24765" align="alignnone" width="550"] thebestofzambia.com is a 2013 World Summit Award nominee![/caption] The World Summit Award examines almost 500 of the world’s best e-content websites and ICT projects from 168 countries. We're excited to announce that thebestofzambia.com has passed the first round, and has been selected to be one of them! For this recognition, we have Silumesii to thank It all began for us on June 27th. We got an email from Silumesii Maboshe of Pencil Case Studios. "I am canvasing the country to submit Zambian applications and content for the World Summit Award. This is a proud moment for me as I'd like to nominate "thebestofzambia.com" in the e-Culture & Tourism category. Would The Best of Zambia approve of this?" What do you think our response was? Apart from a big fat yes, I told Silumesii I was grateful and humbled by his thoughts of us. For the moment, in order to achieve what we do, every member of our team has their heads down. We are thankful for people like Silumesii, who go out of their way to make us aware of opportunities like this. So, Silumesii went on to nominate us, then we completed the further information required for the application, and now, we proudly find ourselves going through to the next round. Our vision My, my, we have a big vision! Like many, everything we have done so far has been achieved through a combination of bootstrapping, lucky breaks, almighty risks, personal investment, unexpected blessings, and the support and sideline cheering from some fantastic people. What we have right now, is far from the final picture our team holds firmly in our minds. Read More

Zambia construction companies – a go to guide

[caption id="attachment_23455" align="alignnone" width="550"] Construction by Rapid Aluminium[/caption] The construction industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in Zambia today. Investing in property is arguably one of the most valuable choices available. However, it can be quite a daunting process for the average person with little or no experience in the property industry. To help you, this post features a selection of some of the leading construction companies in Zambia. We feature the following sections: Building and construction companies in Zambia Construction supplies and materials in Zambia Construction equipment and equipment hire in Zambia Property improvement and management in Zambia Renting, buying and selling of property in Zambia If you want to find out more about a particular company, just click on the company name. This link will take you to the company's full details on thebestofzambia.com Building and construction companies in Zambia Nemerit Enterprises Considerable experience in different aspects of building projects including construction, consultancy and contracting. Blue Steel and Timber Specialising in large structural design and fabrication, as well as smaller building projects. Just Aluminium Limited Professional project management and engineering of aluminium building products, and fittings for large development projects. Read More

Excitement for young Zambian entrepreneurs: The Global Entrepreneurship Week

For one week, every year in November, millions of young people around the world come together to join a growing movement of entrepreneurial people for the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). The Global Entrepreneurial Week is the world’s largest celebration of innovators and job creators, who launch start-ups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. This year, 112 countries and over 10 million people are expected to participate in the Global Entrepreneurship Week from the 14th – 20th November, 2011.  During this week, Zambia will join the rest of the world in connecting young people across the country through local, national and international activities. This event will help young people to acquire the knowledge, skills and networks needed to grow innovative, sustainable enterprises that have a positive impact on their lives, their families and communities. Read More

Zambia’s BUK Truck Parts Limited and America’s EquipXP join forces

Since 1998, BUK Truck Parts has been dedicated to offering quality truck spares to the Zambian market and its mission is to deliver on that promise continuously. On the 8th of September 2011, BUK Truck Parts signed a memorandum of understanding with EquipXP, an American company based in Houston, Texas, to market, sell and distribute heavy duty construction, mining, agriculture, hospital equipment and parts to the Zambian Industry. Read More

Best 4 Zambia Show – your one stop quality “shop”

[caption id="attachment_11506" align="alignnone" width="550" caption="Mulungushi International Conference Centre where the Best for Zambia show will be held"][/caption] The Best 4 Zambia Show, hosted by Lusaka Happening, is an event that showcases the best products and services offered by various sectors of the Zambian economy under one roof. It starts today, Friday the 15th until Sunday the 17th of July. Despite the name similarity, it is an entirely separate initiative from www.thebestofzambia.com. Read More

The 2011 Zambia International Travel Expo – be there!

[caption id="attachment_7204" align="alignnone" width="550" caption="Zambia’s Minister of Tourism Honourable Catherine Namugala arrives at ZITE and is met by Africast Managing Director, Chimwemwe Nyirenda"][/caption] The Zambia International Travel Expo (ZITE) is an annual event managed and run by Africast Exhibition Management. It is endorsed by the Zambia Tourism Board and the Zambia Tourism Council. ZITE is about meaningful networking, benchmarking how your business compares and about meeting new clients to increase your business. This year the expo runs from the 24th to the 26th of March 2011. This is the 4th year that Africast Exhibition Management will run ZITE and it remains Zambia’s only tourism expo showcasing a diverse range of products from across Zambia. This year's theme is, "Achieving Zambia's tourism prosperity through local cooperation". The expo will address the issue of what Zambian businesses, communities and people can do together to achieve more for the Zambia tourism industry. Read More