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 Entrepreneurial Success for Swaziland Entrepreneur 
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Post Entrepreneurial Success for Swaziland Entrepreneur
The inspiring story of a rags to riches entrepreneur was recently told by a Swaziland entrepreneur. Stories like this not only serve as inspiration for the thousands of entrepreneurs out there who dreams of starting and running successful businesses of there own but also shows us that resilience and an opportunity mindset is crucial when your dreams seems lore like nightmares.

Mashwama, the managing director and founder of BNM Technology and Consultants, moved from a turnover of E1 million in 2002 to over E16 million presently. His projection is a E120 million turnover in 2008, something he told the gathering was not impossible.

Mashwama is amongst managers who left SEB unceremoniously at the start of the millennium after falling out with his employers. This was after he established a telecommunications company that was viewed as a competitor to the parastatal. His testimony, which caused Minister of Economic Planning and Development Rev Absalom Dlamini to move uncomfortably in his seat, was meant to challenge aspiring Christian entrepreneurs to engage in business and not give up no matter the risks.

“Armed with only my pension, I hit the streets of Mbabane. But I was always dressed immaculately in neck ties and matching suits, associated myself with the high and mighty of the land and held my head high despite the setback of being without a job. “Even when a friend, a high ranking official within the ANC, offered me alternative employment with Sasol in South Africa where I was to occupy a prestigious position, I had to turn down the opportunity because I heard a voice from God,â€

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