The old adage seems to hold for Ms Kudzayi Mundangepfupfu, the diminutive 33-year-old owner of Destiny Travel Tours and a security company, Asset Guard Security.
Ms Mundangepfupfu is slowly carving her name in the annals of history as a young woman who dared to make a difference by venturing into business when the economic environment was hostile.
"I started my company in 2010 when the economy was experiencing a lot of challenges. I, however, did not look at that. I had always wanted to be a businesswoman, so it was the most opportune time," she said.
She may not realise her feat, but the Mutare-born lady joins a league of young African female entrepreneurs such as South African Rapelang Raban (29), a founder of a powerful telecommunications company and 25-year-old Nigerian doctor Ola Orekunrin, founder and managing director of air ambulance services based in Lagos called the Flying Doctors, who are making history on their own.