Namibia’s Bank Windhoek in collaboration with Microsoft recently hosted a seminar for local entrepreneurs, which allows them to network, share knowledge and celebrate the spirit of innovation.
The entrepreneurs who came from various backgrounds were empowered with skills such as overcoming challenges, accessing finance, marketing their products and services, customer relations, business sustainability, and business continuity.
Bank Windhoek’s Emerging Small and Medium Enterprises (ESME) Finance Branch Manager, Mbo Luvindao, said their goal is to bring benefits to the entrepreneurs who are the bank’s customers, so they could build a competitive advantage and safeguard the success of their businesses.
“As connectors of positive change, we see an opportunity to bring additional value to our customers through strategic partnerships such as the one agreed with Microsoft,” said Luvindao.
Bank Windhoek’s Head of Specialist Finance Division, Saara Shivute, expressed the bank’s pride in being associated with emerging business in the country, saying they look forward to creating business partnerships with them.
“Bank Windhoek is a change-agent, we are committing to being the drivers of positive change in the small and medium enterprises ecosystem,” Shivute said.
Microsoft was represented by Thinkroom Consulting’s Founder, Catherine Young, who facilitated the seminar. She said Thinkroom Consulting is passionate about helping businesses and entrepreneurs.
“We use our networks to introduce them to corporate programmes, use management best practices as well as the latest technologies to reach existing and new markets,” said Young.