Decoding Cyber Security for Small Businesses

For most Startups or Small to Medium Enterprises (SME’s), just getting your business going is enough to preoccupy your time and resources, leaving little for tracking computer news or security threats for example. Coupled with the fact that small business owners aren’t always fluent in the language of technology, costly mistakes can often be the result. Without protection, your business …

The Holistic Business of Hambelela

Since the age of fourteen, Victoria Hambelela Toivo has had a mind for business, so when an idea presented itself for her to start her own business, this young Namibian entrepreneur, with only the help of her mothers wisdom, started Hambelela Organic. Victoria’s products are used by small enterprises in the manufacture of soaps, creams and beauty products amongst others. …

A Business Based on Technology and Relationships

An example of what happens when you prioritise the needs of your customer, Bintecs is a small start-up Namibian company that has gone from operations on a balcony, to creating a second business (IT Namibia) to support their clientele, most of whom have been and stayed with the company since it’s inception. Nadia and Chris Burger are the couple behind …

Tips for Sacking the Stress Slump

In business, any given day can be the best or the worst, and is often both. This effect is compounded in the grips of stress, and being the middle of the year, “stressed” is what most people are reporting to be. With this in mind, 99FM’s MYD Smart spoke to successful Namibians in business, to find out what their tips …

Mindful Governance : How Value Drives Impact

A former judge of the Supreme Court of South Africa, the Chairman of the Integrated Reporting Council and of the Global Reporting Initiative, Professor Mervyn King is most well known for chairing the King Committee on Corporate Governance, endorsing an integrated and inclusive approach to corporate governance. On his recent visit to Namibia as a guest of PwC Namibia, 99FM’s MYD Smart …

Tuli on Social Entrepreneurship

Social Entrepreneurship is a growing movement in business that shows a shift towards a more inclusivity in business. Additionally, using businesses to solve social problems, create shared financial and social value is proving to be a driver of business success around the world. Social Entrepreneurship is about creating social value through entrepreneurship, and around the globe, statistics show that social …

Is How You See Stress Making an Impact on You?

What if how you framed your stress could have an effect on how stressed you are? According to Namibian Industrial Psychologist, Coen Welsh, “Research suggests that our attitude toward stress influences the impact stress has on us.” Coen explains in the following that he prepared for 99FM’s MYD Smart. Re-Thinking How You Think About Stress by Coen Welsh We are …

Your Businesses Responsibility and the New Cyber Crime Bill

The new Electronic Transaction and Cyber-crime Act (Bill) is open for public consultation, however the deadline to comment, as members of the public, is the 16 June 2017. This Act will enable Namibian businesses to open up electronic channels when conducting business, and will have other effects on how Namibian businesses conduct their operations. 99FM’s MYD Smart spoke to Yolinda …

A Passion for Taxation

Poor financial management is typically one of the main causes of a business failing. Poor tax knowledge has been shown to be the most influential factor in determining tax compliance behaviour within an organisation. With this in mind, and knowing that there was a shortage of Tax Consultants here in Namibia, one company decided, ten years ago, to open a …

Cyber Crime Protection Tips From The Experts

A recent global cyber attack, the WannaCry ransomware attack that started on the 12th of May 2017, has sent shock waves across the globe, even Namibia was not exempt from the attack. With many of the victims of this attack being businesses, 99FM’s MYD Smart spoke to Yolinda van der Linde of iWits, to find out what businesses need to …