The Business Sense of Empowering People

“People are your frontline and your front line is your bottom line” A go to name in sound, lighting, staging and audio visual services, dB Audio Namibia has become a powerhouse of Namibian businesses. Demonstrating clearly that you need to firstly not abandon your vision and secondly care for your staff to achieve greatness. Using technology to help clients communicate, …

The responsibility of the company when talking Mental Health

“With the endless list of benefits to the organisation to ensure a mentally fit working environment, even an increase in profit margins, it most certainly pays to consider what your organisation is doing to be part of the solution.” Most companies know that a mentally healthy workforce is linked to less absenteeism, reduced medical costs and increased employee performance. All of …

7 Habits in Building Personal Power and Effectiveness

  Afra Schimming-Chase says that the “7 Habits of Highly Effective people are more timely and relevant in the 21st century than ever before” 99FM’s MYD Smart sat down with the partner at Franklin Covey Namibia, Afra, to talk about the 7 Habits and how they are applicable to finding our sense of authority. Afra explains that “the 7 Habits …

New Laws Leaving Small Business Owners Angry, Unless Properly Guided

New tax legislation has SME’s and small business owners up in arms over what these new laws will mean to their business. As such, 99FM’s MYD Smart sat down with Tax experts, Stefan Hugo and Chantell Husselmann from PwC Namibia to find out what the new legislation means to SME’s and small business owners and how they can best prepare …

Coming Alive in a Space

“Where there’s passion all your activities are effortless.” In Windhoek, the “It” venue in town is Chopsi’s Bar. Situated in the Old Breweries Complex in the city centre, you’ll find this bar bubbling with vibe, excitement and an eclectic mix of Windhoek locals and visitors from afar. A dream that has long been in the pipeline, the owner of Chopsi’s, Tshoopara …

Business, Passion and Sushi

“My husband always had a dream of opening his own sushi restaurant, this was always the vision he had for himself.” Sushi is still a fairly new type of food in Africa, yet in a leafy suburb in Windhoek, one man’s dream of owning his own sushi restaurant has resulted in a place that is seldom empty and usually adorned …

Technology a Catalyst for Changing Lives

“Cloud computing has the potential to generate a series of disruptions that will ripple out from the tech industry and ultimately transform many industries around the world.” Cloud technology in particular has been cited as the technology capabilities to change our business lives. According to an article published in the Wall Street Journal, John Hagel, co-chairman of the Deloitte Centre …

8 Steps for Building Trust in Business

“I have discovered that ultimately you either trust that everything will be ok, or you believe things are bound to go wrong. This comes down to a simple choice, and it influences your entire perception of life.” Written by Jeanette Cross, Expert on Life and Everything Trust is the foundation of all healthy relationships. If you think about the people …

Using Values to Be a Change Agent at the Office

“Everyone from the top to the bottom of the company needs to live and act out the values. It starts from the top though.” Every company has a set of values, whether or not they are written down. Values are what guide behaviours within an organisation yet more often than not the staff members of a company either don’t know …

A Heroic Rise : From the Village to a Director at the Bank of Namibia

  “I am passionate about service with passion, and inspiring people.” Born and bred at Olunkono village in Oshana Region, Sam Shivute is a Namibian who has climbed himself out of abject poverty to hold high profile positions within the Bank of Namibia. Sam is well known for his energy and inspiration and for never letting anything get him down, …