Sitting down to Swirl, Smell and Sip

“A lot of people drink wine but don’t necessarily know what they are drinking. My idea was to create a place for people to enjoy drinking wine and to learn more about wine.” What is there to love about wine? According to Vivino, “Wine is there when you’re single and searching. It’s there for your first date. It’s there for …

Turning Needs into Possibilities

“I’m always searching for relationships that empower the network that I am developing” Sylvanie Beukes started SB Consulting in 2011, which is a business consultancy that nurtures small businesses and entrepreneurs. Sylvanie says his business came to life by making a business of sharing his learning from his journey. Identifying the need in the market and tailoring his package to …

Business Confidence

“I think the difficulty in the start-up capital came because there is a belief that our generation is the lazy generation, the selfie type. It was difficult for people to take us seriously. I had to rely on my self confidence in many meetings.” A young entrepreneur with established vision is taking his young company to new heights using planning, …

Stress and Your Brain Circuitry

“You become better at handling stress because you can use specialised stress reducing maintenance tools based on your unique brain wiring and responses.” Contributing to our individuality and uniqueness is the specific way of neuro-chemical wiring in your brain. The unique wiring in your brain is a culmination of your experiences and your genetics and because of this has creating …

Change Your Mind…. No really.

“Our brains are very adaptable. We have the ability to physically change our brains by becoming more mindful of how we react or chose to react to our circumstances.” You are the power of your business, whether you own your own business or work in a corporation. The power of YOU is the single most determining factor in your success …

Why Trend Forecasts Deliver Opportunities

“Africa doesn’t have the infrastructure or the funding which means you have to think differently, you have to make a plan, and just find a different way of doing things. That’s what funds the leapfrogging. You suddenly find a different way of doing things.” Acclaimed trend analyst Dion Chang is about to give Namibia a glimpse into trends as business …

Respect as a Competitive Advantage

“Your customers feel the vibe of the company and they can feel the way in which the staff is treated within a company. So if your customer service is poor, you know that staff treatment is poor too.” While companies chase the bottom line, efficiency and productivity, research is showing that 65% of people say they don’t feel appreciated at …

An Attitude that Determines Altitude

“Passion is not about what work you do. It’s about your attitude towards it.” Passion is something that can be found anywhere your heart feels ignited. For some that lighting of the fire inside comes from within the establishment of their own business, for others the fire is found within the company they find themselves working. One such example of …

Working With Passion

“A wise man once told me that if you do what you love you’ll never work a day in your life, and so if you’re working in your passion it’s not really work its pure fun” Successful entrepreneurs have been attributed with having extraordinary skills and special talents for their astute identifying of opportunities. Yet upon closer inspection what has been …

Booming Fresh Food Markets of Katutura

Booming markets where trade expands in the midst of hustle and bustle are some of the signs of a growing economy. Interestingly, sometimes the markets responsible for this economic growth are found in the most unusual places. While the markets in established continents around the world are seeing a downturn in trade, here in Africa the non-traditional markets are being …