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From Standard Bank Namibia and the Namibia Economist to you:
Online Business Talks Series:       #GrowYourBusiness….IT CAN BE 

To get a feel for the whole series, start here: “Prepare for the opportunities that come with adversity”

This series addresses how the pandemic has changed the ways people connect, consume, work, get educated and socialise, and in what way these patterns affect the re-set world that emerges.

Join us for the FIFTH session of the Standard Bank #GrowYourBusiness….IT CAN BE! online Business Talks Series on Thursday, 22 April at 14:30. Our host, Desèré Lundon-Muller, and three acclaimed panellists will share their expertise and show you how to grab opportunities and grow your business.

The topic for this session is:  Don’t get Up! The advantages of eCommerce in 2021 to business. Selling effectively on the Internet.

  • Practical guide to look at the many benefits your business can derive by using an eCommerce platform.

  • How it can be done: Experts in eCommerce tells us what works and what does not.

    This session will teach you how to spot and identify opportunities in eCommerce and how to ensure that you are digitally prepared to exploit them. 

On the panel are:

Alonso Sebastiao, Commercial Manager DHL.

Benjamen Biko Adams, Manager Value Added Service, MTC.

Warren Boer, Global Markets Expert, Standard Bank: E-Market Trader/Mobile.

Below is a summary of the first four webconferences in the series.

First Online Talk:

Watch on demand at

Second Online Talk:

Watch the full-length video of “Show me the Money” on YouTube here:

Third Online Talk:

Watch the video of “Prepare for Opportunities” at

Fourth Online Talk:

Watch the video of “Sell me this Pen – Marketing and Sales” at

After every talk, one prize is given with a grand prize up for grabs at the end of the series.

What is the way out?

Never before have we seen a disruption like the current. It is unprecedented in our history and detrimental to the economy. The fallout from the lockdown is affecting each and every Namibian including you. There is not a single individual or company that has managed to escape its impact.

Ensure that you make the best decisions throughout this crisis for which no playbook exists.

As a service to business and professional people who find themselves in a crunch, Standard Bank Namibia, in collaboration with the Namibia Economist, has designed a series of online business talks to address relevant current issues for small and medium enterprises. This series brings experts and analysts together to help SME owners find solutions for the myriad of problems facing us, and to map a strategic road to participate in and gain the most from the post-pandemic economy.

Attend the digital Standard Bank #GrowYourBusiness….IT CAN BE! online Business Talks Series from October 2020 to September 2021 and it will teach you how to step up your game to address the immediate crisis and to guide your business to the next normal.

We will offer you the tools to start your business, to find the right financing in the right place, to define your market and your customers and to use internet tools for your business and accounting systems to keep your business in good standing with authorities.

You will also learn about the unique elements of HR management, or where to locate your business for optimal performance and market access. Finally, you will be guided to align your insurance with your business needs, anticipate legal challenges and formulate your strategies for long-term investment.

Look at the series programme:

  1. “It is Possible”: It is possible by Kauna Ndilula & Toivo Nuugulu. From idea to action: A practical guide to starting up.
  1. “Show me the money80″ : Some think they need money to start-up while they don’t, while others need more than they think.
  1. Prepare for Opportunities” : Even in the face of adversity there are many opportunities for new business or for consolidation, or even growing out of it.
  2. Sell me this pen” : Your product is no good if no one knows about it.
  3. “Don’t get up”: eCommerce and its many benefits for your business.
  4. “Give to Ceasar”: Accounting, taxes, audits and compliance
  5. “Hire, fire and inspire”: You wont grow if you can’t let go, but for many entrepreneurs this is tough.
  6. “Location, location, location”: Can you work from the kitchen table or do you need to be in the mall
  7. “Speak to my Lawyer”: Legal; When do you need a lawyer (and how can you avoid one)
  8. “Better safe…”: Insurance; What insurance do you need at what point in your business life cycle
  9. “Reap what you sow”: Retirement; What is the end game? Sell the business or hand over.

Content Library:

We’re creating a library of content to help you navigate each monthly topic. This offers SMEs the flexibility to attend the conference and then watch it again later as and when convenient. All the conference presentations will be hosted at and will be accessible to all delegates who registered.

We are excited to share this information with you!  Since it is digital, space is unlimited. Invite as many of your friends and colleagues as you wish.  A link to register will be sent to every person who registers.


To reserve your space for this special virtual event, go to

For more detail, contact Desèré at

Stay safe, stay healthy

Best Wishes
Desèré Lundon-Muller