Kickstart finalists under SBS wing
Southern Business School of Namibia has teamed up with SABMiller Namibia to facilitate teaching the twenty Kickstart competition finalists about business.
A good business idea needs a solid business plan and entrepreneurs needs the basic knowledge of running a business. This is where the business school comes in.
The twenty finalists of the Kickstart competition received intensive business training through SBS Namibia. The course encompassed business theory and practical case studies in Self Development, Basic Bookkeeping, Finance, Marketing and Entrepreneurship.
SBS Namibia is a distance learning institution that is recognized by the NQA, making them uniquely able to teach these aspiring businesswomen and men. “The training will benefit the twenty finalists through the rest of the competition, since they will already have the knowledge and skills gained through this experience” SBS said this week. Participants will receive a certificate after completing the assessments for the various courses.
The Kickstart competition fosters a culture of entrepreneurship among youth. It provides an intensive business skills training, business development support and grants. The competition is a unique opportunity for Namibian youth entrepreneurs to develop their entrepreneurial skills and have an opportunity to better their livelihoods. One of the finalists and course participants Adda Auala said; “I would like to thank the organizers for putting together such an excellent project. I have learned so much in the last three weeks.”
Maija-Liisa Prinzonsky Corporate Affairs Manager of SABMiller Namibia said; “Kickstart gives support to the winning businesses in the form of grants and mentorship.”