Building strategic business relationships

Networking
A business networking brunch with building strategic business relationships is scheduled at Hotel Indongo in Walvis Bay on 28 January.
Nikanor Nangolo
A business networking brunch with 'Building strategic business relationships" as theme, will be hosted at Hotel Indongo on 28 January.

The event with Tweya Fishing Company Managing Director Alfeus Kathindi, Sage By Dee Entrepreneur Academy's CEO Diana Namases and Sandwich Dune Tours and Safari's owner Kenneth Nependa as panellists will commence at 09:30.

The founder of the initiative, Pius Samuel explained that the networking brunch is aimed at convening both big and small business owners for networking purposes. "We want to share knowledge and wisdom, especially with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) on how to build strategic business relationships. This will also encourage intra-trade amongst smaller businesses and link them to the bigger businesses."

According to Samuel, these types of networking events are very crucial as they provide platforms for business owners to market their businesses and help struggling businesses augment their clientele, thereby expanding their businesses. "Networking is crucial to the survival and growth of any business. The expression 'Your network is your net worth” attests to that very reality. It is against this background that I came up with the idea to host these types of events in order to assist SMEs to grow their businesses. it is also an opportunity for already established business individuals to venture into fresh and lucrative investment opportunities."

Samuel, hosted an event with similar objectives last year. "It focused on advising entrepreneurs on business funding and capital acquisition. Going forward, we will be hosting a series of similar events in different towns throughout the year. We will also host various other events such as the 'women in corporate' conference that is set to take place at the end of February in Walvis Bay and mid-March in Windhoek."

According to the founder of Viewpoint Events his business model revolves largely around empowering his fellow youth and making a positive impact in society. He encouraged small business owners to attend the event in order to grow their contact lists and clientele. "I also encouraged already established businesses and successful businesses to attend in order to assist the smaller businesses and hopefully find new possible business ventures."

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