Windhoek — The just ended seventh Namibia SME Expo saw two major commercial banks jostling for the spotlight as each tried to sell itself as the best among the 80 small and medium size enterprises that attended the expo.
The SME Expo, organised by SME Compete, is an annual platform for small and medium size enterprises countrywide to showcase their products and services and to demonstrate to leaders and decision-makers in Namibia how competitive the SME sector has become.
The expo also provided commercial banks an ideal marketing opportunity to tap into the SME financing sector.
“Over the years our support and dedication towards this sector have grown and we are extremely proud of this as it has assisted in numerous SME’s getting off the ground and becoming successful businesses.
“You can also look at it as a platform for organisations providing capacity-building support to SME’s to introduce the services that they offer,” said the head of FNB Namibia’s SME division, Robert Eiman.
Marlize Horn, the executive officer for marketing and corporate communication services at Bank Windhoek, said the bank is committed to continue to seek more partnerships that benefit the SME sector.
“At Bank Windhoek we do not only provide loans to SMEs, but also much needed mentorship. This mentorship provided to our clients is facilitated on our behalf by Business Financial Solutions and remains
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