Frequently Asked Question

No, however we are keen to find out about challenges faced by MSMEs and would like to offer solutions from a holistic perspective.

There are different options available. Kindly refer to the BSO list in the app.

You are welcome to register as many businesses as you wish.

BSOs are not required to register. However, they are able to identify other BSOs for partnerships and MSMEs for targeted support on the app.

Yes, the app is strictly for Namibian owned MSMEs.

No, internet access is not required to use the app. However, you will need a smartphone.

The Business Advisory Services (MSME-BAS) unit aims to provide MSMEs with the support necessary to establish their businesses, access support in terms of capacity building and finance and to grow sustainably.

In a nutshell, BAS exists to provide services to MSMEs that they lack and/or cannot afford internally such as registration, finance, human resource, marketing, ICT, turnaround and even business planning advice and strategy.

MSME-CBMA unit facilitates penetration of markets both local and international by conducting knowledge sharing workshops (Know-to-Grow) and coordinating training related to market access for MSMEs.

Furthermore, special projects like the establishment of the Namibian Retail Store, uniform and public sector procurement initiative and stimulating traction on the retail sector charter are spearheaded by this unit. To this end collaboration with various stakeholders especially the Manufacturing Association of Namibia are critical.

The Eco Op Unit exists to facilitate the collection, analysis and presentation of data in addition to addressing policy and funding limitations to enable MSMEs to develop to their full potential.