The desire to stimulate economic and job growth through the application of entrepreneurship and innovation has been a common theme in Stanbic bank, Head of Marketing at the Fairgrounds office park head quartered bank, Stephanie Stoneham has said.
“Entrepreneurs grow our economy, build a strong working class, and create good, well-paying jobs for people across Botswana and around the world,” reads part of a press statement issued by Stoneham.
Stoneham added that without entrepreneurs, there would be few new jobs and little innovation, which would lead to a weak growth and productivity scenario as Botswana’s innovators drive progress and prosperity in every sector and industry, and shape a better future for all the peope.
Stanbic Bank says it continues to encourage entrepreneurial spirit and recognises that activities in key emerging markets are a factor that will play a critical part in changing lives and fulfilling aspirations across the country.
The Bank says it strives to extend itself beyond just banking facilities. Rather, they believe in adding value by providing exposure, information and their expertise to their clients to foster an environment that facilitates their growth and success. An example of this is the recent Lionesses of Africa launch to Botswana and Seedstars World Competition in Botswana.
“Experience shows there is a great deal of opportunity in many sectors and markets if entrepreneurs are to be encouraged to look beyond the short term. Young Batswana who are ready to start something of their own can uplift people’s lives and shape their own destinies,” continued Stoneham.
At the moment Stanbic Bank Botswana’s Personal and Business Banking (PBB) offers general retail banking and financial solutions to individuals and small-to-medium enterprises in the personal and business market. This division delivers the increasingly evolving customer needs with innovation and excellence as core principles.
“As Stanbic Bank, we will continue to encourage entreprenuers from across Botswana and offer them solutions to change the story of their businesses forward for the better. The entrepreneurial spirit amongst us as Batswana is strong, and it is up to us to make long term, sustainable and productive use of this. This week, we are reminded to that even more, and to then keep that momentum going,” concluded Stoneham.