The Pacific Business Mentoring Programme (PBMP) trainers have returned to Honiara for a 4-days long training to existing and new clients.
The training started on Monday at Heritage Park Hotel that saw 19 small and medium size businesses from the agriculture, tourism, professional services, events management, floral arts and manufacturing sectors undertaking this business training.
PBMP offers effective and practical training to upskill business owners and managers to effectively run and analyse their businesses.
Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) CEO Jerry Tengemoana in his opening remarks, warmly welcomed the trainers and participants to this training.
He encouraged businesses in Honiara to utilise these training opportunities for their advantage and acknowledged the valuable skills and inputs by the New Zealand trainers.
The PBMP, which is funded by the New Zealand Aid Programme, operates in 9 countries across the Pacific, and has been working in Honiara since 2011.
To date, more than 70 local businesses have been supported under the programme.
Jon Brewerton & Tina Bogaard, the two trainers who will cover in detail the following topics: business planning, financial budget cash flow, pricing, marketing & sales, are advising over 40 businesses. Each trainer is a successful business person in New Zealand and has a wide range of experience to offer. This service is totally free of charge for qualifying businesses.
The public can access information pertaining to this programme on the SICCI website (www.solomonchamber.com.sb) or visit the office at Hyundai Mall, Suite 223.