By ROSE AMOS in Madang
Papua New Guineans need to develop a strong business culture if they are to be successful.
Businessman Allan Bird issued the challenge at the Small to Medium Enterprises (SME) Summit in Madang this morning.
Mr Bird says a lot of young nationals come up with good business ideas but fail because they lack discipline.
He also says PNG business owners compete with each other instead of supporting one another grow their businesses.
Mr Bird says this sometimes leads to businessmen and women being jealous of one another.
He says this mentality must change for PNG to move forward in terms of doing business.