Wednesday, January 22, 2014

New Zealand Business Mentors bringing expertise to local business owners


Over 100 business owners in Port Moresby and Lae are reaping  the benefit of two mentor teams from New Zealand who visit on a regular basis. T
he programme started here in 2011 and has achieved significant growth for a majority of the clients in the programme.
It's a bit like a father teaching his son, this mentoring, explains John Helsdon, the Country Manager for PNG.  The mentors find out what weaknesses and strengths the client has and help him or her with getting to the next level. This programme is free of any costs for the clients who are accepted and is funded by New Zealand Aid.
Clients are mentored on a one on one basis and will agree on an action plan to monitor progress. Besides the personal meetings, the mentors are available by email or phone for continuous support. The brilliant results from regular feedback of the clients via an independent survey shows that this programme really works.
To qualify a small / medium business has to be trading for at least 12 months, have two employed staff and be from a sector driving the PNG economy as well as having good potential for growth.
On Friday, 24th January at 2.30 pm there will be a presentation for interested business owners at the Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce & Industry. The presentation will take less than an hour and application forms will be available.
Chamber Office is located on Level 3 of United Church Building , Douglas Street , Downtown , opposite Grand Papua Hotel .
All welcome , but space is limited so book with Wendy on or Tel : 7200 0000

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