Samoan businesses – apply now for Business Mentoring Programme!

PTI NZ is seeking expressions of interest for our bespoke Business Mentoring Programme. The programme is for small to medium enterprises (SMEs) in Samoa. Applicants must be export capable and looking to New Zealand as an export market.

The Business Mentoring Programme aims to help businesses fast track their status from export capable to export ready. The third offering of this programme for Samoan SMEs follows a successful run in Fiji and Tonga.

“We know there are businesses in Samoa who are keen to grow their market share by expanding into the New Zealand market. Our intensive programme moves at a quick pace. The programme doesn’t financially cost participants anything, but we do expect them to be mentally all-in. They must work with their mentor and be open to feedback,” said Trade Development Manager Rohan Lord.

“Businesses looking for help in this area need to be really invested in getting things done in a tight turnaround time.

Interested businesses must avail themselves for one-to-one support sessions with their business mentor. They will need a decent level of internet connectivity to receive online training over ten consecutive weeks. In return the selected businesses will receive individual assistance with their strategy, marketing, sales, and financial plans.

The programme starts with a period of assessment by PTI NZ at the start of the ten-weeks, after which the business mentors will engage in one-to-one discussions covering the areas of their business which needs the most attention.

PTI NZ invites interested, export capable SMEs in Samoa to register their interest between 30th April to 14th May.

Applications will be accessed with successful candidates advised five business days later.  Only registered businesses will be eligible to access the programme.

Contact Rohan Lord, Trade Development Manager on email – or via phone on 021 791 476.

Access the Expression of Interest pdf document.

Access the Application Form word document.

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