SME Corp Chairman looks to drive the creation of SMEs up to 2025

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Six months into his five-year term, the Chairman of the Small and Medium Enterprises Corporation of Papua New Guinea, John Pora, talks exclusively to Business Advantage PNG about the government body’s ambitious plans to develop the SME sector.

Waking up the giant: how banks can help unlock the potential of Papua New Guinea’s SMEs

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Small and medium-sized businesses have the capacity to create jobs and propel Papua New Guinea’s economy, but how can this best be achieved? Business Advantage PNG looks at how banks are supporting the sector.

It’s all in the bag: a new way to drink Papua New Guinea coffee

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For coffee lover and entrepreneur Georgina Benson it’s is all about flavour and quality – so she is introducing to Papua New Guinea a new way to prepare and enjoy local coffee.

In brief: NCSL’s plans to become ‘best electronic bank’ in Papua New Guinea and other business stories

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NCSL talks about its plans to become an ebank, Papua New Guinea’s Treasurer, Ian Ling-Stuckey reveals potential second economic stimulus package for MSMEs and changes in taxation collection in Bougainville. The business news in brief.

From Papua New Guinea to the world: meet Shopsmart, PNG’s first ecommerce marketplace

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Inspired by her fellow entrepreneurs, Emstret Holdings CEO Vani Nades has launched Shopsmart PNG, an online marketplace for Papua New Guineans to ‘do business, irrespective of size’.

Lae’s SME Incubator Hub: Growing local talent one bootcamp at a time

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Julliane Terry, owner of the consultancy firm Tok Stret Consulting, has launched business incubator hub in Lae to foster innovation in PNG’s second city. ‘When something is happening in Lae, you can rest assured the rest of the country will benefit,’ she tells Business Advantage PNG.

Smart young things: Papua New Guinea brightest minds at work [part 2]

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Papua New Guinean entrepreneurs are challenging the status quo and seeking new opportunities to embrace change, give back to the community and help PNG’s economy thrive in the post-COVID world.

Smart young things: Papua New Guinea’s brightest minds at work [part 1]

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Young Papua New Guinean entrepreneurs are helping to reactivate the country’s economy with new ideas and thriving projects. In this two-part special, meet some rising stars who are setting the pace for a reinvigorated innovation nation.

Kina readies fund to help Papua New Guinea’s SMEs unlock their potential

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Kina Bank’s Chief Executive and Managing Director Greg Pawson is expecting to start the SME Capital Fund this year, which will offer PNG businesses a new way of raising money. He tells Business Advantage PNG it should help business expand.

Work hard, adapt, dream: advice from Papua New Guinea’s SMEs

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Despite the problems 2020 posed for many of Papua New Guinea’s SMEs, some are entering 2021 with a bang. Business Advantage PNG asked them for their advice on how to thrive in tough times.