Kina Bank’s major play for Papua New Guinea’s SME market

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Kina Bank has unveiled its own range of products aimed at supporting SMEs in Papua New Guinea. Chief Executive Officer Greg Pawson explains the thinking behind the move to Business Advantage PNG.

In brief: Dirio ready to supply power to Port Moresby by the end of October and other business stories

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Dirio ready to supply power to Port Moresby’s grid, Oil Search revenue and production increases, and two SMEs join forces to host a challenge for Papua New Guinea’s entrepreneurs. The business news you need today.

Stronger together: why Papua New Guinea’s SMEs need to look out for one another

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What do micro, small and medium-sized businesses in Papua New Guinea actually need to thrive? Two entrepreneurs heavily involved in the country’s SME ecosystem gave their thoughts to the recent 2021 Business Advantage Papua New Guinea Investment Conference.

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.