YES Program to Support SMEs

Date: Friday 15 November, 2019

Bank South Pacific (BSP) in partnership with Australian Business Volunteer's (ABV) collaborated to develop and provide tailored business skills development for small businesses and entrepreneurs through the "Your Enterprise Scheme" or YES Program.

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ABV commenced the YES program for selected BSP SME Customers, on Wednesday 13th November, 2019 in Port Moresby and is aimed at providing business skills by way of facilitating mentoring sessions and workshops for participants.

BSP Deputy General Manager Customer Experience & Support Peter Boutcher when opening the workshop said, "BSP has always supported economic growth through the support of SMEs in PNG. This training is a strong and practical investment that will support our small business customers in the region."

"This program will be the first of 6 programs rolled out. The first one will kick today (Wednesday 13th November, 2019) here in Port Moresby and will end with the mentoring in between classroom sessions on 6th December, 2019," Mr Boutcher added.

 The training will be conducted over 4 weeks and includes 8 full days of workshop, allowing participants to be involved in one-on-one mentoring sessions with highly skilled business professionals from ABV, Mr Russell Lewis and Ms Jennifer Marshallsea.

"ABV takes pride in working at the intersection of business and development, and is delighted to see BSP's commitment to its people and the region," said ABV facilitator, Russell Lewis.

The ABV and BSP YES program kicked off on Wednesday in Port Moresby.