WOMEN in Business (WIB) will hold a business skills workshop to further promote the interest of women in business and commerce.
The workshop would be in two parts ù "Business Tool Kit" and "Growth and Sustainability of your Business".
They would be held over two Saturdays ù tomorrow and next Saturday.
Similar workshops are expected to be held in the west.
"Through feedback from our past networking events, WIB has identified the need for such workshops which aimed to guide existing and potential women business owners and executives how to start, grow and sustain a business," WIB president, Doctor Nur Bano Ali said.
"This is an ideal opportunity for women who have great business ideas but do not have sufficient skills or knowledge in developing those ideas in to successful businesses.
"WIB aims to not only stimulate in women a realisation, and acceptance of their responsibility in the community, nationally and internationally, but also encourage women to aspire to higher levels of commercial success through its activities."
Ms Ali said the activities included mentoring programs, networking lunches and cocktails, research, advocacy and eventually running its very own Business Research Centre.
"Whether employed or a business owner, this network is growing to have a huge diversity of businesses involved."
She said members of Women in Business ranged from students to young professionals, senior executives, business owners and even semi or fully retired experienced professionals."
The workshops are supported by the Suva Business Centre.
According to Ms Ali the workshops would cover a wide variety of topics ranging from fundamentals such as how to register your business and drawing up business plans to more sophisticated issues such as budgeting and cash flows.
For those interested, they can contact Sulueti Bowman at the WIB Secretariat on 3314044.