THERE is strong business potential in Fiji with people increasingly joining the private sector to make it into business.
While speaking at the New Zealand Aid supported business mentoring workshop at ANZ House in Suva yesterday, Pacific Business Mentoring Program general manager Ian Furlong indicated that the local business industry was currently growing rapidly.
The workshop, attended by current and aspiring business people, saw Mr Furlong speaking to them about the advantages of having someone as a mentor in business activities.
"What I have seen here is that many people in Fiji start business with not a lot of money, sometimes not a lot of education and no support, but these are the people who are prepared to give it a go," he said. "I am here today to explain to you that the program that I work for will help your businesses and many others in Fiji to flourish."
Mr Furlong said business mentoring in New Zealand began in 1991, and more than 1700 business mentors have assisted more than 60,000 businesses.