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FDB help lifts Renald

Geraldine Panapasa
Friday, January 04, 2013

RENALD Sharma has the Fiji Development Bank and his own perseverance to thank for lifting his business to great heights over 15 years.

The 32-year old from Yalalevu in Ba established his own graphic design business in 1998 with a paintbrush, some canvas and a $10 investment.

Renald turned his passion for graphic design into a business after completing his education at Ba Sanatan College.

"With the level of technology that other graphic artists had, I knew I had to get finance if I was going to compete with them," he said in a statement from FDB.

"I began to build my clientele before a cousin encouraged me to visit FDB with my business proposal. Everything else was history after my loan was approved. I was able to purchase my printing equipment, a car and other materials." He specialises in outdoor digital signage for billboards, vehicle signage, logo designing and banners. Though he didn't have much to start with, Mr Sharma said passion and the right support allowed him to realise a life-long dream.





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