SICCI training for small business in Auki

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BY SAMIE WAIKORI

AUKI

THE Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry has conducted a one-day business training in Auki yesterday.

The training had been scheduled for Wednesday but was postponed for yesterday due to a public holiday set aside on Wednesday to mark the Malaita province 34th anniversary.

A business consultant from Break Fruit Consultant, Mr Chris Elphick said in an interview earlier this week that the training is part of SICCI’s programme to support small businesses in the provinces.

Adding that SICCI has identified that people get into business, but having basic knowledge and skill to manage the business was a problem.

He said the programme is all about the Chamber with interest of finding ways to support smalls businesses. In Honiara in terms of big businesses.

“Three months ago I came here, and our focus on business planning. This time we focus on the basics to run a good business.

“The basics include having a good product, service, good enterprises, satisfying the customers, getting the best staffs and organizing the money,” Elphick said.

He stressed that money management was an important aspect of business to ensure it will not run into debt but to make profit.

Elphick said SICCI has already gone to Western province with the training, now its Malaita province and the next is Makira Ulawa Province.

He said the three provinces are under SICCI’s programme for this year; they will work on programme to reach other provinces next year.

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