BTIB takes free workshops to Aitutaki

Tuesday June 13, 2017 Written by Published in Outer Islands

The Business Trade Investment Board (BTIB) began a series of free workshops in Aitutaki yesterday focusing on improving the skills and knowledge of business owners and other interested people.


A team led by BTIB trade and marketing manager Piltz Napa held their opening workshop for this financial year last night at the CITTI Centre in Aitutaki.

The workshop on business planning from 4.30pm to 7.30pm was conducted by Napa and his assistant Moari Allsworth.

BTIB business development officer Baleicoqe (TuBale) Vakalalabure will conduct the Basic Accounting Tools I and II workshops tonight and tomorrow respectively, followed by the labelling and packaging workshop facilitated by Kim Rouru on Thursday.

Napa said the workshop was similar to the ones the BTIB ran in Rarotonga earlier this year, except for the new workshop focusing on business planning.

“The workshop serves to help businesses or interested individuals in the maintaining their books and also to spread awareness on consumer, manufacturer and retailer rights on labelling and packaging.

“We have introduced a new workshop to help individuals with business plans. We hope this will enable anyone to plan for a new business.”

The workshops are limited to 20 people, but BTIB last week received interest from 22 individuals who wanted to participate.

“The team will be there for the week and are happy to visit and speak with established businesses during the day and people who are interested in going into business,” Napa said.

“The courses will run in the afternoon to allow those who work to come along.”

BTIB is holding the workshops in partnership with the Cook Islands Tertiary Training Institute, Climate Change Cook Islands and the SRIC Project. 

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