Business improvement tips for success
06 Jun 2022

Business improvement tips for success


In this newsletter:

  • Pacific Entrepreneurs talanoa

  • Accounting basics for your business – Book Now!

  • Upcoming Workshops

  • Pass it on

Pacific entrepreneurs talanoa

Three of our business members have recently shared their incredible business journeys with PMN Pacific Days. Check out these talanoas on Facebook.

Aunty Tommy's - Watch Now Meet Marlon Rivers the Samoan co-founder and CEO of Cacao Se Umu. Marlon along with his business partner, Alec McDonald, are the entrepreneurs behind Aunty Tommy’s which has been operating for one year. They specialise in the manufacture and production of koko Samoa blocks, and branching in cacao nibs, powder, roasted and raw cacao beans. Hear out how they are extending their production services to those in the community to help others brand and sell their own koko and advice for those looking to go into business themselves. Find Aunty Tommy’s products at their website.

Treth - Watch Now James and Willam Raea are brothers and co-founders of social enterprise TRETH a sports fashion label that specialises in athleisure, sports teams, and casual street wear for both men and women. Of Cook Island descent the brothers operate TRETH with a focus in creating positive impacts for the community.

Providing stylish clothing items that promote beautiful messages of faith, combined with teachings their father shared. From bags, tees, bottoms, that fit to suit the season – TRETH honours both directors’ belief and mission that impact is more important than profit.

Check out TRETH’s clothing on their website.

JATEM Memorials & Headstones - Watch Now

JATEM was created in February 2021 by businesswoman Lateline Nofo’akifolau who is of Tongan descent. JATEM specalises in headstone design, printing, cleaning, restoring, installation, removal and more.

Lateline helps families, friends, and communities through the grieving process by creating and designing meaningful pieces that capture the memories and personalities of those who have passed.

Hear her great advice for those looking to become a business owner.

Find out more on JATEM here.

Business Finance Workshop Online – Book Now Are you a new or small business owner looking to understand the basics of finance for your business? Then join us for our online workshop on 8 June.

This workshop is the first of two that are designed to help you understand finance and how to make the right financial decisions for your business growth. Key topic areas are:·        

  • What is Finance? 

  • Concepts of finance: inflation, interest rates, risk and return

  • How to manage your finances    

  • How to improve and understand cashflow     

  • How to prepare for tax payments

Secure your spot by signing up today! Help spread the word by sharing the link to those who you think maybe interested in attending. The workshops are FREE to attend. Those registered will receive a reminder 24 hours prior.

When: Wednesday June 8 at 4:00pm Where: Online via Zoom Book to join online now!

Upcoming workshops

Check out our June workshops below, register now and mark your calendar so you don’t miss out!

Pass it on – Saturday 18 June

Moana Pasifika and the Warriors Community Foundation teams will be running skills and drills for U7-U13 at a 'Pass it On' community event at Mt Smart stadium in Auckland. Bring along your child even if they are new to rugby.

The day will also feature live performances from Sons of Zion, SWIDT and JessB! This is a fun filled FREE day for the entire aiga.

Register for your child’s spot here.

Watch Here!

We hope you enjoyed celebrating Samoan Language Week as much as we did. Check out the animated video with research from the AUT Pacific Islands Families Study on the role of Pacific languages in protecting the culture and mental wellbeing of Pacific people living in Aotearoa. Narrated in Samoan (with English subtitles).

Ia alofagia e Le Atua feau ma tiute o le a feagai ai, mo le faaiuga o lenei vaiaso

May god bless you and all your duties and plans for this long weekend Malo,

PBT Team


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