Hatch your business ideas
28 Jul 2022

Hatch your business ideas

  • Hatch your business ideas with HATCH Pacific

  • Meet our Pacific business entrepreneurs

  • Upcoming tender-ready workshops

Hatch your business ideas with HATCH Pacific

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Calling all Pasifika people, 18-35 years, who want to transform their business ideas into a reality. Apply now to join the HATCH Pacific Foundation Programme, which starts in August.

HATCH Pacific promotes entrepreneurship and business ownership, enabling young Pasifika to learn about business, test out their business ideas, build confidence and meet others on a similar journey.

Over 8-weeks you will gain the tools and techniques to work through your business ideas, and by the end, you will have clarity and confidence on the next steps required to run your business.

You will be supported by dedicated Pasifika facilitators who will guide you through the programme and you will get the chance to learn from inspirational business owners and leaders.

To find out more, get in touch with the HATCH team today.

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Meet our Pacific entrepreneurs This week meet three inspirational Pacific business owners and hear about their journey: Samoan health, leadership and business management consultant Sera Tapu Ta’ala, Kiribati import/exporter Charles Enoka Kiata and Solomon Islander chartered structural engineer David Mudu.

Ia Malu Limited – Sera Tapu Ta’ala

Introducing Samoan Sera Tapu-Ta’ala, mother of four and director of Ia Malu Limited, based in Porirua. Her consultancy business builds capacity and capability, coaching people and potential entrepreneurs. Sera also looks to grow her social enterprise and provide opportunities through village economies which support migrant workers in NZ and develop agriculture in Samoa.

Sera’s most significant learning curve has been staying focused and keeping her momentum. She says not to lose sight of your dream. Sera shares that there will be challenges for people looking to get into business, but to be kind to yourself and realise it takes time to build anything. Just like building a fale, it takes time before it feels safe. Keep persevering and find your momentum. Discover your why and what keeps you going.

For more information, contact Sera at staputaala@gmail.com or 022 618 2407 or check out their website here

Kangkang Company Ltd - Charles Enoka Kiata Meet Charles Enoka Kiata, director of Kangkang, who specialises in importing and exporting merchandise to and from New Zealand and the Republic of Kiribati. The Auckland-based business looks to trade an assortment of food and medical products, art/craft and building materials, and other general goods for Kiribati and non-Kiribati customers. 

Charles identifies products and goods that customers are sure to buy and sell. By working closely with locals in NZ and Kiribati, Charles provides an essential service to support both countries. 

Charles encourages that as long as you have passion, you can get into business regardless of your background. There is a lot of support and assistance available including PBT, as well as other networks. For more information, contact Charles at charlesenoke@gmail.com or 022 657 7125.

Alas Engineering Ltd – David Mudu

Owner and chartered structural engineer David Mudu is a professional member of Engineering New Zealand with 18 years of experience in the field, both in the Solomon Islands and New Zealand. 

Based in Christchurch, David provides various engineering services nationwide for residential houses and commercial construction. He started Alas Engineering in 2019, and his services include structural and architectural design, bridge engineering, seismic assessment, strengthening, and repair. 

His advice for those looking to get into business: if you are thinking about doing it, don’t just think. Go for it. Step into it, and you’ll achieve the things you want to do, don’t worry about money too much and don’t let it stop you. It can be challenging initially, but opportunities can come from unexpected places.

To contact David, email david@alasengineering.co.nz, call on 027 533 1224 or their LinkedIn.

Upcoming tender-ready workshops For those in construction and trade, register now for our tender-ready workshops held in August and September. Learn more here. Auckland | Procurement Readiness workshop Thursday 18 August 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM This workshop shares up-to-the-minute knowledge and expertise on procurement and is designed for construction businesses. 

Auckland | Procurement Tendering and Pricing workshop Thursday, 25 August 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM The workshop shares how to price tenders and demonstrate good practice

Auckland | Health and Safety workshop Thursday, 1 September 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM This workshop introduces you to key health and safety concepts and obligations you should know and understand as a small to medium business owner.

Auckland | Environmental and Sustainability Management workshop Thursday, 8 September 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM This workshop reviews key environmental management and sustainability risks and opportunities that every business in New Zealand needs to be aware of and, outlines how to successfully manage them in your business.

Online | Risk Management Thursday, 15 September 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Understand the key concepts of risk management for a small to medium-sized business.

Online | Subcontracting Legal Rights Thursday, 22 September 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM This workshop introduces you to key legal concepts involved in any contracting arrangement, with a strong emphasis on construction subcontracts. It has a practical, pragmatic focus, to help contractors of all sizes.

Have a great week.

PBT Team www.pacificbusiness.co.nz


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