Online business portal to benefit local businesses

Business Link Pacific (B.L.P.) are set to launch their innovative online business portal in Samoa, Fiji, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea next month.  

The portal is designed to connect quality business advisors with small and medium-sized growing businesses in the Pacific, and to mark the launch of the portal, B.L.P. will co-host launch events, which is expected to host 800 businesses across the four countries. 

“We’re very excited to be launching the BLP Portal as the place for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to find quality business advice across the Pacific region,” says Steve Knapp, the Director of B.L.P. 

“We designed the B.L.P. Portal to promote the high quality business services available in Pacific Island Countries, and to make the process of accessing expert business advice as streamlined as possible for growing businesses and business advisors.” 

Businesses can access free business health checks that identifies business gaps and connects them to a wide range of other service providers.

For business advisors, the portal offers a marketing tool to engage and provide financial benefits to eligible clients, as well as organisational and business development support from technical consultants.

Each launch event will be opened by the respective New Zealand High Commission or by Business Link Pacific. 

Following that will be a series of presentations from industry experts, demonstrations of the B.L.P. Portal and finally an informal networking session. 

Growing businesses are encouraged to attend. Registration is essential and attendance is free. 

Details for each B.L.P. portal launch event are as follows: 

Business Link Pacific is a private sector development programme funded by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT). 

The core team is based in Auckland, New Zealand and supported by in-country partners in Vanuatu, Fiji, Samoa & Papua New Guinea. 

The B.L.P. programme is currently operating in Fiji, Vanuatu, Samoa and Papua New Guinea, with plans to extend services to other Pacific Islands.

For more information or to arrange an interview, contact Sandra Mendez, Head of Communications & Impact at Business Link Pacific on [email protected]

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