Darussalam Enterprise (DARe) hosted their first pace mentoring final week for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to hunt enterprise recommendation and doubtlessly type long-term mentorships with main professionals and entrepreneurs primarily based in Brunei.
The pace mentoring occasion, hosted at iCentre’s foyer final Friday, was absolutely booked with 15 mentors and 28 representatives from MSMEs. Every participant was allotted 4 minutes with as much as 4 completely different mentors. Collectively, the mentors’ experience encompassed enterprise progress, gross sales and advertising and marketing and funding and finance.
Assistant Supervisor at DARe’s Enterprise Advisory Companies Hariz Khalid stated the session was a part of the Brunei Mentors for Entrepreneurship Community (BMEN) which was launched last March because the nationwide arm of the ASEAN Mentorship For Entrepreneurs Community (AMEN) which is overseen by the ASEAN Enterprise Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC).
“Pace mentoring is an effective way for MSMEs searching for mentorship to not solely get perception on particular points however to discover if there’s compatibility for a extra long-term mentorship by the BMEN platform,” stated Hariz, who’s main BMEN’s supply beneath DARe.
Hariz added that DARe will proceed to host extra occasions the place MSMEs can meet potential mentors, in addition to arrange mentor clinics – providing extra non-public, one-to-one mentorship – and group mentoring periods the place enterprise points might be mentioned collectively.
LiveWIRE Brunei Senior Enterprise Counsellor and BMEN mentor Fadhilullah Tudun stated MSMEs ought to contemplate accessing mentors by the platform for his or her “extremely specialised” experience.
“Though mentorship is already broadly practiced within the enterprise neighborhood, having a single platform that profiles all mentors from various backgrounds is a chance MSMEs shouldn’t miss,” stated Fadhilullah. “Ultimately week’s occasion (for instance) the mentor group included accountants and consultants with a long time of expertise working with established firms in addition to entrepreneurs like Nicky Wong who has succeeded in internationalizing companies.”
One other BMEN mentor Raiyo Nariman, who’s Mercatus Capital’s Regional Companion for Malaysia and likewise a visiting lecturer in Brunei, stated mentorship programmes would additionally present the administrator perception into key points confronted by MSMEs.
“I’ve seen first-hand the numerous potential these programmes can add and the way they’ll help SMEs handle key points & surmount obstacles to progress – accelerating their progress & improvement,” stated Nariman. “Given the extent of help that DARe is offering the programme and the curiosity & engagement I famous from the occasion final week, from each mentors & mentees, I can see BMEN quickly turning into a key platform for high-growth minded enterprise homeowners to faucet into.”
Final week’s 15 mentors additionally included Founding father of GoodLife Monetary Planning Kian Guan Ang, Deloitte Brunei’s Audit Companion Cheng Wei Lim, Head of Universiti Brunei Darussalam’s Entrepreneurship Village Adna Rahman, Senior Funding Affiliate at Darussalam Belongings Johan Johar, CEO of Financial institution Usahawan Udo Schedel, Head of DARe’s Industrial Web site Administration Daniel Leong, BIBD’s Head of Retail Banking at Nurul Akmar Jaafar, Founding father of Bake Tradition Nicky Wong, Founding father of Kunyit 7 Lodge Pg Kemariah Duraman, KPMG Brunei’s Companion Shazali Sulaiman, Managing Director of BizAdvize Ambrose Nathan and Epipeople Advisor’s Strategic Planning Advisor Dr Sophiana Chua.