The country continues to expand its efforts in assisting and guiding entrepreneurs in starting and managing their businesses until they succeed. In this regard, Darussalam Enterprise (DARe), in close collaboration with ASEAN Business Advisory Council of Brunei Darussalam today launched the Brunei Mentors for Entrepreneurs Network (BMEN). The Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Energy, Manpower and Industry during the launching ceremony highlighted that the establishment of BMEN is very timely as the country gears towards advancing and bringing Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to the forefront of economic growth.

Pengiran Haji Mohd Hasnan bin Pengiran Haji Ali Hassan said the mentors may all come from different backgrounds, knowledge and expertise, it is with these vast backgrounds in BMEN that will lower the barrier for MSMEs to gain access to the right support and guidance at the fingertips. With continuous effort and coordination, BMEN can be a game-changer for MSME business owners.

Lela Suhailee, Head of Business Advisory & Services of DARe in her opening remarks highlighted the need to gather as many business mentors who can provide quality and effective mentorship as possible to guide and support the small and early stage businesses.

The event coincided with the presentation of Business Mentors Forum titled "Impact of Mentorship for Growing Businesses", featuring experienced speakers. Also in attendance were Yang Berhormat Dayang Nik Hafimi binti Abdul Haadii and Yang Berhormat Awang Iswandy bin Ahmad, Members of the Legislative Council. The establishment of BMEN is hoped to present a range of opportunities and benefits to help the development of Brunei start-ups and MSMEs, as well as access to a larger network of contacts locally and internationally.

Source: Radio Television Brunei