Network directory

As a business owner it’s valuable to learn from the experience of others – both within your industry and the wider business community. With 87 per cent of business said to come through referrals it’s also critically important to build a network of contacts that can help promote you and refer business your way.

Business networks also provide the opportunity to meet other businesswomen, find mentors to support you on your journey, be inspired by their success stories and learn from the mistakes of others. Business networks are also a great place to obtain information about specific aspects of running a business such as finding suppliers and tapping into new markets.

It’s also important to engage the professional services of specialist agencies such as trade and investment promotion agencies, NGOs and other government and multilateral agencies who provide technical assistance, training and development, grants and scholarships to support women in business across the Pacific.

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Cook Islands Tourism Corporation

The official tourism organisation of the Cook Islands. For information visit www.cookislands.travel

Corporate Online

An internet-based electronic platform provides a single point of entry to a suite of online transactional services specifically designed for major Australian, New Zealand, Pacific and international corporations and government bodies. Westpac Corporate Online gives you control over your money with real-time balances and transactions at a glance, the ability to manage staff access and […]

Credit and debit cards

A range of options to suit your business needs including options for greater flexibility and higher spending limits, complimentary travel insurance, and access to cash via ATM and EFTPOS terminals. Visit Westpac’s website or talk to a specialist for more information.

Davidson Institute

A Westpac initiative, the Davidson Institute provides valuable information about how to start, manage and grow a business. The online resource includes live and recorded webinars covering a range of topics important to running your business and planning for growth. For information visit .

Early Childhood Learning

Buk bilong Pikinini (books for children) is an independent not-for-profit organisation based in Port Moresby, which aims to establish children’s libraries and foster a love of reading and learning. Contact: Anne-Sophie Hermann, Founder, Chairman and Canberra Office Director Email: annesophie@bukbilongpikinini.org Website: http://bukbilongpikinini.org

EFTPOS merchant terminals

EFTPOS merchant facilities give you the ability to accept payment via all major debit, credit and charge cards over the counter or via phone and mail order. You’ll also have the flexibility to do business anywhere, anytime through mobile terminals. For more information, including how to apply, visit Westpac’s website or talk to a specialist.

Femili PNG

Femili PNG provides integrated case management to survivors of family and sexual violence to help them access counselling, support and other interventions for protection and justice. Since opening the doors to the Family and Sexual Violence Case Management Centre (CMC) in Lae in July 2014, Femili PNG has helped hundreds of women and children in […]

Fiji Association of Women Graduates (FAWG)

Fiji Association of Women Graduates (FAWG) is a voluntary and non-profit organisation of women graduates working to promote lifelong education, to improve the status of women and girls and to enable women to effect positive change for a peaceful world.

Fiji Commerce Employers Federation

FCEF is private not-for-profit organisation representing the interests of employers in Fiji. With the aim of promoting free trade, commerce and Fiji’s economic development, FCEF provides its members with a broad range of services including government liaison, training, events, annual salary surveys and advice. For more information visit .

Fiji Development Bank (FDB)

The FDB provides finance for projects that contribute to the development of the Fiji economy and to improve the quality of life for the people of Fiji. Loan funds are provided for agricultural, small and medium enterprises and corporate ventures. For more information visit .