Chamber News

BAR STOOL EVENT AT VCCI

Last Friday VCCI organized its first bar stool event, inviting our current mentees an opportunity to present a sales pitch for their business to a room full of fellow business owners, the program’s mentors and supportive staff members from the Business Services team. After their pitch these talented individuals were able to share with the room some of the challenges, they are facing with solutions being discussed with the group. Those who presented include Christina Noel (Owner of Hope’s Child Care Centre), John Toara & Harrison Samson (Owners of Tirow Construction), Esther Philip (Owner Esther Philip Catering) and Sherley Pata (Owner of Tiwi Trader Shipping). This event was organized to assist our businesses who are part of our current mentoring activities cohort to network and…

La contribution de tout le monde est indispensable

Chers membres, Nous sommes ravis d’annoncer que nous tiendrons notre Forum national gouvernement-entreprises 2021, qui se tiendra du 13 au 14 octobre. L’ordre du jour complet sera publié sous peu, mais nous pouvons partager avec vous que nous allons produire un rapport mis à jour « Perspectives économiques du point de vue du secteur privé » pour 2021. Ce rapport sera similaire à celui de l’année dernière, que vous trouverez ici, et visera à fournir un aperçu à jour de la situation générale de nos différents secteurs d’activité en ces temps difficiles. Nous sommes occupés à interviewer des entreprises pour ce rapport, et merci à tous ceux qui ont donné de leur temps jusqu’à présent. La contribution de tout le monde est indispensable. C’est pourquoi…

Mifala nidim help blong yufala!

Halo ol membas, MIfala hapi blong talem long yufala se bae mifala holem 2021 Nasonal Gavman Bisnis Forum blong mifala long Oktoba 13th – 14th. Bae ful ajenda blong forum ya bae mifala givim long yufala yet, be mifala wantem sherem naya tu se bae mifala i raetem wan apdeted “Economic Outlook from a Private Sector Perspective” ripot blong 2021. Bae ripot ya emi semak olsem blong last yia, we yu save faenem long ples ia, mo bae mifala luk tu blong givim long yufala wan ap – tu – deit pikja long wanem ol difren bisnis sektas oli stap fesem naya long had taem ya. Mifala bisi naya blong toktok wetem plante bisnis from ripot ya, mo tankiu long yufala everiwan we yufala givim…

Melanesian Food at its Best

So much has changed in our new global COVID world, yet sometimes its’ easy to think here in Vanuatu our life is not affected – given there have been no community cases and for many people life goes on similarly as before. But for most businesspeople, there is a very real COVID effect. Sophie Tariliu was running a successful and well-known kava business in Port Vila pre-COVID. As people lost jobs in multiple industries many of them opened new kava businesses. So competition in the kava sector increased and as a result the returns were dropping. Sophie and her husband Richard Mera noticed the changes right away and knew they would need to react quickly when Sophie noticed there was a ‘for rent’ sign in…

Business News – Monday, 30 August 2021

Dear Members, As you know the borders are currently closed to repatriations. This is to give the country time to get as organized as it can in case COVID makes its way to Vanuatu. For all of you that have attended the COVID Safe Business operations training its time to take action and implement what you learnt. Please watch the video here to get inspired. If you need a refresher or any help at all please contact us at sbo@vcci.vu or call 27543. Vaccines are of vital importance so encourage your staff to go and get jabbed today, Let’s be ready! Workshop in Santo VCCI would like to thank all our business men and women who attended our workshops in Luganville this week. We had…

VCCI is looking for a Finance, Human Resource and Administration Manager

The Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce and Industry seeks a Finance, Human Resource and Administration Manager whose major function will be to supervise the financial, human resource and administrative operations of the organisation in cooperation with the General Manager. This role is an executive role and as such we are looking to recruit someone with the right experience, and who is a natural fit to the existing team. Under the supervision of the General Manager, the Finance, Human Resource and Administration Manager’s main responsibilities encompass: Financial management and reporting for the organisation – including collecting, interpreting, and reviewing financial information and reporting to the Council, and supervising the finance and accounting services staff. Human resources management – including recruitment and training, and ensuring appropriate procedures are…

NEW: Business Plan Development Program

The role of the Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce (VCCI) is to provide support and skills development for Businesses with a business license. VCCI currently offers businesses a large range of support services such as workshops, one-on-one business mentoring, women in business programs and business & life coaching. This new program that VCCI will be offering, is for businesses wishing to establish a professional business plan. The business planning program is a two-month program where you will need to be committed to working with the Chamber on an average of 2 mornings a week, every week throughout the months of September & October 2021. The program applies to business owners and/or decision makers (please do not send in representatives to attend) who are willing to commit…

Second Policy Stimulus available now!

VCCI is happy to announce that it will again be supporting local businesses to access the Second Policy Stimulus. Please come to see our helpful customer service officers to receive assistance in submitting your applications.  Information can be downloaded in Bislama here, and French here. What is the Second Policy Stimulus? The Government is trying to inject money back into the local economy by providing businesses with financial support. There are two ways they are doing this: The Small Business Grant (SBG) has been designed to support monthly cash flow until the end of 2021 for all businesses with an annual turnover of less than VT 4 million. The Wage Subsidy Scheme (WSS) has been designed to support businesses that are VAT-registered and distressed (‘faenem…

Tanna Business Support a Success

Vanuatu chamber of Commerce (VCCI) on behalf of the Vanuatu Business Resilience council (VBRC) have successfully delivered three days of free business skills development to businesses on Tanna. These businesses were part of the Oxfam Unblocked Cash program and were the vendors or main stores and service providers during the six months of humanitarian response to the people of White sands area for the Volcanic Ash Fall. VBRC has established a relationship with these businesses through the program and was responsible for their training in the electronic payment system that they have used during this humanitarian response. The purpose of this additional support was to strengthen the business skills and offer assistance to the growth of these provincial business. This included delivering the ANZ Business…

Determined Business Women Leading the Way

In Vanuatu we share an enthusiasm for colourful dresses and matching island style outfits and due to this our handmade clothing market is alive and vibrant. For so many tailors, this demand creates employment and meaningful work that enables them to pay for school fees and support their families. This is entrepreneurship and self-sufficiency at its core. Also importantly, it keeps money flowing within our local economy. Josephine and Feby are two tailors in the Phoenix Women in Business program being implemented by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) on behalf of the Vanuatu Business Resilience Council. This project is supported by funds from the Women Peace and Humanitarian Fund and technical support from UN Women. “While I have unique hand painting skills and…

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