Micro Business Bootcamp for youth now open!
Three week programme open to locals and PRs from 18 to 30 who are running or looking to start a small business
Are you running – or thinking – about starting a small business?
The national body for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) Darussalam Enterprise (DARe) is rolling out a new training programme specifically for youth (18 to 30-years-old) running or looking to start a micro business – defined as enterprises with four employees or less.
The micro business bootcamp – open to Bruneians and permanent residents – will take participants through a rundown of what the fundamentals are in starting, running and growing a small business by business coaches.
There are no fees, however applicants will go through a round of shortlisting after attending a one-day ideation workshop, where their ideas will be pitched and assessed.
Once selected, the micro business will undergo a two-week entrepreneurship course, to equip them with business know-how as well as a one-week physical bootcamp – designed to instill grit, determination and the ability to follow through.
After the three week period, businesses will be monitored for another six months by their business coaches, during which they will be guided to produce a comprehensive business plan which will allow them to strategically navigate their operations as well as open up opportunities for financing; through grants and loans.
Closing date for applications is December 7, 2017. For more information, contact the email above or call +6732384830 (extension 251).