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Who We Are

Business Assistance Fiji is a company limited by guarantee whose members are:

Our Staff

Ramesh Chand

General Manager

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Deepak S . Prasad

Business Service Manager – BLP

Nitika Singh

Accountant & Business Development Officer

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Salote Madanavosa

Project Support Officer

Shahani Mala

 

Communications Officer

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Alena Volina

Business Support Officer – Northern Division

Vishaal Prakash

Business Support Officer/ IT Officer – Western Division

OUR VISION

Supporting economic growth through development of the MSME sector.

OUR MISSION

                    To meet the needs of the MSME sector in Fiji through the provision of high-quality business information, advice, and tailored business development services.

Our Objectives

Develop MSME businesses by providing advisory services, trainings and easily accessible funding options

Collect, analyse, and communicate economic, statistical, and other information relating to the development of MSME’s

Participate and contribute actively in the policy-making for MSME development in Fiji

Promote the development of start-up businesses and encourage women, youth and other differently abled groups to participate in business activities

Represent the interests of all MSME’s in Fiji at national and international forums

Liaise with donor agencies, government agencies and other financial institutions to secure funding opportunities for BAF

Actively participate in MSME related programmes

Develop plans and procedures with the Fijian Government to improve the business regulatory environment

Collaborate with local, foreign agencies and NGO to provide a platform for MSME’s to network and communicate ideas for the improvement of the different sectors

Identify potential export markets and establish links to create pathways for MSME’s

Our Values

Trustworthy & reliable

Well-connected & Collaboration

Inclusive

Professional & Knowledgeable

Exceptional Customer Service

Equitable 

Our Services

Biz Info Centre

A physical and online hub for business information and services in Fiji.

Business Diagnostic, Referral & Support Services

Accurate of business needs, business advice referrals, and subsidized business support services.

Business Compliance Support

Financial assistance and expertise for MSMEs to comply with tax and other statutory requirements.

Business Basics Training & Workshops

Workshops and training covering the tools, skills, and knowledge MSMEs need to succeed.

MSME Forum

An annual conference addressing MSME issues.

Climate Change Adaptation

Promoting sustainability and resilience building of the private sector to climate change by implementing environmentally friendly and viable business practices.

Access to Finance

Support to prepare proposals and facilitate the supply of finance.

NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade supported Business Link Pacific Programme in Fiji is implemented through an in-country partner. Fiji Commerce & Employers Federation was the initial partners however since FCEF is part of BAF, now BAF is the in-country partner for BLP.

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