The United States (US) Embassy in Brunei Darussalam supports all entrepreneurship programmes in the Sultanate and believes that entrepreneurship is a fantastic way to empower people and help Brunei’s economic diversification efforts at the same time, said Public Affairs Officer at the US Embassy in Brunei Darussalam Jeff Barrus.
“It was wonderful to see two of the US Embassy’s key partners team up to promote youth entrepreneurship,” he added during the ‘Guide on How to Open A Business 101’ workshop, organised by the Brunei-USA Association (BUSA) in collaboration with Darussalam Enterprise (DARe) at DARe i-Centre Auditorium in Anggerek Desa, Berakas.
The workshop, conducted on September 14 and 15, was held in conjunction with the National Youth Day Festival (HBK 17). It aimed to help aspiring entrepreneurs to decide if their idea is worth pursuing, as well as to figure out how to move from ideation to implementation.
Some 30 participants comprised students from higher learning institutions attended the workshop, facilitated by Felicity Chan.
The workshop also detailed on how to register a business locally and the documents required for most businesses to operate as well as looking at a business structure, working on an organisational chart and identifying gaps.
BUSA President Salimah binti Haji Saim hoped that by the end of the workshop, participants would be able to identify target customers and gaps to minimise risks when starting a business, as well as understand the different types of documents needed to register a business in Brunei Darussalam.
Meanwhile, Vice Chairperson of BUSA-PB Chapter Nur Imanina Izzaty binti Haji Jamrie said she gained useful and practical knowledge on how to start a business.
The two-day workshop concluded with a video clip and certificate presentation to participants by Jeffery Barrus.
BUSA was founded in the 30th year of diplomatic relations between Brunei Darussalam and the US and strives to better provide platforms for network exchanges, collaboration and friendships across nation.