E-commerce Business Coaching: FSM, Samoa, Tuvalu and Vanuatu

About the Project

The PIFS E-commerce Business Toolkits are simple, step-by-step, example-based, guides for a hypothetical business wishing to explore the use of online tools to sell products and services in a given industry and a given geographical context.

As part of the piloting of the PIFS E-commerce Business Plus Program (PIFS E-Biz Plus), the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) has delivered a a coaching and grant scheme for businesses from the Federate States of Micronesia, Samoa, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

‘Coaching/mentoring scheme’ is the third step of the PIFS E-Biz Plus. For each beneficiary country, a subset of micro and small businesses is selected to benefit from this option. One-on-one mentoring/coaching is a highly effective way to provide customised support and guidance to small businesses. A mentor/coach can work directly with the business owner to help them identify opportunities, overcome challenges, and develop a roadmap for success. Businesses and entrepreneurs who have been sensitised, trained, and mentored/coached are offered the opportunity to join a Pacific E-commerce Community of Practice.

Through this project, PIFS coached and provided grants to eight businesses: two from the Federate States of Micronesia, two from Samoa, two from Tuvalu and two from Vanuatu.

Start and End Date

December
2024
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May
2024

Geographical Focus

Federated States of Micronesia, Samoa, Tuvalu, Vanuatu

Main Beneficiary

Private Sector

Status

Active

Budget ($)

40000

Donors

European Union

Implementing Agency

PIFS

Contact Person

Andrea Ibba
Pacific E-commerce Coordinator

Policy Area

PA6. E-commerce Skills Development

Strategic Output

6.1. The regional innovation/start-up ecosystem for E-commerce business ventures is strengthened.

Measures

6.1.2 Partner with existing co-working spaces and innovation hubs to develop a regional program of short courses supporting the business community with skill development and with mentoring for the digital economy

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