A word from the Founder & Chief Executive of The Pacific Business Hub & the Publisher of The Pacific Business Journal, Laura Keil-Hall.
It gives me great pleasure to introduce The Pacific Business Journal. An initiative 'dedicated' to showcasing and highlighting Pacific stories of Pacific peoples in business.
To start off with, we will be producing articles with the businesses based and affiliated with the Hub first. We already have a database of businesses that we have been working with so they will come next and we will continue to scope and build relationships with other businesses who are not yet within our reach. It is our hope to go around NZ first and then going globally.
We already have a team working on articles here. It is with great gratitude I introduce, Tupe Crawley and Melania Wulf.
Tupe is currently studying International Business at the University of Auckland. Her experience and background is in policy but is also an aspiring entrepreneur. More recently she is finding her niche in writing and has been doing some work with one of our In-Hub businesses who recommended her to us.
Melania known as Mel recently became a stay at home mom. She is married with 3 beautiful children. A couple of months ago, she approached us about starting a business to pursue her passion in writing and communications. It was very timely she came to see us because we hired her on the spot to give her the opportunity to do what she is passionate about. Mel will be operating under her newly established business name 'Wulf Publishing'.
Over the past year (2019), I have been scoping out some of the writers overseas to be able to help us with this work. During my visit to Melbourne I got to meet some potential people to help us. It is also during this trip, I got talking with a former Editor in Chief of her own magazine SUGA, Cecilia Sagote. Cecilia is a full time working solo mom of one and runs a publishing business on the side called 'Seki Media'.
I welcome Cecilia onboard as part of our team on this project. She will be overseeing some of the work and also be providing insights and support in publishing a magazine or other print media for The Pacific Business Journal.
If you would like to be a part of this initiative and contribute as a writer, please email me email@example.com or contact me on 021659072. If you would like to sponsor any of our articles or advertise on our platform, please don't hesitate to contact me as well.
It is our intention that by reading about our Pacific peoples in business will help inspire, motivate and invigorate those aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners to take the leap and make their dreams a reality. It is also our hope that it will spark something in you to take that step!
Before signing off, I want to acknowledge the support of the U.S. Embassy, NZ. During my visit to Fiji on one of their programmes in 2019 I got the opportunity to pitch this idea to them and was able to secure a small funding to start this up.
The team and I hope you will enjoy reading our stories. With everything we do, we welcome constructive feedback, good or not so good. This gives us the opportunity to improve our work and our services.
Enjoy & Happy Reading!
Soifua ma ia manuia,