• Thu. Dec 1st, 2022

Online resources, mobile app for entrepreneurs

ByCindy J. Daddario

Sep 30, 2022

Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd (BSP) and Shell LiveWIRE Brunei yesterday showcased their Learning Management System (LMS) for the Energy Business Academy and Entrepreneurship programs at the amphitheatre, Brunei Innovation Lab at Anggerek Desa.

BSP Managing Director Haji Jaafar bin Haji Awang Bakar officiated the event in the presence of Brunei Economic Development Board (BEDB) Acting Managing Director Daniel Leong, BSP National Value Director and Chairman of Shell LiveWIRE Brunei Hajah Rosita binti Haji Hassan and BSP Supply Chain Management Manager (SCM) Mariana binti Omar.

The launch of the LMS is part of BSP and Shell LiveWIRE Brunei’s ongoing efforts to support their organizations’ digitization journey and maximize program reach in the country. Because the programs are readily available online, business owners have the flexibility and freedom to enroll, start, and complete at their own pace.

“This is an important step for both organisations, in support of our digitization journey and to provide easier and flexible access to entrepreneurship development opportunities for our small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) local. With the online training platform, the programs are accessible 24/7 for free,” said Hajah Rosita.

Shell LiveWIRE Brunei, the entrepreneurship arm of BSP and flagship social investment program, has been actively running courses and workshops for prospective business owners in pursuit of entrepreneurship.

Participants during the program. PHOTO: BSP

The Business Plan Series and Bright Ideas workshops are the most popular with the public.

With the online platform, attendees also have greater flexibility to browse the available content at their own pace and convenience from November 2022.

During the event, a Mentor Open Day segment was also held to promote mentoring with the use of Shell LiveWIRE Brunei’s Mentor With Us (MWU) mobile application. It was organized in collaboration with Shell LiveWIRE Brunei alumni and the Brunei Mentors for Entrepreneurs Network (BMEN), a business mentoring initiative led by Darussalam Enterprise (DARe) in collaboration with the Business Advisory Board of the ASEAN (ABAC) from Brunei.

BMEN brings together leading business people, professionals and subject matter experts in Brunei to provide advice and information to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) on the various aspects of running a business.

BMEN is implemented by DARe in collaboration with ABAC Brunei and is the local branch of the ASEAN Entrepreneur Mentoring Network. Fourteen mentors from BMEN and BSP spoke with 31 companies from the Shell LiveWIRE Brunei Alumni Network on topics ranging from business development to digitization.