Business Tauturu for our Business Community

These workshops can introduce new ideas, new technology and cover a range of key business topics.  These are interactive sessions packed with key information, useful hints and tips. They are the perfect way to get your business skills up to speed. 

There are a number of training solutions available – see here for more details.  


BTIB’s aim is to educate the Cook Island community in areas such as book keeping, taxes, pricing and costing, labelling and packaging, branding, marketing, sales and more in conjunction with other organizations like Prime Foods, MFEM and other partners.  BTIB works with organizations to ensure you get useful, constructive advice and support.

This is a great opportunity to learn from other entrepreneurs and establish new connections.  There are a number of training solutions available – click below for more details.  

Training Workshops for your Business

Business Tauturu Workshops

BTIB in conjunction with Ministry of Internal Affairs conducted a Business Tauturu training session with local businesses on the 30th of September 2020 from 9am to 12pm. A total of 7 women from various backgrounds and all Sole Traders were given a number of training topics to help them with their current businesses – these are as follows:

  1. Labelling & Packaging (with Prime Foods)
  2. All about Taxes (with MFEM)
  3. Book Keeping & Record Keeping (BTIB)
  4. Social Media for your business
  5. Pricing & Costing
  6. Introducing Te Makete – another way to promote your business.

It was an opportunity for the audience to learn and understand about the basics of book keeping, learning about taxes, how to price their products or services and understanding the importance of social media and how it can help them to promote their business. 

Business Tauturu – Packaging, Book Keeping, Taxes, Facebook, Promotions and more…

The Business Tauturu Workshop held was a half session providing a range of topics aimed at the micro to small business owners.  BTIB worked with Internal Affairs to help deliver this workshop. Special guest speakers also included Prime Foods – covering Product and Dry Goods, Ministry of Finance Economic Management presented by Paula Dyer, social media for your business presented by Harriet Strickland and Tamatoa Taruia from Vodafone. BTIB were able to provide a Pricing Calculator along with a Sales Forecast for those requiring assistance with Pricing & Costing information. 

Special Guest Appearance was Danny Mataroa who provided much advice on business and encouragement to take risks and work hard to be successful messages. He made the audience laugh and everyone enjoyed his speech. 

BTIB would like to thank Internal Affairs for the work they have been doing to promote these workshops and for the successful partnership.  BTIB wants to closely work with other agencies in the near future.  In particular, thanks to Pops and Rebecca for your continued support.  40 registered for the workshop and 32 people attended this workshop. A follow up of another workshop was requested by many of the attendees for particular topics.

Youth in Business Workshops

On the Wednesday 27th January 2021, BTIB held a Youth in Business Workshop targeted at school leavers and other young mapu’s who are interested in setting up their own business.

The workshop was an eye-opener for those wanting the extra push to “be their own BOSS”. The initiative came from our Business Enterprise Division who wanted to offer school leavers a chance to seek other options like BUSINESS. One attendee is interested in opening up their own clothing business and others wanted an opportunity to get more information about being in business. Maeva Brian Rongo from Kai & Co was asked to speak to the young attendees about his aspiring goals and share his experiences in their business. “It takes a lot of hard work”, says Maeva.

He’s right, but the rewards are greater. Thanks to Byron Brown for coming along to share his business experiences as well. If you missed out on the last session, BTIB will run another workshop on the 3rd March 2021 – Youth in Business 2.0. Come along to learn more about Taxes, registering your business, packaging and labelling and more. Get some inspiration and hear other business owners talk about their experiences in business.

For those interested in part taking in this next Youth in Business Workshop 2.0, you can register today.

Email the Business Enterprise team today! [email protected] or [email protected] or call the office on 24296 for more details.

BTIB’s Recent Workshops – Pa Enua & Rarotonga