In this episode, Steve Knapp talks about the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade (MFAT) funded programme Business Link Pacific (BLP), and the “missing-middle;” those businesses that are too big for microfinance and informal local investors, and too small or too risky for banks or direct investors.
Steve explains how BLP supports business' during their growing phase, so they can reach their full potential, and how growing businesses can access these services.
Steve Knapp is the Director of Business Link Pacific.
Host: Emma Crawford-Falekaono
Emma has over 15 years’ experience in chartered accountancy and commercial environments globally. She started her career in accounting before taking time out to deploy as a Military Police Officer to Southern Afghanistan. In 2014, she made the move into the tech industry and is now a Business Consultant for Business Link Pacific, delivering professional development and skills training courses to growing businesses in the Pacific region.
Recorded, mixed & edited by Dave Rhodes of Dave Rhodes Productions.
Music credit: Alex Khaskin
Business Link Pacific is a private sector programme supported by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade and DT Global. The core team is based in Auckland, New Zealand and supported by in-country partners in Fiji, Samoa, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu
For more information visit the Business Link Pacific Portal: https://businesslinkpacific.com/