The Solomon Islands is currently seeing Business Law reform that will not only improve business registration, but will hopefully reduce the cost and period of time that it takes to start up business form the point of registration to the first transaction. These reform include the passing of a new Companies Act 2009. The Chamber of Commerce is a key supporter of this and other legislation that will improve reliability of the systems for business start up and growth.
The Chamber of Commerce is more than able to help you start up your business by putting you in touch with the resources and assistance that is available.
At present however, the registration requirements that you will need to know when starting up business are as follows:
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Solomon Islands Small Business Enterprise Centre (SISBEC) was incorporated in 1998 as an NGO with a vision; “to be a catalyst for the development of successful businesses in Solomon Islands. SISBEC has been around for about 18 years at least. If you have passion for business, do not go pass SISBEC. We have services for business enthusiasts, starters, and those who are in business. Our services include; business training, business coaching and mentoring, MYOB training & onsite training support, financial literacy and bee keeping training. In summary we desire to see you successful in your business and your livelihood activities so embrace our services and support.
APTC offers programs and qualifications from Certificate III to Diploma level in the automotive, manufacturing, construction, electrical, tourism, hospitality, education, management and health and community services industry sectors. Know more about APTC's operation in the Solomon Islands and what courses we have on offer. Contact us here
Visit APTC's website on www.aptc.edu.au
We work with business support organisations, (like chambers of commerce), NGOs and regional development agencies, and directly with businesses, to help enterprising individuals and families in the Pacific Islands to generate sustainable incomes.
We do this by providing relevant, effective, value-for-money training workshops and coaching, for businesses of all types and sizes.
Many business people from Solomon Islands need to visit or transit through Australia. This link to the Australian Department of Immigration provides information on how to get an entry or transit visa. Business people can often get 12 month, multiple entry visas. SICCI has been advised by the Department that it is important to apply early and with complete documentation to ensure smooth processing.