BSP today handed over a cheque of $20,000 as the lead sponsor for the National Centre for Small and Micro Enterprises Small Business Expo 2010.
"BSP is committed to assisting in the development of the small business sector across the Pacific. This event will promote awareness in Fiji," Mr McCarthy said.
"This will provide opportunities for both existing small business owners and those considering commencing a small business to meet with potential suppliers, buyers, service providers and Government agencies. It will also allow them to meet other small business owners and share their experiences."
In receiving the sponsorship cheque from BSP the Chairperson of NCSMED, Mr Joseva Serulagilagi, said that this was one of the many ways in which banks in Fiji could support the efforts of Government to promote small businesses and create awareness of how they can add value to people's lives.
Mr Serulagilagi said, "This sponsorship will enable small business operators to exhibit, sell and promote their businesses and products, link up with potential markets and other business operators to share best practices and attend workshop sessions on topics relevant to business success and sustainability.
The Expo will be held at Sukuna Park from Thursday 25 to Friday 26 March, 2010.
The Expo will be officially launched by Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Electoral reform, Public Enterprises and Anti Corruption, Minister for Industry, Tourism, Trade and Communication, Mr. Aiyaz Sayaid Khaiyum.
The two day business exhibition will allow over 100 small business and stakeholders to exhibit their products and services, which will be visited by suppliers, buyers, service providers, government officials and policy makers.