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What does Independence mean to you?

What does Sept 16 and Independence Day mean to you #PNG. We asked a few students from Passam National School of Excellence today during the 45th Independence Day celebrations in Wewak, East Sepik Province.

Business Advisory : Business Planning Package Valued at K2,500 now K1,000

Are you a start-up or ready to scale?

Hi everyone, if you have been following us you would have noticed that we are in the final stages of being a certified business advisor through the New Zeland government funded, Business Link Pacific.

We have received requests to help write business plans to assist businesses seek funding and ensure strategy is consistent with their vision.

We are happy to announce that we are now offering a 2 week business plan turnaround timeframe and package valued at K2, 500, now packaged at K1,000.

Please register your expression of interest here.

What is Creative Intelligence? Launch of #Takethetrip Challenge.

Sternberg’s triarchic theory of intelligence defines creative intelligence (aka experiential intelligence) as: The capacity to encounter a novel problem and devise a new and unique solution. It is a combination of creativity, innovation, intuition, perception and intellectual curiosity. How did you use your creative intelligence to come up with a solution to an old problem recently?

SR Curio will launch the #takethetrip challenge where we will feature brands driven by purposeful missions and combine creativity, intuition, perception, innovation and intellectual curiosity to smash fear and #takethetrip. In a time when physical travel is restricted globally, let’s #takethetrip to http://www.sr-curio.com where we will learn about learning to use various types of intelligence, in particular creative intelligence to come up with new ways to solve old problems.

Creative Intelligence feature: Go Food PNG

In the wake of restaurants shutting down in economies such as Australia, ban on public transport and social distancing, Papua New Guinean business, Go Food PNG has been thriving.

 

With local eats and large retailers as partners, SR Curio came across the delivery service, delivering restaurant snacks from many local restaurants such as Mike’s Pizza and Papua New Guinea’s largest retail network, Stop and Shop IGA. Servicing areas such as Tokarara, Waigani and the CBD area we were told this was the 6th delivery for the day so far.

You can order online at gofoodpng.biz

Shout out to our Mustard Seed International wife and husband entrepreneurs, sister Vavine Anang and Pastor Eugene Anang.

Interviewed by Business Advantage PNG last year, Mr. Anang, Go Food PNG CEO, stated that consumer behaviour demonstrated that due to both convenience and security reasons:

‘Either they didn’t have a car, didn’t want to go out again after coming home from a long day of work, or they didn’t want to go out at night for security reasons’.

Thank you to the team including John and Lahui as well.

Currently, payment options is EFTPOS.

With a longer-term vision to develop an application and automating invoices, tech entrepreneurs and founders, Samson Korawali and Eugene intend to strengthen their processes before expanding. 

Business Link Pacific’s: Tech Advice for remote working and business development in the Pacific

Yesterday, SR Curio attended the free webinar hosted by Business Link Pacific, with the very knowledgeable and practical Matt Lloyd from Arco Tech.

 

Here are practical take-aways we learnt:

  1. How to integrate the systems we already have in place, had the tools, but did not know how to create a workflow that integrated these tools.
  2. How to track changes in Google Docs;
  3. That as a Google business user, SR Curio can access Google Meet (we had no idea it was a Google App, thanks Matt!)
  4. That Google Meet links are included automatically in Google Calendar invitations and are a practical solution, which allows us to keep our operations leaner, we save money on transportation and fuel and will therefore champion this internally as well as with our clients moving forward. We started using Google Meet immediately after the webinar with a client, as opposed to Zoom which we found limits us to half an hour sessions only on the free plan.

For those of you who were unable to attend, click HERE to access the full recording of the webinar, including the Q&A sessions.

In the Webinar Matt referred to a ‘how to guide’ called Getting Your Business Online. You can download the Guide HERE.

Thanks and don’t forget to tell us what Google for Business tools you are using now or any others by commenting in the comments below.

 

SR Curio business continuity plans in response to COVID-19

 

SR Curio has designed its business model centred around remote working conditions since 2012 for its team members and clients.

For example, on our project for the ARIA-nominated band, Sheppard, SR Curio team members for the project locations were as follows:

  1. Cassandra Gundry, Los Angeles, United States
  2. Sofia Ramoi, Port Moresby, Port Moresby
  3. Brittany George, Gold Coast, Australia
  4. Tom Perry, Brisbane, Australia

In 2019, SR Curio most recently introduced Trello to its clients, in particular, Pacific Foam Group and Kumul Foundation. The product uptake was smooth as both chairmans of Pacific Foam and Kumul Foundation respectively found it useful and were proactive on the collaboration tool

Trello

In terms of business continuity, we have found online Kanban the visual collaboration platform that gives teams perspective on projects – Trello in addition to our suite of applications available for G-Suite Business applications such as Google Docs, Google Drive, Google Sheets, Google Slides to collaborate with internal teams. Currently, we are using Google Docs and Google Sheets for our campaign for our client Southern Cross Assurance Limited. Trello is particularly useful for increasing power-ups (or addons) such as Google Hangouts for project teams for meetings.

G-Suite for Business Apps

SR Curio is a  Google Suite for business user, even if you don’t have a google account can use Google Meet, which allows you to schedule meetings with us.

To book a meeting with SR Curio for example, we use HubSpot which prevents back and forth emailing and allows you to select a free spot on our calendar. You can schedule a discovery phase meeting here.  You will receive an automatic Calendar notification which will automatically include a Google Meet video link for us to have the meeting via videoconferencing.

We look forward to achieving client milestones and encourage our clients to adapt to the available solutions we have incorporated into our systems and processes.

There may not be a vaccine for COVID-19 yet, however we believe operations and businesses can still communicate and achieve targets by adopting these simple and effective solutions.

 

We need your help to launch this socially responsible product + Win a K20 voucher doing so

Hi there,

We’d like to invite you to complete this online survey to help us help a manufacturing client launch a new product and brand that is a great alternative to single use plastics.

Plus, you go into the draw to win a K20 spa gift voucher.

With sincerity and gratitude,
SR Curio

Tune into SR Curio’s Podcast Series

Want to be heard, offer a new unique view or want to be featured as a guest on our podcast, please send us an email at hello@sr-curio.com

SR Curio now accepting payments via Paypal

In alignment with our digitization strategy, SR Curio now accepts electronic payments via Paypal.

Please contact hello@sr-curio.com to request payment via Paypal.

The 2019 Journey Begins

Thanks for joining us!

2018 was an incredible journey of growth and learning for us as we explored new projects, relationships, industries and wisdom!

We are in the initial stages this month to conduct a review of our 2018 journey with its highlights, milestones and lessons learned. We’ve learnt so much about our clients, our strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and challenges as a result of us trying new things.

2019 sees a redeemed sense of focus on strategic insights drawn from 2018 which gives our executive team a path of ruthless, dedicated focus.

We look forward to continuing this journey with all our inspiring clients and the projects that refresh us, documenting and featuring them in greater clarity this year.

Thank you!

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

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