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Financial Management Boost For Tiko Kece Taxi Operators

A four-day workshop organised by the National Centre for Small and Micro Enterprises was devoted to assist Tiko Kece Taxis in financial management. The workshop that started on Tuesday ended
26 Mar 2017 11:00
Financial Management Boost For Tiko Kece Taxi Operators
Tiko Kece Taxi operators at the National Centre for Small and Micro Enterprises workshop that concluded on Friday . Photo: MONICA AGUILAR

A four-day workshop organised by the National Centre for Small and Micro Enterprises was devoted to assist Tiko Kece Taxis in financial management.

The workshop that started on Tuesday ended on Friday with the 20 taxi operators receiving their Certificates of Participation.

Ravi Chand, Chief Executive Officer of the National Centre for Small and Micro Enterprises, said: “It is a first time that a formal taxi group as such has attended a four-day business training. The purpose of it is to teach these entrepreneurs how to run a successful taxi business.”

Mr Chand said the workshop incorporated ways to teach the taxi operators how to build their brand.

“We have seen a tremendous interest from these cabbies in their quest to seek knowledge to improve their business,” said Mr Chand.

He added that the relationship between Tiko Kece Taxis and NCSME would continue.

“We will be periodically visiting them and coaching them as to how they can continue to improve their business,” he said.

Based on his experiences from the workshops Mr Chand had attended, he believes financial management is an area of concern.

“Learning to take care of your income, calculating profits and maintaining a savings account is something that is not properly practiced,” he said.

He was amazed that two women were part of the workshop and he encourages more women to involve themselves in the taxi operation business.

Loma Baleilevuka, Director of Tiko Kece, said he was thankful that NCSME had been willing to assist the local business to grow.

Tiko Kece began operation in September 2016 with 80 taxis and taxi drivers.

“We now have 150 members altogether including the drivers. We are so blessed to be contracted with 33 companies in Suva such as Government Departments and so on,” he said.

Mr Baleilevuka said ‘Tiko Kece’ meant the 14 provinces in Fiji.

They have bases located in Mead Road , Queen Elizabeth Drive and Nasese in Suva.

EDITED BY: IVAMERE NATARO

Feedback:  monica.aguilar@fijisun.com.fj

 



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