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General

By providing six different services to support businesses: Support Services, Financing, Training, Space, Market Access, and Promotion.

DARe has a Business Support Centre that can look up government related processes for businesses that you are unsure of.

DARe's Business Support Centres are located at the Design and Technology Building in Anggerek Desa, Seria and Kuala Belait Municipal Building in Belat district,and Temburong District's Bahagian Sukatan dan Timbangan. 

DARe helps to assist and support businesses that are based in Brunei whether local or foreign owned.

DARe's office is located at:
Design & Technology Building in Kg Anggerek Desa, Simpang 32-37

Financing

Currently, there is a Microcredit Financing Scheme (MFS) offering a maximum financing amount of B$15,000 with an annual profit rate of 4 per cent and a repayment period of up to three years. The MFS is open to businesses wholly owned by locals with less than 100 employees.

Enquries and applications can be made at BIBD Serusop Branch or BIBD at Tumasek Plaza Branch.

We advise that businesses go to Bank Usahawan. They can seek for more information at www.bankusahawan.com.bn or visit the Bank located at the old post office in Bandar or D&T Building.

Training

DARe has three training programmes for businesses. Those looking for something short and sweet can join the Industry Business Academy and learn about how to start a business from a beginner to advanced level. Those who feel their product or service has export / global potential should join DARe's Accelerate Bootcamp, while those who are youth (18-40 yrs old) looking to start a business should join DARe's Micro Business Bootcamp.

The Industry Business Academy do hold some classes on Friday, and the Startup Bootcamp usually holds classes after working hours or on weekends.

No, all courses are free, unless otherwise stated.

Students can either join DARe's Industry Business Academy or DARe's Micro Business Bootcamp. For the Micro Business Bootcamp, preferably the students have graduated as the courses do run on weekdays.

Our DARe Industry Business Academy is tailored for any audience at every income level, and it is also free.

Yes, there is. This course is available under our Industry Business Academy.

Yes, there is. This course is available under our Industry Business Academy.

Yes, there is. This course is available under our Industry Business Academy.

Yes, there is. This course is available under our Industry Business Academy.

It covers on topics surveyed by DARe on what the public has requested for and what will benefit them: Food certification training, Marketing, Human Resource Management and more.

Updated topics for the Industry Business Academy can be found in our website at www.dare.gov.bn under the Training icon.

Yes, some of them are, however majority are sourced outside of DARe as we want to be sure specialised topics are carried out by experts.

Registration can be done at our website www.dare.gov.bn. Be sure to click on the training icon, where you will find all the registration forms at the bottom of each web page.

Growth or Export

For those interested to expand their business, DARe's Market Access Unit will help facilitate our local enterprises to enter both local and overseas market, through providing related opportunities, guidance and assistance.

This unit offers free business advisory services to help MSMEs overcome business challenges and acquire information in expanding their businesses overseas.

This unit also organizes trainings, and networking events which cover export related matters as well as overseas expansion.

DARe will advertise any upcoming events including international expos and trade fairs for MSMEs via our social media channels Instagram and Facebook @darussalamenterprise

Now its called Brunei MSME Festival (previously named the Made in Brunei Market Fair), organized by DARe, happening in March 2019

The Brunei MSME Festival (previously named the Made in Brunei Market Fair), organized by DARe, will provide a platform to raise awareness of Bruneian products and services while promoting and celebrating entrepreneurship. 

More info can be found at www.dare.gov.bn/MSMEfest/home.html

Registration can be done at our website www.dare.gov.bn. Be sure to click on the Market Access icon and look for out for the Made in Brunei icon. Registration forms can be found at the bottom of the web page. 

The Made in Brunei initiative showcases local products in supermarkets, national carrier flights, and high traffic areas in premium hotels.

* By joining the Made in Bunei initiative, it will increase the showcase and promotion of your products in online and offline channels.

* It will also reduce barriers of entry for your business to be able to sell to a wider customer base.

* By joining this initiative, DARe will support the development and growth of your business to reach to an international standard to be export ready.

Product or product brand must be locally owned and not necessarily manufactured, produced or processed in Brunei.

No, the businesses need to handle the approvals on their own as they would be knowledgebale about their own business and product during the application.
If you need further help on this, we do have an e-booklet that can guide you on how to properly brand and package your product.

Businesses must be registered under ROCBN / One Village One Product (1K1P), it is also mandatory for businesses to have proper labelling such as ingredients, barcode, expiry and manufacture date and proper packaging as these are requirements set by supermarkets. On top of that products, must be under the category of dry food, household items or health and beauty products.

BizBrunei

Bizbrunei is an online news platform with the aim to showcase and feature the stories of local entrepreneurs. 

As long as the business owner is willing to be interviewed openly about their entrepreneurial journey, Bizbrunei is able to cover. They also prioritize businesses that are locally owned and run.

Only after Bizbrunei does a feature / write-up about the business. This allows a longer promotional media campaign for the business.

Space

DARe offers co-working space at iCentre and industrial site / parks and ready-built factory.

We do but depends on availability & suitability within our industrial areas, however for our iCentre, all our office space is currently full. We do however offer FREE co-working space at iCentre at a first come first serve basis with wifi, 24 hour security and readily available parking.

DARe offers industrial sites, parks and ready-built factory.

Industrial park is cleared land with infrastructure such as; electricity, water supply, road access, etc and cost B$7 per square meter per year.

Industrial site is undeveloped land which is basically a forested area but only costs B$3.50 per square metre per year.

Ready-built factory is an existing building with infrastructure: electricity, water supply, telecommunications tower and road access and rent ranges from B$640 to B$15,000.

Industrial park cost B$7 per square metre per year, Industrial sites cost B$3.50 per square metre per year and ready-built factory (which includes SPARK facility) ranges between B$640 to B$15,000 per month.

For industrial site or park, companies need to be registered as a Sdn Bhd (Private Limited). For ready-built factory, owners have to be a Yellow IC holder and be a Sdn Bhd. Those who are a sole proprietorship or partnership business can apply, however they do have to convert their business to Sdn Bhd upon approval of their application. 

Those interested to apply, can go to our website www.dare.gov.bn under the icon space. For new application, companies/owners may apply via InSiteAPS.

DARe is looking into it, to apply for our industrial site / parks or ready-built factories, you can make an application directly at our website under the tab labelled space where you will select 'How to Apply?'

More information on our industrial areas can be found at http://dare.gov.bn/space/home.html

Meeting Rooms

For these requests, inquiries can directly ask our admin team to book a time and slot by emailing admin.aca@dare.gov.bn 

Career / Vacancy

Those looking to apply for an internship position can click on the Career tab on the top of our website www.dare.gov.bn and follow the instructions on the webpage.

Others

No it isn't but we do advise individuals to really look to see how can your business differentiate from others. A good place to start would be to join any of DARe's courses under the Industry Business Academy.

If you have the right mindset and a good framerwork to start, anyone can. We do advise that students should join our courses under the Industry Business Academy to learn some basic businesses skill sets and knowledge. 

The PPK is a project under the Ministry of Energy Manpower and Industry, and inquiries can be contacted via their hotline 8269087

To find out information of what steps you need to take to start a business in a specific industry, head to the Business Simulator page at business.gov.bn

Those looking to provide training or consultancy to businesses can email iba@dare.gov.bn and have a further discussion with the team.

We ensure they are equipped with the business background and do hold industry specific courses under our Industry Business Academy programme.

No, we don’t. Similar to other organisations, DARe tenders are published within our social media channels and newspapers.

For any requests on talks, these inquiries can directly email dare@memi.gov.bn 

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