In order to make MSMEs a major contributor to Brunei Darussalam's economic
development, there needs to be in place well-coordinated and structured
development programs and initiatives to support and encourage their growth.
Business mentorship can be a highly effective and impactful way to improve business
performance if implemented and coordinated efficiently.
Brunei Mentors for Entrepreneurs Network (BMEN) aims to serve as an impact initiative that promotes positive growth of Brunei businesses, in particular early stage start-ups and MSMEs by connecting them to business mentors through an effective, well-coordinated and well-structured mentorship program.
Established in close collaboration with ASEAN Business Advisory Council of Brunei Darussalam (ASEAN-BAC Brunei), this initiative brings together business mentors comprising successful entrepreneurs, industry experts, professionals as well as academics from across various industries and business backgrounds, who are willing to share their knowledge, skills and experience, and provide mentorship on a voluntary basis. Furthermore, BMEN mentors will also have the opportunity to be part of and have access to diverse expertise and mentoring resources provided by the regional network, such as ASEAN Mentorship for Entrepreneurs Network (AMEN).
Besides encouraging them through promotional campaigns, entrepreneurs must be assisted to develop. More importantly, they need guidance to start and manage their businesses until they succeed. This is crucial, as not all entrepreneurs possess the necessary business acumen.
Vision, Mission & Objectives
VisionTo be the leading national business mentorship platform that promotes growth of Brunei Darussalam's businesses.
MissionTo create a strong network of robust and qualified business mentors from various industries and business backgrounds to facilitate knowledge transfer in response to the development needs of Brunei's MSMEs & startups.
ObjectivesTo promote and foster strong, effective and impactful learning relationships between mentors and mentees that meet their business development needs and help develop their capacity, capability as well as full potential through a well-coordinated and structured mentorship program.
Role and Function of BMEN
The role and function of BMEN is to bring together business mentors from across the
nation and target personal development of MSMEs and startups who need assistance
in specific areas, expertise or knowledge in starting, managing and expanding their
The network serves as a platform to encourage voluntary participation of mentors to respond to development needs of Brunei MSMEs and startups through effective and impactful mentorship program.