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About Us

DARE (Darussalam Enterprise) is a Statutory Body with the aim to nurture and support local enterprises from start-up to growth. DARE works closely with government and non-government agencies locally and abroad to foster the growth of business enterprises and increase GDP contribution. Through DARE, a common and unified approach is taken to direct, support and encourage the growth of local enterprises under a single body represented and driven by the private sector.


Enterprise Programmes

Enterprise Programmes are capacity-building programmes for enterprises at various levels to increase their business skills and knowledge.​


Financing

Microcredit Financing Scheme


• The Microcredit Financing Scheme is a financing scheme with Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD) with a maximum facility amount of up to BND15,000 with no collateral required and a repayment period of up to 36 months.
• DARE and BIBD will jointly assess the viability and sustainability of an applicants’ business plan and provide recommendations to the SME Financing Committee.
• Upon approval from the SME Financing Committee, the successful applicant must go through relevant Industry Business Academy (IBA) modules, including the training on Cendana by BAG Networks, which is a modular and integrated management suite which aims to streamline business activities and processes for SMEs. This is to ensure that the company is capable in generating comprehensive progress reports, which includes their financials for monitoring purposes. Alternatively, the company has to show commitment in adopting a similar system to manage record of their business activities. 
• Successful applicants may be provided with subsidised office or co-working space at iCentre and potentially be enrolled to DARE’s Startup Bootcamp, a 100 days accelerator programme.
• For declined applications, DARE will continue to work with them to improve their business plan through IBA and encourage them to re-submit their applications.
• Eligibility criterias:
o Founders/owners/applicants are citizens of Brunei Darussalam
o Businesses registered under the Business Act and operating in Brunei Darussalam
o 100% local shareholding
o Business is classified under category of Micro Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) with less than 100 employees
o No adverse track record with any financial ​institutions/suppliers/creditors. However, still subjected to review on a case to case basis
o Ability to provide up to date management accounts/financial statements on a quarterly basis or upon request
• Submission of applications will be directly via Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam

 

Business Support Centre

The Business Support Centre provides a single venue for businesses to:
  • Access and submit business-related applications (permits, licences and registrations)
  • Obtain business advice and information on business-related processes
  • Learn about and apply for SME programmes and incentives
  • Log-in business related issues, feedback and inquiries
​Location of BSC:
1st Floor, Design & Technology Building,
Simpang 32-37, Kg Anggerek Desa, 
Bandar Seri Begawan, BB3713
​Opening​ hours for BSC:
Monday to Thursday:    8am to 12pm and 2pm to 4.30pm
Friday:                           8am to 11.30am and 2.15pm to 4.30pm​

Tender Announcements

Request for Proposal (RFP) for Commercial Modern Containers. 

"TO INVEST, DEVELOP AND MAINTAIN COMMERCIAL MODERN CONTAINERS AT ANGGEREK DESA TECH PARK, KAMPUNG ANGGEREK DESA, JALAN BERAKAS
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, NEGARA BRUNEI DARUSSALAM"

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Careers

Career Opportunity

Click here​ for available vacancies.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS ​​
1.     Highly motivated, dynamic, professional and committed with pleasant personality
2.     Able to work independently with minimal supervision
3.     Willing to work extra hours as and when requested
4.     Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications
5.     Proactive, acting with integrity and a team player with internal and external parties
6.     Able to work and handle pressure in a fast-paced environment.
7.     Result and customer oriented with multi-tasking capabilities.
8.     Strong communications skills, people management skills and good interpersonal effectiveness at all working levels including with senior management personnel

Interested candidates must send letter of interest and curriculum vitae via email to humanresources@dare.gov.bn.  Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

Internship Opportunity
Learn more about us as a potential employer while we learn more about you. Our internship opportunities enable you to use what you’ve learned, expand your knowledge and benefit from invaluable on-the-job experience. They’re a great way to explore the career choices that lie ahead of you.

Our internship program runs on a three to six months period throughout the whole year with limited number of intakes each time.
If you’re interested, send in your curriculum vitae via email to humanresources@dare.gov.bn.​​​
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