Some say the best business is the one which offers solutions because it meets a need.
That's what Measina Treasures of Samoa is doing - meeting needs of the global community who are interested in Samoan education, products, stories, and entertainment.
What sets Measina apart from other Samoan online stores and platforms?
Morwenna Petaia, the owner and founder. You'll find her personal touch and care in Measina programs.
One of the many solutions that I'm happy to find at Measina Treasures of Samoa is their work with Samoan writers. Measina meets this under-served need because they list and promote Samoan authored books.
What sets Measina apart from other platforms that list Samoan authored books?
Measina Treasures of Samoa does not charge a listing fee which saves money for the author.
Although Measina takes a small commission fee, the author enjoys most of the profits.
Unlike other platforms, Measina supports small authors and content creators who just need a chance to get their foot through the door. They root for the little guy (even if in fact, we're tall and big in stature).
Measina Treasures of Samoa has a stylish website, YouTube channel, and social media presence. They work tirelessly in keeping their word to promote the culture, language, and stories of Samoa.
Want to see a Measina interview with one of their Samoan authors? Then check out this video:
Morwenna A. Petaia met me on skype, from across the pond, to talk about her experiences as the owner of Measina Treasures of Samoa in Melbourne, Australia.
Measina Treasures of Samoa does three things:
1) Sell products, made by Samoans from all over the world;
2) Blog about all things that are Samoa;
3) Share educational programs through the Samoan culture.
Morwenna is a talented Samoan business owner, wife, and mother. Our Samoan culture is the basis of her business, and the bridge for Samoans in the diaspora to connect with Samoa. In today's world, we import a lot of non-pacific goods into the Pacific Islands. Refreshingly, Measina Treasures of Samoa helps us share Samoan made products with the rest of the world. As a result, this business has its reach into the United States.
We also discussed the importance of developing a business community, and the impact of economic power. Please check out our talk.
This is a Two Part interview. Click on the links below to listen:
Part One: (1/2) Measina Treasures of Samoa
Part Two: (2/2) Measina Treasures of Samoa
Pacific Business Podcast