GO NEGOSYO, DTI MENTORED ENTREPS IN ILOILO
“Most probinsyanos have so many disadvantages in so many things. So, normally the next thing you’ll do is to work harder because you have to compensate for the things that you’re not familiar with, the things that you don’t know much about. So I think that’s one trait that if you have so much disadvantage stuck on you, against you, you’ll tend to exert more effort. If you recognized that, then it will become your advantage.” Double Dragon President and CEO and Founder of Mang Inasal Edgar “Injap” Sia II inspired his kababayans through his message in the 19th rollout of Go Negosyo’s Mentor Me On Wheels at the Northpoint Event Center, SM City Iloilo last June 21, 2019. In his message, he added: “You can start small and if you plan properly and you work hard to execute your plans, it’s still possible for you to grow to a certain size and successfully compete in a nationwide scale just like how we did our business. So I think, to all of my kababayans, you just have to really carefully study whatever you want to achieve and then once you’ve studied the industry, the terrain, you have to execute passionately, and to really work hard. It’s not optional for you to have some sacrifices, that’s your contribution to be able to reach your goal to grow the business. For me, it is the inspiration that it’s possible for a probinsyano, like me, to start small and grow.” Go Negosyo in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and through the help of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Council (MSMED) brought the free mentorship to the City of Love which catered more than 400 and was mentored by 50 mentors. MMOW program was led by Jerry Clavecillas, Director of Bureau of Small Medium Enterprise Development - DTI and was joined by Rebecca M. Rascon, Regional Director of DTI- Region 6, Maria Corazon Bulatao, President and CEO of Quad X, Rey Lapid, President & Founder of R. Lapid’s Chicharon & Barbecue, RJ Ledesma, Co-Founder of Mercato Centrale Philippines, and many more mentors! Aside from MMOW, Go Negosyo also conducted its second rollout of MME in Region 6. Together with DTI, Bureau of Small and Medium Enterprise Development (BSMED), MSMED Council and esteemed partners who joined forces with the aim to supplement graduates of KMME and KAMMP and link them to financial institutions and market platforms. MME featured three forums on Money, Market, and Digital. Business matching and business consultations on banking institutions, microfinance institution, financial tech institution, digital market platform, mall/supermarket representative, and cashless payment provider were also presented. SM Supermalls is an official venue partner of Mentor Me on Wheels. This free mentorship program will roll out in selected local malls nationwide. Watch out for MMOW in Baguio City this June 27, 2019! Register at http://bit.ly/MMOWBAGUIO Be mentored online! Download the Mentor Me Mobile App now on Google Play Store and Apple App Store.