Issue of December 3, 2017

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Micro entrepreneurs invited to free business instruction
by Jane B. Cadalig

Bayan Academy and Citi Foundation are inviting small and micro business operators to attend the Free Entrepreneurship and Training Program on Dec. 6 to 8 at the CRC Hall, Bishop Residence, Baguio City.

The target participants of the program are Department of Trade and Industry-registered business owners or microfinance/cooperative clients/members with a minimum business loan amount of P20,000.

They must have an existing business and endorsed by the DTI; have the potential to become a medium or large enterprise; and must be in manufacturing, service, food or agriculture-based enterprises.

The participants must also commit to finish the training and must be willing to share at the start of the training their income, asset size, net worth, and number of jobs generated and must be willing to be monitored beginning on the fifth month until the 18th month after the training.

The training will start from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration, meals, and materials are for free. 

The topics for the three-day training are Entrepreneur in Heart and Mind, Entrepreneurial Being and Becoming, Creating a Personal Vision, Personal Finance, Marketing Management, Operations Management, Human Resource Management, and Financial Management.

The free training is implemented under the Grassroots Entrepreneurship and Management (GEM) Training and Small Business Advisory and Coaching Services of the Citi Microenterprise Development Center (CMDC).

CMDC seeks to improve the entrepreneurs’ knowledge on enterprise development as they face the challenges of expanding and growing their businesses.

The GEM training program has been delivered by Bayan Academy since 2007. The GEM mobilizes experts in training small and medium scale entrepreneurs to create new and exciting modules for microentrepreneurs.

The CMDC said it has already trained and mentored 2,451 microentrepreneurs all over the Philippines.

Interested participants may contact Karen de Guzman at (02) 426-3140 or 0927-866-8370 or email or for details.

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