Six years ago, we started Go Negosyo in response to the call for steps to ease the alarming poverty in the country. Our mission was and has always been to educate, empower and encourage Filipinos to venture into entrepreneurship so that they may enjoy more comfortable, dignified lives. We believe that these –changing mindsets and imparting entrepreneurial skills they need to support themselves— are our share in providing a long-term solution to alleviating poverty in the Philippines.
Through the years, we have seen Filipinos embrace the Go Negosyo advocacy, take charge of their lives and put up their own negosyos. But more importantly, we have witnessed the empowerment and the rise of a growing number of social entrepreneurs, who are striving to address different social issues through their negosyos. This, of course, is a clear indication that the mindset of Filipinos towards society and entrepreneurship have changed. But, there is still more to be done to make this part of the mainstream consciousness. (more…)