Partners in spreading the entrepreneurial mindset and knowhow in the country, Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship – Go Negosyo and The Bureau of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development (BMSMED) of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) had formally signed their partnership in implementing the 2013 SME Roving Academy Program.
Go Negosyo Founder Joey Concepcion and DTI Undersecretary Merly Cruz spearheaded the signing of the said memorandum together with Go Negosyo Executive Director Ramon Lopez and the new DTI Bureau of Micro Small and Medium Enterprise Development (BMSMED) Director Jerry T. Clavesillas.
The cooperating parties aim to organize the 2013 SME Roving Academy Program in all of the country’s 16 regions. The said activity will bring to regional micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) learning programs designed to promote entrepreneurship, develop key competencies in opportunities searching, product development, marketing, finance and ways to increase productivity and efficiency.
Various training programs and courses are being developed to cater to the different capacity building requirement of Micro SMEs in different stages of development. Other learning institutions are also part of the whole program to assist SMEs and these are UP Institute of Small Scale Industries, and DTI-Phil. Trade Training Center, Design Center of the Philippines.