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Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

[Partner Announcement] Sikat Pinoy National Food Fair

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

With about half of Filipino MSMEs (micro, small, and medium enterprises) engaged in the food and beverage sector, the Department of Trade & Industry’s Bureau of Domestic Trade (DTI-BDT) is bringing together more than 200 exhibitors from the country’s 16 regions to showcase the best of Philippine food products, promote the country as a culinary destination, and provide business opportunities to entrepreneurs nationwide.


Dubbed Piling-Piling Pagkaing Pilipino, this edition of the Sikat Pinoy National Food Fair will additionally showcase a seafood pavilion as well as a coffee pavilion. Also available will be unoy rice from Kalinga, empanada from Ilocos, longganisa from Vigan, Ivatan yellow rice from Batanes, sans rival from Pampanga, cashew nuts from Palawan, smoked fish from Cavite, suman sa lihiya from Oriental Mindoro,laing and pinangat from Albay, snack food from Iloilo, chicharon from Cebu,moron from Leyte, juices from Zamboanga, processed meat from Misamis Oriental,coco sugar from Davao del Sur, tablea from Agusan del Sur, and many more mouthwatering delicacies from all over the country.

For more information, contact the DTI-Bureau of Domestic Trade at telephone no. 751-3223, fax no. 751-3224, or email

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Pili nuts have a rich buttery flavor that some say is superior to that of almonds. At the same time, it offers many health benefits as it contains higher levels of Vitamin E and magnesium than any other nut. It is also a rich source of heart-healthy omegas, essential amino acids, and bio-available minerals.

Although the pili tree is native to many areas in southeast Asia, only the Philippines produces and processes pili nuts commercially, mainly in the Bicol region. Similar to the status of the macadamia nut several decades ago, the pili nut has huge potential to develop into a major industry.

A pavilion will be devoted to Pili Nut products at the Sikat Pinoy National Food Fair to be held from March 26-30, 2014, at SM Megatrade Halls 1-3, 5th Level,Building B, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.


Lambanog, tuba, basi,laksoy, tapey—these are some of the common indigenous liquors that are part of our Filipino drinking culture. Now, tapping into a rich variety of tropical fruits, local wine makers are creating interesting andexotic flavors to delight connoisseurs.

Discover liquer de calamansi, mango rum liquer, coffee liquer, bugnay wine, and other spirits that can liven up any celebration by introducing a fresh taste as well as a conversation piece. Fruit liquers and wines will be among the many products that will be on exhibit at the upcoming Sikat Pinoy National Food Fair to be held from March 26-30, 2014,at SM Megatrade Halls 1-3, 5th Level, Building B, SM Megamall,Mandaluyong City.


Health buffs looking for organic products, herbal teas and drinks, as well as nutritious food supplements will have their pick from the growing number of entrepreneurs inthis category. Philippine herbal medicine is starting to gain acceptance as a viable, cheaper alternative to Western drugs.

Keeping alive traditional Filipino home remedies, organic herbal teas produced by the marginalized farmers, fishermen, women, and indigenous peoples of Antique will be among the many products on exhibit at the upcoming SikatPinoy National Food Fair to be held from March 26-30, 2014 at SM Megatrade Halls 1-3, 5th Level, Building B, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City. 




Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Go Negosyo presents with the Philippine Franchise Association for the “FRANCHISING NEGOSYO PARA SAYO,” TriNoma Activity Center on March 27-28 (Thursday-Friday)


* Two-day EXPO offering FRANCHISE INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES in the food, retail and service sectors.

* SEMINARS on “How to Invest in the Right Franchise”

This coming March 27-28, 2014 (Thursday – Friday | 10am to 8pm) at TriNoma Activity Center.

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The Power of Mentorship

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Many years back, I had the opportunity to be appointed Presidential Adviser on Entrepreneurship with the former administration. On my first year, I remember visiting the top Filipino technopreneur Dado Banatao in his Palo Alto Office about 8 years ago. It was the same time I founded the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship – Go Negosyo, a purely private endeavor since my philosophy was for it to be the private sector that should lead this movement.

I shared my vision then with Dado, that the solution to the country’s problem of poverty is entrepreneurship or negosyo . He gave his view on how he is helping in a small way by looking to bring potential Filipinos in the tech field or even professors called “Banatao fellow” if I remember right . It was 2 years ago that we met again in a friend’s house, Mikey Cojuangco, and by this time the Ayala Foundation in America became Philippine Development Foundation or PhilDev.

I invited him to give the keynote address at the Technopreneurship Summit in 2013, where close to six thousand people and the entire PLDT group headed by Manny V. Pangilinan, Poly Nazareno, Doy Vea, Eric Alberto and Kat Luna Abelarde, and top technopreneurs attended to hear him speak.

This year, in the 2014 Technopreneurship summit, we invited Engr. Dado Banatao and MVP to have a dialogue with the technopreneurs, professors, and students, and as usual the SMX was packed. This was followed by a private gathering at my home with the country’s top technopreneurs to be able to meet Dado and MVP in person.

Another Filam technopreneur, Sheila Marcelo, was supposed to attend our event but had to cancel it. She just recently took her company,, public and now is valued at about 600M dollars. She was however able to join the women summit dinner which I hosted at home, honoring 50 women of passion and she addressed in a forum the 200 womenpreneurs who attended the event.

INCLUSIVE GROWTH is the way forward: Go Negosyo Founder Joey Concepcion (center) shared that inclusive growth starts with a proper entrepreneurial attitude and mindset during the IDEA Global Entrepreneurship Symposium 2014. In photo: PhilDev Chairman Engr. Dado Banatao (left) with former NEDA Director General Dr. Cayetano Paderanga Jr. (right)

This time I was invited to attend their event – IDEA Global Entrepreneurship Symposium 2014 held at Edsa Shangri-la Hotel. This event was mounted by the Philippine S&T Development Foundation (Phildev S&T) in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

In his keynote speech, Department of Trade and Industry Secretary Gregory Domingo said that we need to have leaders for innovation because that is what’s lacking. His insightful discussion focused on what the government is doing to achieve a globally-competitive and sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystem. He also mentioned that the passing of the Go Negosyo Bill will surely help the entrepreneurs.

Commission on Higher Education Chairperson Dr. Patricia Licuanan zealously shared the role of the academe in molding entrepreneurship mindset in the university. She noted that more electives should be incorporated in the educational curriculum and there is a need for us to do more technopreneurship panels and discussions. She also highlighted the importance of including entrepreneurship in Science and Technology courses.

Together with former National Economic and Development Authority Director General Dr. Cayetano Paderanga Jr. and Phildev Chairman Engr. Dado Banatao, I was seated as a panelist to discuss the private sector/ entrepreneurship’s role in nation building.

Dr. Paderanga noted that for us to be at par with the current technological advancements, what is really needed is risk-taking. He said that the root of that is really in the first level, when we were students. Science and technology, including mathematics, are not easy subjects so majority won’t pursue those fields even if they have the potentials.

Starting a foundation that focuses on upgrading S&T in education is what Engr. Dado Banatao noted during the discussion. He said that we need to put our ideas and concepts into designs and co-invest and show technology can produce certain products. He also pointed that learning is about making mistakes. Risk-taking could also be rewarding in the long run, the thing that one needs to find out is how to create a successful company with technology.

For me, to build a better nation, we should have a mindset change among the people. This can happen if we teach the youth the proper and right values that would help them grow into better individuals. Technology is challenging and it requires higher level of education. Young kids need to understand and be more focused on technology.

Also, I believe that inclusive growth is the way forward and it starts with a proper entrepreneurial attitude and mindset because poverty springs from the lack of big ideas. It takes good professors and mentors to bring about change in mindset. It is true that technology have revolutionized our ways, so it is up to us to maximize it and put it into proper use. The first step to further understand technology’s power is to have more technology symposiums. Plus we need more local entrepreneurs whom the youth can look up to for them to be inspired.

Senator Bam Aquino, shared his insights about government policies to help entrepreneurs to start their ventures. He also noted that one way of getting people out of poverty is to involve marginalized groups to include in inclusive growth.

In a forum about government strategies to remove barriers for scaling-up and commercialization, Sen. Grace Poe said that transparency is very important because everything is influenced by good government and its policies and that we need to focus on research and development and train more young people. Sen. Sonny Angara mentioned that the worst economic problem is the lack of jobs so there is really a need for us to look at ways of creating innovation that creates jobs.

This endeavor of Phildev is a good way to promote technopreneurship in the country and yes, Fil-Am entrepreneurs are starting to come home and give back. Dado and Sheila, thru the foundation of PhilDev, is bringing more Pinoy abroad to come and help our country fight poverty. I always believe that the Filipinos are not destined to be poor.

Magandang Business Advice (MBA): Franchise 101

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014


Meet the Masters of Franchising



23 May 2014 | Friday | RFM Auditorium, Sheridan cor. Sts. Mandaluyong City


It shall be a four-hour training on the basics of franchising. This learning opportunity is intended for aspiring entrepreneurs who are eyeing to get a franchise business and practicing entrepreneurs who would like to convert their businesses into a potential franchise. Learn how certain brands started small and now invading international market.


  • Aspiring entrepreneurs who would like to learn more about franchising as a business model
  • Aspiring entrepreneurs who are thinking of getting a franchise business
  • Those with existing businesses who would like to expand their knowledge about business models and business operations
  • Seasoned entrepreneurs who want to know the process and requirements of transforming their existing businesses into a franchise
  • Aspiring and practicing entrepreneurs who would like to know more about practical experiences to be shared by franchisees and franchisors themselves










Armando O. Bartolome is the president of GMB Franchise Developers Inc, a pioneer franchise development company established since 1993. The company has assisted numerous entrepreneurs whose brand names are now known in the country. Some of these brands are like Generika Drugstore, Gingersnaps, Fiorgelato Ice Cream, Laybare, Lots A Pizza, Bayad Center of Meralco, Mang Inasal, Brothers Burger, Ahead Tutorial and Review Center, Freska Ilonggo Seafood, Julies Bakeshop and a host of 326 other brands.

The many clients he mentored dubbed him as the Philippines’ Franchise Guru. He is one of the chosen Angelpreneurs of Go Negosyo. The Guru is also the resident consultant writer of Entrepreneur Magazine. Bartolome’s latest book “Is Franchising For You?” is a guidebook with numerous steps to help people wanting to invest the right way in a franchise business. Initially the book was only available during his speaking engagements. Today the book is available in Amazon and iTunes. Limited copies may be purchased during this speaking engagement. He has a regular weekly column “Franguru Speaks” every Monday in Business Mirror.




12:00 PM       Registration

1:00 PM         Opening/ Prayer/ National Anthem

GoNegosyo Message/Primer

AFFI Message/ Primer

1:30PM         Franchise 101 by Mr. Armando O. Bartolome

Open Forum

2:30PM          Franchising Model (Food)

3:00PM          Franchising Model (Water Refilling)

3:30PM          Franchising Model (Services)

4:00PM          Franchising Model (Pharmacy)

4:30PM          Final Remarks & Synthesis

Moderator: Mr. Armando O. Bartolome




ο Basics of Franchising

ο Franchising as a Tool

ο Checklist if Your Business is Franchiseable

ο Choosing the Right Franchise Brand for You

ο Qualities of a proven Franchise Brand

ο Understanding Franchisee – Franchiser Relationship

ο Secret of a Successful Franchisee

ο Avoiding Franchise Scams



Learning fee is One Thousand Five Hundred Pesos Only (P1,500.00) to include one (1) GoNegosyo book (8 Simple Secrets of Raising Entrepreneurs or 21 Steps to Start Your Own Business), and a Certificate of Completion.

Regular Rate: P1,500.00
Early Bird Rate: P1,200.00 (on or before April 23)
Student’s Rate: P1,000 (with valid school ID)
For registration assistance and for your other inquiry, contact Gianina Napo, Programs Development Officer through (02) 637-9229.


FULL PAYMENT upon registration. All payments shall be made payable to: Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship or Bank to Bank Payment via: 
BDO account Pioneer Highlands branch. Account Number 4850-088-492

In case of Refunds, cancellation, and substitution:

ο Refunds will be honored if we received a written notice of cancellation 30 days prior to the event and must be emailed at

ο Cancellation received less than 30 days prior to the event will be charged 20% of the total learning investment fee while those received one (1) week prior will be charged 50%.

ο Refund is unacceptable made for cancellations after the stated deadline.

ο Substitution is possible but only upon the advice of the original attendee. The original participant can email the details of the representative.

ο Reminder: As proof of payment, please present your deposit slip at the registration booth.


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How to get there: From north bound EDSA, turn right to Pioneer. You will find a 7-Eleven and Joey Pepperoni on the ground floor.

Parking: There is parking for TOSP guests behind the RFM building. There is a gate located beside 7-Eleven or you can turn right on Sheridan St. and you’ll find the parking entrance on the left side.


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Women of Passion

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Inspiration can spark anywhere, anytime, or at any given circumstances. Go Negosyo has always believed that inspiration is one of the ingredients to become a successful entrepreneur.  Recently, we honored and awarded inspiring Filipina entrepreneurs who were able to move up in life and successfully combat poverty. What’s more inspiring are their success stories and how they managed to further grow their business and eventually give back, help the community, and empower others.

Inspiring Filipina entrepreneurs of passion and success, touching hearts and enriching the lives of others. In photo (from left): Rappler’s CEO Maria Ressa,’s CEO Sheila Marcelo, Joey Concepcion, Fil-American licensed pilot who was born without arms and motivational speaker Jessica Cox, and award-winning broadcast journalist Karen Davila.

I hosted a gathering in my house and invited the 50 women we selected for this year’s women with passion. Among the 50 are thriving entrepreneurs – founders and next generation trailblazers; social entrepreneurs – innovators and trendsetters for the greater good; and intrapreneurs – corporate executives who worked their way to the top with an enterprising and entrepreneurial mindset.

We had just 4 days to prepare for this special event and close to 200 women attended which included Senator Cynthia Villar and Senator Grace Poe. It was an amazing night full of inspiration because of the special guests that we had who shared their insights and life’s success story It was a privilege to have in a mini-forum three exceptional Filipina women/entrepreneurs namely Sheila Marcelo, Fil-American CEO of, Jessica Cox, the first Fil-American licensed armless pilot and motivational speaker and Rappler’s CEO Maria Ressa.  Karen Davila of ABS-CBN, who herself shared her views, moderated the forum.

In the forum, Jessica noted the importance of not giving up; reiterating the importance of saying “I can” and saying “I can’t” only sets us up to failure. For her, giving up is not an option. Maria wittily gave an example of how one sees a glass half-filled with water. She noted that she learned, understand, and looked at everything in a positive way because she chose to see and celebrate the half-full glass.

On the other hand, Sheila reminisced and looked back at the hardships that she had when she was starting as an entrepreneur. She noted that entrepreneurs have the drive to fight. All we need to do is to keep going. Sheila said, when asked about their life’s turning point, that she learned to become independent at a very young age and is thankful to her loving family because of the support that they gave when she decided that she did not want to become a lawyer but become an entrepreneur instead. Maria on the other hand, mentioned that she wanted to have financial independence so she became a working student so she can be financially able and do the things that she wanted to do.

One young entrepreneur asked how they decide on what they really wanted to do. Maria said “you don’t have to know where you are going if you make the right choice to learn”. Sheila shared how she took the risk of leaving her employer and venturing into putting up her own company. She said that we need to know if what we are doing is true because it is more important than what is expected of us. Jessica mentioned that she never realized the positive impact of telling her story until one day it received much attention. Now, Jessica is being invited as motivational speaker around the world.

When asked about their most memorable failure, Maria shared a very touching story when she and her team were covering a war in East Timor. Not sure if it was a failure or the right thing to do, she narrated that on their way to the location; a man desperately seeking for help approached their vehicle and asked if they can join them because he was being hunted. Maria made the call of not letting the man join them for she knows that it can endanger the lives of her three other team members who have families and their reporting might be hindered. She told the man to just stay and wait for them to come back. Unfortunately, when Maria’s team came back, the man named George and his family was killed in a massacre which happened that afternoon. Maria took it as a test of her character and that situation pushed her to grow better.

As parting words, Maria said that the choices we make have to do with our character and what we believe is right. For Sheila, it is always doing the right and sound decisions and for Jessica, persistence is the key in reaching your dreams.

I was also able to meet a successful Filipina entrepreneur whose life story is very touching. Senator Grace Poe told her story during her speech in the women summit. Norma Lim, or Tita Norma as Sen. Grace calls her, worked as a caterer to FPJ’s staff and crew during shoots. Because of the trust that FPJ’s family gave her, she have been regarded like a part of the family. She had a small carinderia in Shaw Boulevard which was destroyed when a bus accidentally run into it causing her to lose their only source of income and her mother’s life.

From a carinderia to a company: Through her passion and determination to succeed, Norma Lim’s (center) business success is able to help employ and change the lives of nearly 400 Filipinos that work in her company.

But that incident changed her life for the better when she used the 2,000 pesos that she collected from her mother’s wake as a capital to start a new business. Her carinderia grew into a company. Today, she owns a siopao, pancit-noodle and a hopia factory. Aside from the food factory, she also owns a trading and importing company.

You see, these amazing women do not only have very inspiring stories, they also have the passion to enrich other people’s lives and touch their hearts through their entrepreneurial endeavors. I am also glad that a lot of Fil-american entrepreneurs are coming back to help our nation.

GoNegosyo – ASEAN Foundation: ICT Training for Micro and Small Entrepreneurs

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

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Do you want to know how you could take advantage of technology for your business? Are you a start-up, micro or small entrepreneur who wants to learn more about integrating technology with your business operations?

Do you want to learn how to use and take advantage of Microsoft Office to your business?

The Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship is looking for participants for its GoNegosyo-ASEAN Foundation ‘ICT Training for Micro and Small Entrepreneurs scheduled on April 15-16, 2014.

Sign up at:

Qualifications are as follow:

1. Must be a Filipino entrepreneur aged 16-50 years old;

2. Must have an existing business (start-ups are highly encouraged!);

3. Must have a laptop that he/she can use in the duration of the training;

4. Must have only the basic skills in using a computer (We discourage advanced participants as the training covers only the basics);

5. Must be interested to learn how to use technology to support his/her business.

6. Must be available to attend the two-day training, from 8:30AM- 5:00PM.


For more information, contact Go Negosyo at 6379229 or 6318101 (loc 7106).

Download Training Primer HERE.



7,000 Filipina Eager to Succeed

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Go Negosyo celebrated the Filipina spirit and recognized the country’s inspiring women through the 6th Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit. Over 7,000 Filipina women eager to succeed composed of students, women groups from local government units and private institutions, and existing and aspiring entrepreneurs gathered at the World Trade Center last March 7. Go Negosyo continues to mount this women-centered summit annually in its goal to inspire, educate, and empower more Filipinas to move up in life and have a right enterprising mindset, competencies and creativity, and to forward a thrust that Filipinos are never destined for poverty.

Inspiring and insightful sessions happened during the 6th Filipina entrepreneurship Summit. In photo: Joey Concepcion (center) with Kris Aquino (Special message), Sen. Grace Poe (Keynote Speaker), Women Summit Co-chair Alice Eduardo, and Executive Director Mon Lopez.

Go Negosyo’s Inspiring Filipina Starpreneurs 2014 with Go Negosyo trustees shows W-sign for women. In photo 1st row (from left to right): Myrna Yao (Richwell Trading), Edith Dacuycuy (awardee) Gwen Albarracin (awardee), Judy Wong Guevara (Leslie Corporation), Tricia Gosingtian (represented Chiqui Go, Go Negosyo Enabler awardee), Dr. Milagros Ong – How (awardee), Cathy Turvill (awardee). 2nd row (from left to right):  Donna Jiao (awardee), Maria Ressa (awardee), Michelle Fontelera (awardee) Mary Joy Abaquin (awardee), Monique Hilario (awardee). 3rd row (from left to right): Rosalind Wee (Marine Resources Development Corp.), Alice Eduardo (Summit’s co-chair), Sen. Grace Poe (Keynote speaker), , Sen. Cynthia Villar (forum speaker), Go Negosyo’s Joey Concepcion, Executive Director Mon Lopez, and Mekeni’s Pruds Garcia.

Sen. Grace Poe shared how her father, Fernando Poe Jr., managed to be successful and to positively affect other people through his hardwork, competitive knowledge, and creativity as an entrepreneur during her keynote speech. She noted that creativity is the key to success in today’s world for if one lacks creative talent then he will not be different from the rest.

Not just an accident but God’s plan. Marivic, an attendee from Tacloban during the 6th Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit, said that she got the courage to start her business again after Yolanda because of the inspiring speakers and it was God’s purpose of bringing her in the summit.

Successful women entrepreneurs shared their experiences in the business and how they managed to be competitive and on the forefront of the market. In photo (from left to right) Edith Dacycuy (REFMAD Farm), Jill Borja (Manang’s Chicken), Mylene Abiva (FELTA Multimedia), Zarah Juan (Panda Cleaners), and Kim Lato (Kim Store).

Women Summit Co-chair Alice Eduardo shared how she started as an entrepreneur at the very young age of 7, supplying rice grains, pan de sal, and other products to her community to generate income and shared how she became the queen of construction in the country.

Dr. Milagros Ong – How mentioned that the secret to become successful in a profession is to excel and to always give your best in what you do. She said that mediocrity is not helpful and the people who excel are the extraordinary.

Angelpreneurs mentoring participants at the Go Negosyo booth during the 6th Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit.

Mrs. Hanepbuhay, Sen. Cynthia Villar, shared that her success was influenced by her grandmother and mom who were both entrepreneurs. She also highlighted that proper education is the key one’s success.

Fe Agudo of Hyundai Asia said that she believes that thru Go Negosyo Summits, Filipinos are gathered to have an inspiration. She noted that one should always have the courage to dream and the capability to choose the right path towards success.

CEO of Rappler Maria Ressa noted that this is a special time for the special generation of today and shared that proper use of imagination with the help of technology, and having the courage to do and act to affect positive change, and knowing your team members are important tools to be successful in life.

Renowned broadcast journalist Korina Sanchez opened her talk by asking the audience “Handa na ba kayo? Handa na ba kayong yumaman?” She shared that after following her passion, it opened and continues to open doors of opportunities for her. She mentioned that the secret to success is pursuing you passion and doing what you love.

Successful Filipina entrepreneurs shared their tips and best practices in doing business during the food and restaurant, retail, and information technology forum. In photo (from left to right): Willen Ma (Masuki), Juliet Herrera (Serenitea), Edith Dacuycuy (REFMAD Farms), Jill Borja (Manang’s Chicken), Mylene Abiva (FELTA Multimedia), Zarah Juan (Panda Cleaners), Kim Lato (Kim Store), Vanessa Ledesma (Mercato Centrale), Patsy Paterno (Papemelroti), Josephine Co – See (Peanut World).

Notable entrepreneurs during the red carpet at the 6th Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit. In photo (from left to right): James Chi (Smart Communications), Donna Jiao (awardee), Executive Director Mon Lopez, Summit’s Co-chair Alice Eduardo, Cong. Leni Robredo, Myrna Yao (Richwell Trading), Yati Abdullah (DHL Country Manager), Love Anover (host), James Bernas (Smart Communications)

Successful Filipina entrepreneurs shared their story and imparted learnings during the Success Forum. In photo (from left to right): Alice Eduardo (summit’s co-chair), Fe Agudo (Hyundai Asia), Sen. Cynthia Villar (Villar Foundation), Maria Ressa (Rappler), Yati Abdullah (DHL Country Manager), Marife Zamora (Convergys Corp.), Dr. Milagros Ong – How (Universal Harvester Inc.), Karen Davila (forum moderator)

Joey Concepcion encouraged the summit participants to learn and get inspired through the forums and plenary talks in the summit. He reiterated that Filipinos were never destined to be poor and is very optimistic that the Filipinos can.

Sought after Radio DJ Nicole Hyala kept the crowd alive in the afternoon with her witty talk about her career success and how she managed to turn every challenge into opportunities towards achieving her stature.

Successful and inspiring Filipina entrepreneurs shared their thoughts and engaged the attendees in a meaningful discussion during the second forum tackling beauty, fashion, and health and wellness. In photo (from left to right) Roselin Pagunsan (Big Apple Spa), Janice Villanueva (Mommymundo),  Jen Horn (, Donna Jiao (XC Manufacturing and Trading Enterprise), Bettina Quimson (Phil. Software Industry Assoc.),  Rowena Matti (Galileo Enrichment), Marina Benipayo (School of Fashion and the Arts), and Sherill Quintana (Oryspa).

Convergys Corporation’s Marife Zamora, focus on excellence and concentrate on the best product and service that you can give to your clients. Her company today has more than 50,000 competitive employees.

Mr. Pure Energy Gary Valenciano gave an all out performance, hyping the crowd, during the 6th Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit.

Go Negosyo NEGOSEM Negosyo Basics

Monday, March 17th, 2014

  • Do you have what it takes to be a ‘NEGOSYANTE’?
  • Would you like to know the FUNDAMENTALS OF STARTING A BUSINESS? 
  • Do you want to be inspired to take that first step in establishing your own enterprise? 

Learn Key Negosyo Concepts and Principles from Go Negosyo Mentors and be more informed about running your business! Join the first run of NEGOSEM Negosyo Basics for the year 2014 on April 25! Learning Fee (seminar fee)  is P600.00, inclusive of two seminar topics, one talk primer on Go Negosyo as an advocacy, Certificate of Attendance, Go Negosyo’s bestselling book 21 Steps on How to Start Your Own Business OR 8 Simple Secrets to Raising Entrepreneurs, and a chance to interact with like-minded individuals who are either aspiring to start their own enterprise or those who have already started and looking for ways to level up!

Date    :            April 25, 2014 (Friday)

Time    :           1:00 PM (Registration- Walk in)

                          2:00PM – 6:00PM (Program Proper)

Venue  :           RFM Auditorium, G/F RFM Corporate Center, Sheridan cor.

                          Pioneer Sts. Mandaluyong City


The NEGOSEM Basics is one of the three programs under the Go Negosyo Academy. It is a four-hour seminar that tackles the fundamentals of venturing into business with dedicated discussions on Cultivating a Positive Attitude and Enterprising Mindset as Key Ingredients to Business and Life Success & Strategies on Spotting Business Opportunities and Product Development and Marketing.

For individual participants, register ONLINE HERE.

For LGUs and NGOs, download the confirmation slip HERE.

To download the WORKING PROGRAM, click HERE.

To download the FAQ SHEET, click HERE.



We welcome NGOs and LGUs! Participating groups from NGOs and LGUs will only pay P300.00 each! Cut-off will be on April 11.


For more information about Go Negosyo NEGOSEM BASICS, get in touch with us through the following:

 Telephone: (02) 637-9229/ 02 637-9347

Mobile Number: 0999 7872082         







Monday, March 17th, 2014

The Wong and Bernstein (W+B) Advisory Group, a strategic business advisory group in Asia with headquarters in Manila and alliance offices in Singapore and Vietnam, announces the holding of a very timely family business seminar, THE CHALLENGES OF MANAGING A FAMILY BUSINESS to be held on March 28, 2014 at the Richmonde Hotel, Ortigas Center. Facilitated by an ASEAN Family Business expert and Ateneo Graduate School of Business Prof. Enrique M. Soriano, the whole day seminar will offer many creative and practical ideas with powerful take home values that can be applied immediately in growing and sustaining your family business.

Eric Soriano talk


Date : March 28, 2014
Time : 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM *
Venue : Richmonde Hotel, Ortigas Center

Family owned companies face some challenges in working through their ownership and management transition/succession.This seminar aims to equip owners, executives, board members, managers and key personnel of family businesses with the tools necessary to ensure their companies’ and organizations’ success and survival.

While many businesses that are owned and managed by families recognize the importance of ownership and management transition, few know where and how to start in developing a succession plan. This seminar provides information and processes to help family businesses smoothen out the transition, meeting the challenges of ownership and management of their businesses, and how they can innovate to ensure long-term success.

* The 4 pm to 5 pm time slot is dedicated to a one-on-one meeting with Prof Soriano for participants who will register and pay early.


Family business owners, members of their families, executives and management team, advisors to business-owning families, professional groups and the academic community who want to learn new ideas and tools to successfully lead family-owned business to the next generation.



P 5,950.00 per participant if you pay before March 19

P 6,550.00 Regular Rate

Inclusive of Prof  Soriano’s Fam Bus Book, 12% VAT,Lunch and Snacks, Workshop Kit
Parking Fee is free for to those who will register and pay before March 19


Bank Deposit, Kindly remit payment to:
Account Name : Wong and Bernstein Group Company
Account No : BDO Saving Account# 615-0011-894,
Corinthian Garden Branch


Call or text Mr. Allen
Tel no. : +632.687.1287

Mobile :  +63.922.860.3186 / +63.906.119.5553
Email :


+632.687.1287, mobile +63.922.860.3186, or email