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Go Negosyo partners with DLSAA, PFA, and AFFI in mounting Bullseye! Ignite Your Business Animo

Friday, April 19th, 2013

The De La Salle Alumni Association (DLSAA) in partnership with Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship – Go Negosyo, Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) and Association of Filipino Franchisers Inc. (AFFI) held its foremost run of Bullseye! Ignite Your Business Animo last March 16, 2013 at the Henry Sy, Sr. Hall, De La Salle University.


In his opening remarks, DLSUAA President Johnny Sy said that being businessmen is an answer to this country’s economical challenges and the programs and projects related to uplifting entrepreneurship must be supported. Event Chairman Herbert Tuazon added that Bullseye! aimed to challenge Lasallians to hit their own bull’s eye in their chosen enterprise.

Bullseye! was participated by the alumni community of DLSU, students, faculty members, parents, and people from other La Salle schools like College of Saint Benilde and De La Salle Antipolo. There were also around 30 exhibitors representing different companies who participated. The event featured inspiring Filipino entrepreneurs and entrepreneur advocates from the Go Negosyo community, namely Prudencio Garcia, Johnlu Koa, Ramon Lopez, and Michael Angelo Lobrin. After the talks, a panel discussion followed where the participants get to ask questions to the speakers.

Mekeni Food Corporation President Prudencio Garcia shared the inspiring story of how Mekeni started from their backyard and how his father pushed them to never give up the business, especially for their employees who were victims of the Pinatubo eruption in 1991. French Baker CEO Johnlu Koa talked about taking risks in order for the business to expand. He also shared how is he greatly influenced by the people that he met throughout his entrepreneurial journey, like Mr. Henry Sy. Meanwhile, Go Negosyo Deputy Executive Director Michael Angelo Lobrin talked about mastering self, opportunity, and set-up in order to be successful in business and in life.




A panel discussion followed, which featured Garcia, Koa, Go Negosyo Executive Director Ramon Lopez, James Alenton of Bigasan Ko, Jerry Ilao of Ink-All-You-Can, Teresita Ngan Tian of Lot’s A Pizza, Voltaire Magpayo of Sweet Corner and Rosanna Llenado of Ahead Tutorial & Review Center Inc.


The program was hosted by RJ Ledesma, a Go Negosyo advocate, entrepreneur and alumnus of De La Salle University Taft.


Go Negosyo, BMSMED-DTI forge partnership for SME Roving Academy Program

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013


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.

Go Negosyo Opens Its Student Volunteer Program for the 5th Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Go Negosyo is looking for a bunch of dynamic and energetic student volunteers who would help us roll out the 5th Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit on March 1 at the World Trade Center. Minimum qualifications are as follow:

- College students (18-22), preferably those in their junior or senior years;

- Students who are taking up Events Management, Production, Media, Communication, Advertising Arts, Entrepreneurship, Management or Marketing courses will be prioritized.

- Should be able to attend the volunteers’ orientation on Feb 18 Monday (2PM) and Feb 28 Thursday (3PM) and March 1 (GNFES5)

WHAT’S IN STORE FOR THE VOLUNTEERS: The chance to volunteer your time, effort and key skills to the progressive and wide-reaching GoNegosyo advocacy, the opportunity to harness your skills primarily in events management by being involved in the pre and actual event rollout and meet new friends! All student volunteers will be provided event shirts, meals (on March 1), and certificates of appreciation.

WHO TO CONTACT. Interested volunteers may contact Ms. Rose Peralta at 6379229 or email

REQUIREMENTS. Filled Up Volunteers Form (Download HERE)

Join Go Negosyo and ACE’s Managing Enterprising Families Seminar!

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

The Philippine Center for Enterpreneurship – Go Negosyo and ACE Center for Entrepreneurship and Management Education is offering a program on the Dynamic of Enterprising Families, which offers a fresh perspective on family corporations going beyond being a family enterprise to become enterprising families!

Learn from the best management speakers in the country, Entrep Guru Dr. Andy Ferreria and Mr. Ricky Mercado of the John Gokongwei School of Management of the Ateneo de Manila University. Topics will include The Nature of Family Corporations, Understanding Basic Concepts of Family Systems, Sustaining the Fam‎ily Enterprise Beyond the First… and many more!

The learning fee is Php7,000, inclusive of food, workshop materials, and certificate of attendace. However, we will be offering an early bird rate to those who will register early!

For more information, please call Carie at 637.9229 or Monica at 631.8101 loc 7889.

Chinoypreneur Challenge Rolls Out Rounds 2, 3

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012


The Round 2 of the Chinoypreneur Challenge was held last October 6, at the Sky Tower 1, Binondo, Manila. ChinoyTV CEO Mr. Alvin Tan gave the briefing to the judges. The board of judges was headed by Mr. Josiah Go. Other judges were Ms. Siu Ping Par (PR Gaz), Asun Soler (Crystal Clear Water), Kay Cruz (Pancit Malabon), Jameson Chua (Manila Business College), Jerry Chua (Eng Bee Tin), Mason Ang (Filipino- Chinese Business Club), Andrei Adriano (Moonleaf Tea) & Bong Jiao (XC Manufacturing) as the Go Negosyo representative. Participating schools are the Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University, University of Sto. Tomas, Philippine Cultural College, Chang Kai Shek College, University of the Philippines, and the University of Asia & the Pacific. The objective is to promote entrepreneurship to students. Each team was given 8 minutes to present their business plan for their assigned established businesses in the country such as Moonleaf Tea, Crystal Clear Water, Pancit Malabon & Manila Business College. There was also a defense after each presentation. The judges unanimously chose the students from UA&P who took Moonleaf Tea for their case study. Other winners were UP (Manila Business College), Philippine Cultural College (Moonleaf Tea) & AFICS (Pancit Malabon). There will also be a wild card but it will be announced on the next round.


The Chinoypreneur Challenge Wild Card Round was held at the activity area of SM Manila on October 13, 2012. The four bottom teams for the previous rounds were again feted against each other to get the chance to redeem themselves and be part of the next rounds. The judges were Josiah Go- Mansmith (Head Judge), Shirly Sy (Brother’s Burger), May Nol Montalbo (Mont Albo Massage Hut), Josie Go (Karimadon), Froilan Manotoc (Philippine Franchise Association) and Zarah Juan (Panda Cleaners) who also represented Go Negosyo. The students of the four teams came from the following Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University, University of Sto. Tomas and Chang Kai Shek College. Their case studies were the Brother’s Burger and Mont Albo Massage Hut. Just like the previous rounds, they were given 8 minutes to present their case study and another 5 minutes for the defense. Among the four teams, the judges chose Team 2 from Chang Kai Shek College for Mont Albo Massage Hut and Team 4 from Ateneo for Brother’s Burger. This time, each judge was interviewed to give their comments and suggestions for the four teams.

Reports from: Ms. Rose Peralta, Programs Development Assistant

Chinoypreneur Challenge Runs Round 1

Monday, October 8th, 2012

September 15, 2012 – The Chinoy TV, the only trilingual telemagazine show in the Philippines, in cooperation with Go Negosyo,, Philippine Franchise Association, Mansmith and Fielders, and the Alliance of Filipino Chinese Students, gathered together the competitive students from eight recognized colleges and universities in the country for the first round of the Chinoypreneur 2012 held at the SM North EDSA – Annex.

After its successful debut last year, the Chinoypreneur goes bolder with its aim of promoting youth entrepreneurship and helping enterprises owned by Filipino-Chinese or “Chinoys” to improve by equipping them with more extensive knowledge on Marketing, Product Development, Human Resources, Information Technology and other facets necessary in addressing their current challenges and bringing their businesses to greater heights.

For the second leg, participating schools are the De La Salle University, University of Santo Tomas, Ateneo De Manila University, Chang Kai Shek College, University of the Philippines, University of Asia and the Pacific and the Philippine Christian College.

The Chinoypreneur Round 1 is the immediate follow through of the Chinoypreneur Day, where the participant learned the essentials and basics of entrepreneurship from the seminars conducted by experts and Go Negosyo Angelpreneurs such as Josiah Go, Randell Tiongson, Paulo Tibig and Michaeal Angelo Lobrin. In this round, they will apply their learnings from the said event. Each team was assigned to an enterprise for them to study and analyze for improvement. The four partner businesses were Whoops, Party Shots, Little Arts Ville and Fruit Magic. The study and analysis were presented to the Board of Judges – Joselito Samson, Senior Operations Consultant of Francorp Philippines, Henry Lim Bon Liong, Chairman and CEO of Sterling Group of Companies, Mylene Abiva, President and CEO of FELTA Multi-Media Inc. and Go Negosyo Angelpreneur, and Josiah Go, resident judge and Chairman and Chief Marketing Strategist of Mansmith and Fielders, Inc. Joining the judges in the panel were the owners of the partner businesses.

All teams did a great job of identifying and demystifying the challenges of their respective partner-business. Backed up by the expertise of the judges, their studies get better as they move towards the Cinoypreneur 2012’s noble goal.

The Round 1 winners are the CKSC, UP and PCC teams. As part of this round’s prize, they will be spending quality time with Gerry Chua, Owner of Eng Bee Tin, Inc. and a successful Chinoypreneur.

The Chinoypreneur Round 2 is scheduled to happen on October 6.

By: Ann Margaret Antonio

LBC Solutions Launches “KaBiz” Business Advocacy

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

LBC Solutions, in partnership with Go Negosyo, has recently unveiled its negosyo advocacy brand “KaBiz”, an advocacy that aims to further strengthen LBC’s support for the development of local businesses.

“LBC Solutions has always been a partner of small and medium enterprises and corporate clients for their logistics needs,” said of Miguel A. Camahort, president of LBC Solutions. “We proudly introduce LBC KaBiz, our business advocacy program wherein together with Go Negosyo, we will further strengthen our commitment to nation-building by helping entrepreneurs build their business – by moving their business,” he added.

What is LBC KaBiz?

LBC KaBiz is an advocacy that aims to support SMEs all over the Philippines, by having LBC as a partner or “kasama” in moving their business.

Through LBC KaBiz, SMEs will be provided the opportunity to expand their business through LBC’s extensive logistics network and corporate service offerings. SMEs will also be provided the opportunity to participate in Go Negosyo business seminars to widen their business prospects.

Initially, members of Go Negosyo community will also be given a KaBiz discount card, wherein cardholders may enjoy various perks such as discounts from various partner establishments, and discounts in business seminars or programs.

LBC shall also be partnering soon with other organizations with the same advocacy to further strengthen its support towards SMEs.

About LBC Solutions

LBC Solutions is the business solutions provider of LBC, with a wide range of services such as Express, Logistics, and Mail services: from deliveries of various documents, passports, visas, statement of accounts and credit cards, domestic sea freight loose cargo and full container loads, to international shipment of documents and parcels.

The Search is On for the Next MVP Bossing!

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

PLDT SME Nation’s the “Bossing Ako” campaign pays tribute to the successful and inspiring icons of business while highlighting their choice of top technology solutions. Past Bossing awardees include MVP, Cristalle and Dra. Vicky Belo of Belo Medical Group, Bobby and Jojo Claudio of Toby’s Sports, Willy Tee Ten of AutoHub Group and Tommanny Tan of FERN.

If you are an SME with a yearly asset of P3.1M-P100M business, has been around for 5 years, subscribed to any PLDT business line service and a Filipino citizen, you are eligible to join the 3rd MVP Bossing Awards.

Simply fill up the nomination form on Send the soft or hard copy of your BIR / DTI / SEC Certificate (top sheet only) and Proof of PLDT Business Line subscription (top sheet only) to:

Carie Babasa of Go Negosyo – 5/F RFM Corporate Center, Pioneer cor. Sheridan Sts., Mandaluyong City
Miko Tetangco of PLDT SME Nation – G/F MGO Bldg., Legaspi cor. Dela Rosa Sts., Makati City

Nominations period is from August 17, 2012 to October 17, 2012.

Go Negosyo to Represent the Philippine Private Sector in the 2nd ASEAN SME Advisory Board Meeting

Friday, June 1st, 2012

The Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship – Go Negosyo, led by its Executive Director Ramon Lopez, is the Philippine representative of the ASEAN SME Advisory Board Meeting on June 7 at Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Go Negosyo will act as the board meeting’s co-chair, with Undersecretary Merly Cruz of the Department of Trade and Industry as the country’s representative. The Philippines is the designated Chair of the 2012 meetings of the ASEAN SMEWG.

Now on its second year, the ASEAN SME Advisory Board Meeting aims to adopt strategic policies and programs for SME development in ASEAN countries. The meeting aims to highlight the major decisions of ASEAN bodies for 20th ASEAN Summit and Related Activities in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 18th AEM Retreat in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, Senior Economic Officials Meeting (SEOM 1/43) in Siem Reap, Cambodia, 21st High Level Task Force on ASEAN Economic Integration (HLTF-EI) Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, and 18th ASEAN Summit and Related Activities in Jakarta Indonesia; to discuss on the Framework/ Guiding Principles for Equitable Economic Development adopted by the Leaders at the 19th ASEAN Summit; to give updates on the progress of regional cooperation in SMEs; and to deliberate on the follow-up activities to the 1st ASEAN SME Advisory Board Meeting.

This initiative is through the efforts of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Secretariat and SME Corp. Malaysia, the host agency of the 30th ASEAN SME Working Group (SMEWG) Meeting.

Go Negosyo Call for Participants: Magandang Business Advice: The NEGOSEM Level Up (June 13 & 16)

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Handa Ka na bang Mag-MBA?
Magpa-register na sa Go Negosyo
Magandang Business Advise (MBA) for Entrepreneurs Program:
How to Start Your Business Seminar & Mentoring Workshop


Level Up Key Negosyo Concepts and Principles and
Participate in Actual Business Mentoring!

Take part in the second run of Go Negosyo’s Magandang Business Advice (MBA) for Entrepreneurs Program. Regular Learning Fee is Two Thousand Pesos Only (PhP2,000.00 ONLY), inclusive of three seminar topics, Certificate of Attendance, mentorship by Go Negosyo Angelpreneurs and a chance to interact with likeminded individuals who are either aspiring to start their own enterprise or those who have already started and looking for ways to level up!

Go Negosyo Magandang Business Advice (MBA) is one of the three programs under the Go Negosyo Academy. It is an output-based workshop focused on next-level actions of venture planning and venture initiation. It is the level up seminar for Negosyo Seminar Basics.

At the end of the seminar-workshop, the learner should be able to present a Business Plan and be enlightened and guided through actual critiquing and mentoring.

 Felt privileged to have attended the pilot run
 Super sulit!
 Thanks! God bless to successful entrepreneur
 Hope to have the opportunity to hear and participate again
 Mabuhay po kyo! Sana po ay dumami ang katulad ninyo upang madami png matulungan, nangangarap din pong maging kaisa sa inyong adhikain, Maraming Salamat po
 I’ve learned to streamline/ focus on my market niche, truly inspiring
 I was motivated to think out of the box
 Thank you for all the practical tips. Just the right balance between Dean Pax’s “strictness” and Prof. Reuel’s pagka-malumanay, God Bless!
 Highly encouraged for those starting and for those who would like to level up their businesses!

Magandang Business Advice is a two-day seminar workshop with the following schedule:

Dates : Session 1: June 13 (Wednesday), from 5:00PM – 9:30PM
Registration Starts at 4:00PM
Session 2: June 16 (Saturday), from 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Registration Starts at 8:00AM
Venue : Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Conference Center Manila

Address : Eugenio Lόpez Foundation Building, Joseph R. McMicking Campus
123 Paseo de Roxas, MCPO Box 2095, Makati City 1260, Metro Manila, Philippines


• Businesses that want to improve on operational processes and transactions.
• Growing businesses that need to re-organize and re-structure their business.
• Business owners who want to modernize their organization.
• Employees who want to put up their own business but don’t know where to start.
• Fresh graduates, first-time business venturers who are thinking of setting-up their own business.

• Participate in the ‘coaching and mentoring system’ with Go Negosyo’s ANGELpreneurs during workshops.
• Share ideas with peers that are faced with similar issues.
• Determine related trends, opportunities and threats in developing a business idea.
• Learn how to direct and control your business operations in critical areas.
• Determine an appropriate business model for your intended business.
• Design key programs and policies for critical business areas.
• Optimize business processes and learn the best practices of different industries.

• Early Bird rate (if paid before May 25 Friday) P1,800.00
• Regular Rate (if paid before the first session, June 13) P2,000.00
• Onsite Rate P2,300.00
• Student Rate (with valid school ID; graduate students not covered) P1,500.00

Registration fee is non-refundable.
The registration fee is for two sessions already.

For more information about Go Negosyo MBA, call (02)637-9229, (02)637-9347 or visit and

To download the REGISTRATION FORM, click HERE.
To download the WORKING PROGRAM, click HERE.
To download the FAQ SHEET, click HERE.