EGGstraordinary Cooperative

Judit Alday-Mangmang established Batangas Egg Producers Cooperative (BEPCO) on September 30, 2010. Department of Agriculture (DA) granted a loan worth 60 million to capitalize the Egg Cooperative.

The company started with just 10 employees but after KMME she added more than 40 employees due to the increase in demand of the products. And through KMME, Judit learned how to properly handle her employees. “With KMME, na-establish ang network to market our product,” she said.

The company also experienced challenges, one of these was to introduce the pasteurized egg in the market because people have a little knowledge about it. “But with the knowledge and skills equipped, plus the confidence gained, we tried to reach out to our ‘future clients’,” Judit said.

She created a framework for the pasteurized egg called the “EGG-O-SYSTEM”. BEPCO also consulted LGU program for their new product from pasteurized egg and it granted their request that is worth Php 200,000.

KMME had taught a lot to Judit in terms of handling the company. “Ang KMME ay eye opener to all entrepreneurs all ages,” she said.

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The Kapatid Mentor ME (KMME) is a joint program of the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship – Go Negosyo and Department of Trade and Industry which aims to help Micro, Small and Medium Entrepreneurs scale up their business through weekly coaching and mentoring by business owners and practitioners on different functional areas of entrepreneurship to be held in Negosyo Centers nationwide. New batches of KMME will roll out nationwide this 2018! #DTIGoNegosyoMentorME

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[Kapatid Mentor ME Program Mentees’ Stories] Quenching the Entrepreneurial Thirst

 

Zam’s Delight Foods started out as a grocery store but eventually ventured into calamansi drink products. Sheryl Jean Candido and her family developed the flavor according to their own tastes as they used to make calamansi juice to quench their own thirsts.

For Sheryl, attending KMME boosted her self-confidence to pursue her business despite the competition in the market. The program is key in the “development of entrepreneurs to innovate and level up [in] life,” she said.

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The Kapatid Mentor ME (KMME) is a joint program of the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship – Go Negosyo and Department of Trade and Industry which aims to help Micro, Small and Medium Entrepreneurs scale up their business through weekly coaching and mentoring by business owners and practitioners on different functional areas of entrepreneurship to be held in Negosyo Centers nationwide. New batches of KMME will roll out nationwide this 2018! #DTIGoNegosyoMentorME

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[Kapatid Mentor ME Program Mentees’ Stories] Sweet Entrepreneurial Success

Jesus Jose Jr.’s mom originally started the business by making leche flans for her coworkers and eventually taught him how to do it with their secret ingredient. According to him, he had no luck being an employee that is why he tried being an entrepreneur and established Bakeology Sweets Factory.

They used to sell their products in bazaars and other local events like the Panagbenga Festival. Just this year, they launched their first physical store in Paciano Terminal and the number of their customers grew by 30%. They were also able to penetrate 7-Eleven stores in Laguna where they provided two product cycles.

Through KMME, Jesus was able to also launch the business’ Facebook page. The lessons in social media marketing helped him manage the content and strategy of the page. “Ang KMME ay magandang programa sa mga nag-uumpisang negosyante,” he said.

Right now, a facility is being set up to manufacture his leche flan as well as other products. Bakeology Sweets Factory also expanded its market to Baguio.

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The Kapatid Mentor ME (KMME) is a joint program of the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship – Go Negosyo and Department of Trade and Industry which aims to help Micro, Small and Medium Entrepreneurs scale up their business through weekly coaching and mentoring by business owners and practitioners on different functional areas of entrepreneurship to be held in Negosyo Centers nationwide. New batches of KMME will roll out nationwide this 2018! #DTIGoNegosyoMentorME

[Kapatid Mentor ME Program Mentees’ Stories] Sweet & Sour: Entrepreneurial success


Virginia Piano’s family originally wanted to create something special to give to her co-teacher. But this eureka moment gave her family an opportunity to have an alternative source of income.

Having only less than P5,000 as capital, Virginia Piano started producing products made of muscovado, suka (vinegar), and tubo (sugarcane) in 2005.

After KMME, the business improved its product and target market. VP Piano Food Products was given a 150,000 peso-worth of loan from Bantog, Ilocos Sur cooperative. Department of Science and Technology also provided product storing equipment.

For Virginia, KMME equipped her with the appropriate knowledge especially to small business owners like her. “Ang KMME ay nagbibigay ng tulong sa mga kagaya ko na nagsisimula pa lang.”

Right now, the business is planning to improve the packaging of its products as well as managing its financial aspect.

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The Kapatid Mentor ME (KMME) is a joint program of the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship – Go Negosyo and Department of Trade and Industry which aims to help Micro, Small and Medium Entrepreneurs scale up their business through weekly coaching and mentoring by business owners and practitioners on different functional areas of entrepreneurship to be held in Negosyo Centers nationwide. New batches of KMME will roll out nationwide this 2018! #DTIGoNegosyoMentorME

[KMME Mentees’ Stories] Blending Food, Art and Entrepreneurship

To satisfy his summer cravings, Xavier Mercado decided to start his own halo-halo store in April 2004. With a starting capital of 25,000 pesos, he started the business on his own. He then ventured into Filipino cuisine fused with even more local touch by adding his Ilocano roots.

Halo Halo De Iloko is an ancestral house turned into a restaurant. It is one of the most sought-after tourist destinations as it also features art pieces from local artists. It has already caught the interest of several television and magazine programs as the restaurant has been featured multiple times both locally and internationally. The Department of Trade and Industry has also promoted their products to reach more customers.

A business would not be successful without facing a few struggles. Undergoing registration process, employment management, and supply of raw materials were some of the challenges encountered by his business.

Attending KMME helped him fully understand the concepts on chain value, taxation, and business planning. “Ang KMME ay isang instrumento at gabay para sa pag-asenso ng negosyo sa bawat Pilipino,” he shared.

Halo Halo De Iloko now increased its sales by 90%. Security Bank also granted a loan worth three million pesos. A new branch that can cater around 400 people is currently being set up near the town mall. Xavier is planning to put up another branch near the baywalk the following year. He is also eyeing to improve the management of his finances as well as the quality of the restaurant’s food.

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The Kapatid Mentor ME (KMME) is a joint program of the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship – Go Negosyo and Department of Trade and Industry which aims to help Micro, Small and Medium Entrepreneurs scale up their business through weekly coaching and mentoring by business owners and practitioners on different functional areas of entrepreneurship to be held in Negosyo Centers nationwide. New batches of KMME will roll out nationwide this 2018! #DTIGoNegosyoMentorME

Kapatid Mentor ME to roll out in Rizal

The Kapatid Mentor Me Program 2017 launched in Las Pinas last July 20, 2017 headed by Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion with DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez and Senator Cynthia Villar.

Go Negosyo’s Kapatid Mentor ME will officially launch on June 1, 2018 at Robinson’s Place Antipolo City, Rizal.

Kapatid Mentor ME (KMME) Rizal is the program’s 51st launch this year. It is also the 71st batch this 2018.

KMME is a joint initiative of Go Negosyo and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to help micro, small, and medium enterprises scale up through the guidance of top business owners and practitioners in the country.

Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo Founder Joey Concepcion will deliver a keynote message titled Pathways to Success.

Antipolo City Mayor Casimiro A. Ynares III and DTI Regional Director Mailou Toledo will welcome the attendees with their own speeches.

V Cargo President Paulo Tibig will discuss his module on entrepreneurial mind-setting while JWieneke Food Corp. Chief Finance Officer and Marketing Director Jennifer Wieneke will elaborate on marketing.

In addition, Zarah Juan of Estudio Juan & Green Leaf Eco Bags will recount her entrepreneurship journey on weaving and designing shoes and bags that are recognized locally and internationally.

DTI Rizal Provincial Director Mercedes Parreño will lead the recognition of local mentors and mentees who will attend the event.

The event will be culminated by a speech from Rizal Vice Governor Jun Rey San Juan.

KMME is only one of the several efforts of Go Negosyo in its goal to help improve the country’s economy through an entrepreneurial culture. To check the latest updates and schedule of the KMME program, you may visit www.gonegosyo.net.

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