THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is calling on entrepreneurs who are interested in pushing their businesses to new heights to join next month’s online business mentorship.
The DTI, in a statement, announced that it is launching the second batch of the Kapatid Mentor ME (KMME) Online Edition this October in partnership with the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship-Go Negosyo and the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
KMME Online features 10 mentorship modules to propel micro, small and medium enterprises to survive and thrive in spite of the unprecedented setbacks that now confront businesses due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The mentorship will cover topics such as entrepreneurial mindset and values formation, marketing, product development and innovation, market growth and expansion, business model canvas, operations management, human resource and organization management.
It also includes supply and value chain, entrepreneurial accounting and financial management, taxation, business laws, tapping government programs and services to grow the business and business improvement plan presentation.
The KMME Online is free but it can accommodate only 40 participants in Central Visayas preferably businesses that are engaged in health and wellness products, food and beverages, agri-based processing, medicines and vitamins, manufacture of personal protective equipment and other essential products and/or services.
The program wants to produce confident entrepreneurs with the right mindset and basic management skills which will enable them to sustain their enterprises amid the challenges of the pandemic and new normal conditions.
Interested applicants may register through https://tinyurl.com/CEBUKMMEONLINEBATCH2 and email the following requirements—DTI/Securities and Exchange Commission/Cooperative Development Authority certificate, latest business permit and Bureau of Internal Revenue certificate of registration to r07Cebu-SDD@dti.gov.ph and cc: ClaireClarezEsparcia@dti.gov.ph.
Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, the DTI in partnership with the business chambers had been producing graduates of the KMME program, a mentorship opportunity that immerses micro and small business owners in intensive business coaching and mentoring by seasoned business owners and practitoners.
KMM’s first batch produced 26 graduates who graduated in December 2016. (JOB with PR)