DTI, Go Negosyo to open Batch 3 of online business mentorship

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TO CONTINUE guiding entrepreneurs in pandemic-proofing their businesses, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Cebu, in partnership with the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship-Go Negosyo and Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry, will launch the Kapatid Mentor Me (KMME) Online Edition Batch 3 early this year.

This is DTI Cebu’s third batch of KMME Online program since the Covid-19 pandemic hit the country last year.

“The KMME Online will feature mentorship modules to be used to propel micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) to survive and thrive in spite of the unprecedented setbacks that now confront businesses of all types and sizes,” the DTI Cebu said.

The modules will cover entrepreneurial mind-setting and values formation, marketing mindset, business model canvas, operations management, digitalization, supply and value chain management, accounting and finance for small business, human resource management, market-driven innovation, good governance and ethics, government services and business improvement plan presentation.

The KMME Online is free, but it can accommodate only 48 participants in Central Visayas.

“The program sets out 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,” DTI Cebu said.

The deadline for applications is March 19, 2021.

Special sessions will be done per quarter to include digitalization and business continuity plans for pandemic-proofing for graduates and on-going mentees. The program will be live- streamed on Facebook.

Recently, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez encouraged MSMEs to maximize e-commerce and adapt to the new business landscape brought by the pandemic.

“For e-commerce to succeed, the government and private sector must install redress mechanisms that are far more efficient than what we have today. But we must also instill values and ethics in our citizens—both merchants and consumers alike—to serve as the foundation of trust in our country’s e-commerce,” Lopez said in a Facebook post.

“As we recharge our economy and build back better in the post-pandemic era, let us create a ‘Better Normal’ by taking advantage of the benefits of e-commerce. And as we aim for fast, convenient, and easy commerce in a digital world, let us remember that more e-commerce means more jobs and employment generated for our countrymen,” he added. (JOB)