Tubod, Lanao del Norte – Sixteen small business owners here benefit the free one-on-one coaching and mentoring sessions under the Go Negosyo Mentoring Program. In a span of twelve weeks, the local entrepreneurs completed the 12 mentorship module facilitated by well-known business coaches from Luzon. They propagated best practices on how to sustain the business including packaging and market strategies. Majority of the participating entrepreneurs are residents from 1st and 2nd district of the province who are engage in food processing.
During the recent graduation program, entrepreneurs gave thanks to the provincial government and various agencies involved in the Go Negosyo Mentoring Program implementation.
Go Negosyo has been supporting micro-entrepreneurs in the past ten years. Through the Mentor Me Program, it has fulfilled its goal to help level up MSMEs in the entire country. Now, this initiative has already giving big impact in the country side particularly in the province of Lanao del Norte.
This coaching program is in partnership with different government institutions like Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), MRI-CARD and enablers who have the ability to provide mentorships such as Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) and others.
DTI’s Negosyo Centers will serve as the official venue of the program. With 149 centers established across the country to date, micro and small entrepreneurs will have access to the resources they need to improve their enterprises to spur economic activity and gradually open employment opportunities. In Lanao del Norte, there are three existing Go Negosyo Centers in the towns of Kapatagan, Lala and Tubod.
DTI Assistant Secretary Blessila Lantayona and DTI Region 10 Director Linda Boniao recognized the first batch of entrepreneurs who will served as mentees in the Mentor Me Program for the succeeding batch. The resource speakers for the free Negosyo seminar launching were Go Negosyo Angelpreneurs: Mr. Victor N. Madlangbayan, Mr. Armand Q. Bengco and PD DTI Ruel Paclipan.
For the one-on-one coaching and mentoring sessions, Ms. Emma Yu Darunday of Crown Furniture, PICPA Inc. talked about entrepreneur mind-setting and values formation and Mrs. Rodelia A. Sojor of Emry’s Industries.
Second District Congressman Abdullah Dimaporo was the one who personally went to DTI Central Office and asked the approval of the first Go Negosyo provincial roll out mentoring for Lanao del Norte entrepreneurs. ( Raul D. Dinapo and Cheng Ordones)