Micro entrepreneurs now have a chance to scale up their businesses by attending a series of free five-day seminars called “Manage And Improve Your Business.” This free business coaching course is like a mini-MBA that can be taken within a shorter period of time.
The program is composed of five modules:
1 . Overview of entrepreneurship and the business;
2. Market strategy formulation;
3. Production and operation management;
4. Financial management; and
5. Organization and human resource management.
Making and presenting a business improvement plan for critiquing is the final project of the course.
Through the efforts of the PLDT KaAsenso and the University of the Philippines Institute of Small Scale Industries (UP ISSI), this seminar series will help micro entrepreneurs improve their businesses, increase their productivity and aim for sustainability by teaching them about strategic marketing, financial, operations and human resource management, among others.
PLDT Vice President for Retail Voice Acquisition and Micro-Business Patrick Tang said the KaAsenso Edukasyon Project will help KaAsenso reach its goal to provide micro-entrepreneurs with the right communication and information tools that can help increase profits and maximize savings.
Professor Nestor Raneses, Director of UP ISSI, said the goal of entrepreneurship is geared towards an enterprising Philippines.
“With the KaAsenso Edukasyon Project, we should be proud that we’re actually doing something for our country. We are providing not just training but education, where we encourage minigosyantes to move up the business ladder, from micro to small to medium and to large enterprises,” Raneses said.
Participants in the KaAsenso Edukasyon Project are PLDT subscriber-minigosyantes whose names were drawn in a raffle conducted last year. They will attend the seminar for five consecutive Saturdays and are expected to come up with a business improvement plan to be presented in front of a distinguished UP ISSI panel of business experts.
The KaAsenso Edukasyon Project is intended to run for the rest of the year and will enjoin more subscribers to similar trainings courtesy of UP ISSI and other KaAsenso partner training institutions.
For more information on this free business coaching, please contact PLDT KaAsenso Hotline: 875-5050
You can also visit its website: http://pldtkaasenso.com.ph/about-kaasenso/