DTI to hold pandemic-related webinars for entrepreneurs in Bataan

DTI to hold pandemic-related webinars for entrepreneurs in Bataan
Department of Trade and Industry Provincial Director Nelin Cabahug shares to local media thru a virtual press conference the upcoming projects and programs helping micro, small and medium enterprises to cope up with the coronavirus disease crisis. (Mar Jay S. Delas Alas/ PIA 3)

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will hold virtual seminars or webinars centering on pandemic-related topics for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Bataan.

DTI Provincial Director Nelin Cabahug said about 25 webinars of various topics are already scheduled to continuously enable entrepreneurs on business or product development.

“For the coming June and onwards, we will start to conduct our SMERA [Small and Medium Enterprise Roving Academy] but we will not conduct it face to face, we’re going to facilitate this online,” Cabahug said today during a virtual press conference with the local media.

Topics include e-marketing, online selling, and other business-related talking points reflected from an online survey conducted by DTI to MSMEs. DTI is targeting 25 to 30 participants for each webinar, wherein identified MSMEs are chosen based on their needs.

“Despite the fact that we are in a community quarantine, we will continue to capacitate MSMEs by utilizing virtual learnings or webinars,” Cabahug stressed.

SMERA is a program of DTI aimed to empower MSMEs to be competitive in the domestic and international markets.

Aside from online seminars, DTI will continue other services such as the Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay which aims to reach the grassroots and aid existing and potential entrepreneurs as well as the Shared Service Facility which is a project that boosts productivity of MSMEs by providing them access to technologies and equipment.

Cabahug also aims to launch this year a Negosyo Center in Abucay and Limay — the only two towns in the province that don’t have the existing facility aimed to promote ease of doing business and to facilitate easy access of DTI services for MSMEs. (CLJD/MJSD-PIA 3)

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