Mentor Me graduate aims to duplicate Thirsty’s success

Dominic D. Yasay 12/14/2016

A LOCAL entrepreneur is aiming to duplicate what Cebuano businessman Bunny Pages’ fruit shake business, Thirsty, has attained. Terence Neil Padrique, 38, is the owner of The Lemon Co., a one-year-old business venture he started in May…

Duterte to Apec leaders: ‘PH open for business’

11/18/2016

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said he would encourage more investors to do business in the Philippines in his attendance at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit in Lima, Peru. “My message to Apec will be…

MSMEs urged: Go green

Victor Anthony V. Silva 10/25/2016

Going green is a way for small businesses to become competitive. Department of Trade and Industry Central Visayas (DTI-7) Director Asteria Caberte said this as she cited the benefits gained by 94 percent of micro, small, and…

MSMEs should learn to be disaster resilient — DTI

Victor Anthony V. Silva 10/24/2016

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has called for strengthened disaster resilience among micro, small, and medium-size enterprises (MSMEs) through an enhanced partnership between the government and private sectors. Jerry Clavesillas, director of DTI’s Bureau of…

Cebu MSMEs set to experience DTI’s ‘Mentor Me’ program

Victor Anthony V. Silva 09/12/2016

THE “Kapatid” project, a program aimed at developing micro, small, and medium-scale enterprises (MSMEs) through mentorship, will soon be rolled out in Cebu. Nelia Navarro, Department of Trade and Industry Central Visayas (DTI 7) assistant regional director,…

DTI reaches out to MSMEs through Negosyo Centers

Victor Anthony V. Silva 09/05/2016

Seventh business center in Cebu opens in Tuburan town, midwestern Cebu The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Cebu expects to reach out to more entrepeneurs in the province with the establishment of additional Negosyo Centers…

Gov’t urged to make investing in rehab centers sustainable

Victor Anthony V. Silva 08/15/2016

A Cebuano business leader said there is a need to find options to make investing in drug rehabilitation centers lucrative as a business. Glenn Soco, president of the Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI), said Corporate…

Big firms urged: Share gains, be links to small businesses

Victor Anthony V. Silva 08/10/2016

“Keep on expanding. That is what the country needs to do.” Dr. Ronald Mendoza, dean of the Ateneo School of Government, issued this challenge to large businesses especially in the manufacturing sector, which could become links between…

Winners search to empower more women entrepreneurs

Victor Anthony V. Silva 08/01/2016

THE Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) seeks to empower more women entrepreneurs during its celebration of Mandaue Business Month (MBM) this year. Now on its sixth year, the search for Winners (Women in Need, Now…

DTI chief’s plan seen to boost chances of MSMEs to grow

Victor Anthony V. Silva 07/18/2016

If Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez’s thrust to establish a P1-billion regional credit access for micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) would push through, then this would benefit more small businessmen who would usually turn to loan sharks…

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