Get your business name in just 15 minutes

May 25,2016 - 09:51 PM
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REGISTRATION of business names will take less than 15 minutes in Bogo City and in the towns of Santa Fe and San Remigio in northern Cebu with the opening of Negosyo Centers there.

Business name registration is one of the main functions of a Negosyo Center, a facility manned by Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) personnel to provide assistance to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).

Elias Tecson, DTI Cebu Business Development Division chief, said business name registration at the new Negosyo Centers is already 100 percent functional.

The centers cater to all MSMEs in northern Cebu.

“Existing and would-be entrepreneurs from the northern part of Cebu don’t need to visit DTI Cebu main office just to register or renew their businesses. They can do it through the Negosyo Center located in their municipalities,” Tecson said in a statement.

“Ig rehistro nila anang adlawa sa Negosyo Center, makuha na nila ang ilang business name in 15 minutes or less (When they register at the Negosyo Center, they can get their business name in just 15 minutes or less),” Tecson added.

In Bogo, 71 business names have been registered since the center started operations early this year.

Asteria C. Caberte, DTI regional director for Central Visayas, said the Negosyo Centers will connect the dots.

The centers uphold DTI’s mission of “enabling business environment and reducing cost of doing business to facilitate trade and investments.”

Aside from business name registration, Negosyo Centers also provide business advisories and counseling on how to access credit and the market as well as business information and advocacy.

San Remigio Mayor Mariano Martinez expressed support for the Negosyo Center.

“One way of alleviating poverty is to create businesses. More businesses mean more jobs. However, some people have the plan but don’t know how to start a business. That is why DTI established a Negosyo Center here to educate and address business-related needs and issues,” he said in his welcome remarks during the opening of the center last May 20.

DTI plans to establish seven more Negosyo Centers starting with one in Dalaguete next week.

Other centers will open in the towns of Daanbantayan and Tuburan as well as in the cities of Carcar, Lapu-Lapu, Mandaue and Talisay. One will also open at the University of the Philippines – Cebu.

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