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[Kapatid Mentor ME Program Mentees’ Stories] Sweet & Sour: Entrepreneurial success | GoNegosyo

Virginia Piano’s family originally wanted to create something special to give to her co-teacher. But this eureka moment gave her family an opportunity to have an alternative source of income. Having only less than P5,000 as capital, Virginia Piano started producing products made of muscovado, suka (vinegar), and tubo (sugarcane) in 2005. After KMME, the business improved its product and target market. VP Piano Food Products was given a 150,000 peso-worth of loan from Bantog, Ilocos Sur coop
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[Go Negosyo Sa Radyo] Haligi ng Tahanan, Haligi ng Kabuhayan! | GoNegosyo

On June 13, 2018, Go Negosyo sa Radyo guest hosts Faith Salaver and Paulo Tibig were joined by HR Development Consultant & Mindset Guru Efren “Ping” Sotto, Success Options Inc. President Francis Kong, and GMB Franchise Developers President & Chairman Armando “Butz” Bartolome in this week’s father’s day special episode. The three guests shared their experiences and challenges as father-entrepreneurs. Ping Sotto recounted the moment he realized that his time for his family is being tested when hi
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[GO NEGOSYO SA RADYO] Be cool for school Negosyo! | GoNegosyo

[GO NEGOSYO SA RADYO] Be cool for school Negosyo! Last June 6, 2018, Go Negosyo sa Radyo host Sen. Bam Aquino and guest host Faith Salaver were joined by Jacinto and Lirio co-founder Anne Krystle Yee and Cutton Garments owner Jaycee Faminialagao to discuss their products in this week’s “Balik-Eskwela” episode. Anne Krystle Yee shared how they came up with the business when they were still doing their thesis in college. In 2009, the Department of Trade and Industry reported the problem with
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Go Negosyo and DTI bring Mentor Me on Wheels to Calamba, Laguna | GoNegosyo

Go Negosyo and DTI bring Mentor Me on Wheels to Calamba, Laguna More than 200 aspiring and existing micro and small entrepreneurs attended the one-on-one negosyo mentoring session last June 2, 2018 at SM City Calamba, Laguna. After its successful leg at Mall of Asia last May 11, Mentor Me on Wheels (MMOW) continued to bring mentorship closer to every Filipino especially to those underserved entrepreneurs from distant areas. Laguna is MMOW’s second leg as part of Go Negosyo’s nationwide program
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South Korea Joins AMEN; ASEAN Mentorship for Entrepreneurs Network | GoNegosyo

AMEN Founding Chair and ASEAN Business Advisory Council Co-Chair Joey Concepcion led the official launch of the ASEAN Mentorship for Entrepreneurs Network (AMEN) last June 5, 2018 in South Korea. Joining Concepcion with the signing of a memorandum of understanding were George Barcelon (ASEAN BAC), Ambassador Lee Hyuk (ASEAN-Korea Centre), and Chairman Park Sung-taek (Korea Federation of Small and Medium Business). With the signing, the Philippine-Korea partnership was strengthened in providing
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[KMME Mentees’ Stories] Blending Food, Art and Entrepreneurship | GoNegosyo

To satisfy his summer cravings, Xavier Mercado decided to start his own halo-halo store in April 2004. With a starting capital of 25,000 pesos, he started the business on his own. He then ventured into Filipino cuisine fused with even more local touch by adding his Ilocano roots. Halo Halo De Iloko is an ancestral house turned into a restaurant. It is one of the most sought-after tourist destinations as it also features art pieces from local artists. It has already caught the interest of severa

Brand-building: Packaging for MSMEs! | GoNegosyo

On May 30, 2018, Go Negosyo sa Radyo host Sen. Bam Aquino and guest host Faith Salaver were joined by DTI Region IV-A Regional Director Marilou Toledo, Design Center of the Philippines Executive Director Rhea Matuta, and Packaging Institute of the Philippines – MSME Development Board Director Clarke Nebrao to discuss everything there is to know about packaging. Regional Director Toledo shared how DTI, through Sec. Ramon Lopez, created a national technical working group to focus on packaging. Se
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Go Negosyo’s Mentor Me on Wheels heads south | GoNegosyo

Go Negosyo’s Mentor Me on Wheels heads south Go Negosyo’s Mentor Me on Wheels (MMOW) will bring its free one-on-one mentoring at SM City Calamba, Laguna – Mall Atrium this June 2, 2018. Laguna is Go Negosyo’s second pit stop after its successful launch at Mall of Asia last May 11. MMOW will continue to bring mentorship closer to every Filipino especially to those underserved entrepreneurs from distant areas. The program also provides an avenue for capacity building in realizing President Duter
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Kapatid Mentor ME to roll out in Rizal | GoNegosyo

Kapatid Mentor ME to roll out in Rizal Go Negosyo’s Kapatid Mentor ME will officially launch on June 1, 2018 at Robinson’s Place Antipolo City, Rizal. Kapatid Mentor ME (KMME) Rizal is the program’s 51st launch this year. It is also the 71st batch this 2018. KMME is a joint initiative of Go Negosyo and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to help micro, small, and medium enterprises scale up through the guidance of top business owners and practitioners in the country. Presidential Advi
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Go Negosyo brings one-on-one mentoring to Calamba | GoNegosyo

Go Negosyo’s Mentor Me on Wheels (MMOW) will make its second pit stop at SM City Calamba, Laguna – Mall Atrium this June 2, 2018. Go Negosyo Founder Joey Concepcion and DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez will once again lead in a one-on-one mentorship session with aspiring entrepreneurs together with Senator Miguel Zubiri and Yazaki Torres Manufacturing Inc. President & CEO Feliciano Torres as well as other successful mentors. After its successful leg at Mall of Asia last May 11, MMOW will continue to
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Go Negosyo’s Mentor Me on Wheels goes to Calamba | GoNegosyo

Go Negosyo’s Mentor Me on Wheels goes to Calamba Go Negosyo’s Mentor Me on Wheels (MMOW) will make its second pit stop at SM City Calamba, Laguna – Mall Atrium this June 2, 2018. Go Negosyo Founder Joey Concepcion and DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez will once again lead in a one-on-one mentorship session with aspiring entrepreneurs together with Senator Miguel Zubiri and Yazaki Torres Manufacturing Inc. President & CEO Feliciano Torres as well as other successful mentors. After its successful le
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[KMME Mentees Stories] Diving into entrepreneurship | GoNegosyo

Fely Jean Pacris had a vision to start her own business so in 2014, she started her own resort with only five rooms. KMME has helped her business when it comes to the technical knowledge and legal aspects of entrepreneurship. Concepts from the business model canvas greatly helped MASCOOP Resort in planning the company’s sustainability. MASCOOP Resort now has introduced products made from banana and other tropical fruits. It was also able to increase its sales by more than 10%. In addition, MAS
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Mentor Me on Wheels: Aarangkada na! | GoNegosyo

On May 23, 2018, Go Negosyo sa Radyo host Cheska San Diego-Bobadilla and co-host Senator Bam Aquino was joined by The French Baker Founder and CEO Johnlu Koa, Philippine Marketing Association – Consumer Affairs Director Prof. Jerry Cocabo-Yao, and Yoli’s Homebaked Staple General Manager JB Estrada to share their experiences on the recently launched Mentor Me on Wheels. Mentor Me on Wheels (MMOW) is Go Negosyo’s latest initiative to bring mentorship closer to Filipinos. Attendees got to be in
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Go Negosyo & SL Agritech Corp. strengthen alliance | GoNegosyo

Go Negosyo Founder Joey Concepcion and SL Agritech Corporation (SLAC) CEO Dr. Henry Lim Bon Liong renewed their partnership through a signing of memorandum of understanding last May 24, 2018 at the Manila Polo Club. Joining the signing was Go Negosyo Adviser for Agripreneurship Ginggay Hontiveros-Malvar. SL Agritech Corporation has been a staunch supporter of Go Negosyo’s programs and events especially those that help farmers grow their agribusinesses across the country for more than three yea
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Go Negosyo & LBC form stronger ties | GoNegosyo

Last May 22, 2018, Go Negosyo Founder Joey Concepcion signed a memorandum of understanding with LBC Express Holdings, Inc. CEO Santiago Araneta at the Manila Polo Club. The signing was also joined by Go Negosyo Adviser for MSME Development Merly Cruz and LBC Express Chief Marketing Officer Javier Mantecon. Having been partners for more than five years, Concepcion expressed his gratitude to LBC Express Holdings, Inc. “Santi [Araneta] has been a staunch supporter of Go Negosyo and LBC is a long-
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[KMME Mentees Stories] Carving towards entrepreneurship | GoNegosyo

With only a starting capital of 30,000 pesos, Alexander Parel and his family set up Antigua de Madera Furniture in the 1990s. Venturing into your own business would not always be going to be a smooth sailing flow. Alexander experienced hardships when it comes to handling its program shift. After KMME, he is now well-equipped with the right skills in managing his business as he does not depend on others that much anymore. The business is now more organized because it has a system. He also lea
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IFEX – International Food Exhibition | GoNegosyo

On May 16, 2018, Go Negosyo sa Radyo host Cheska San Diego-Bobadilla and co-host Senator Bam Aquino were joined by Trade and Investment Promotion Group (TIPG) Undersecretary Nora Terrado as well as East-West Seed Marketing Manager Dexter Difuntorum and Resource Mobilization Manager Dr. Robert Acosta to discuss everything there is to know about the International Food Exhibition. The International Food Exhibition (IFEX) is an annual event organized by DTI’s Center for International Trade Expos
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Bringing Mentorship Closer to All Filipinos | GoNegosyo

Go Negosyo’s Mentor Me on Wheels officially launched its first leg in Music Hall, SM Mall of Asia last May 11, 2018. MMOW is one of the programs of Go Negosyo to achieve the battle-cry of Pilipinas Angat Lahat! More than 500 aspiring and existing micro and small entrepreneurs have registered to the first and biggest one-on- one negosyo mentoring session. The free event also welcomed walk-in attendees. Following the successes of Kapatid Mentor ME (KMME) Program and Kapatid Agri Mentor ME Progra
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Get Connected! – Online Marketing sa Negosyo | GoNegosyo

On May 9, 2018, Go Negosyo sa Radyo host Senator Bam Aquino and guest host Faith Salaver were joined by Jemina Ty and Edrich Ty, owners of Blackbough Swimwear as well as Michelle Ann Sayat, Marketing and Corporate Communications Manager of DHL Philippines to discuss the bridging of local MSMEs and their consumers through online logistics companies. Blackbough Swimwear is a local startup company specializing in beachwear for all body types. Without any knowledge in business and fashion indust
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Mentor Me on Wheels to drop by local malls | GoNegosyo

Mentor Me on Wheels to drop by local malls Go Negosyo’s Mentor Me on Wheels (MMOW) will officially roll out its first leg on May 11, 2018 in Music Hall, SM Mall of Asia. Following the successes of Kapatid Mentor ME and Kapatid Agri Mentor ME, MMOW is an effort to further expand Go Negosyo’s program reach nationwide, especially to those aspiring and underserved entrepreneurs from far-flung areas. The program also provides an avenue for capacity building in realizing President Duterte’s goal
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