With the shared mission of empowering Filipino business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs, Globe myBusiness and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) have teamed up to bring technology closer to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).

Last October 10, 2018, top executives from Globe myBusiness and the DTI signed a deal that aims to empower MSMEs through technological solutions. DTI Secretary Ramon M. Lopez and DTI Undersecretary Zenaida Cuison Maglaya graced the contract signing, along with Globe myBusiness Vice President for Segment Marketing Debbie Obias and Globe myBusiness Marketing Services Head Mary Gaile Guevarra.

[From right to left] DTI Undersecretary Zenaida Cuision Maglaya, DTI Secretary Ramon M. Lopez, Globe myBusiness Vice President for Segment Marketing Debbie Obias, and Globe myBusiness Marketing Services Head Mary Gaile Guevarra pose for a photo as the two parties seals their partnership.

According to Secretary Lopez, MSMEs today comprise majority of the businesses in the country; however, their economic contribution is hampered by lack of access to business resources and technological tools. He said that the partnership with Globe myBusiness will enable DTI to help improve the business performance of MSMEs.

“Our partnership with Globe myBusiness will be a big help for micro entrepreneurs, like those in [DTI] Negosyo Centers. It empowers them with new technological tools, that we deem as the great equalizer in helping them level up their businesses. We believe that Globe myBusiness is a quality partner when it comes to that because of the quality service it provides. If we empower micro entrepreneurs, we can empower the nation, because they are truly a big chunk of enterprises in the country,” Secretary Lopez said.

“Entrepreneurs can expect more learnings from Globe myBusiness Academy through its speakers, and more access to events and exhibits. We want business owners to maximize all the offerings of Globe myBusiness Academy and the services they offer so they can upgrade their businesses. They can also learn more about government services that will help them improve their businesses,” he added.

Meanwhile, Undersecretary Maglaya emphasized how this partnership with Globe myBusiness would further enhance the role of  government in helping microentrepreneurs. She says that DTI wants to ease the fear of many entrepreneurs in using modern solutions for their businesses, noting that technology is a crucial part of staying competitive.

“As President [Rodrigo R. Duterte] said, we need to help the small players, who are often in hard to reach areas. This partnership is our opportunity to reach them and make them aware that if they want to start a business, the government will take care of them. Our partnership with Globe myBusiness is important because we can’t do it alone. We don’t have to start from scratch because we can partner with the private sector that already provides the services needed by MSMEs,” Undersecretary Maglaya said.

“Entrepreneurs now have to learn how to improve what they do. They have to be more efficient. With changes in technology, they have to be up to date. There are a lot of things that technology can do for our MSMEs. If they want to be competitive, they have to embrace technology because that’s their only way to compete not only locally, but also globally,” she added.

Under this partnership, Globe myBusiness Academy would serve as a one-stop platform that not only disseminates information about topnotch digital solutions, but also government services that can help businesses thrive in competitive industries.

In addition, Globe myBusiness will aid in spreading awareness about DTI’s services and the DTI Negosyo Center through its digital platforms and its various workshops, seminars, and conferences, thus giving entrepreneurs access to resources that can help innovate their business operations.

“At its heart, the partnership between Globe myBusiness and the DTI Negosyo Center seeks to help Filipino business owners succeed. By working together, Globe myBusiness and the DTI Negosyo Center can better impart the knowledge, skills, tools, and resources that entrepreneurs need to create their own success,” Globe myBusiness Vice President for Segment Marketing Debbie Obias said.

“Truly, this is an exciting collaboration between Globe myBusiness and the DTI Negosyo Center. We believe that this partnership is a perfect fit in achieving our collective goal of helping MSMEs succeed. Again, we thank the DTI for partnering with us. We look forward to building lasting relationships not only with Filipino entrepreneurs but also with DTI Negosyo Center as our partners,” she added.

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