Following the Magna Carta for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), the second week of July of each year has been declared as "Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development (MSMED) Week."
This year, to highlight the importance of MSMEs as a key sector in the national economic development agenda, the celebrations will cover the entire month of July. One of the highlights of SME Month will be the Kita Kits Business Training which will offer various skills and entrepreneurial training sessions in over 70 areas of learning covering the Food, Services, and Gifts-Decors-Houseware sectors. The Kita Kits Business Training intends to enhance the operational capabilities of MSMEs, expose them to current business trends, and increase their skills to compete in the local and global markets. There will be booths for exhibitors who will make available to the public starter kits that are ready and easy for an individual to start a business. All training sessions are free of charge.
The Kita Kits Business Training will be held on July 6-7 and July 20-21 2012, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm at the Enterprise Development Center (formerly the Philippine Trade Training Center), International Trade Center Complex, Roxas Boulevard corner Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Pasay City.
On July 6, the SME briefings will cover the following topics: How to be an entrepreneur with the BMBE Law; Integrated business licensing; Managing your finances; and How to manage price competition. Skills training sessions will focus on general business management such as managing stock investments, setting up a money changer shop, laundry business, supermarket retail merchandising, food cart franchising, and others.