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Microfinancing soon to be available for small entrepreneurs

Microfinance law will benefit small businesses in small communities

Micro and small entrepreneurs may soon acquire business loans from government-accredited NGOs, following the signing of the implementing rules and regulations of Microfinance NGOs Act (RA 10693) on August 17.“By providing financial assistance to small entrepreneurs who would otherwise be turned away ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | August 22, 2016 06:00:00
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Easier SSS registration for home-based SMEs

SSS reaches out to micro-entrepreneurs through SEDP partnership.

Thousands of home-based workers and micro-entrepreneurs in Legazpi and in neighboring provinces will benefit from easier Social Security System (SSS) registration and wider access to SSS benefits and services after a local diocese-run institution gained SSS’ accreditation as a servicing partner ageSSS ...

February 05, 2013 09:00:00
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OTOP: From program to brand

The Department of Trade and Industry intends to upscale the One Town One Product program to a brand.

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) intends to upscale the One Town One Product (OTOP) program of the government not as a product but as a brand, and explore the possibilities of making some of the OTOP entrepreneurs as franchisers. “The ...

October 24, 2012 02:00:00
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Coming together at Briggy Hall

Building on the concept of community, Briggy Hall provides home-based food vendors a physical place to do business.

It is no surprise that Ivanna Aguiling would start a business that would benefit not only her pocket, but those of others as well. She is, after all, an instructor and program manager at the University of Asia and the Pacific–Center for ...

by Lalah Varias  | September 26, 2012 01:00:00