MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, April 8 — With the aim to boost local enterprises, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in partnership with the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship (PCE) launched the “Kapatid Mentor Me (KMME)” program on March 27 at the Camiguin Convention Center here.
The activity, which also showcased the renowned products of the Camiguin mentees, was attended by almost 300 participants comprising the existing and potential Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), academe and the government sector.
Aside from improving the business operations, the products in the province will also be scaled up under the KMME program.
DTI Assistant Secretary Blesila A. Lantayona said that the MSMEs comprised 99.6 percent of the total enterprises in the country or about 946,000 MSMEs comprising 89 percent for the micro-enterprises; 9.2 percent for small enterprises and 0.4 percent for the medium enterprises.
Moreover, Modules 1 and 2, Entrepreneurial Mind-setting and Marketing, of the KMME program were tackled in the event.
Success stories of Vjandep Bakeshop, Maestrado Tablea and Pasalubong sa Camiguin were also highlighted in the Kapihan or the Inspirational Forum aside from the business consultations facilitated by the certified local mentors.
Following the kick-off rites will be the mentoring sessions of the 20 mentees on April to June 2017 at the Mambajao Negosyo Center, Mambajao Municipal Building.
“Mentor Me is one of the components of the Project KAPATID—an initiative of the DTI and the PCE to help the country’s micro and small enterprises.
The program brings together experts and industry leaders who will provide a series of free mentoring sessions on incorporating innovation in products, services, operation processes, business models and other aspects of entrepreneurship for aspiring and existing entrepreneurs. (Zita M. Abellare/PIA10