Monday, January 9, 2017

9 down, DTI targets 7 more
Go Negsosyo hubs in 2017

TAGBILARAN CITY, January 3 (PIA)--The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Bohol together with its partner national agencies complete 9 Go Negosyo hubs in Bohol in 2016, and more are opening up in 2017 to help entrepreneurs into micro-industries providing economic life into the country sides. 

There will be more to come in 2017, assures DTI regional Director Asteria Caberte, who also hails from Bohol. 

In her previous speeches during the Regional Trade Fair and Products showcase opening in July last year, Director Caberte in fact urged City Mayor John Geesnell Yap to allocate a slot for the business facilitation hub and business data bank in the city. 

As conceptualized and in support of the government's Go Negosyo Act, the Go Negosyo Centers would be responsible for promoting “ease of doing business and facilitating access to services for MSMEs within its jurisdiction, according to DTI.

By ease of doing business, the Go Negosyo hubs assist in business registration, renewal application of MSMEs, application for Barangay Micro-Business Enterprise (BMBE) while coordinating with local government units (LGUs) and government agencies to process accomplished forms submitted by MSMEs to implement a unified business registration process in the Philippine Business Registry (PBR). 

Go Negosyo hubs also provide business advisory services, assist MSMEs in meeting regulatory requirements to start and maintain the business, build local support networks, establish market linkages for MSME development through the local Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development (MSMED) Council and DTI. 

The centers also provide and facilitate access to grants and other forms of financial assistance, shared service facilities and equipment, and other support for MSMEs through national government agencies (NGAs), provide technical help in streamlining business processes while enlisting the entrepreneur in mentoring for better development programs and processes. 

The centers would also act as repository of information in business and advocacies as well as training services, financing, marketing as well as business information needs of MSMEs. 

In its last surge before 2017, DTI in Bohol in coordination with local government units opened Go Negosyo Centers in Ubay and Talibon, Carmen and Tubigon and Loboc and Jagna in three consecutive days before December ended. 

The opening just came in time before LGUs again open up another fiscal year and businesses start to renew their business licenses and permits. 

In Bohol, the DTI launched its first Go Negosyo business hub inside the national government agency office at the second floor of FCB Building along CPG North Avenue in Tagbilaran. 

A few days later, Bohol also opened a Go Negosyo Center at the Bohol Investment Promotion Center at the Old Capitol Complex in Tagbilaran City. 

A few months later, Loon broke the tradition and went ahead to open the first Go Negosyo Center outside Tagbilaran City, early last year. (rac/PIA-7/Bohol)
With thumbs raised up, stakeholders in the 9th Go Negosyo Center in Jagna showed beaming confidence that the 2017 would bring more for Bohol small medium enterprises especially with business facilitation and consultancy now available at these business hubs. (Photo from Jagna Bohol FB/PIA-7/Bohol)

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