Some 22,064 micro, small, and medium enterprises in Negros Occidental have been assisted by the Department of Trade and Industry's Negosyo centers in 2017, a government press release said.
DTI Senior Trade and Development specialist Romel Amihan said Negosyo centers, which are situated in various local government units replicate DTI's programs and services.
“If you are an entrepreneur who wishes to seek advice on business improvement, there are business counselors in Negosyo centers who are willing to help you,” Amihan said.
Among the services offered are business consultancies, trainings and seminars, business registration assistance, business information, and advocacies.
Amihan said additional Negosyo centers will be launched in Cadiz City, Binalbagan, and Escalante City to spur economic activities and provide better and efficient services among MSMEs, the press release said.
The DTI has also allotted P6 million this year for its maintenance and operating expenses.
To date, the DTI has established 16 Negosyo centers in Sipalay, Bago City, Himamaylan City, EB Magalona, Cauayan, La Castellana, Isabela, Hinobaan, San Carlos City, Sagay City, Victorias City, the provincial Capitol, DTI-Bacolod City, Hinigaran, Kabankalan City, and La Carlota.
The launching of Negosyo centers is pursuant to Republic Act 10644, or the Go Negosyo Act, aimed at promoting ease of doing business among entrepreneurs, the press release added.*
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