PLDT ALPHA is the trusted expert end-to-end ICT partner of the top enterprise market, delivering innovative ICT solutions and a premium grade customer experience.
PLDT HOME believes that the strongest connections are at home. By providing a compelling suite of multimedia services and solutions, Filipino families stay connected and can easily access quality entertainment at the comfort of their homes.
PLDT SME Nation draws inspiration from the unique Filipino entrepreneurial spirit, formed to boost and empower the small-, and medium-sized businesses that form the essential backbone of the Philippine economy.
Enjoy limitless possibilities with international services only from PLDT Global.
We are committed to be the leading offshore Filipino ICT Company.
Smart Communications is the Philippines' leading wireless services provider. Enjoy
the widest range of prepaid, postpaid, and mobile broadband services only from Smart!
Sun offers a wide range of service innovations for mobile telephony from
voice, messaging and international roaming services, to wireless broadband and value-added
ePLDT is the premier Information and Communications Technology (ICT) company in the country, delivering world-class solutions to both large enterprises and the SMEs across various industries.
Home → PLDT News Center → News
MANILA, Philippines, February 28, 2011 – Micro entrepreneurs now have a chance to scale up their businesses by attending a series of free five-day seminars called “Manage And Improve Your Business.”
Through the efforts of the PLDT KaAsenso and the University of the Philippines Institute of Small Scale Industries (UP ISSI), this seminar series will help micro entrepreneurs improve their businesses, increase their productivity and aim for sustainability by teaching them about strategic marketing, financial, operations and human resource management, among others.
PLDT Vice President for Retail Voice Acquisition and Micro-Business Patrick Tang said the KaAsenso Edukasyon Project will help KaAsenso reach its goal to provide micro-entrepreneurs with the right communication and information tools that can help increase profits and maximize savings.
“We believe that UP ISSI is the best partner to have for this project. We both believe in the importance of education for minigosyantes,” said Tang.
Professor Nestor Raneses, Director of UP ISSI, said the goal of entrepreneurship is geared towards an enterprising Philippines.
“With the KaAsenso Edukasyon Project, we should be proud that we’re actually doing something for our country. We are providing not just training but education, where we encourage minigosyantes to move up the business ladder, from micro to small to medium and to large enterprises,” Raneses said.
Tang added that a micro business ecosystem that empowers and enables minigosyantes can be created with five building blocks, namely, technology, education, added income, marketing, and financing – all key ingredients to KaAsenso’s 2011 programs.
“PLDT provides the right solutions to minigosyantes’ business and personal demands by offering a full suite of products and advocacies that are efficiency-, wealth-, and success-enablers, thus, making technology more accessible. It also opens a lot of revenue-generating opportunities for the minigosyante,” said Tang.
According to the National Statistics Office, micro businesses comprise 91% of the Philippines’ businesses, employing about 70% of the total workforce. Micro entrepreneurs are therefore key players in the growth of the Philippine economy.
Participants in the KaAsenso Edukasyon Project are PLDT subscriber-minigosyantes whose names were drawn in a raffle conducted last year. They will attend the seminar for five consecutive Saturdays and are expected to come up with a business improvement plan to be presented in front of a distinguished UP ISSI panel of business experts.
“Think of it as a mini-MBA course that can be taken within a shorter period of time and more importantly, it’s all for free,” said Jonathan De Quiroz, PLDT KaAsenso Product Specialist.
“We’re making education more accessible to hopeful minigosyos who want nothing more than a shot to becoming bigger.”
The KaAsenso Edukasyon Project is intended to run for the rest of the year and will enjoin more subscribers to similar trainings courtesy of UP ISSI and other KaAsenso partner training institutions.
PLDT.com News Center contains company news and featured content from the PLDT Group.
For media inquiries, email us at email@example.com.
Follow us on social media: