DTI VI launches online mentoring for MSMEs

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The DTI VI will launch its entrepreneurship mentoring online to continue to provide assistance to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) amid the economic difficulties brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Kapatid Mentor Micro-Enterprises (KMME) Online Program will kick off on July 15.

For Batch 1, there will be 42 mentees to join the program covering the three provinces of Antique, Capiz and Iloilo with 14 MSMEs coming from each province. DTI VI will run the program in three batches until December 2020.

The KMME Program has been implemented since 2016 as a 10-module mentorship course that optimizes weekly face-to-face interactions between the mentors and the mentees with the key goal of boosting the entrepreneurial capacity of the mentees through improved access to Mentorship, Money and Market.

The modules cover entrepreneurial mindset and values formation, marketing, product development and innovation, market growth and expansion, business model canvas, operations management, human resource and organization management, supply and value chain, entrepreneurial accounting and financial management, taxation, business laws, tapping government programs and services to grow one’s business and business improvement plan presentation.

With the CoVid-19 upending lives and businesses all over the world, the KMME Program becomes more relevant and necessary although in a virtual or digitalized form.  Thus, the KMME Online was developed as the practical delivery mechanism for the same mentorship modules to be used to propel MSEs to survive and thrive in spite of the unprecedented setbacks that now confront businesses of all types and sizes.

To qualify as an online mentee, the applicant should be at least 18 years old, must be a Filipino citizen, and a resident of Western Visayas. Qualified mentees must also have a business that is operating for at least one year and has employee/s and/or manages a team. The mentee should be willing to attend online sessions on specific schedules and willing to enter into a contract of commitment.

DTI’s online mentoring program is in partnership with the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship-Go Negosyo.

Application for Batches 2 and 3 is still on-going.

For interested MSMEs, you may visit or call your DTI Provincial Office.#

Sheila is a digital marketing enthusiast and obsessed in promoting Iloilo. She is a kdrama fan, a dog person and a certified foodie!
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