Negosyo Centers extend help to Negrense entreps

Some 22,064 micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Negros Occidental have been assisted by the Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI) Negosyo Centers in 2017.

According to DTI Senior Trade and Development specialist Dr. Romel Amihan, Negosyo Centers which are situated in various local government units (LGUs) replicate DTI’s programs and services.

“If you are an entrepreneur who wish to seek advice on business improvement, there are business counselors in Negosyo Centers who are willing to help you,” Amihan emphasized.

Among of the services offered are business consultancies, trainings and seminars, business registration assistance, business information and advocacies.

Amihan disclosed that an additional Negosyo Center will be launched in Cadiz City, Binalbagan and Escalante City to spur economic activities and provide better and efficient services among MSMEs.

The DTI has likewise 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, Provincial Capitol, DTI-Bacolod City, Hinigaran, Kabankalan City and La Carlota.

The launching of Negosyo Centers is pursuant to Republic Act No. 10644, otherwise known as the Go Negosyo Act, aimed at promoting ease of doing business among entrepreneurs.*(JSC/LML/PIA6 Negros Occ.)