PLDT Group and Go Negosyo announced the partnership to help the country’s micro, small and medium entrepreneurs (MSME) engage in e-commerce through an end-to-end enablement program.
This partnership together with PLDT Inc. and its digital innovations arm Voyager Innovations together with entrepreneurship advocate Go Negosyo aims to support the program of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to equip more than 100,000 MSMEs with digital solutions by 2020.
This program is available in more than 750 Negosyo Centers nationwide. Local businesses can participate in Go Negosyo’s Mentor Me program which has been expanded to include training in setting up and managing online stores through the Tackthis!, the online store builder of Voyager.
This platform also provides small enterprises with the logistics capability to deliver goods to their online buyers. Once online, MSMEs can reach a wider market nationwide through Takatack (www.takatack.com), Voyager’s virtual marketplace.
Business owners can also gain ready access to capital and financial support through Voyager’s digital lending platform Lendr (www.lendr.com.ph), which helps MSMEs apply for various loan offers from participating banks and lending institutions.
The program will also equip merchants to accept mobile cashless transactions through PayMaya QR, for a seamless payment experience via QR code technology.
Business owners can apply and get more information about Go Negosyo’s Mentor Me program in any PLDT, Smart or DTI offices nationwide.