DTI-Bataan starts weekly coaching for biz owners

BALANGA CITY — Seasoned entrepreneurs shared their rags-to-riches stories to smaller colleagues who aspire to hit big in business. 

A total of 23 mentees were chosen as initial beneficiaries of free business coaching under the Kapatid Mentor Me (KMME) Program of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-Bataan held at Lou-is Restaurant here.

The mentees were micro andsmall entrepreneurs who were screened and selected by DTI to undergo more seminar and training sessions for the succeeding weeks.

According to DTI-Bataan OIC Nelin Cabahug, KMME aims to help small business owners scale up their enterprises through weekly coaching and mentoring given by experienced entrepreneurs and practitioners. 

For the first training, Sheryll Ramos-Quintana, founder of Oryspa Spa Solutions and Most Inspiring Filipina awardee for Go Negosyo in 2016, discussed Entrepreneurial Mind Setting and Values Formation. 

Award-winning jewelry designer Ann Giannina Ong shared about Marketing and Marketing Trends. 

Mentees engaged in an open forum and sought advice from their mentors to help them promote their local business in the country and even abroad. 

For the next weeks, more entrepreneurs form various fields will coach their mentees until they finish the 10-topic module of KMME. –Mar Jay S. Delas Alas