THE Department of Trade and Industry Central Visayas (DTI 7) is currently developing an online training course in partnership with the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) to further equip entrepreneurs in this digital-driven economy.
The program is called the Digital Services Entrepreneurs Advancement Mentoring (Dream) that will commence in August 2021.
“The Dream program will feature mentorship modules to be used to propel digital services entrepreneurs to thrive in spite of the unprecedented setbacks that now confront businesses of all types and sizes,” DTI said in a press release.
The trade agency has been pushing for micro, small and medium entrepreneurs (MSMEs) to shift to the digital economy in the face of challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.
With most transactions done online, the DTI aimed to push MSMEs for a digital pivot to reach their intended markets and discover new ones.
The modules will cover topics like entrepreneurial mind-setting and values formation, overview of the market, developing the business, finance and operations management, people management, contract management, client management, legalizing the business, business model canvas and one-on-one mentoring after the course / graduation, to accomplish specific milestones.
DTI’s Dream program is free of charge but can only accommodate a maximum of 30 participants for the first batch in Central Visayas.
The program aims to produce confident local entrepreneurs with the right mindset and basic management skills which will enable them to sustain their enterprises amid the challenges of the pandemic and new normal conditions.
Interested applicants must have at least six months freelancing experience, be willing and committed to complete the program, be able to submit the necessary documents, and agree to upscale their business. (JOB)