The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Quezon, in partnership with the Canadian Executive Service Organization (CESO), conducted the entry meeting via Zoom with Thelma Laguador, Owner of Dinggo-Thelma Enterprises or Wellness Options in Lucban, Quezon, and Canadian Volunteer Advisor (VA) Gerry O’Connor.

Screen capture of the participants of the entry meeting

The assignment is an offshoot of the recent assistance from CESO VA Fred Burke, who assessed their business operations and trained them to implement an effective financial management system. VA Burke recommended developing a strategic business plan that would serve as their road map for getting through the pandemic and pursuing business growth.

In this eight-week assignment, Wellness Options will develop a new strategic plan, new marketing strategies, and new business tactics and skills.

Also present in the meeting were CESO Project Officer, Erwin Altamarino, Negosyo Center Lucban Business Counselor, Jerwin Samson, and DTI Quezon CESO Focal Person, Honeylee Eclavea. ♦

Date of Release: 17 February 2022