Nagcarlan, Laguna — The Department of Trade and Industry – Laguna Provincial Office (DTI-Laguna), in partnership with the Calamba Manpower Development Center (CMDC), conducted a seminar on entrepreneurial mindset and basic pricing costing last October 25, 2023 (Wednesday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm) at Sectoral Affairs Conference Room, Calamba City Hall, which was attended by an approximately seventy-five (75) potential micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs).

The program was hosted by Ms. Joanna Marie M. Malihan of CMDC. It started with preliminaries including the invocation and national anthem. Ms. Celina Dacara-Manabat delivered the opening remarks which was followed by recognition of guests and participants. She then continued the program by introducing the set of speakers: Ms. Michelle Caymo, Business Counselor of Negosyo Center Nagcarlan, and Ms. Jeriliyn Chia Soriano, Business Counselor of Negosyo Center Rizal. Both of the speakers are from DTI-Laguna.

Caymo started the seminar with the basic pricing and costing followed by entrepreneurial mindset which was discussed by Soriano.

in photo: Negosyo Center Business Counselor conducting basic pricing and costing seminar.

The set of speakers provided the participants with information on how to operate their business and overcome challenges toward becoming successful business owners. The seminar became a guide to entrepreneurs on how to manage everything in business. In addition to this, the speakers provided the potential MSMEs with basic understanding on the identified topics and made the entire learning experience of the participants complete. A simple workshop for the participants included drafting their financial plans for their businesses.

The seminar received positive comments from the participants, and they expressed their satisfaction with the learning activity. All of the participants who answered the Client Satisfaction Form graded it passed. Overall, the seminar was commended by the potential MSMEs, and they expressed their interests to join the future seminars, mentoring and coaching sessions of DTI-Laguna.

All the participants were very grateful for the information through this seminar. They also expressed their gratitude for this opportunity to start and improve their existing businesses with the help of DTI in giving free basic seminar.

Date of Release: 9 December 2023