In photo: DTI Laguna and National Irrigation Administration together with the Agripreneurs from Laguna.

PILA, LAGUNA – The Laguna Provincial Office of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in collaboration with National Irrigation Administration held the third run of seminar series entitled “Planting Business: Seminar Start-Ups” on April 20, 2023, to empower farmers to be more economically resilient agripreneurs. It was attended by thirty (30) farmers from the province of Laguna.

The aforementioned activity aimed to empower the agripreneurs through knowledge dissemination on various relevant matters, to increase employability and to develop practical skills for starting a business, with the possibility of building local microenterprises.

The seminar/workshop was led by DTI Negosyo Business Counselors, Lovely Anne Rome and Rica Mae Garcia, through interaction with the participants. Discussion revolved around business financial health, bookkeeping, basic financial terms, profit and loss calculation, understanding financial reports, financial projections and basic pricing and costing.

The seminar focused on the importance of record keeping in order to generate a reliable financial report. In addition to this, it helped clarify the role of credible financial reports in sound decision making and business development. The event also facilitated the exchange of opinions and expertise regarding business finance management.

This activity is part of DTI Laguna’s commitment to continuously provide assistance to micro, small, and medium enterprises through productivity programs and services.

Date of Release: 3 May 2023