in photo: Negosyo Center Business Counsellors Edelyn Aireen Muñoz and Julie Flor Garcia, as the resource speakers in E-Commerce Business Seminar.

PILA, LAGUNA — In celebration of San Antonio de Padua College (SAPC) Foundation of Pila, Laguna Inc. “College Week” with a theme “Kita-Kita”, the Department of Trade and Industry – Laguna Provincial Office (DTI-Laguna) has conducted Seminar on How to Start an E-Commerce Business and Consumer Education for the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and ABM Senior High School Students at the Music and Arts Hall, in SAPC, Barangay San Antonio, Pila, Laguna.

A total of sixty-two (62) students participated in the said activity. The topic on how to start an e-commerce business was discussed by Ms. Edelyn Aireen Muñoz, a Negosyo Center Business Counsellor at DTI-Laguna. During the seminar, she first introduced the topic on how to start a business which mainly focused on the competencies that a successful entrepreneur must have followed by how to generate a business idea, business planning, financial requirements, implementation of business projects, and evaluating a business.

It was then followed by a discussion of the main topic which is about starting an e-commerce business wherein Muñoz explained in detail every step in starting an e-commerce business as follows: (1) researching and validating a business idea; (2) product sourcing; (3) choosing an online selling channel; (4) setting up an online store; and lastly (5) marketing and promotion of their business. She also emphasized the power of using social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Tiktok and many others in marketing their product or services which will eventually help them to attract customers to land on their e-commerce websites.

As part of DTI-Laguna’s mandate of empowering consumers, Negosyo Center Business Counsellor Julie Flor Garcia discussed Consumer Education which provided the students with insights on their rights and responsibilities as a consumer.

This activity is part of the continuous commitment of DTI-Laguna to provide business and consumer information to potential and existing entrepreneurs in Laguna.

Date of Release: 31 May 2023