in photo: DTI Rizal team, attending the "Go Negosyo’s 3M On Wheels" program.

The Department of Trade and Industry – Rizal took a pioneering step towards fostering business growth by actively participating in the “Go Negosyo’s 3M On Wheels” program. This transformative initiative was held at the Robinsons Antipolo Atrium, Expansion Mall, attracting more than 500 Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) who enthusiastically engaged in the mobile mentorship program led by Go Negosyo.

The event was graced by the presence of Cleotilde M. Duran, Officer-in-Charge Provincial Director of DTI Rizal, Meliton Oliver R. Darvin, President of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Antipolo, Hon. Danilo O. Leyble, District Board Member of Antipolo, as well as Go Negosyo’s accomplished mentors and Rizal’s local mentors. Partner exhibitors also extended their services to entrepreneurs from different regions of Rizal and beyond.

Originating from the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship, Go Negosyo’s 3M On Wheels program stands as a revolutionary mobile mentorship initiative with the goal of enhancing the capacity and development of entrepreneurs through face-to-face mentoring sessions. The event featured invaluable one-on-one coaching sessions conducted by accredited mentors. These sessions equipped participants with personalized business insights and guidance drawn from seasoned entrepreneurs. Furthermore, the event provided a unique opportunity for MSMEs to foster meaningful connections with fellow business owners, mentors, and professionals within their industry. Notably, partner exhibitors and national agencies showcased their offerings, effectively bringing their programs and services directly to entrepreneurs.

DTI Rizal played a pivotal role in the event, offering essential business name registration and business consultancy services through its dedicated booth. This service was extended to both existing and aspiring MSMEs keen on benefiting from the mentoring program.

One enthusiastic entrepreneur, hailing from Taytay Rizal, shared, “Since I’ve been into business since 2019, gusto kong magkaroon ng insights kung paano palaguin ang business ko, ano yung mga channels na kailangan. Maraming salamat sa inyo.

This collaboration between Go Negosyo, DTI Rizal, and PCCI Antipolo effectively empowered entrepreneurs by granting them access to a plethora of opportunities tailored to MSME development and capacity enhancement.

Date of Release: 26 August 2023