MSME Publications


A Guide To Registering Your Business

 A Guide To Registering Your Business

A handout on the process flow, requirements, and contact details of agencies involved in registering sole proprietorship, cooperative, and partnership and corporations.

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ASEAN SME Academy Flyer

A brief catalogue of program information, trainings and courses offered by ASEAN SME Academy.

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Catalog of Information Materials for MSMEs

Catalog of Information Materials for MSMEs

MSMEs obtain valuable information from various sources and in varied forms. While databases and information materials have already been developed by government agencies, business organizations, and the academe, these may not be readily obtainable. There could be several reasons for the inaccessibility of these information, one of which is the lack of materials or facilities that will help MSMEs, researchers, as well as policymakers find these information.

This “Catalog of Information Materials for MSMEs” hopes to provide entrepreneurs, researchers, and policy-makers with a compendium of information materials that can be used as guides in addressing their various needs. The information materials are presented according to their use: start-up tools, marketing, technology/production, human resource, finance, studies, and information services. Relevant websites are also listed.

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Directory of Business Development Services (BDS) Providers

Directory of Business Development Services (BDS) Providers

This publication is a compilation of existing business development services (BDS) provided by private organizations and academic institutions in support of the growth and development of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). The directory is published to assist potential and existing entrepreneurs in accessing various forms of assistance to help increase their productivity and enhance their competitiveness. 

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Directory of Common Service Facilities Handbook

Directory of Common Service Facilities Handbook

This directory provides vital information on existing common service facilities nationwide which SMEs may tap to help increase their output and boost their competitiveness. The scope of services covered includes: machinery and equipment, raw materials procurement, product research development and quality control, storage/warehousing, trade consolidation and provision of display centers, business incubation services, skills training, and other services.

Particularly, this directory contains the name of the facility, its location, the name of its owner/contact person, the services offered, equipment provided by the facility, and sectors serviced.

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Do You Want to Go Into Business?/Nais Mo bang Magnegosyo?

Do You Want to Go Into Business?/Nais Mo bang Magnegosyo?

This handbook, published by the DTI through the Bureau of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development (BMSMED), guides would-be entrepreneurs on the process flow of starting a small business, the risks and rewards of going into business, and tips on writing a business plan. It also provides the likely requirements in registering with the various government institutions. 

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Download Nais Mo bang Magnegosyo?

Fabrication Laboratories

A handout providing the background, capability, typical equipment, and qualification of a Fab Lab and its contribution to MSME innovation and development.

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FAQs for MSMEs

A handout on available MSME services, the Negosyo Center, and a simplified guide to registering a business name. 

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Financing Handbook

Financing Handbook

This handbook provides information on how to grow/expand your business operation. The growing number and significant role of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in spurring national economic growth prompted the compilation and publication of this handbook on Financing Programs for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises. The implementation of micro financing and SME lending programs by various institutions is generally recognized as an essential tool in stimulating entrepreneurial activities. Through this compendium, the Bureau of Small and Medium Enterprise Development (BSMED) aims to increase the Filipino entrepreneur’s awareness on sources of funding available from government and private sector institutions for his business, and encourage him to access these facilities based on the capabilities of his enterprise. This menu of financial services will hopefully develop and strengthen the ability of MSMEs to better manage their operational activities and possibly embolden them to cater to areas beyond their traditional markets. This compilation is an initiative of BSMED under the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). 

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Gabay sa Pagsisimula, Pamamalakad ng Negosyong Pagkain

Gabay Sa Negosyong Pagkain

A guidebook on food hygiene and sanitation, good manufacturing practices, hazards, bookkeeping, packaging, financing, business planning, and government agencies to contact if you need related help. 

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Glossary of Business Terms and Concepts Handbook

Glossary of Business Terms and Concepts Handbook

A compilation of more than 1,300 business terms that have been organized and cross-referenced for the convenience of its users. This handbook will be helpful in dealing with the plethora of new terms that have been minted to capture the dynamic nature of today’s business environment.  

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Livelihood Seeding Program - Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay Flyer

A handout consisting program information and guide on availing the Livelihood Seeding Program- Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay Program.

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More than Cash: Improving Lives Through Micro Enterprise Development

More than Cash: Improving Lives Through Micro Enterprise Development

As part of the Knowledge Management in the Rural Micro Enterprise Programme (RuMEPP), a compendium of case stories was developed and published in 2013 to highlight what the Programme was able to achieve during its seven years of implementation. Aside from featuring stories of different RuMEPP beneficiaries in all the 19 provinces, the compendium also shares the challenges, lessons learned, and policy implications resulting from Programme implementation since 2007. 

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MSME Guide to Disaster Resilience

A condensed version of the MSME Guide to Disaster Resilience.

Download MSME Guide to Disaster Resilience Flyer.

Download MSME Guide to Disaster Resilience Guidebook.

Negosyo Center Briefer

2015 Negosyo Center Briefer

A briefer on Republic Act 10644 or the Go Negosyo Act and the functions and roles of the Negosyo Center and government agencies. 

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Negosyo To Go Packages

2016 Negosyo To Go Packages

A directory of franchisors in the food, retail, and service sectors.

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Programs and Services for MSMEs Handbook

Programs and Services for MSMEs Handbook

A compilation of programs and services being offered by the government, private sector agencies, academic institutions, micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) organizations – all geared towards the development and promotion of MSMEs. This handbook provides a brief description of each agency, its objectives, as well as key information on how to avail of its services. The agencies are grouped according to the prime components related to MSME development: technology/production, marketing, training, regulatory/incentive and institutional development.

Directories of business assistance centers (BAC), chambers of commerce, regional and provincial offices the DTI, economic zones, Foreign Trade Service Corps (FTSC), Government Financing Institutions (GFIs) and trade associations are also provided.

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Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay Flyer

A handout containing key information on Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay.

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Primer on Barangay Micro Business Enterprise

A handout on the key features of Republic Act No. 9178, as amended by Republic Act No. 10644, or the BMBEs Act of 2002.
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Simplified Accounting Handbook for Small Business

Simplified Accounting Handbook for Small Business

This handbook will serve as a guide for SMEs and would-be entrepreneurs with limited or no knowledge of accounting and financial management. It is also a tool for SMEs to implement an accounting system to effectively and efficiently manage their business. It explains the typical accounting cycle in simplest terms that SMEs and non-accountants can understand. It is hoped that through this handbook SMEs will be able to strengthen their financial competency and enhance their competitiveness in the local and global market.

The handbook is authored by Mr. Napoleon T. Cabello for the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-Bureau of Small and Medium Enterprise Development (BSMED). Mr. Cabello is an active member of Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines (FINEX) where he was Chairman of its SME Committee for a number of years and a member of the following FINEX Committees: Finance, Publication, National Affairs and Budget. He also writes business articles for various newspapers mostly covering SME-related topics.

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Shared Service Facilities

A handout consisting project and eligbility information for cooperators and cooperatives in availing Shared Service Facilities.

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Simulan Mong Magnegosyo Flyer

A brief guide on starting a business.

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Start an Online Business

A handout consisting key information on doing and starting an online business.

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Start Your Own Business

A handbook containing the must-knows in starting a business such as the rewards and risks of going into entrepreneurship and the small business process flow.

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Download Simulan Mong Magnegosyo (Filipino).

Usapang Pera: Mga Dapat Alamin

Usapang Pera: Mga Dapat Alamin

The Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) Guidebook on Basic Banking and Financial Transactions (Usapang Pera: Mga Dapat Alamin), serves as an easy-to-read reference guide and a financial literacy tool for everyone for understanding banking products and transactions. The basic principles of money, saving, banking investments, and deposit insurance are discussed to guide the Filipino in making well-informed and effective financial decisions. This Guidebook is intended to help the depositor discern differences in risks and return on various banking products.

This guidebook is a publication of the PDIC which serves as a functional memento for its 50 years of service in deposit insurance, depositor protection and its role in the maintenance of financial stability.

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Your Guide to Starting a Small Enterprise

Your Guide to Starting a Small Enterprise

This publication looks at how a small enterprise evolves from a mere business idea until the enterprise is born. It is a step-by-step guidebook that walks the reader through a systematic way of putting up a small business. It is a light and easy read and the language is simple.

This guidebook has a different ending. Unlike the usual guidebook that will either leave the reader hanging, asking for more or be put back to the shelf after being read, “Your Guide to Starting a Small Enterprise” induces the reader into action. It is not all concepts; it is interactive. Asking the reader to complete a business blueprint as each chapter is read is probably the next best thing that this guidebook can offer.

Download Your Guide to Starting a Small Enterprise.