The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Region 2 is now scouting for MSMEs under the Nine domains of the creative industry, namely: Audiovisual Media, Creative Services, Digital Interactive Media, Design, Publishing and Printed Media, Visual Arts, Cultural Sites, Traditional Cultural Expressions, and Performing Arts, as well as those who have availed of loans from the SB Corporation, as it kickstarts preparations for the smooth implementation of the two batches of the Kapatid Mentor Me program this year.

The DTI R2-Kapatid Mentor ME (KMME) Online Program continuously produces graduates all over the region as it nurtures a vibrant ecosystem of resilient and thriving entrepreneurs.

Through this program, the qualified mentees will undergo an intensive and tailored mentorship with a 10-module session on having the right business mindset, adapting to smart business strategies and e-commerce, and bonus sessions on digitalization, government services forum, and business continuity planning and management.

This year’s program will focus on MSMEs assisted by the SB Corporation, an attached agency and financing arm of the DTI mandated to provide financing initiatives and MSMEs in the creative industries who will have the chance to connect with mentors and business experts, gain valuable insights from marketing strategies to financial management, and thrive in today’s competitive business landscape.

The DTI R2 has produced a total of 1,067 KMME graduates since its launch in 2017. The agency looks forward to having more enrollees become part of the many KMME success stories soon.

To know more about the program, you may visit the nearest DTI Provincial Office or Negosyo Centers for assistance. ♦

Date of release: 26 January 2024