Davao entrepreneurs learn the ropes of digitizing their business through Its biggest digital solutions caravan, ‘Globe myBusiness Day’

In keeping with its mission to provide SMEs with effective business solutions to improve and enhance their business, Globe myBusiness rolled out its one-stop SME exhibit, Globe myBusiness Day. To cap off the year, the caravan made its final stop for 2015 at one of the fastest growing cities and the largest economy Southern Philippines, Davao.

The Globe myBusiness Day caravan was held at SMX Convention Center at Lanang and was open to all who are interested to learn about new opportunities to grow and improve their business through new technologies.

The Globe myBusiness Day Davao Expo showcased 3 major zones namely Cost Cutting Zone, Revenue Generating Zone and the Operations Improvement Zone that will help participants prioritize the services they need for their business.

The exhibit highlighted three main zones names the Cost Cutting Zone, Revenue Generating Zone and the Operations Improvement Zone. Cost Cutting Zone allowed customers to learn how to maximize expenses and save on unnecessary cost by introducing digital solutions. The Revenue Generating Zone on the other hand features products and solutions that can help a business owner earn more; while the Operations Improvement Zone lets guests explore new solutions that can boost operational performance. Apart from the various zones, convenient services for businesses were present for easy, onsite fulfillment like the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) for assistance is business names and permits.

Locally based LGU consultants were also present like the Negosyo Center Davao who provided guidance in business permit processing, HR outsourcing and legal concerns.

“I’m happy that Globe is supporting MSMEs in Davao. The myBusiness Day in Davao is very timely as it allows MSMEs to be equipped with ICT tools that will enable them to compete more aggressively in the marketplace, both locally and globally. Today, Region XI has the 7th highest concentration of MSMEs, comprising about 5% of total MSMEs in the country. Adopting to a digitally-enabled business opens up new opportunities for expansion, higher employment, and better economic value for the province, to this city and the people of Davao,” shares Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.

The Globe myBusiness caravan served as a venue that showcased potential franchises and suppliers on-site, digital business tools on display and informative talks from business experts. The event gave local entrepreneurs the chance to learn the ropes of managing a business and discover the best solutions that support their operations.

The opening of the Globe myBusiness Day expo was led by (middle) Globe chief commercial officer Albert de Larrazabal together with (leftmost) Globe myBusiness VP for Marketing Barbie Dapul, (2nd to the left) President of Escandor Group and Globe partner distributor Glenn Escandor, (2nd to the right) Globe myBusiness’ John Velasco and (rightmost) Globe myBusiness VP for Sales Darius Delgado.

Albert De Larrazabal, Globe chief commercial officer also said that “we chose Davao as one of our major stops because of its booming SME community. This is also in line with Globe myBusiness’ mission to be the partner of choice for entrepreneurs across the country.”

The SME expo featured guest speakers covering various helpful topics related to putting up a business. Sharing his experience on the Do’s and Don’ts of Starting a Business was the Chairman of Businessworks, Inc. Anthony Pangilinan who holds expertise in Leadership, Presentation Skills and Time Management, among others. Co-founder of popular food market Mercato Centrale RJ Ledesma on the other hand spoke about the challenges of a business start-up. Globe myBusiness expert Dan Ruiz also represented the brand to share how an SME can start its Digital Transformation.

Guest speaker Anthony Pangilinan, Escandor Group President and Globe myBusiness customer Glenn Escandor, Globe myBusiness VP for Digital and Customer Experience Debbie Obias, VP for Marketing Barbie Dapul, Chief Commercial Officer Albert de Larrazabal, guest speaker and Globe myBusiness ambassador RJ Ledesma and Director for Priority Accounts Michelle Ora.

Globe myBusiness also be showcased its portfolio of digital solutions led by Shopify, a cloud-based, multichannel e-Commerce platform present in about 150 countries. It is one of the solutions that will help SMEs to simplify and professionalize their business operations through their own, personalized online business for as low as P429 a month.

Aside from Shopify, Globe myBusiness also offers myShopkeeper, a cloud-based sales and inventory tracking solution; Google Apps for Work, which provides businesses with custom email address; Canvas for digital business forms and receipts; Globe Charge, a mobile card reader attached to a smartphone which allows entrepreneurs to accept credit card payments even when they are on-the-go; and Adblast and Text Connect which are marketing platforms that allow SMEs to execute targeted, branded SMS to their customers.

To know more about the activities of Globe myBusiness Day, visit https://mybusiness.globe.com.ph/mybusinessday. To learn more about Globe myBusiness and its suite of products and services, visit https://mybusiness.globe.com.ph.


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