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Contributed by: Dr. Arsenio T. Bignotia, Chairperson, BME Programs

Date: October 14, 2015Posted by: Catherine S. Valdellon-Mojado

The Business Management and Entrepreneurship Programs, in coordination with the Community Development Center of St. Paul University Manila, successfully conducted a Community Livelihood Skills Training, Workshop, and Seminar on September 12 and 19, 2015 in the Founders Hall. The event aimed to provide technical and operational skills to members of an adopted community in the hope of empowering them to put up their own micro to small business ventures. Fifteen selected residents of Brgys. 890 and 891 of Sta. Ana, Manila were the recipients of the livelihood skills training and seminar.

Senior B. S. Entrepreneurship students extended their full support by acting as trainors. During the first session held on September 12, 2015, five possible home-based entrepreneurial ventures, such as dish washing, liquid detergent, perfume, beads /fashion jewelry, candle and noodle making were taught by the students. The training was capped by a workshop.

The second session held on September 19, 2015, was handled by full-time faculty of the BME Programs headed by the program chairperson, Dr. Arsenio T. Bignotia. They gave lectures on the emotional and physical aspects needed to become an entrepreneur, legal requirements and process of registering a business, and sources of financing, among others. Dr. Ramil Ravanes gave a talk on Managing and Marketing Aspects of doing business while Prof. Cesar Abadiano tutored the participants on costing and the rudiments in the preparation of a simple financial statement.

The event ended with the awarding of certificates and the distribution of start-up kits for fashion jewelry making.