MAKE IT BIG
PLDT SMART SME Nation is committed to helping [micro] small and medium businesses adapt to the challenges of the digital age, by providing them with solutions that will let them succeed online. By leveling the playing field using technology, we aim to empower entrepreneurs and give them the tools that would allow them to achieve sustainable growth and make it big in their respective industries. Mitch Locsin, Vice President and Head of PLDT Smart SME Nation
The online market is now growing. More and more consumers are seeing the value of going online to shop. Every person who accesses the Internet is a person whom we at Kimstore can reach. Kim Lato, Owner, Kim’s Store and Boss for E-Commerce for the 2015 #BeTheBoss Awards
The Silicon Valley Tour was like a chance to go to a museum—a showcase and glimpse into brilliant minds—an opportunity to go home inspired. Rissa Mananquil – Trillo, Co-founder, Happy Skin Cosmetics
As with anything in life, we aim for the best that we can be. We don’t settle for what’s good enough. We work hard, think creatively and push for ideas to make it big in the industry.
In partnership with Rappler, PLDT SME Nation's #BeTheBoss Awards aims to find the country’s next promising entrepreneurs currently running a Micro, Small to Medium Enterprise (MSME). The search is on for business leaders and game-changers who are ready to introduce to the world their fresh big ideas.
The Awards recognizes excellence in tech innovation and digital integration. The goal is to show how digital technology helps businesses grow into what they are now.
Together with a panel of industry leaders, the public will vote for four winners that best represent one of four categories: Boss for E-commerce, Boss for Social Media, Boss for Social Responsibility and Boss for Innovative Solutions.
The winners will be announced live at an awards night to be held on September 9. The competition is open to Philippine-based entrepreneurs 45 years old and younger, who are currently running a business that has been operating for at least 2 years.
Nomination period June 1 to July 10, 2016
Public voting August 1 to 26, 2016
Announcement of winners September 9, 2016