The economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic has affected all sectors, but small businesses in the Philippines had it worst.
A study by the Asian Development Bank revealed some 70% of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the Philippines were forced to close amid the nationwide lockdowns.
A chunk of these companies slashed jobs when they reopened, while around a quarter closed permanently.
How can small businesses survive? Can the youth help?
These issues will be tackled in “Bizscis: Normalize Entrepreneurship,” a webinar organized by UP Los Baños-based organization UP Entrepreneurs’ Club (UPEC).
Maoi Arroyo, principal and co-founder of Ignite Impact Fund will tackle how the youth and the entrepreneurial spirit can shore up communities.
Robie de Guia, president of Dunsk Kühner Corporation will discuss how to start and scale up a small business.
Keb Cuevas, founder and chief executive officer of Tagani Philippines will tell us how to harness opportunities in agribusiness amid uncertainties.
The webinar will be on Saturday, November 14, at 10 am to 12 noon on via Zoom.
UPLB students are highly encouraged to join and will be top priority, as there are only limited slots available.
Sign up for this free webinar here.
The webinar can also be viewed on the UPEC’s Facebook page. – Rappler.com