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Return of Go Negosyo's face-to-face mentoring to aid MSME recovery

Return of Go Negosyo's face-to-face mentoring to aid MSME recovery
Presidential adviser for entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion led the launch of the Mentor Me On Wheels last May 11 at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall.

(As released) Mentor Me On Wheels, Go Negosyo’s popular one-on-one mentoring program for aspiring and existing entrepreneurs returns on April 9 at the Ayala Malls Manila Bay in Parañaque City.

Over a thousand small entrepreneurs are expected to avail of the free one-on-one mentoring with experienced business owners and industry leaders, and go home with cash prizes to invest in their small businesses.
“Throughout the pandemic, we continued to mentor Filipino entrepreneurs through our programs. With the return of Mentor Me On Wheels, we express our confidence that the country will not only bounce back from the pandemic, but that it will thrive and prosper through entrepreneurship,” said Presidential Adviser on Entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion.
Mentor Me On Wheels aims to bring business mentorship closer to small business owners, equipping them with the technical and practical know-how on entrepreneurship in a setting that is accessible and convenient for them.

During the event, the mentee-participants sit down with a mentor for a one-on-one mentoring session; the mentees can consult with the mentors and get their expert views and best practices in running a business. Additional materials and modules on entrepreneurial mind-setting and marketing will be available to provide supplemental knowledge on managing micro and small businesses.
Facilitating the mentoring are more than 130 mentors who will be sharing their knowledge and experience with small entrepreneurs during 30-minute sessions. The mentors include prominent businessmen from different industries, such as Bernie Liu of Penshoppe, Pepot Miñana of Jollibee Foods Corporation, George Royeca of Angkas, Nigel Lockett of DHL Philippines, Enrico Dee of Foodie Global Concepts, Alfredo Pascual of the Management Association of the Philippines, Tommanny Tan of iFern Corporation, Eric Teng of Resto PH, Yvette Orbeta of Wendy’s, Johnlu Koa of The French Baker, David Charlton of David’s Salon, and many more. Concepcion will also participate as one of the mentors. 
“Mentorship is an essential component in helping these entrepreneurs achieve success,” he said. Along with Money and Markets, Mentorship forms the pillar of the advocacy of the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship, the non-stock, non-profit organization behind Go Negosyo.
The event will also be an opportunity for the small entrepreneurs to win cash prizes which they can use as seed capital for starting their businesses or to help expand their existing ones. Half a million pesos in cash is set to be given away during the event.
Mentor Me on Wheels is a spinoff of Go Negosyo’s successful mentoring programs conducted with the Department of Trade and Industry, the Kapatid Mentor ME Program.

For agripreneurs, Go Negosyo also has the Kapatid Agri Mentor Me Program, which it implements with the Department of Agriculture. During the pandemic, Go Negosyo continued with these mentoring programs with sessions conducted via online conferencing platform and, social media through the blended KMME-MME Online Program and KAMMP Online using the same mentorship modules.

The programs were even able to expand to regions and cities across the Philippines throughout the pandemic, coaching and benefiting thousands of mentees even with the mobility restrictions.

For more information about the Mentor Me on Wheels program and other programs of Go Negosyo, call 8637 9347 or visit www.fb.com/GoNegosyoOfficial for more updates.


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