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Micro and small entrepreneurs (MSEs) in Bohol will get the chance to scale up their businesses as the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) together with the private sector on Wednesday launched a mentoring program dubbed “Kapatid Mentor Me Program (KMMP) at MetroCentre Hotel.

The mentoring program aims to help micro and small businesses through weekly coaching and mentoring by business owners and practitioners.

The mentoring will focus on different functional areas of entrepreneurship, said a press release from the DTI.

Business people including some students from different colleges and universities in Bohol attended the event.

The program is under the “Kapatid Angat Lahat! Project”, encouraging medium and large corporations, or the “Big Brother”, aiming to help MSEs or the “small brother”, through the use of inclusive business models.

Among the local business persons who will be sharing their business experiences and help mentor the MSEs include Engr. Arnold Labunog of Jojie’s Bakeshop fame and Dr. Ed Escalona of Our DeliBread and other business owners in the province.

The KMPP will start the mentorship through values formation and to form an entrepreneurial mind set among the participants.

The mentoring program is in support to one of the 10-point economic agenda of the Duterte administration. (DA/PNA)