This isn’t a gadget feature per se, but this piece of news definitely deserves publicity. The latest series of natural calamities affected some 800,000 micro, small, and medium sized (MSME) Filipino entrepreneurs – which makes up 99.7% of the country’s business. What better way to bounce back than to make their products and services known to 25 million Filipinos and over a billion people worldwide through the Internet? To connect Filipino MSEMEs to a huge online market, the Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT), Go Negosyo, Google, and STI Colleges are partnering to offer a Business Stimulus Package that enables local businesses to harness the cost-effectiveness and reach of the Internet to access a wider market and increase sales. Any MSME can take advantage of the package by signing up at www.google.com.ph/stimulus between now and December 15, 2009.
The Business Stimulus Package aims to help local MSMEs:
Any Philippine company that has a product to sell and a valid business permit can apply for the package. Participants will enjoy:
The Philippine Marketing Association (PMA) and the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM) have also pledged to support the package by promoting it to their members and attendees of their many events and trade shows.
So if you or anyone you know can benefit from the stimulus package, sign up now at www.google.com.ph/stimulus.