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Saturday, June 03, 2017

DTI Negosyo Center: For Those Who Needs Help Or Capital For Business!

To help and promote micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the country is the reason why the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is committed to establishing more and more Negosyo Centers in the Philippines.   Negosyo Centers are not just helping MSMEs but also new and potential entrepreneurs.  According to the DTI, the presence of the Negosyo Center in each municipality and province aims to provide better and more efficient services to MSMEs. Numbers of Negosyo Centers nationwide are now nearly 300 since it started in 2014.



(Ang Negosyo Center)
To help and promote micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the country is the reason why the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is committed to establishing more and more Negosyo Centers in the Philippines. 

Negosyo Centers are not just helping MSMEs but also new and potential entrepreneurs.

According to the DTI, the presence of the Negosyo Center in each municipality and province aims to provide better and more efficient services to MSMEs. Numbers of Negosyo Centers nationwide are now 510 since it started in 2014.


Click this link to view the Negosyo Center in your area their corresponding contact numbers.




What is the purpose of the Negosyo Centers?

It will be responsible for promoting "ease of doing business and facilitating access to services for MSMES within its jurisdiction"
(Negosyo Center: Ang Mga Serbisyo ng Negosyo Center)







How do Negosyo Centers promote "ease of doing business to MSMEs?
a) Business Registration Assistance 

  • Accept and facilitate all new registration and renewal application of MSMEs, including application for Barangay Micro-Business Enterprise (BMBE); 
  • Coordinate with the respective local government units (LGUs) and liaise with concerned government agencies to process the duly accomplished forms submitted by the MSMEs; 
  • Implement a unified business registration process preferably through automated systems such as the Philippine Business Registry (PBR);


(Business Registration Assistance)


b) Business Advisory Services

  • Assist MSMEs in meeting regulatory requirements to start and maintain the business; 
  • Build local support networks and establish market linkages for MSME development through the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development (MSMED) Council and DTI; 
  • Facilitate access to grants and other forms of financial assistance, shared service facilities and equipment, and other support for MSMEs through national government agencies (NGAs); 
  • Ensure management guidance, assistance and improvement of the working conditions of MSMEs; 
  • Co-organize with the local chambers of commerce, other business organizations and government agencies, a mentoring program for prospective and current entrepreneurs and investors; 
  • Conduct other programs or projects for entrepreneurial development in the country aligned with the MSMEs development plan.

(Negosyo Center)


c) Business Information and Advocacy 

  • Provide information and services in training, financing, marketing, and other areas as may be required by MSMEs; 
  • Establish and maintain a databank which will support business information requirements of MSMEs; 
  • Promote ease of doing business and access to services for MSMEs within its jurisdiction; 
  • Support private sector activities relating to MSMEs development; 
  • Encourage government institutions that are related to the business application process to help promulgate information regarding the Negosyo Center; 
  • Coordinate with schools and related organizations on the development of youth entrepreneurship program; 
  • Encourage women entrepreneurship through access to information, training, credit facilities, and other forms of assistance. 

d) Monitoring and Evaluation 

  • Monitor and recommend business process improvement for MSMEs; 
  • Establish a feedback mechanism among the MSMEs in the respective jurisdiction of Negosyo Centers.

(Negosyo Center: Pagpipili ng Negosyo)


Who can avail of the services offered by the Negosyo Centers?

Any person, natural or juridical, having the qualifications as defined in Section 3 c) of the Republic Act No. 9178 may avail of the services.


(Click the image below for the complete list of DTI Negosyo Center Nationwide with Contact Information and Adress)



Who will supervise and man the Centers?

The MSMED Council thru the DTI is the coordinating and supervising body for all the agencies involved in the establishment and operation of the Negosyo Centers. It shall perform oversight functions and shall assign personnel to fulfill the functions of the Negosyo Centers.


(Pagpaplano ng Negosyo)

Aside from its existing functions as mentioned under Section 7-B of Republic Act No. 9501, otherwise known as the “Magna Carta for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)”, the MSMED Council shall have the following additional functions:
  • Coordinating and Oversight Body for the Negosyo Center. The MSMED Council, through the DTI, shall act as the coordinating and supervising body for all the agencies involved in the establishment and operation of the Negosyo Centers. Further, the MSMED Council shall monitor and assess the progress of the Negosyo Centers, which shall be included in its annual report submitted to the Congress.

  • Provision of a Compliance Guide. For each rule or group of related rules issued by any government agency for compliance by MSMEs, the Council shall publish compliance guidelines which shall be written in plain language or in the local dialect, if necessary. The Council shall prepare separate compliance guides covering groups or classes of similarly affected MSMEs and shall cooperate with industry associations to develop and distribute such compliance guides. The publication of each compliance guide shall include the posting of the guide in an easily identified location on the website of the agency, and distribution of the guide to known industry contacts, such as small entities, associations or industry leaders affected by the rule. The issuing government agency shall publish and disseminate the compliance rules within ninety (90) days from the date of issuance.


  • Conduct of Research on Women Entrepreneurship. The Council shall conduct research to support women entrepreneurship including, but not limited to entrepreneurial behavior, barriers, participation and cessation rates, discriminatory practices and contribution to the national economy and growth.

  • Policy Formulation on Women Entrepreneurship. The Council shall provide policy direction towards recognizing women’s propensity in doing business as well as establish linkages that will enable more opportunities for women to engage in entrepreneurship.

  • Development of Entrepreneurial Education and Training. The MSMED Council shall develop, in coordination with the Department of Education, TESDA, and CHED, a course curriculum or training program in entrepreneurship that will promote entrepreneurial culture and competence. Entrepreneurship shall be integrated into the curriculum of educational and training institutions at all levels.
So if you have a business that needs help or an entrepreneur that is planning to put a small business, don't hesitate to ask in Negosyo Centers nearest in your area or visit DTI's website.

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