Free training for aspiring entrepreneurs

10:21 PM September 08, 2017


Owning a successful business is a common dream for a lot of people. Getting there requires both sheer will and the right opportunities, but this combination is not always easy to achieve. Aspiring entrepreneurs need to arm themselves with as much information and training as they can get in order to turn their start-ups into profitable ventures. And because more than half of all businesses in the country fall under the retail and personal services category, getting your business off the ground will mean facing tough competition.

Fortunately, for retail and personal services business owners, the Globe myBusiness Academy Program will now provide them with free access to business and training tools. Entrepreneurs will get to engage with industry experts and gain more insights that will help them stay competitive in different businesses like retail, spas, salons, and more.


Through the program, business owners will be able to learn from more experienced colleagues and experts who will share important tips and business advice. Not only that, they will also receive training that goes beyond the operational aspect of business. In partnership with Manila Workshops, an organization that seeks to provide a venue for people to continuously learn and aspire for their entrepreneurial or personal goals in life, Globe myBusiness will develop and provide free training in the arts, entrepreneurship, health and fitness, personal development, finance, and other topics.

Globe myBusiness VP for Segment Marketing Debbie Obias reveals the enhanced Globe myBusiness Academy, a free learning program for aspiring retail and personal services entrepreneurs in partnership with Manila Workshops.

“There’s more than one way to provide sustainable livelihood. Employment is one avenue, but empowering entrepreneurs is equally effective, and perhaps even more so,” said Derrick Heng, Senior Advisor of Globe myBusiness.

Heng mentioned that those interested in attending future sessions can expect the same diversity in the choice of workshop topics. “This program with Manila Workshops is our way of helping those who wish to strike out on their own. With the right training, these budding entrepreneurs can go a long way,” he added.

Globe myBusiness Segment Marketing Head for Retail and Personal Services Ritchie Ramos reveals the lineup of products made specifically for retail and personal services entrepreneurs.

The aim of Manila Workshops is to help entrepreneurs enhance their creativity, personal and business skills, and to ultimately help them reach their entrepreneurial or personal goals. Through their partnership with Globe myBusiness, Manila Workshops is better able to achieve this goal. Both organizations share a purpose and vision — see a Philippines where businesses flourish and help more Filipinos have a sustainable livelihood through entrepreneurship.

The program will also include a number of business solutions that can be easily added as a service to its postpaid plans. These business solutions were designed for business owners from specific industries in mind.

Manila Workshops CEO Ginger Palma Arboleda talks about the reason and the beauty of their partnership with Globe myBusiness – helping entrepreneurs realize their potential.

For example, owners of personal services establishments can choose from a variety of solutions such as Queuing Solution, a service that allows business owners to better manage store traffic using an automated SMS-based queueing system. Another innovation is the Auto Appointment Reminder that automatically notifies customers of their appointments through SMS. And for those looking for a more efficient way of messaging customers, the Auto SMS Blast Service labels text messages with the sender’s brand name.

Attendees of the launch were taught how to make massage oils, in a business learning session crafted by Manila Workshops together with Chemworld.

Owners of both physical and online retail stores will be provided with tools that can help them in marketing, selling, and improving their overall operational efficiency. Through myWebsite, retailers can set up their brand pages where they have full control of the content. For those who are ready to sell products beyond their social media pages, Shopify is the ideal platform to quickly set up their online store and easily manage customer orders. Lastly, to monitor the movement of products in real-time, myShopkeeper will be a useful inventory management system.


Globe myBusiness is Globe Telecom’s business solution provider that empowers micro, small, and medium enterprises. For more information about Globe myBusiness, visit mybusiness.globe.com.ph or follow Globe myBusiness on Facebook for updates on its training programs.

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