The Department of Trade and Industry Regional Operations Group through the Negosyo Center Program Management Unit signed a partnership agreement with P.J. Lhuillier Inc. to further promote ease of doing business in the post-pandemic and digital age.
Negosyo Center and PJLI agreed to share resources to establish a MSME Business and Shared Services Center in the form of a website where the business needs of MSMEs will be addressed.
The portal aims to help small businesses on financing, micro-insurance, micro-investments, business advisory and payment and settlement options. It will be accessible in any web browser and in kiosks to be located in selected branches of Cebuana Lhuillier.
Trade Undersecretary Blesila Lantayona said the project is in response to the call of the President to expedite the adoption of a public-private partnership system to assist start-ups and micro, small and medium enterprises.