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Go Negosyo, DHL Express renew partnership to assist MSMEs, start-ups

Go Negosyo and DHL Express Philippines have joined forces anew in helping micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) with their logistical needs and for start-ups to establish their businesses.

Partners since 2013, Go Negosyo and DHL Express Philippines have signed a fresh memorandum of agreement (MOA) to continue their joint effort in providing valuable assistance to businesses in the Philippines, especially amid the pandemic.

Present during the virtual signing were Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion, Go Negosyo Executive Director Mina Akram, Partnerships Officer Eva Pasagui and Partnerships Associate Shaira Milla.

For DHL Express Philippines, present were Vice President for Emerging Markets Nurhayati Abdullah, Country Manager Nigel Lockett, Head of Commercial Eric Queppet and Marketing Head Althea del Barrio.

“There used to be an association of DHL with large enterprises but ever since we partnered with Go Negosyo, I personally witnessed the shift towards being seen as partners of MSMEs too,” Abdullah said.

“Since this partnership has started many years back, we have seen the shift towards a digital environment. Maybe that’s one of the benefits of this pandemic. It’s actually forced many entrepreneurs to really move online,” said Concepcion.

“We had no choice because basically businesses were closed and people had to stay home. So, you had a lot of platforms on delivery, platforms on merchandise and food. Everybody is shifting towards a digital platform,” he stresses, adding that the “entire Philippine population, especially those have the ability to understand and use these platforms are really migrating towards that.”

“We’re really looking forward to working with the team, continuing our work and our partnership,” said Lockett.

The partnership aims to provide blended seminars to MSMEs to increase their awareness regarding business operations, specifically in logistics.

They also plan to help start-ups that want to acquire knowledge on how to establish their businesses and established businesses that want to learn how to make their businesses more stable.

Among the topics that may be tackled for various target audiences include cash solutions, international shipping, regulatory processes, E-commerce, and packaging.

“These topics are truly relevant for MSMEs since these are topics that they usually ask. We will certainly invite members of the Go Negosyo network to these sessions,” said Akram, adding that invitations may be also extended to business chambers and the clients/merchants of annual partners.

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