Davao entrepreneurs learn the ropes of digitizing their business


The Globe myBusiness Day caravan was held at SMX Convention Center at Lanang and was open to all who are interested to learn about new opportunities to grow and improve their business through new technologies.

The exhibit highlighted three main zones names the Cost Cutting Zone, Revenue Generating Zone and the Operations Improvement Zone. Cost Cutting Zone allowed customers to learn how to maximize expenses and save on unnecessary cost by introducing digital solutions. The Revenue Generating Zone on the other hand features products and solutions that can help a business owner earn more; while the Operations Improvement Zone lets guests explore new solutions that can boost operational performance. Apart from the various zones, convenient services for businesses were present for easy, onsite fulfillment like the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) for assistance is business names and permits.

“I’m happy that Globe is supporting MSMEs in Davao. The myBusiness Day in Davao is very timely as it allows MSMEs to be equipped with ICT tools that will enable them to compete more aggressively in the marketplace, both locally and globally. Today, Region XI has the 7th highest concentration of MSMEs, comprising about 5% of total MSMEs in the country. Adopting to a digitally-enabled business opens up new opportunities for expansion, higher employment, and better economic value for the province, to this city and the people of Davao,”​ shares Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.

The Globe myBusiness caravan served as a venue that showcased potential franchises and suppliers on-site, digital business tools on display and informative talks from business experts. The event gave local entrepreneurs the chance to learn the ropes of managing a business and discover the best solutions that support their operations.

Albert De Larrazabal, Globe chief commercial officer also said that “we chose Davao as one of our major stops because of its booming SME community. This is also in line with Globe myBusiness’ mission to be the partner of choice for entrepreneurs across the country.”

The SME expo featured guest speakers covering various helpful topics related to putting up a business. Sharing his experience on the Do’s and Don’ts of Starting a Business was the Chairman of Businessworks, Inc. Anthony Pangilinan who holds expertise in Leadership, Presentation Skills and Time Management, among others. Co-founder of popular food market Mercato Centrale RJ Ledesma on the other hand spoke about the challenges of a business start-up. Globe myBusiness expert Dan Ruiz also represented the brand to share how an SME can start its Digital Transformation.

Globe myBusiness also be showcased its portfolio of digital solutions led by Shopify, a cloud-based, multichannel e-Commerce platform present in about 150 countries. It is one of the solutions that will help SMEs to simplify and professionalize their business operations through their own, personalized online business for as low as P429 a month.

Aside from Shopify, Globe myBusiness also offers myShopkeeper, a cloud-based sales and inventory tracking solution; Google Apps for Work, which provides businesses with custom email address; Canvas for digital business forms and receipts; Globe Charge, a mobile card reader attached to a smartphone which allows entrepreneurs to accept credit card payments even when they are on-the-go; and Adblast and Text Connect which are marketing platforms that allow SMEs to execute targeted, branded SMS to their customers.