The new normal brought about by the pandemic has presented a new set of challenges for the Filipino entrepreneur, yet resourceful Pinoys have continued to find opportunities to thrive and survive, to further augment their livelihood. In fact, the prolonged work from home setup has brought about a resurgence of putting up one’s own business, and while more and more Filipinos actually have good online business ideas, they realize upon starting that they will need to learn and develop new skills to ensure their business’ continued growth and longevity.
This is the main reason why PLDT Home, the Philippines’ fastest fixed network, is now powering Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) or the ‘minigosyantes’ in the country to thrive and grow their businesses online with the new and improved PLDT KaAsenso Program.
Through PLDT KaAsenso, entrepreneurs are not only provided with strong and stable internet connection, they also get free training sessions to equip them with the necessary tools and know-how that they will need as they start their online businesses, as well as free access to a wide range of e-commerce tools which will allow them to maneuver their way through today’s digital and online transactions.
To further assist MSMEs, the telco giant has likewise partnered with companies like PayMaya, UnionBank GlobalLinker, GrabExpress Madiskarteng Boss Club, and sulit.ph to ensure that digital solutions are made even more accessible, coupled with safe and secure seamless transactions.
Providing online tools and digital platforms for MSMEs
Recognizing that MSMEs today need a digital platform that will guarantee their visibility and access to market stakeholders, PLDT KaAsenso has also partnered with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the One Town, One Product (OTOP) Philippines for the DTI and OTOP Virtual Trade Expo 2020. This first ever online national livelihood caravan is scheduled to take place from September 24 to 28, 2020, and serves as the perfect venue for MSMEs to participate and promote their products and services.
Aside from hosting a virtual booth, business owners can also opt to attend some virtual seminars and workshops to learn how to start a business from scratch, while also fostering a competitive and innovative presence in the industry. At the same time, they can get the latest and most relevant information, tools, and resources, to further hone their business skills. The online caravan is open to all MSMEs nationwide. Interested participants may visit www.virtualtradeexpoph.com.
New Fibr Plans for MSMEs
Taking it one step closer to being every business owner’s partner, PLDT KaAsenso hopes to make digital tools even more accessible to entrepreneurs, to help them reach their target market faster and easier, and at the same time, captivate an even wider audience, both locally and internationally.
The newest PLDT KaAsenso Plans aim to empower businesses during the pandemic by providing high speed PLDT Fibr connections at very affordable prices. Starting this September, business owners can opt for the KaAsenso Regular Plan 1888 at 10Mbps with a FREE permanent speedboost of up to 20Mbps, or the KaAsenso Regular Plan 2199 at 20Mbps with a FREE 40Mbps speedboost. Both plans come with unlimited calls to landline, as well as free installation and activation worth Php 3,000.
The country’s fastest fixed network is also on the move to release more KaAsenso Plans for MSMEs, ensuring efficient connectivity and enabling more minigosyantes as they venture into online business in the new world. We can expect the release of these new PLDT KaAsenso Plans very soon.