Last Monday, the 12th Negosyo Center was launched in Inabanga town with the hope it can help spur more micro, small and medium entrepreneurs to open shop and create more employment opportunities.
The goal of the Negosyo Centers is to make it easier for would-be entrepreneurs.
During Monday’s edition of Open Forum, Inabanga Mayor Roygie Jumamoy said the Negosyo Center eyes to process the business name registration of the applicants within 15 minutes.
The idea is to fast track the business name registration and address the need to make it easier for people to do business.
Jumamoy said the new Negosyo Center will also cater to neighboring towns so the entrepreneurs will no longer need to go the capital Tagbilaran to facilitate the business name registration.
After a year, about a dozen Negosyo Centers have been set up in towns and more are in the pipeline and set to open in the future.
Negosyo Centers offer also mentoring to MSMEs to encourage business health and to keep them in business. It has been known that a few MSMEs survive after a year, and keeping these businesses alive will be better for the economy. After all, the MSMEs are the backbone of the economy.
The new Negosyo Center in Inabanga is located in the municipal town compound.