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Epson supports SMEs through DTI’s Roving Academy

Epson Philippines empowerers small business in the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) region by collaborating with the Department of Trade and Industry-Rizal (DTI) for its SME Roving Academy.


For those who didn’t know, DTI’s SME Roving Academy (SMERA) is a learning program designed for the development of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), and its goal is to help them become competitive in domestic and international markets. It’s comprised of integrating business development services for SMEs at the national and local levels, and establishing provincial, regional, and national entrepreneurship development networks.

Epson supported the initiative by sharing its knowledge and expertise in the textile and signage industries and gave advice on how entrepreneurs can maximize their profitability — in particular, they discussed the basics of dye sublimation and its various applications, efficiency analysis versus silkscreen printing, and business cost analysis. The company also provided live training with Epson equipment to familiarize the entrepreneurs with the best available technology in the market.

Epson’s support for DTI’s SME Roving Academy started last March 2015, and they plan to continue collaborating with DTI and helping entrepreneurs near PEZA areas in Rizal, Cavite, Laguna, Bulacan, Pampanga, Bataan, and Cebu.

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