SERDEF forum to highlight how mSMEs can use social networking for business growth

Are you a micro or small business entrepreneur?  Does your business have  online presence – a company website or blog, a Facebook page, a Twitter account, a MySpace page, and the like?

If you do not and would like to start using social networking tools to promote your product, sell online, interact with your customers, communicate with your suppliers, employees and other stakeholders, and otherwise start connecting with the 300 million people online who are potentially your customers, you might wish to attend the Small Enterprise Research and Development Foundation’s symposium on  “Entrepreneurship Advocacy and Business Development through Social Networking Tools”  on Saturday, March 3  at 2 p.m. at the UP Institute for Small-Scale Industries, E. Jacinto Street, UP Diliman campus.
Carlo Ople, prominent social networking practitioner and Multi-Media Head of TV5 will present a step-by-step guide on how a small business can begin to put up, maintain, and use social networking sites and tools in a talk entitled “Social Networking and Business Development.”

Another speaker, Randell Tiongson, will tackle the topic “Strengthening Entrepreneurship Advocacy through Social Networking.”  An advocate of Life and Personal Finance, Tiongson is a seasoned speaker, trainer, columnist, and talkshow host.

Attendance is free  (with merienda cena, certificate of attendance and handouts) but limited to 40 seats on first-come-first served basis for entrepreneurs.

Bloggers and new media practitioners will also be invited to the event in order to expand the pool of small business advocates who will help build an enterprising Philippine society.

SERDEF will also take the opportunity to briefly familiarize the audience with its own website that for the last nine months has been getting close to its goal to be a resource hub for micro, small and medium enterprises.

Business owners may pre-register for the forum  by getting in touch with Celia Pascual or Merlie Marciano at 928 7076 to 79 or

Photo: “Maldon District Business Forum Website” by aka Matt Webb, c/o Flickr. Some Rights Reserved

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