CEBU BUSINESS MOBILIZATION
The CEBU BUSINESS MOBILIZATION (CBM) focuses on the needs of its members in the Cebu business community for opportunities that promote and enable innovation, entrepreneurship, creativity and digital transformation towards resilience and global competitiveness.
It fosters interrelationships within the board of trustees, sectoral associations, CCCI MEMBERS and private & public entities; thus, engaging key players and champions to craft & mobilize towards the implementation of relevant activities, projects and programs such as the Cebu Business Month under the leadership of the CBM Chair.
CURRENT PROGRAMS & PROJECTS
CEBU BUSINESS MONTH 2021: RISE FORWARD
With Presidential Proclamation No. 748 signed by Former President Fidel V. Ramos in 1996, declaring the whole month of June as CEBU BUSINESS MONTH, has now expanded to a year-long series of relevant programs, events and activities.
Now on its 25th year, CBM banners the theme: “RISE Forward”, a campaign to boost confidence and buoyancy of the local business community, particularly MSMEs by providing opportunities that promote and enable digital transformation, innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity towards resilience and global competitiveness.
CBM offers a unique opportunity to convene both private and public entities in one venue to share best practices and technologies and showcase products and services where possible tie-ups can be forged.
CBM 2021 SPONSORS & PARTNERS
A huge thank you to the following sponsors who made the CBM celebration possible!
INNOVATION FOR BUSINESS RECOVERY (IBR) PROGRAM
The Regional Inclusive Innovation Center (RIIC) is a regional convergence mechanism that aims to strengthen the government-industry-academe innovation collaboration to contribute to inclusive growth. It is an initiative within the DTI-DOST Inclusive Filipinnovation & Entrepreneurship Roadmap. The Roadmap envisions these RIICs as the convergence of the different actors in the local innovation space, leading to highly coordinated innovation ecosystems that deliver tangible impacts to regional economic development. Cebu was identified by the Philippine Government as one of the four pilot sites for the RIICs.
To concretize the convergence among government, industry and academe in Cebu, the regional offices of the Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Science and Technology, Cebu Chamber of Commerce, Cebu Institute of Technology University, Southwestern University PHINMA and USAID-STRIDE are working together in implementing the Innovative Business Recovery (IBR) Program under the Cebu RIIC.
The program is aimed at enhancing synergy among local innovation partners while enabling local businesses to rethink their operations amidst the COVID-19 pandemic through innovation. The program will guide micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in accessing specific innovation programs and services of government or academic partners; linking them to potential innovation collaborators; and supporting them to develop innovation-oriented strategy plans that can enable them to thrive within the “new normal” operating environment. Implementation of the region’s IBR program for the first batch, consisting of eight (8) MSMEs participants, is ongoing.
Knowing their value, digital freelancers should take stock of their skills and experience and consider upskilling through training courses to be better prepared for seismic changes ahead. This is an initiative of the Department of Trade and Industry Region 7 along with the Department of Information Communications and Technology Region 7 and Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
DREAM program features mentorship modules to be used to propel digital services entrepreneurs to thrive in spite of the unprecedented setbacks that now confront businesses of all types and sizes.
To help build economically stronger,confident and more globally competitivedigital entrepreneurs by providing asupport system that includes dynamic poolof mentors and comprehensive trainingprograms.
- To provide a platform for existing digital services entrepreneurs(DREAMERS) to learn and be inspired from the entrepreneurial journey ofthe mentors;
- To provide venue and capacitate DREAMERS to become strong, confidentand globally competitive;
- To enhance the resiliency of DREAMERS through the crisis; and,
- To inspire DREAMERS to adapt their business strategies.
Entrepreneurial Mind-setting and Values Formation
Overview of the Market
Developing the Business
Finance and Operations Management
Legalizing Your Business
Business Model Canvass