ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT committee focuses on enhancing the capability of LCF members in assisting their constituents to manage sustainable enterprises. Its slogan is “Business Works!”
Chair: Ms. Gloria Batac (Philex Group Foundation)
Vision: To contribute to poverty alleviation through enterprise development
Mission: To draw the resources of the principals of the LCF towards assisting their constituents in creating/ enhancing sustainable enterprises.
As their committee slogan proudly exclaims, the Enterprise Development Committee, or EntrepComm, aims to promote entrepreneurship as a viable channel towards development.
In order to promote entrepreneurship among adults, EntrepComm's “Tara, Magnegosyo!” training capacitates suppliers to access big business as market outlet with its Round Table Discussion with Suppliers, and fills in the gaps in entrepreneurial requirements among small businessmen with its Bridging the Gap.
For the youth, it has joined hands with the Pilipinas Shell Foundation in the conduct of the 3-day Youth Business Camp to generate livelihood among the out of school youth in communities where the LCF members operate.
In the works are other projects, such as integrating entrepreneurship in the elementary curriculum of public schools. While working hard to promote entrepreneurship in communities, the EntrepCom also enhances the skills of its own members through skills trainings which these members can use for personal purposes and at the same time can further share with their communities.
"ASEAN Economic Community 2015: Are You Ready?"
The Enterprise Development Committee special event at the 2014 LCF CSR Expo, held July 25, 8:00am - 12:30pm at the Laurel House, Mandaluyong.
ASEAN will be a region with free movement of goods, services, investments, skilled labor and flow of capital. Are micro and small enterprises (MSEs) in the Philippines ready for this integration? are support organizations prepared to assist MSEs in meeting the requirements for them to be competitive?