Despite the challenges of the global health crisis, the country’s ecosystem of small businesses continues to thrive as resilient entrepreneurs make the shift and explore the possibilities of entering the digital.
In its commitment to helping build and enable this business sector through digital acceleration, PLDT Home Biz recently hosted a launch event to introduce its latest Asenso Fiber Plans with larger, better and faster digital solutions tailored to the needs of home-based contractors.
“Nation building starts with a strong economy that everyone benefits from with opportunities to live and earn better. We can certainly create more entrepreneurs by helping them win in their pursuit. This is the central goal of PLDT Home Biz – to build successful businesses, one entrepreneur at a time. With our Asenso Fiber Plans, we aim to help entrepreneurs establish a strong foundation to help them succeed, ”said Patrick Tang, Vice President and Head of PLDT Home Biz.
Bigger, better, faster Home Biz
PLDT Home Biz offers the most value-for-money internet plans to suit your business needs:
Business owners with existing PLDT Home and Home Biz subscriptions who would need more speeds for their business can also choose to upgrade to these new plans:
In addition to providing high-speed and unlimited connectivity, PLDT Home Biz equips micro-entrepreneurs with e-commerce solutions in partnership with industry leaders Paymaya, UnionBank GlobalLinker, LBC Express via SoShop! By LBC, Grib Madiskarteng Boss Club, Sqanly and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
PLDT Home Biz, in partnership with DTI, also gives home-based entrepreneurs direct access to the latest business trends, learning opportunities and events organized by the department. “One of the great challenges of the pandemic is that many of our entrepreneurs have closed their physical stores. Together with DTI, PLDT Home Biz is focused on how we can help them get back in the game by enabling them to move their businesses to their homes and in turn contribute to economic recovery and growth, ”adds Tang.
Mastery of cashless transactions
As companies continue to switch to digital, buyers have become more technological and are now more confident in completing their transactions — from purchase to payment — online and choosing it for convenience, security and safety.
PLDT Home Biz entered into a partnership with Head of Digital Financial Services PayMaya to enable subscribers to create digital transactions for their businesses. PayMaya allows users to enjoy the convenience of digital payments via QR codes, bank transfer, e-wallets as well as credit and debit cards. Apart from the security and hassle-free cashless payment system, this also eliminates the need for subscribers to make frequent bank visits, enabling them to shop safely from home.
“For many Filipinos, cashless is their default payment preference. And companies need to be where their customers are, ”said Raymund Villanueva, PayMaya QR Ecosystems Business Manager.
Business operations in an era of a ‘new normal’ continue to be driven towards a better and more secure customer experience. According to Sqanly Product Manager Bryan Seno, “QR codes are increasingly used everywhere and should include small businesses. Always give customers an easier way to order and pay you – before your competitors do. Why? Because these services tell customers that you care about and understand their needs. ”
Wider range, larger networks
Businesses can also increase their growth potential by setting up their own online businesses through UnionBank GlobalLinker. This connects them to over 300,000 MSMEs via the GlobalLinkers network, where they can find other business owners who may be their potential supplier, partner or customer.
“Apart from network expansion, our platform can enable more efficient business management,” shared Jaypee Soliman, UnionBank GlobalLinker Vice President of SME Segment. “It comes with inventory management and data analysis tools and provides access to various webinars that can help companies gain more knowledge about the local landscape and potential customers.”
Get your business started
Customer satisfaction is the highest priority for business owners. Having a trusted logistics partner such as Grab Madiskarteng Boss Club and LBC, PLDT Home Biz subscribers are assured of quality, safe and fast shipment of their goods.
“We want to give every Philippine authority the opportunity to become the boss of their own companies. Through Grab Madiskarteng Boss Club, we provide a secure and reliable platform to help entrepreneurs better reach and serve their consumers, while helping them unlock the unique benefits of digitization – so they can grow resiliently and thrive in the middle. in our current market conditions. In addition to providing meaningful support to our local entrepreneurs, our MBC program also enables them to make a positive impact on many Filipinos who rely on on-demand delivery platforms like GrabExpress for their daily needs and livelihoods, ”says Jacq Glue, Head of GrabExpress Philippines.
“From your courier needs and to money transfer services, we’ve covered you with a range of digital services to help your business thrive,” said Juan Manuel Liwag, Philippines Fire Chief for LBC Express. “Among them is the Rider Pickup option, which you can use to plan ahead and schedule the time your products will be picked up from your home.”
Enabling PH Recovery with Home Biz
The public-private partnership supports small entrepreneurs through measures and solutions that help them navigate the challenging business environment of the new normal.
In partnership with DTI, PLDT Home Biz brings virtual trade shows and public forums that connect entrepreneurs with business opportunities by building networks, learning from business experts, finding new trends they can adopt and connecting them to potential clients and customers.
“Our strength as a nation has always been our ability to stand on our feet at all times and stand together through adversity. The same solid, community spirit holds us fast in these uncertain days as we and the private sector work together to recover our financial losses due to the pandemic, ”said DTI Assistant Secretary Demphna Du-Naga.
With PLDT Home Biz, Filipino home-based entrepreneurs get the opportunity to earn better while mastering their home-based business. Visit PLDT Home Biz and check out their latest video to know more about the new Asenso Fiber Plans.
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