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Three years after its initial launch, Globe Business continues to support local retail and food service businesses through the “Saludo SMEs” campaign.
With the theme “Through the Changing Times, Tuloy Tayo!”, the campaign provides digital tools, solutions, and learning opportunities such as sessions in the Globe Business Academy to help SMEs navigate the new norm.
Supporting Philippine MSMEs grow despite all odds
According to the 2019 statistics from the Department of Trade and Industry (DOTr), MSMEs make up almost 99.5 percent of all the businesses in the country. Needless to say, these MSMEs are essential to our economy, especially amid the pandemic.
When COVID-19 first reached our shores, none of us really expected how vast and overreaching its effects would be. Two years later, many businesses are still struggling to recover from its continued effects.
A study conducted by the Asian Development Bank on the effects of the pandemic on MSMEs found that 73.1 percent had to close their doors after quarantine measures were put in place. But some businesses were able to grow during this period thanks to creative and innovative solutions.
Quarantine restrictions made the digital landscape almost an essential part of our “new normal.” A lot of businesses took advantage of digital technology to adapt their business model to suit a clientele that mostly cannot go to shops in person anymore--and it worked!
Helping businesses adapt to the ever-evolving digital landscape
In an environment where consumer reliance on digital services is only increasing, many businesses are left wondering how they can fit in this new context, especially those businesses where perhaps digital solutions aren’t the most intuitive.
Restaurant owners and other food establishments are the most impacted by the community quarantine restrictions. Many restaurants turned toward delivery services, marketing their businesses on social media, or partnering with food delivery platforms to adapt and stay afloat.
With digital solutions becoming a necessity, Globe Business’ commitment to provide a wide range of business solutions for various industries is much appreciated. Aside from products and services, Globe Business works together with MSMEs to come up with tailor-made solutions for their specific needs.
Globe Business is here to help
Don’t know exactly what your business needs to take it to the next level? Globe Business has a wide range of products and services that can be tailored to your business. Among these are:
- Marketing tools. The AMBER-SMS Blaster allows companies to easily disseminate updates and promos to their customers with just a click, while the Rush Loyalty Solution enables companies to create, design, and manage loyalty programs that allow them to incentivize returning customers.
- Customer-focused experience. Using Google Workspace, companies can lean into contactless interaction for all their customer health forms and surveys. And with Managed CCTV, you can create a safer space for your business and customers by allowing for real-time monitoring of your business space.
- Workforce management. Konsulta MD provides employees with 24/7 access to professional medical service while GCash provides businesses a convenient and safe way to disburse payroll, allowances, and emergency funds to their employees.
You can also browse through Globe Business' many offerings to suit up your MSME for the digital age. Select from Managed WiFi, a Prepaid WiFi kit, and Nomadic Broadband, among others to suit your business needs.
Visit the Globe Business’ website at https://www.globe.com.ph/business/sme/solutions.html to learn the specifics of each product to upgrade your business.
Editor’s Note: This article was provided by Globe.