Ten years ago, we started our online store business www.mytindahan.net through the help of University of San Carlos School of Business and Economics Alumni Association, Inc.’s USC Kapamilya Negosyo Na (USC-KNN) program. Our business plan was chosen as one of the winners for USC-KNN’s Business Plan Making Contest. As a winner, we received seed capital to start the business and mentoring program for us to be guided executing our plans. They also help us in media mileage by featuring our business in newspapers, radio and TV programs. Thus, we easily gain the trust of our customers at an early stage because of the people behind USC-KNN especially Mrs. Carmelita Peramide and Mr. Devin Go.
Fast forward to 2019, thanks God our business is still existing. Although, our marketing is not as aggressive as in our early years, we gain customers through our patrons’ referrals. I also believe that most of our website’s visitors continue to have their confidence in buying through us especially when they know that we are one of the winners of USC-KNN.
As a gesture of being grateful, we offer free website consultation to other USC-KNN winners especially those who wanted to learn online marketing and those who want to have their own website. Last September 1, 2019, I conducted a workshop on Website for Business which was attended by fifteen small business owners. A hands on workshop was then followed for the participants to try creating their own website using the easiest website building tools. Those who are really serious about online marketing, we conducted a one on one session of consultation. Some of them even created a vendor account in Mytindahan.net.
I hope that in my own little way, I was able to help other USC-KNN winners in owning their place on the internet.