In its continuing support for small and medium enterprises in the country, Epson Philippines is collaborating with the Department of Trade and Industry-Rizal (DTI) for its SME Roving Academy.

Epson, DTI and SMEs gather together
DTI's SME Roving Academy (or SMERA) is a learning program designed for the development of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) with the goal of helping them become competitive in domestic and international markets. The program's main strategies are comprised of the integration of business development services for SMEs at the national and local levels, and the establishment of provincial, regional, and national entrepreneurship development networks.

Epson supported the initiative by sharing its expertise in the textile and signage industries and gave advice on how entrepreneurs can maximize their profitability. In particular, the printing leader discussed the basics of dye sublimation and its various applications, efficiency analysis versus silkscreen printing, and business cost analysis. The company also provided live training with Epson equipment to familiarize the entrepreneurs with the best available technology in the market.

"Our goal is to bring eco-friendly, high precision, world-class technologies to the Filipino," said Pamela Albar, Epson's Head for Commercial and Industrial printers. "For Filipino entrepreneurs, we give special attention to maximizing the return on their investments. We want to help them by offering them solutions that give the most value," she added.

Epson's support for DTI's SME Roving Academy started last March 2015. The company plans to continue collaborating with DTI and helping entrepreneurs near PEZA areas in Rizal, Cavite, Laguna, Bulacan, Pampanga, Bataan, and Cebu.
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