Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Accenture, PBSP to lead training for promising entrepreneurs

Accenture, PBSP to lead training for promising entrepreneurs
US News Agency
September 14, 2011 

MANILA, Sept. 14The Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) recently received a grant of P3.49 million from Accenture Philippines to help set up and manage training development programs for promising entrepreneurs in the country.

The grant is aligned with Accenture’s global corporate citizenship focus, Skills to Succeed, which will equip 250,000 people around the world by 2015 with the skills to get a job or build a business.

PBSP will be handling the grant facility and will later on conduct a business clinic or learning session for BiD (Business in Development) Challenge enterprises that need financial assistance.

BiD Challenge Philippines is a business plan competition for innovative business ideas that combine poverty reduction and profit.

The first recipient of the Accenture grant is the Bote Central Inc. (Chain of Happiness) which produces different kinds of flavorful coffee. The training includes setting up of roasting facilities and training of coffee farmers.