Twenty-nine PCC frontline officers on Carabao-Based Enterprise Development (CBED) have gained additional knowledge on business concepts in a recently conducted business talk or BizTalk last June 13 and 14 at Mila’s Hill Inland Resort in New Lucena, Iloilo.
The two-day BizTalk that carried the theme “FIT (Future in IT) for business” is part of an advocacy program initiated by the PCC Business Development and Commercialization Unit (BDCU). BDCU pushes for a broadened literacy among PCC’s business units in ably handling their business functions. The program started in 2015 with an initial three-year plan and is expected to be reaping positive results by 2018.
The program was intended for PCC directors, CBED coordinators, bookkeepers, personnel of institutional gene pools and Processing and Marketing Outlets (PMO) within the PCC network, and other staff of business units.
The BizTalk also highlighted Practices, Information and Novelty for Sharing (PINS) and Intensified Research-Based Enterprise Build-Up (iREB) Client Dashboard. PINS are observations made in monitoring the business such as causes of problems encountered. The iREB Client Dashboard, on the other hand, provide an overview of the progress of the business. This ushers the focus of PCC to “organized and wide-scale genetic improvement program, systematic extension and technology delivery, and the creation of favorable environment for enterprise development.” Both PINS and iREB help in the creation and execution of business plans that prosper sustainable enterprises.
The iREB Client Dashboard was launched in 2017 as a tool that shows the performance of dairy farming business. The Dashboard provides the overall business status and contains data such as ROI that is vital in the creation of business plans and entice future investors.
Zadieshar G. Sanchez, Administrative Officer V and one of the organizers, said the BizTalk is one of the strategies planned out by the BDCU for business units to meet “the requirement to at least break even or to hit a specific Return on Investment (ROI).”
Meanwhile, Joshua Villanueva, BizTalk lecturer and BDCU financial analyst, enumerated a learning continuum that served as the basis of lectures at BizTalk sessions such as the following: knowing the basic business concepts, increasing ROI, creating and application of PINS, using the iREB Client Dashboard, and increasing farmers’ income.
In attendance to the BizTalk in Iloilo we’re CBED coordinators, officers and staff of PCC regional centers at University of the Philippines-Los Baños, Visayas State University, Mariano Marcos State University, West Visayas State University, and University of Southern Mindanao.
Another BizTalk is set to be held in either July or August this year.