What is Negosyo Center?

Negosyo Center is a one-stop-shop for services that caters to the entrepreneurs’ need in processing requirements to establish a business, and in accessing information essential for their growth. It will be the ones responsible for promoting “ease of doing business and facilitating access to services for MSMEs within its jurisdiction”.

Republic Act No. 10644 otherwise known as “Go Negosyo Act”, seeks to strengthen micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) to create more job opportunities in the country.

The Act was signed into law by President   Benigno S. Aquino III on July 15, 2014. The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) likewise issued Department Administrative Order No. 14-5 series of 2014: “Implementing Rules and Regulations for Republic Act No. 10644”.

The establishment of the Centers is a provision in the Go Nesgosyo Act wherein the DTI has been given the key responsibility and challenge of establishing Negosyo Centers in all provinces, cities and municipalities nationwide.

The MSME Development (MSMED) Council shall encourage public-private partnerships in the establishment and management of Negosyo Centers. Coordination and collaboration with the Local Government Units (LGUs) and other agencies and organizations are imperative to avoid duplication of efforts and to foster coordinated actions. The MSMED Council, thru the Department of Trade and Industry, is the coordinating and supervising body for all agencies involved in the establishment and operation of Negosyo Centers. It shall perform oversight functions and shall assign personnel to fulfill the functions of the Negosyo Centers.

The Members of the MSMED Council are Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and representatives from the MSMEs and women sectors and Small Business Corporation. There is an Advisory Unit whose members are government agencies, government and private financing institutions, labor and academe representatives.

An existing Center on the other hand may continue to operate as Negosyo Centers subject to the provisions of the “Go Negosyo Act” and its Implementing Rules and Regulations.


  1. The law seeks to promote “job generation and inclusive growth through the development of MSMEs” in the country;
  2. Establishment of “Negosyo Centers” in all provinces, cities and municipalities to promote “ease of doing business and facilitate access to services for MSMEs within its jurisdiction”.
  3. Technology transfer, production and management training. As well as marketing assistance for MSMEs;
  4. Establishment of a Philippine Business registry Databank under the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to serve as a database of all business enterprises in the country;
  5. Establishment of a Start-up Fund for MSMEs “to provide financing for the development and promotion of SMEs in priority sectors of the economy to be sourced from the MSME Development Fund and the BMBE Fund; and,
  6. Reconstitution of the MSME Development Council and its additional functions.
  7. Designation of DTI as sole agency to issue Certificate of Authority for BMBE to avail of benefits and incentives under R.A. 9178: BMBE Act of 2002



Provide MSMES advisory services tailored according to their needs through one-on-one consultation, focus group discussion and coaching/mentoring. Assist MSMEs in meeting regulatory requirements to start and sustain the business. Ensure management guidance, assistance and improvement of the working conditions of MSMEs. Conduct other programs or projects for entrepreneurial development in the country aligned with the MSMEs development plan.

Access to Market. Promote efficient marketing of local products and services thru market matching, trade fairs and exhibits participation. Build local support networks and establish market linkages for MSME development through the Micro Small and Medium Enterprise Development (MSMED) Council and DTI;

Access to Finance. Assist in packaging loans and links MSMEs to appropriate financing institutions. Facilitate access to grants and other forms of financial assistance, shared service facilities and equipment, and other support for MSMEs through national government agencies (NGAs);

Product Development. Provide counseling for the development and improvement of products and packages; and,

Investment Promotion. Match local proponents with potential investors. Co-organize with the local chambers of commerce, other business organizations and government agencies, a mentoring program for prospective and current entrepreneurs and investors.


  1. Facilitate processing and documentation of paper requirements necessary for the establishment of micro, small and medium enterprises.
  2. Facilitate the processing of registration for Business Name (BN and Barangay Micro Business Enterprises (BMBE).
  3. Coordinate with local government units (LGUs) and liaise with concerned government agencies to process the duly accomplished forms submitted by the MSMEs.
  4. Implement a unified business registration process preferably through automated systems such as the Philippine Business Registry (PBR)


  • Conduct trainings, seminars and dialogue to increase MSMEs’ productivity and efficiency.
  • Conduct regular trainings, seminars and dialogues related to entrepreneurial management, marketing, productivity and government programs.
  • Provide economic, technical, market and investments related information through publications.
  • Establish and maintain a databank that will support business information requirements of MSMEs.
  • Promote ease of doing business and access to services for MSMEs within its jurisdiction.
  • Support private sector activities relating to MSMEs development.
  • Encourage government institutions that are related to the business application process to help promulgate information regarding the Negosyo Center.
  • Coordinate with schools and related organizations on the development of youth entrepreneurship through access
  • Encourage women entrepreneurship through access to information, training, credit facilities, and other forms of assistance.


  • Monitor and recommend business-process improvement for MSMEs.
  • Establish a feedback mechanism among the MSMEs in the respective jurisdiction of Negosyo Centers.


Region CAR 7
Region NCR 4
Region 1 9
Region 2 8
Region 3 11
Region 4-A 12
Region 4-B 17
Region 5 12
Region 6 7
Region 7 6
Region 8 18
Region 9 5
Region 10 10
Region 11 6
Region 12 7
Caraga Region 8
Region Negros Island Region 5



Negosyo Center Bataan (located at DTI Bataan Office)

Address : 3rd Floor, Crizelda Marie Bldg, Capitol Drive, San Jose Balanga
Contact Number : 237-3005
Negosyo Center Focal Person : Ms. Marissa D. Dela Cruz
Business Counselor : Ms. Lizette A. Befetel
Regisitered MSMEs : 1,000+ (as of June 2016)

Negosyo Center Dinalupihan

Address : Municipality of Dinalupihan, San Ramon, Dinalupihan, Bataan
Contact Number : (047) 636-1202
Ms. Emilia V. Carpio – Focal Person
Ms. Maria Loren Joy S. Tuazon/Ms. Meriam Joy Quiambao – Business Counselor
Registered MSMEs : 1,144 (as of June 2016)

Negosyo Center Hermosa (Hermosa Business Center)

Address : Burgos – Soliman, Hermosa, Bataan
Contact Number : 0922-356-8516
Focal Person – Ms.Susan M. Macalino
Business Counselor – Ms. Jengkie P. Gonzales/Ms. Meriam Quiambao
Registered MSMEs : 649 (as of December 2015)