HIGHLY-TRAINED. Globe Business account managers assist entrepreneurs at the Globe Business Negostar event. Globe Business account managers are highly-trained to help assess SMEs needs and package a set of customized solutions that fits their business requirements.
GOING INTO BUSINESS is an attractive prospect for those who are not satisfied with living from paycheck to paycheck. While income from a business can be substantial-and can be much more compared to being an employee-there is one thing that makes would-be entrepreneurs hesitant: cost. But what if an entrepreneur can acquire essential business tools and solutions at a more affordable price?
Business solutions at a cost that is easy on small-to medium-scale enterprises (SMEs) are now available thanks to various packages offered by Globe Business. Well-trained account managers at Globe Stores are ready and able to offer a suite of products and services to SMEs-so they can choose the package that fits their needs and budgets.
"Globe Business is the corporate arm Globe Telecom that is geared toward supporting the efforts of SMEs. SMEs form the backbone of the Philippine economy. About 99.6 percent of registered firms nationwide are SMEs."
"These SMEs employ about 69.9 percent of the labor force and contribute about 32 percent of the country's economy. The SME sector is resilient, relentless and is rich in opportunity-it is the one economic sector that has so much potential for growth," explained Manny Aligada, Head of Corporate & SME Segments, Globe Business."
One very good example of how committed Globe Business is in helping SMEs is its Business Starter package, which SMEs can subscribe to for only P499 a month. Business Starter is the most affordable communications package for SMEs today with great value for money: it already includes a cellular phone handset with unlimited calls to Globe and TM networks and 300 free texts to other networks.
The Business Starter package is ideal for entrepreneurs who want to start right away but want to be careful about costs. Not all businesses need to be huge enterprises from the outset. Starting out as an SME is actually a good strategy especially for budding entrepreneurs.
"Starting a business for the first time requires learning the basics. You won't be successful right away, and sometimes, you'll need to start over. So the Business Starter package allows to you start a business, learn the basics of what works and what does not-but without exposing you to huge costs right away," said Aligada.
He added that the Business Starter package is also ideal for retail stores (clothing, jewelry, hobby shops, etc.); manufacturers of food items, garments, etc.; restaurants, salons or spas; pawnshops; and other SMEs that are starting out or are not yet in the process of expanding into multiple branches.
Affordability and quality
Business Starter package not only provides the most affordable subscription plan for SMEs--it is also supported by the wide network and high-tech capabilities of Globe Telecom, the leading telecommunications provider in the country. This assures SMEs of quality service and support as Business Starter subscribers.
SMEs who avail of the Business Starter package are assisted by the well-trained account managers of Globe Business. They are able to help SMEs assess their business solutions requirements and find the right Globe Business package they need.
"Some say that P499 seems to good to be true-but affordability and quality are precisely what Business Starter offers to subscribers. All of the business solutions offered by Globe Business to SMEs use the same network; the same high level of technology; the same customer support and services. This affordability plus quality is precisely the advantage offered by the Business Starter package," Aligada explained.
He added that once all the above factors are considered-high level of technology; reliability; network coverage; excellent customer support; the range, customization and quality of products and services; plus great affordability-it's obvious that Globe Business offers the best in the industry.
The various business solutions packages of Globe Business-from Business Starter at P499 to say, the Business Executive package at P2,500-are priced according to the needs and budgets of SMEs at different stages of their business. All of these solutions packages utilize the advanced network, high-tech capability and excellent customer support of Globe telecoms-ensuring that SMEs receive the same quality products and services, no matter what package they choose.
A clothing store in a mall would have smaller and simpler communications requirements compared to a hotel or a resort, for example. The business tools and solutions offered by Globe Business come in different packages and prices depending on each subscriber’s type of enterprise.
"As an SME grows, its needs and objectives vary. Let's take a transport company for example. In the beginning, the business would have one truck. It's easier to track deliveries in that case. But once the business expands and deploys six trucks, then communication and tracking of their vehicles and personnel present new challenges."
"The transport company may need Business Starter to avail of unlimited calls or texting for its drivers and other field personnel. Also, they may need to use the Globe Business GPS Tracker so they can track and monitor the location of their trucks. In short, so solutions they need have become larger and more complex."
"The affordability and quality of the Business Starter package makes it perfect for entrepreneurs who are just beginning a business. And as their businesses expand and their requirements increase as well, Globe Business will be there for them all the way-with solutions that complement and fit each stage of their growth," Aligada said.
With the Business Starter as a real, cost-busting business solutions package, it’s now even easier to begin a business. At only P499 a month, startup entrepreneurs can focus on running the business without the stress of high cost. As the challenge of cost is met, the startup has a greater opportunity for growth and expansion.
Globe Business is the corporate arm of Globe Telecom, the leading telecommunications company in the Philippines. Globe Business provides wireless and wireline solutions for a diverse set of industries, businesses, and commercial enterprises. It assures SMEs of affordable, reliable, and dependable services for all communication needs, both wireless and wireline solutions, to generate the highest possible profit at the lowest possible cost.
Experience the benefits of having customized solutions to support your business. Consult a Globe Business Account Manager, visit Globe stores, call the Globe Business Hotline at +632 730-1288 or log on to http://www.globe.com.ph/business today to find out more.