Taking off from the introductory webinar discussion last Friday, UNAWA’s second webinar offering will focus on what could be the threshold challenge for entrepreneurs during this period of enhanced community quarantine (ECQ): how to keep cash flowing into business while most economic activity is at a halt. On Friday, April 24, 5PM-6PM, UNAWA and guest panelists for this free webinar, “Navigating the New Normal: Revenue Generating Trends,” will focus on guiding MSME owners in keeping their company’s financials afloat during lockdown and providing tips on finding new ways to generate revenue as we transition out of ECQ. Interested participants can register through https://bit.ly/Unawa_SecondWebinar.

“Being entrepreneurs ourselves, our team at UNAWA understands the importance of knowing how cash goes in and out of your business,” said Atty. Mona Dimalanta, CEO of UNAWA. “As such, we felt it necessary to dedicate a webinar that focused specifically on financial matters at the time of COVID-19, such as finding new revenue generation opportunities and managing cash flow.”

Finding Opportunities in the Crisis

While MSMEs will have differing business models and operating contests, all entrepreneurs with limited resources have a common goal in these times: have enough cash to survive until the lockdown ends. As such, the panelists for this webinar will share their own experiences on how they have managed to find new revenue verticals in their respective businesses.

Returning as panelists from UNAWA’s introductory webinar, “Unlocking the Lockdown: Startup and SME Challenges Amid the Pandemic,” are Reese Fernandez-Ruiz, President of social enterprise Rags2Riches, CFO of UNAWA, and CFO of enterprise venture builder Talino Venture Labs, who will be discussing basic cash flow principles and how they relate to revenue generation; and Rommel Ng, founder of informational platform The Resto Coach and co-owner of restaurant chain Buffalo’s Wings N’ Things, who will share how restaurants and other businesses in the food industry are finding new revenue opportunities amid the ECQ. 

Completing this webinar’s panel are Bong Pacia, Independent Senior Business and Management Consultant and Indonesia Country Head of market intelligence firm Mintel, who will be discussing revenue-generating trends amid the lockdown across various industries; and Anya Lim, co-founder of social enterprise and fashion e-commerce platform ANTHILL Fabric Gallery, who will discuss how players in the fashion industry have found alternative ways to boost sales while demand for lifestyle products is low.

Helping MSMEs through the New Normal

This Friday’s “Revenue Generating Trends” will kickstart UNAWA’s series of free webinars called Navigating the New Normal, referring to how the COVID-19 pandemic is redefining the way we work, communicate, and live. 

“We all know that MSMEs comprise over 99% of the Philippine economy, and it is one of the sectors directly and adversely affected by the lockdown. We know this from our experience in UNAWA and we aim to help our fellow startups and SMEs by tackling relevant concerns that entrepreneurs have amid the crisis,” explained Dimalanta. “From designing new work arrangements to strategically availing of the different forms of government assistance for SMEs, we hope business owners learn something new from each of our webinars that will help them find their way in this new normal.”

For business owners who are looking to learn about more topics beyond cash flow management, UNAWA has also revealed its tentative lineup for May:

Topic

Schedule

Employee Welfare and Remote Work Management

May 1, 5 PM

Lifeline for SMEs: COVID-19 Government Assistance

May 8, 5 PM

Data Privacy and Cybersecurity

May 15, 5PM

From Unemployment to Entrepreneurship (tentative)

May 22, 5PM

Reimagining Travel, Hospitality & Leisure (Sector Focus, tentative)

May 29, 5PM

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