SM launched the SM Startup Package to provide small online businesses the valuable support they need so they can set up their own shop in an SM mall.
The SM Startup Package nurtures and supports micro-entrepreneurs by offering multi-dimensional opportunities and mentorship programs. This is available to the first 100 digital-based MSME owners who currently don’t have a shop inside SM or any other physical store in general.
The Startup Markets will be situated in prime mall locations within 13 regional and premier malls in major cities: SM North EDSA, SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia, SM Southmall, SM Pampanga, SM Clark, SM Grand Central, SM Sta. Rosa, SM City Cebu, SM Iloilo, SM Bacolod, SM CDO Downtown Premier, and SM Lanang Premier.
The StartUp Market, as they will be called, will offer features such as start-up friendly rental rates and use of kiosks or cart free of charge; marketing assistance to give the brand free exposure in SM online assets and ad spaces inside malls; financial assistance with BDO; and mentorship from SM experts on operations and marketing.
SM Supermalls President Steven T. Tan said, “We created The SM Startup Package because we saw how Filipinos persevered in the past year. Very much true to the spirit of Henry Sy, who always said he worked harder during bad times, many MSMEs did not let the pandemic stop them from providing good service and products — even from their own homes. We want to give them a chance to further grow their businesses and brands, and enable them to start their own SM shops which they can one day grow into business empires, just like our founder once did.”
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