4. Projects Implemented
a. Marketing Services -
Operates the Surublien Palawan Trade House where 40 manufacturers are given the
opportunity to sell their products generating annual sales of P1.5M.
- Acts as market integrator of
products where they establish linkage with local outlets to display local
processed foods (usually delicacies).
b. Financing - finance
purchase order placed with local manufacturers to help them serve the orders.
They charge a minimal fee of only 2% per month.
c. Trainings - organize
trainings and collect fees to defray expenses.
d. Business Information Center
- partner of DTI-Palawan in operating the Palawan SMED Center
II. Surublien’s Corporate
1. The Vision
Formulated as the Foundation’s Vision for Year 2006 is stated thus:
Development Foundation should be a fully and consistently functional, effective,
efficient business service organization that integrates and packages business
development services for clients; is financially viable and independent; helps
create tourism-related, agro-industry, marine and aquaculture livelihood
opportunities; works closely with the government, all key players and
stakeholders; with established marketing and financing operations; and is
dynamic and responsive to the needs of the small- and medium-scale enterprises
and the community.
2. The Mission
realize this vision, the Foundation states its mission as:
To create a strong organization
recognized by the government as the focal business service organization for
small- and medium-scale enterprises needs in the City; achieve financial
viability and independence; assist in creating livelihood opportunities and jobs
in tourism, agro-industry, marine and aquaculture and related sectors; develop
and strengthen wider working relationships with business development services
providers, organizations and clientele; and advocate for policies conducive to
favorable business climate.
Based on its stated Vision
and Mission, the Foundation has four (4) strategic directions that
it has to develop. These are:
Viability and Independence
serve its clientele, the Foundation needs to develop its own capability as well
as its capacity to service. In other words, the Foundation must improve on what
it can serve its clients, as well as how to serve them. As of this writing,
although the Foundation’s members, on their own varied expertise, are capable
personally of delivering the services it intends to render, the same members,
due to the nature of their respective work, do not have the material time to do
Therefore, to achieve the desired levels of capability, the Foundation either
must expand its staff and train them; or the members themselves
perform the services; or both. For the present, the Foundation adopts the
third option, with the proviso that as the resource would allow, the first
option would be followed.
the Foundation intends to develop its capability to render the services of
project feasibility preparation, business consultancy, training, information
dissemination and data banking, micro financing management, and business events
management. The development efforts would be done either as need arises or
as resources allow.
At present the Foundation is
initially dependent on the largesse of the City government. It is imperative,
therefore, that the Foundation open or create new sources of financial support.
Again, this may be done several
ways: expand the trade houses to generate better incomes; organize to profit
from business events; solicit grants from outside donor organizations; expand
the membership and impose nominal monthly or annual dues on its members; or
market its services to paying clients (fee-based BDS delivery). The
Foundation would use all avenues singly or in combination as opportunities
Networking and Linkage
perform data banking services, information must be gathered. To render services,
clients must be found. To match production and market, both must be discovered
and cultivated. To do all these and more, the Foundation must establish networks
and linkages: of sources, clients, partners, markets, producers, and others. The
Foundation intends to have all in time.
The Foundation’s marketing efforts
will target two different objectives. The first is institutional marketing,
i.e., the promotion of the Foundation itself as BDS provider and BSO. The
second is the more normal marketing services, selling clients’
products through the trade houses and business events such as fairs and selling
Micro financing means the Foundation
should have capital to lend to clients at nominal interest, both to help the
client as well as for the Foundation to earn a little income.
4. Business Description
The Surublien Development
Foundation, Inc. offers full services such as :
a. Business Consultancy
b. Project Feasibility
c. Livelihood Training &
Dissemination & Data Banking
e. Micro Financing
Management (Tulong sa Negosyo Program)
f. Business Events