As the office representing small businesses and cooperatives in Quezon City, it is the role of the SBCDPO to provide training, capital assistance, marketing, and livelihood opportunities to QCitizens for the growth and sustainable development of the city’s micro and small enterprises and cooperatives.
To promote, support, strengthen, and encourage the establishing, continuing viability, and sustainable growth and development of innovative micro and small enterprises and cooperatives.
A more vibrant and inclusive Quezon City with Micro/Small Business Enterprises and Cooperatives (MSECs) as its main economic driver.
City Ordinance No. SP-1607, S-2005, Otherwise Known As The Quezon City Sikap Buhay And Cooperative Center (QCSBCC) To Effectively Promote And Realize The Objectives Of Microfinance And Cooperatives
City Ordinance No. SP-2364, S-2014, Creating The Quezon City Small Business Development And Promotion Office (QC-SBDPO)
City Ordinance No. SP-2762, S-2018, Reorganizing The Business And Resource Division Of The QC-SBCDPO By Creating The Cooperatives Development Section
Provide efficacious, expeditious, transparent, committed, and dedicated service, reinforced by advanced technologies in a healthy customer- and the business-focused environment with competent and professional public servants.
Offer mentorship to micro and small enterprises through various training programs with the help of industry experts and private organizations geared towards promoting sustainable business practices for businesses in Quezon City.
Enable market linkage and product development for micro and small enterprises in Quezon City.
Allow access to money in the form of capital assistance through various programs and linkages to microfinance institutional partners for the development of micro and small businesses in Quezon City.
Facilitate programs and support to cooperatives in Quezon City through various activities and engagements with the Cooperative Development Authority and other related national government agencies.
PANGKABUHAYANG QC (PBQC)
Pangkabuhayang QC is a livelihood training and capital assistance program that was initially created as an economic recovery program by the city in view of the rise of the number of displaced workers during the height of the pandemic. This program is open to displaced workers, microentrepreneurs/vendors, laid-off OFWs, PWDs, and unemployed solo parents. Capital assistance in the amount of Php 10,000 to Php 20,000 is then given to the approved beneficiaries based on the business plan attached to their application form. Once approved, they undergo a short training and networking session with various government and private partners such as DTI, Go Negosyo, San Miguel Food Corporation, GCash, Cebuana Lhuillier, Rebisco Food Corporation as well as banking partners like Unionbank and RCBC who provide different business opportunities for the approved beneficiaries.
QC COMMUNITY SAVINGS GROUP (CSG)
The Community Savings Group is an informal and self-help group for loans and savings services that promotes community resiliency and alternative risk-transfer mechanisms. The enhancement of the Community Savings Group along the path of the Community-Based Enterprise Development framework is engendering better resilience and risk-transfer capacity of the organization.
QC FRESH MARKET
Since it first started in 2019, QC Fresh Market has been supporting rural and urban farmers’ livelihoods by providing regular opportunities to sell their fresh farm produce, goods, and products directly to consumers, promoting the farm-to-consumer model, and ensuring sellers keep all the profits. The regular operations of QC Fresh Market have been split into two setups: the original weekend market setup at Quezon Memorial Circle, and the payday market setup at Quezon City Hall.
PROUDLY ORIGINAL PRODUCT OF QUEZON CITY (POP QC)
POP QC showcases the artistry and innovation of City-honed products through trade shows, bazaars, and exhibits, providing a local market-access platform for MSECs in Quezon City.
POP QC KOLAB: Community of Local Artisans and Designers
The POP QC KOLAB is an initiative that seeks to match famous local fashion designers with local community artisans of Quezon City. Quezon City is a melting pot of many different industries showcasing different types of Filipino artistry through various materials like scrap fabric, indigenous weaves, homemade leather, beads, and the like. These are run by women in various vulnerable sectors in the community that seek help in upgrading their products and seek various collaborations with up-and-coming and established local Filipino fashion designers.
QC Essentials provides product training and livelihood opportunities for different vulnerable sectors (PWDs, solo parents, informal workers) in our communities to be able to earn and start their own micro business. What started as an economic recovery program for the unemployed due to forced community restrictions, this program has expanded into our very own QC Brand – from everyday household essential products like alcohol and soap to handcrafted pillows, bracelets, and necklaces. QC Essentials is proudly made in QC, made by QCitizens.
KYUSI NIGHTS: CHRISTMAS BAZAAR /NIGHT MARKET
The Kyusi Nights: Christmas Bazaar/Night Market is a seasonal/roving bazaar conducted by the SBCDPO upon request by the different barangays in the city. The bazaar will house all the different entrepreneurs in the respective barangays and showcase their local community products as well as famous food from local eateries and online sellers. Barangays may coordinate with SBCDPO for the planning and implementation of the market.
VARIOUS ENTREPRENEURIAL TRAINING AND SEMINARS
SBCDPO provides various training and seminars for QCitizens interested in becoming entrepreneurs. These identify what resources or supplies they need as they learn how to start a business and create plans for their business’s sustainability.
PARTNERSHIP PROJECTS (FOR CSR OPPORTUNITIES)
Big businesses and organizations may partner with our QC Cooperatives and Community Entrepreneurs for their projects or if they need supplies such as hand soap, alcohol, eco bags, etc.
Soap Supply for Clean Hands Project with J. Amado Araneta Foundation
PPE Supply with J. Amado Araneta Foundation
Eco Bags Supply – Vote to Tote Project with Zarah Juan
Pangkabuhayang QC is a livelihood training and capital assistance program that extends options for starting a business to displaced/resigned/reduced-salary employees, micro-entrepreneurs/vendors, PWDs, laid-off OFWs, unemployed solo parents and indigent residents of Quezon City.
Unemployed or underemployed persons who are one of the following:
Graduates of the Quezon City Anti Drug Abuse Advisory Council (QCADAAC)
2. Displaced Workers
4. Indigent Residents of Quezon City
All Beneficiaries must be Quezon City Residents who are 18 years old and above.
The applicant must be physically able to work and must be the one who will start the business.
A. DISPLACED WORKERS
2 photocopies of the QCitizen ID (if physical ID has not been received from the LGU, a digitally approved copy will suffice.)
1 printed or original copy of the Pangkabuhayang QC application form and Business Plan
1 photocopy of the Notice of Termination (if you have been terminated from your employ due to the COVID-19 pandemic)
1 photocopy of your Payslip (for reduced-salary workers)
1 original and 1 photocopy of the Pangkabuhayang QC Certificate signed, sealed, as issued by your barangay.
2 photocopies of QCitizen ID (if the physical card has not been received from the lgu, an approved digital copy will suffice)
1 printed and original copy ng Pangkabuhayang QC application form and Business Plan
1 photocopy of your updated Barangay Business Permit (renewed 6 months prior to application)
2 photos of your business (inside and outside of your store or place of business)
For vendors/hawkers – 1 photocopy of the Hawker’s Permit issued by the Market Development and Administration Department
1 original and 1 photocopy of the Pangkabuhayang QC Certificate signed, sealed, and issued by the barangay.
C. Unemployed Residents (PWD, SOLO PARENTS, GRADUATES OF QCADAAC, RETURNING OFWS
2 photocopies of QCitizen ID (if physical ID has not yet been received from the LGU, an approved digital copy will suffice.
1 printed and original copy of the Pangkabuhayang QC application form and business plan.
1 original and 1 photocopy of the Pangkabuhayang QC certificate signed, sealed, and issued by the Barangay.
Certification from SSDD (for solo parents)
Certification from the QCADAAC (for graduates of the program)
Certification from PDAO (for PWDs)
D. INDIGENT RESIDENTS OF QUEZON CITY
2 photocopies of the QCitizen ID (if physical ID has not yet been received from the LGU, an approved digital copy will suffice. )
1 printed and original copy of the Pangkabuhayang QC application form and Business Plan
1 original and 1 photocopy of the Pangkabuhayang QC Certificate signed, sealed, and issued by the barangay.
1 original copy of a Certificate of Indigency signed, sealed, and issued by the barangay.
Go to qceservices.quezoncity.gov.ph and log-in.
Click on “Pangkabuhayang QC”.
Fill up the Pangkabuhayang QC application form and business plan. Don’t leave anything blank.
Choose a schedule for the interview. Slots will be made available once the program is opened.
Wait for the confirmation email and read the instructions provided.
The Business plan template is attached to the application form. There is no need to create your own template.
After the interview and submission of documents, the applicant will receive an “application received stub” indicating that the SBCDPO has received your application. This does not mean the applicant has been approved.
Make sure you have the necessary requirements for the category chosen and applied for.
Only those with complete supporting requirements may schedule an interview through the QC Eservices website.
Only one member of the family living in the same household/same address may apply for the program.
The SBCDPO will conduct onsite surprise visits to the stores/place of business of the different beneficiaries for monitoring purposes.
COOPERATIVE BUILDING PROGRAM
As home to the biggest population of cooperatives, Quezon City is at the forefront of cooperative development and training. In collaboration with the Cooperatives Development Authority, SBCDPO facilitates the process and management of the development of cooperatives in the city.
Fully accomplished Registration Forms which can be accessed through http://cda.gov.ph
1 original copy of the Articles of Cooperation
1 original copy of the By-laws of the Cooperative
1 original copy of the Treasurer’s Certification
1 original copy of the Surety Bond Application
Go to the SBCDPO office and accomplish the Cooperative Building Application Form.
Coordinate with the SBCDPO for requirements and guidelines of the Cooperative Development Authority.
Attend the Pre-Registration Seminar conducted by the CDA together with SBCDPO.
Wait for the feedback from CDA if the application is approved.
If approved, submit 4 copies of the different requirements to the SBCDPO office.
There will be a turnover program and oath-taking program for the Certificate of Registration to the approved cooperative.
The applicant will be given the application form, and SBCDPO staff will be needing information on the applicant/organization involved.
All members of the applicant cooperative must attend the pre-registration seminar conducted by the Cooperative Development Authority.
SBCDPO will facilitate the requirements and process needed with the Cooperative Development Authority and other involved parties.
Cooperative Development Authority will email SBCDPO if the cooperative has been approved.
The applicant to become a cooperative must cover the minor fees required for the processing of documents.
This program provides an opportunity for different vulnerable sectors in our community to rise amidst the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic. What started as an economic recovery program for the unemployed due to forced community restrictions has expanded into our very own QC Brand. From everyday household essential products to boosting our local food processing industry.QC Essentials is proudly made in QC, made by QCitizens.
1. Letter of Intent addressed to Small Business and Cooperatives Development Promotions Office
2. List of beneficiaries from the barangay or sector interested to avail of started kits.
1. Go to the SBCDPO office to inquire and submit the letter of request.
2. If approved and kits are readily available, wait to be notified by QC SBCDPO regarding the schedule of the release of the kits to the barangay/organization that requested it.
3. Attend the scheduled turnover of the kits.
4. Attend the in-person training by QC SBCDPO or access the official SBCDPO Youtube page for the step-by-step guide.
1. The schedule of the turnover of kits will depend on the availability of the kits.
2. SBCDPO will not collect any fees or royalties from the products made by the beneficiary.
Ms. Mona Celine Marie V. Yap City Government Department Head III 98842-42 loc. 8734 [email protected]
Planning, Program Development, and Monitoring Division
Mr. Albert Yohanon Section Head
6th Floor, Main High Rise Building, Quezon City Hall