Micro-entrepreneurship in the Philippines: From zero to hero.

Everything you need to understand entrepreneurship, think like an entrepreneur, assess your idea and, create a micro-business in the Philippines.

This course is aimed at people who want to start small (micro) businesses in the Philippines.


This course was created by ATHENASIA Consulting Limited, a company I created and actively manage since 2012 and has the collaboration of the ESBN Task force on Youth and Women Entrepreneurship which promotes business leapfrogging and economic growth of young and women entrepreneurs from ESCAP Member States by establishing and expanding entrepreneurial ecosystems. It does so by leading and collaborating with a variety of programs and initiatives that foster innovation, business opportunities, gender equality, environmental sustainability, and social inclusiveness such as entrepreneurial cross-geography/discipline competitions, capacity building programs, public-private sector initiatives, and digital platforms for the benefit of the current and upcoming generations of young entrepreneurs.

Program Objectives:

The objective IS NOT to create the next Facebook out of a Manila co-working space but start a business within your financial means that you can scale over time. The focus is on business such as: small piggeries, chicken farms, veggie farming, tourism, food stall, repair shop, grocery shop, craftsmanship, e-commerce, water filtration business, administrative services, virtual assistant…

Throughout the course, you will be sensitised to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and encouraged to include them in their business plan. Either by creating businesses that directly contribute to one or several SDG’s or that take them into account in your operation management.

Main Objective:

Help you to start you business.

Course Objectives:

  1. Develop a sustainable entrepreneur's mindset
  2. Ground your idea into your local reality and within the resources readily available
  3. Assess your idea
  4. Develop a business plan for your micro venture.
  5. Come up with an action plan for the first few months

At the end of the course, the team of ATHENASIA Consulting Limited, an accounting firm based in Hong Kong, will help you to finalise your financials.

This course is 100% free and the ATHENASIA team will also help for free.

Your Instructor

Laurent Timmermans
Laurent Timmermans

Laurent is a Belgian citizen resident of Hong Kong since 2008. He has 13 years experience in management consulting for SME to MNC's.

He is the Founder and managing director of ATHENASIA consulting a fiduciary and management consulting company based in Hong Kong since 2012.

Academically, Laurent earned a master in management sciences, labor sciences and is currently studying a Doctorate in business administration. He also frequently gives lectures at university on the topic of organization behavior, management, economics and international business.

More info on linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurenttimmermans/

Course Curriculum

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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