The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly shaken the world’s economy. Due to lockdowns implemented to curb the spread of the disease, businesses have been forced to stop operations.
In the Philippines, Jason dela Rosa saw the various problems that would arise for businesses. The Practical Entrepreneur author gathered entrepreneurs, professionals, and business owners to develop solutions on how to endure the crisis and manage the recovery as the pandemic ends.
Hence the Bounce Back PH movement was born.
In less than three weeks, what started as a social media group has transformed into a movement of industry experts. Members include RJ Ledesma of Easy Franchise, Sam Jacoba, Raffy Canare of AFFI, Gelix Mercader and Nato Agbayani of The Practical Learning Company, Jeff Catimbang, Andrew John Smith of the Maharlika Group of Companies, to name a few.
The Bounce Back PH movement is aiming to solve and provide solutions specific to the micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) given the vast majority of businesses affected in this sector.
Bounce Back PH has formed a task force to brainstorm and formulate a customizable practical framework. Key leaders in the industry are also sharing resources, connections, and know-hows in helping businesses recover from the economic crisis.
Aside from soliciting donations to fund continuity programs of MSME business, the Bounce Back PH movement conducts online mentorship, consultancies, collaborations, forums and discussions to further help the industry.
Bounce Back PH Movement also recognized the need to help other sectors during the Enhanced Community Quarantine.
Through the influence, connections, and resources of its members, Bounce Back PH has been in full support of our frontliners and police force. They had extended help in the forms of cash, goods, PPEs, sanitizers, face/surgical masks, as well as food relief projects for communities.