SM’s Start-Up Market has opened its first leg in the South at the 2nd Level of SM Southmall. The mall welcomes eight (8) new and exciting local MSME’s, namely: Acrewoods Floral & Aroma, Adelina Home, Blue Vitriol Disinfectant, Cookie Dude, Enoch Leatherware, Sevetenna Scents, The Bamboo Company, and Zanjois.
From health & wellness, to home & lifestyle essentials and baked goods, participating businesses offer locally-produced and eco-friendly varieties that include hand-made, authentic artisan leatherware from Enoch; exquisite flower arrangements and scents from Acrewoods Floral & Aroma; hand-poured soy candles and home aromatherapy by Sevetenna Scents; multi-surface, copper-made disinfectant sprays pioneered by Blue Vitriol; eco-conscious household and lifestyle alternatives made of chemically-engineered bamboos from The Bamboo Company; native handcrafted pieces of rattan, pandan, and other locally-sourced materials from Adelina Home; fragrant, high-quality raw materials for soap-making by Zanjois; and half-baked chocolate chip goodness and recipes from Cookie Dude.
The featured brands carry a great potential to expand in one of the highest-grossing SM Malls – SM Southmall. In a brief interview, the owners shared unique brand stories and shed light on their humble beginnings. Whether born from a hobby, a vocation, or out of a means to provide for their families, these entrepreneurs put sustainability and CSR values to the core of their businesses as forces for good. Belonging to the largest industrial sector, these local MSME’s are key to accelerate recovery of the economy from the impacts of the pandemic and through the StartUp program, it enables their businesses to grow whilst making a difference.
The SM StartUp Market, through SM Supermall’s holistic StartUp package, aims to nurture and support micro-entrepreneurs by offering multi-dimensional business opportunities. These include exclusive mentoring programs with SM Leaders, marketing support through SM’s extensive digital assets and integrated advertising, cashless payment system support, and financial assistance with BDO Net Bank. In the company’s continuous effort to aid MSME’s, the program urges for the support of shoppers in breeding the success of Filipino-owned brands worthy for the global market. SM StartUp Markets are located in leading SM Malls nationwide.