Establishing the JNPM Designs and Printing in the year 2000 was a leap of Faith for Jessie Noel P. Munio and his wife Joy. Putting-up a sole fledgling enterprise is a Herculean task as big as the printing industry. JNPM Design & Printing is a single proprietor business entity that primarily engaged in creative design, printing and publishing.
JNPM Design & Printing was established in April 2000 in response to the growing needs of creative design services. Its clients have a high demand for printing or into the printing business but don’t have their own creative design department.
To expand the client base, Jessie sought new strategies. He partnered with a printing press company as exclusive subcontractor for his projects. Later, he accommodated freelance sales agents for marketing support. Meeting up quality products and delivery deadlines built up his company prestige to suppliers and extended advantageous credit lines.
It was in the year 2002 that Jessie envisioned a better and complete line of services for JNPM Design and Printing. Thus, it added printing services in order to ensure better quality products, efficient and faster deliveries. At first, he acquired a mini-offset printing machine that made him survived for 6 years. He did operate his business slowly but surely.
In 2008, Jessie reached his enterprise’s full capacity and faced a great challenge to meet increasing clients’ demands. After deep soul searching, he then prayed to God for wisdom. With his strong grip to faith, he reluctantly decided to swap his first owned car to a pre-owned printing machine to beef-up his printing capacity. Then he sold their jewelries and other valuables and borrowed PhP 150,000 from relatives. “Todo na ‘to”, as they say, hoping to speed up progress in establishing the printing business.
In 2009, everything turned up “unfortunate”. JNPM Design and Printing incurred financial losses due to technical problems. Added to that, the resignation of some key personnel, unsatisfied clients, unpaid bills and accumulated bad debts. Insurmountable problems! Then he said “this is it” he must admit he couldn’t do it alone to survive. He once again prayed to God for a solution to his predicament. He waited for a year for an answer.
In 2010, a new chapter in Jessie’s life journey finally unfolded. He found a new business space to start all over again. It’s a former motor shop area spacious enough for a printing press. At the start, he already knew the hand of God is lifting up his business. Client after client are coming to his shop every day. A more competent and loyal employees joined him, resulting better products and services being served.
In six months, he acquired additional printing machine and settled some unpaid loans. Truly, God is so caring of him. Jessie’s strong grip to Christian faith gave him hope and courage to continue his business and survived the onslaught of every challenge. He believed that “if God is for us, who can be against us”. Despite all the odds and harsh experiences, he came up as a better man and firm believer of Christ.
Jessie’s one-year old membership with the Ka-Entrep Micro and Small Entrepreneurs Organization of the Philippines (KA-ENTREP) paved the way for an opportunity to be part of the 30-day Business Planning sessions with fellow entrepreneurs. Applying it to his business enterprise, the Business Planning sessions gave him the idea to reorganize his enterprise’s business operations—accounting, management, production, and salary scale.
Putting up a system provided him the hope to have more time with Ka-Entrep activities. The business planning sessions further concretized Jessie’s vision for the enterprise to have its own two-floor 500 square meters building for production and operations. He believes his vision is absolutely attainable. He strongly suggests institutionalizing the Business Planning for Micro-entrepreneurs Program (BPMP) as a full-fledged training academy for aspiring micro and small entrepreneurs.
Jessie foresees that in 5 to 10 years, there will be lesser demand in printing for publishing and marketing purposes due to the continuing rise of internet usage among Filipinos. But for packaging and labelling, it remains essential. #
Jessie P. Munio, General Manager, JNPM Design and Printing, 106 P. Cruz Street, Mandaluyong City, Philippines; telephone numbers: 6559736, 4976338; Mobile 0917-5175055, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com