DOST 8 recognizes Know Well's SETUP performance

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Mr. Noel B. Pla, proprietor of Know Well Office Systems, receiving Certificates
of Completion and Ownership from DOST 8 through Mr. Romeo L. Dignos, 
PSTD-Biliran and Engr. Ramil T. Uy, Sr. SRS-DOST 8.

“Know Well Office Systems have grown significantly in just 3 years, and was able to maximize the support of DOST SETUP because we believe, we have chosen a good strategy in doing business,” said Mr Noel B. Pla, proprietor of Know Well Office Systems in Naval, Biliran. 

Mr. Noel B. Pla, alongside Mr. Giovanni Dignos, has been awarded the Certificates of Completion and Ownership last December 1, 2016 at NSU Hostel, NSU Compound, Naval, Biliran during the conduct of the 2016 SETUP Forum. The certificates were given to him in recognition of his dedication and commitment to DOST SETUP by efficiently paying and completing his financial obligation to the agency. 

Know Well Office Systems was established in the year 2000 as an internet café and supplier of computer product consumables in Naval, Biliran. As the time went by, the business focus shifted to printing services. With the shift in Mr. Pla’s business focus, PSTC Biliran saw it as a gauge to promote science and technology by introducing him to the idea of label design through the infusion of ICT for its label production. It was then that Mr. Pla was able to set his mind and had a clear direction for the company. The firm received a technology upgrading fund assistance released in 2013 for the acquisition of High-end   Label Printer worth Php 460,000.00. This intervention led to the expansion of the firm’s services which enabled them to acquire new and faster machines that later on helped them to: (1) double their sales; (2) increase the number of employees with high minimum wage and benefits such as PhilHealth, Pagibig, SSS, 13th month pay and quarterly performance bonus; and (3) open new branch in Brgy. Caraycaray, Naval, Biliran and another one soon in Carigara, Leyte. 

With this success in his business, Mr. Pla shared that the overall success of his business lies in the simple and practical strategies that he and his wife bear in their minds. He shared that these strategies are as simple as putting God at the center of the business operation by changing their attitude towards money and business, controlling cash flow by making sure that more money comes in and less money goes out, and lastly, by simplifying their standard of living. 

“In summary,” he said, “let me tell you that we are doing business not just for profit and money alone. Money and our business are just means to an end, and that end, we believe, is to be able to share our blessings to those who need our help.” 

Indeed, success is evident to those who know how to give back!