The iSTAR Program is Coca-Cola’s response to the increasing need to empower women micro entrepreneurs. Building on the long-standing success of the Sari-Sari Store Training and Access to Resources (STAR) Program, the iSTAR program now offers a comprehensive set of resources to equip microentrepreneurs in growing their business.

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With the Tesda Online Program as its backbone, the iSTAR program offers an online course that covers business coaching, access to wholesale Coca-Cola products, financial resources, peer mentoring, and community networking. The online course provides diverse resources to help micro entrepreneurs overcome challenges and progress in their business. With the iSTAR program, Coca-Cola is committed to empowering Filipino women in achieving their entrepreneurial dreams.



Apart from free and online-based learning, iSTAR offers various opportunities to help you achieve your goals, such as:

  1. Business Coaching: Receive support from a business expert to address the challenges you may face.
  2. Business Resources: Gain access to wholesale Coca-Cola products and purchase them at competitive prices from Coca-Cola dealers.
  3. Financial Resources: Connect with different microfinance institutions (MFIs) that can assist in growing your business.
  4. Peer Mentoring: Join the Philippine Association of Sari-Sari Store and Carinderia Owners (PASCO), a group of small business owners aiming for progress.
  5. Community Networking: Connect with other entrepreneurs in your community and share ideas, insights, and resources.

These benefits are offered by iSTAR to give you the necessary support and resources that you need for your business. As we all know, starting a business can be daunting, especially with limited knowledge and resources. With iSTAR’s programs and opportunities, you will have access to different avenues that can help your business grow and succeed.

To learn how to enroll in a course in the TESDA Online Program (TOP), click HERE.


There are 6 modules in the iSTAR program, each designed to help you develop your skills and knowledge in a specific area of interest.

Module 0: Safe Stores Education

  • This module focuses on the importance of safe handling and storage of products, including hazardous materials.

Module 1: Building Business Mindset

  • This module is designed to help you develop a strong business mindset and the necessary skills to run your own business.

Module 2: Planning the Business

  • In this module, you will learn how to create a comprehensive business plan that outlines your goals, strategies, and potential challenges. You will also gain an understanding of legal requirements for starting a business.

Module 3: Managing Business Operations

  • This module delves into the day-to-day operations of a business, including managing inventory, creating efficient processes, and handling employees. You will also learn about marketing strategies to help drive sales.

Module 4: Ensuring Business Sustainability and Success

  • Building on the previous module, this module focuses on the long-term sustainability and success of a business. You will learn about budgeting, forecasting, and creating strategies for growth.


  • The final module in the iSTAR program focuses on using social media to drive sales and create an online presence for your business. You will learn about different platforms, creating engaging content, and utilizing analytics to track success.

The iSTAR program is designed to provide aspiring entrepreneurs with the necessary knowledge and skills to start and sustain a successful business. Each module is carefully crafted to cover important aspects of business management and is taught by industry experts.

Note: TESDA is enhancing the Training for Work Scholarship Program (TOP) by introducing pre and post tests. Completion of these tests is required to obtain a Certificate of Completion, guaranteeing program excellence.

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The iSTAR Program offers valuable resources and support for women micro-entrepreneurs looking to enhance their business skills. With modules covering various business principles, this program aims to empower entrepreneurs to run convenience stores and eateries. The program provides opportunities such as business coaching, access to wholesale Coca-Cola products, and connections with microfinance institutions. By joining the iSTAR Program, entrepreneurs can benefit from community networking and peer mentoring, all while enjoying the convenience of online-based learning. With its focus on business sustainability, the program equips entrepreneurs with the necessary tools to succeed in their ventures.

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Contact Information

Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)
Office Address: BLDG 8, TESDA Gate 2, TESDA Complex, East Service Rd., South Superhighway, Taguig, Metro Manila.
Email Address: contactcenter@tesda.gov.ph
Telephone Number: 8887-7777
SMS Hotline: 0917-479-4370 (text only)
Website: https://www.tesda.gov.ph/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TESDAOfficial

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