With the advent of January when business owners register or renew their business permits and licenses, the local government units and agencies involved in the issuance of business permits and licenses gather together in a venue called the Business One Stop Shop or BOSS.

All of the sixty-five LGU-based Negosyo Center Business Counselors of the Department of Trade and Industry in Region 02 actively participated in their respective Business One Stop Shops in compliance to Section 11 of the Republic Act No. 11032, An Act Promoting Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Delivery of Government Services.  Under said law, the establishment of BOSS within the LGU’s Negosyo Centers is one of the strategies identified to streamline the process of issuing local business permits, licenses and authority.

A total of 5,538 business name applications (new and renewal) have been processed in the month of January with the breakdown as follows: Batanes – 188; Cagayan – 1,733; Nueva Vizcaya – 1305; Quirino – 344; and, Isabela – 1,968.