Community Service in Mejayan Subdistrict, Madiun

On Saturday (12/07/2023), the Bachelor of Statistics Program at Airlangga University once again conducted community service in the Mejayan Subdistrict of Madiun Regency. This activity was conducted offline by directly visiting the Mejayan Subdistrict of Madiun Regency. Participants included students and lecturers from the Statistics Program at Airlangga University.

The event began with singing the Indonesian national anthem, followed by speeches from the Mejayan Subdistrict Head, the Head of the Trade, Cooperative, and Micro Business Office of Madiun Regency, the Head of the Tourism, Youth, and Sports Office of Madiun Regency, and a speech from the Coordinator of the Adopted Village Development Program, Dr. M. Fariz Fadillah Mardianto, M.Si. This activity is interesting and aims to develop the local economy and utilize the tourism sector in the Mejayan Subdistrict. The activities also include job skills training, providing business capital, promoting local products, and mentoring in the development of micro and small businesses.

This Community Service activity consisted of several sessions. Session 1 involved presenting the results of MSME mentoring, while Parallel Session 1 focused on Tourism Development and the involvement of local tourism groups (Pokdarwis), led by Dr. M. Fariz Fadillah Mardianto, M.Si. The final session, Parallel Session II, covered MSME licensing assistance. Business legality or business permits refer to all permits, documents, and legal requirements necessary to operate a business legally and in compliance with applicable regulations. Business permits can vary depending on the country, type of business, and specific industry. Having business legality is crucial for all MSME actors as it provides legal protection. By knowing their rights and obligations, they can avoid legal disputes and understand how to protect themselves from potential legal risks, thereby gaining customer trust in their legally compliant operations. This can enhance the reputation of MSMEs and increase customer loyalty. Understanding business legality enables MSME actors to access more business opportunities, such as government tenders, partnerships with large companies, or exporting products to international markets. Through this activity, it is hoped that MSME product entrepreneurs in the Mejayan Subdistrict will enhance their knowledge and understanding of the importance of business legality, as having business legality is a crucial step in running a sustainable and legally valid business. This involves a process including registration, tax compliance, permits, and compliance with applicable business regulations. Through business legality, MSME actors can reduce legal risks, build a strong foundation for business growth, and create a secure foundation for their ongoing businesses.