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Why every budding entrepreneur needs a full-time job first

Serial entrep Richard Branson says it's important to use your full-time job as a jump off for doing biz

Being and becoming an entrepreneur is no easy task. And for many, leaving a 9-to-5 job to pursue entrepreneurship full time isn’t an option. A job provides stability and steady cash flow – without these things, most of us can’t support ourselves. And according to Richard Branson, it provides ...

by Rose Leadem  | November 01, 2016 12:00:00
Run & Grow

The Upgrade: In the age of budget flights, is it still worth it to spend more for travel?

Thanks to piso fares, flying has been accessible to many ”" but we do get what we pay for

 Back in the romantic heyday of commercial flights, the airport might as well have been the polo club. To go, one needed to dress well, and have money. In the 1950s—and on through the decades, as late as the 1990s—a long-haul flight ...

by Kristine Fonacier for  | October 30, 2016 05:00:00
News and Events

Bottom line, July 18: BIR commits to easier tax payments for businessmen

Plus, Cebu Pacific posts higher passenger capacity from January to May.

Easier tax paymentsThe Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and some business groups have vowed to cooperate with one another for better tax collection, the agency said in a statement on July 16.The statement said different trade groups, including Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | July 18, 2016 08:00:00
News and Events

Singapore Airlines wishes for better infrastructure in PH

An airline exec says the market will pick up for PH once the infrastructure is in place.

Echoing business sentiments, Singapore Airlines (SIA) adds to the long list of companies who hope for better infrastructure in the Philippines.Related: PH growth not truly inclusive, bolder reforms neededAs it celebrated its 50th anniversary operating in the Philippines on Wednesday, June 1, ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | June 02, 2016 10:00:00
Run & Grow

How Benjamin Solis’ restlessness led him to helm SEAIR

This captain amassed a treasure trove of adventure and experience. Now he’s on to a new challenge as South East Asian Airlines’ CEO.

Applying for a scholarship in an aviation school seemed the natural thing to do for the restless Captain Benjamin Solis, now at the helm of South East Asian Airlines International Inc. (SEAIR).Solis, who only saw an ad on the newspaper, always yearned ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | May 28, 2016 08:00:00
News and Events

Kick start your day, April 20: ‘Laglag-bala’ strikes again at NAIA?

Plus, LRT1 eyes rail replacement by September 2017.

Again?After last year’s high scare and various probes that ensued over the bullet-planting scheme at the country’s international gateway, a 75-year-old grandmother was stopped at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on Tuesday, April 19, for allegedly concealing a bullet.Salvacio Cortabista, a ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | April 20, 2016 10:00:00

These 8 innovative airplane design winners are the stuff of travelers' dreams

The best VIP treatment, 30,000 feet off the ground.

Airplanes are known for their cramped spaces—airlines are always looking to cram in more travelers, after all. That's why it's comforting to know smart people are working to redesign airplane cabins with increased comfort in mind.The winners of the 10th Crystal Cabin Awards—the ...

by Carly Okyle  | April 15, 2016 05:00:00
Run & Grow

Why Chengdu is a beautiful, rich, well-planned city

The Philippines can perhaps learn, relearn from this Sichuan capital's long-term planning.

An exhibition hall dedicated to the city's urban planning—you can tell that China, through its local government, is serious about making Chengdu in Sichuan province a smart, innovative, southwestern city in the country and to be on a par to the rest ...

by Lynda C. Corpuz  | April 08, 2016 11:00:00
News and Events

Kick start your day, April 7: Manila-Auckland flights to start in December

Plus, power rates hike this April, while Ejercito issued arrest warrant for graft.

Manila-Auckland flights to start in DecemberAmid the growing number of Filipinos in the South Pacific, Air New Zealand (ANZ) announced it will begin direct flights between Manila and Auckland starting December this year.“The Filipino population in New Zealand has more than tripled ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | April 07, 2016 08:00:00
News and Events

Bottom line: Here's the low-down on the NAIA 3 blackout

Looks like this adds to the list of why our airport is dubbed as one of the world's worst.

Were you at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 (NAIA 3) on Saturday, April 2 when the blackout happened? In case you are still wondering why it happened, here are the details so far:Initial investigation revealed that one of the 10 ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | April 04, 2016 11:00:00
Startup Tips

Follow the Navy SEAL's travel, safety tips

Better safe than sorry.

The US Navy SEALs, Green Berets and other special operators who run teamed up with the security experts at Escape the Wolf to produce an essential safety checklist for business and leisure travelers alike.Here is an abbreviated version of the list. Get the complete story here.Before ...

by Entrepreneur US Staff  | April 02, 2016 01:00:00
News and Events

Kick start your day, March 31: What do Filipinos want by 2040?

Plus, ADB forecasts for PH growth in 2016; a new airline flies to Batanes; Cebu Pacific adds flights; 10 'new wave cities' named for 2016.

PH economy to grow 6% in 2016The Philippine economy will see continuous economic growth in the next two years, a new report from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) revealed.According to the Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2016, the Philippines will enjoy a 6% ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | March 31, 2016 08:00:00
News and Events

Bottom line: PAL’s new route, Facebook Safety Check

PAL flies to Doha Qatar on March 28, while Facebook mistakenly sends Safety Check notification.

PAL flies to Doha, QatarFlag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) is starting to fly to Doha, Qatar Monday, March 28.The weekly service will fly to the Middle East destination five times a week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday). PAL will utilize its ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | March 28, 2016 08:00:00