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Business Ideas

This Career Woman Left a High-Paying Job to Become a Mompreneur

Kate Yu retraces the steps she and co-founder Edie Acedera took to build e-commerce site Mommy Republic

Edie Acedera and Kate Yu of Mommy RepublicKate Yu knew she wanted to be a so-called “mompreneur” before she even became a mother.  “I was saying it before pa,” the thirtysomething co-founder of e-commerce platform Mommy Republic says. “I was reading about it ...

by Paul John Caña  | May 14, 2017 11:00:00
Business Ideas

How to build a hit e-commerce website in 1 year

Do it in 12 months with these 12 steps

Some experts predict that e-commerce will surpass US$ 2 trillion in sales in the next few years – it’s the fastest growing and one of the most valuable industries.When you can shop online, seamlessly checkout and then conveniently have your favorite pair of ...

by Jason Parks  | November 18, 2016 11:00:00
News and Events

11.11: It’s Single’s Day!

”?"One is the loneliest number” ”" but maybe not if you’re a die-hard shopper

They say inspiration comes from unexpected places, and the story behind Single's Day (Alibaba's annual sale and Asia's biggest) is definitely a unique one.Who could have guessed that an Anti-Valentine’s Day event, popularly believed to have been organized by four male single ...

by Eros Erfe  | November 10, 2016 04:00:00
Startup Tips

7 mistakes to avoid when launching your brand on Amazon (Infographic)

Your brand cannot afford to not be where shoppers are

There is no longer a distinct line between brick-and-mortar and online store, between Facebook checkout and marketplace presence.Sure, each of these channels may boast of their prowess, but it is the customer who is speaking loud and clear: make products easy to ...

by Tracey Wallace  | November 04, 2016 12:00:00
Business Ideas

With only US$50, LA-based Pinoy millennial starts successful online shopping business

That’s Php 2.5K in capital, but profits include a sports car and the chance to employ her lola

 Ishka Villacisneros-Tusjakova is 27 years old and lives in Los Angeles, California. She may seem like your regular Filipina migrant who is starting her family abroad, but in fact, she singlehandedly built an internet empire that capitalizes on Filipinos’ love for imported ...

by Nicai de Guzman  | November 04, 2016 12:00:00
News and Events

PH online market mobilizing to hit Php 920B by 2025

A study by Google and Temasek examines the US$ 200B digital opportunity in Southeast Asia

 The Philippines, with its fast-growing internet market, is set to hit US$ 19 billion or Php 920 billion by 2025—and majority of it will be on mobile.These were some of the findings detailed in a joint study done by Google and Temasek, ...

by Joseph Nacino  | October 29, 2016 06:00:00
Business Ideas

New online payment tool developed for small businesses

Should small PH businesses shift to e-commerce? Paynamics says it’s imperative and inevitable.

You know the drill: provide bank account details, the customer pays over the counter, then you wait for a photo of the deposit slip for proof. Admit it, securing and tracking payments for orders online can be taxing, especially when one cannot ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | October 28, 2016 09:00:00
Business Ideas

Take a spin: Carousell opens a new venue for local online buying-and-selling

Free-to-use and simple, the Singapore-based app rises in popularity among local entrepreneurs

When asked as to why they started their own business, Pau Basilia and Javi Abola said that it’s because they are “engaged to be engaged.”The couple has been looking to tie the knot at what Basilia envisioned to be a dream wedding ...

by Angelo Cantera  | October 13, 2016 08:00:00
Run & Grow

Best time to advertise on Facebook is this holiday season

Data shows more and more Filipinos are buying via Facebook, Instagram

“The thumb is now the most powerful appendage of the body,” said Digs Dimagiba, country director of Facebook Philippines.Digs explained the idea of “thumb stoppers” or content in social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram that make your thumbs stop scrolling. ...

by Nicai de Guzman  | October 07, 2016 05:00:00
Business Ideas

Why you shouldn't give up on social commerce (Infographic)

Few consumers directly buy through social channels ”" because they haven't quite figured it out yet

It’s highly unlikely for a brand to not to be on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram today. And if they’re not, they’re missing out on some major opportunities. In fact, more than half of all Facebook users follow businesses online to keep up with their products, and ...

by Rose Leadem  | September 16, 2016 05:00:00

FranchiseTalk: 10 franchises with no (or low) franchise fees and royalties

Your choices include food, furniture, and even a math course

 One of the reasons why aspiring franchisees shy away from sealing the deal with their franchise investments is the fear of exorbitant fees from franchisors. Most professionally developed franchise brands go through a process to determine the right amount of fees to ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | August 18, 2016 04:00:00
Business Ideas

Going back home, founding a company

Lessons from a Harvard grad who decided to start his own e-commerce site

Most of us want to become successful entrepreneurs, and we already know what to do. For example, you probably have a general idea of your strategy, your business model and how to do sales and marketing.Yet, the barriers to founding a company ...

by Oliver Segovia  | August 07, 2016 12:00:00
Run & Grow

Success habits from Jeff Bezos, the world's 3rd richest person

The founder of Amazon and owner of The Washington Post gives us 4 tips

“What’s dangerous is not to evolve,” Jeff Bezos once said in an interview. This declaration pretty much sums up why the CEO and founder of Amazon is a powerhouse of a leader and innovator.But, let’s not gloss over the fact that alongside his phenomenal rise, Bezos, who ...

by Carolyn Sun  | August 02, 2016 04:00:00