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Meet the top 10 women on Forbes' 2016 world's billionaires list

The women who made it on the list have proven their power in different industries, from cosmetics to mining.

From heiresses to the wives of equally powerful men, the women who made it to Forbes’ 2016 The World’s Billionaires list have proven their power in different industries, from cosmetics to mining.Related: 11 Filipinos on Forbes 2016 world's billionaires listLilliane Bettencourt, one ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | March 07, 2016 05:00:00
Run & Grow

AKABA: From a group project to a fast-growing lifestyle company

Learn how this group competes with the kinds of Herschel bag by showcasing PH's loom-weaving industry.

Take a quick trip in campuses around the metro and you would not go home without setting sight on a student wearing a Herschel Supply Co. bag. The Canadian apparel brand, which only started in 2009, has gained a cult following since ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | January 25, 2016 05:00:00
Run & Grow

Keep it clean with Tidy Heidy

These Applied Chemistry majors from Ateneo put up a business selling color-safe, non-toxic stain remover.

Almost everyone’s been a victim of this: clad in an immaculate white shirt, you indulge in a sumptuous meal then, right after the break, you find yourself with a stain on your shirt.While this is more likely to happen to kids, anyone ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | January 24, 2016 10:00:00

What you should know if you want to be a 7-Eleven franchisee

What does it take to be a 7-Eleven franchisee? Here's everything you should know about it.

You cannot discuss modern society without mentioning convenience stores, which in turn leads to an easy reference to 7-Eleven. A pioneer in convenience retailing, 7-Eleven has slowly evolved from a small community store selling ice in Dallas, Texas to a network of ...

by Rocel Ann Junio  | September 04, 2015 08:00:00
Business Ideas

Two moms find success in making motherhood chic

In the world of entrepreneurship, INDIGObaby has proven that an online family-friendly business can be a path to fulfilling success.

It all started when Monica Eleazar and Denise Gonzales were looking for a creative output for their ideas and decided to become work-at-home-moms from stay-at-home-moms. After carefully deliberating opportunities and their available options, they co-created INDIGObaby, a bustling one-stop shop that caters ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | May 11, 2015 07:00:00
FirstDibs in Marketing for Entrepreneurs

The 411 on concept stores

Are you considering putting up your own concept store? Here are three questions you have to ask yourself before adopting that idea.

Dear Amor,I currently manage an apparel brand, and in hopes of expanding my business further, I went and consulted with a friend abroad. He said that concept stores are a big hit overseas. I'd like to know how I can apply this ...

by Amor Maclang  | October 22, 2014 06:30:00
Startup Tips

Open bargain

With group-buying and social-shopping websites gaining ground, discounts are no longer just for thrifty shoppers. They're for smart consumers who know how to find the best deals.

Everyone loves a good deal. Whether it’s getting a free toothbrush with your toothpaste, or free speakers with your new laptop, a deal is a deal. And with group buying websites offering as much as 90 percent off an eat-all-you-can buffet, bikini ...

by P. M. I.  | December 10, 2013 09:00:00
Business Ideas

On the Filipino consumer

Filipino consumers the most optimistic in the region.

Sales is an integral part of any business and to sell well you have to know your market. It is good to know that Philippine consumer confidence indexed at 119 in the last quarter of 2012, a one-point increase from the third ...

February 11, 2013 10:00:00
Startup Tips

How much should I pay retailers for selling my product?

How much of your profits should go to your distributor?

Q: How much should I pay retailers for selling my product? I want to start selling my handmade jewelry in boutiques, but I do not know how much of the profits should go to the owner of the shop. A:Before distributing your ...

by Henry C. Ong  | January 17, 2013 02:00:00
Business Ideas

Retail therapy

Ever wonder about what motivates us to buy and spend? These books explain the whys and hows of consumer behavior.

Ever wonder about what motivates us to buy and spend? These books explain the whys and hows of consumer behavior.Why We Buy: The Science of Shopping—Updated and Revised for the Internet, the Global Consumer and Beyond by Paco Underhill (Simon and Schuster, ...

by Vincent Coscolluela  | November 27, 2012 03:00:00
Business Ideas

Investing in the basics

Casual wear brand to open in Manila soon.

The local retail scene is about to get hotter with the coming of Japanese retail giant, UNIQLO as it opens its first location in the country at the SM Mall of Asia this June. This is good news for consumers who can ...

February 23, 2012 05:00:00
Business Ideas

Smart tips on how to manage seasonal highs and lows

The man behind Island Rose, the largest retailer of roses in the country, tells us how they manage demand swings.

At this time of the month, only two things matter: flowers and chocolates. And for Dustin Andaya, the man behind Island Rose, the largest retailer and wholesaler of roses in the country, it’s a yearly event they prepare for very well. “While ...

by Peter Imbong  | February 06, 2012 05:00:00
Business Ideas

Toy story: The success of LuvPony

Business inspired by his daughter\\\'s fascination for the pony is a huge success.

It’s a fun way for children to play and exercise in a mall. It doesn’t use inventory or electricity, it brings families together, and, as its brochure notes, you get to hire “the most persuasive salesperson in the world for free.”[related|post]What is ...

January 16, 2012 09:00:00