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24 motivational quotes from Francis Kong

Reflect with these nuggets of wisdom from the sought after leadership and motivational speaker.

IN DEMAND. Aside from being a sought after business speaker, Francis Kong is also an entrepreneur with his own publishing company and business consultancy firm. Photo from Francis Kong's blogFrancis Kong wears many hats—he is a broadcaster; a columnist with The Philippine ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | March 23, 2016 08:00:00
News and Events

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
Business Ideas

This startup hopes to be the 'Uber' of cleaning caters to yuppies and young couples who can't find time to tidy up their living spaces.

Imagine this: You just endured a two-hour traffic, a stressful day at work, yet you still have dishes to do at the kitchen sink by the time you get home.This is one of the problems co-founder James Yabut encountered when he ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | February 20, 2016 05:00:00

Retrenchment paved the way for this airline employee's break into business

Angela Valenzuela now owns franchises in food, retail, and service categories.

Angela Valenzuela lost her high-paying job seven years ago after the airline she was working for retrenched part of its workforce. But instead of wallowing in the loss, she decided to go into business.Making the most out of her retrenchment package, Valenzuela ...

by Ieth Inolino  | February 03, 2016 12:00:00
Startup Tips

6 tips to keep your 24-hour business running smoothly

Learn some best practices from the 'treps behind businesses that run round-the-clock.

Thanks to business process outsourcing (BPO) employeess, convenience stores never had it so good. In 2010, the Philippines’ BPO workforce only numbered 500,000, but this year, it’s expected to balloon to 1.3 million. No surprise, 7-Eleven, Ministop, and FamilyMart are on an ...

by Fatima de Guzman  | January 27, 2016 07:00:00
Startup Tips

What is estafa?

Is estafa equivalent to swindling? How can we avoid it?

Estafa is the legal term used to describe certain forms of swindling. Thus, a person can be considered a swindler for committing a form of estafa. However, a person can also be a swindler by committing other acts that are not necessarily ...

by Peter Imbong  | June 08, 2015 06:00:00
Business Ideas

Find your perfect match

Find out how a dating service can teach us so much about entrepreneurship. For this entrepreneur, finding a boyfriend/girlfriend is like finding a good business partner.

What does a dating service and a gathering for entrepreneurs have in common? Both can be arranged-and customized-by an entrepreneurial matchmaker.“People don’t know what they want, what they are looking [for], and who they are, so they end up wanting who’s available,” ...

by Babe Pañares  | November 10, 2014 11:00:00
Business Ideas

Entrepreneur finds bliss in her business

Find out how this entrepreneur forayed into entrepreneurship by pursuing her passion and trying to continue a business that her mom used to manage.

For Niki Vargas-Coscolluela, feeling good about one’s self is an effective way to relieve his or her stress. The 30-year-old entrepreneur also thinks that there is no need to spend too much for that. Thus, her nail salon, Bliss Beauty Lounge, is ...

by James Humarang  | June 16, 2014 06:00:00
FirstDibs in Marketing for Entrepreneurs

The case of one bad banana

In this age when social media can easily be used to blow things out of proportion, how should businesses handle complaints about poor customer service? Here are insights on how to overcome such a crisis without affecting your brand's overall image.

Dear Amor, The recent online fiasco involving a local budget airline with one rude ground staff is a horrifying example of how one bad banana can tarnish the rest of the proverbial basket. Anyway, it got me wondering. What should I do if ...

by Amor Maclang  | April 02, 2014 10:50:00
Startup Tips

How to set up a carwash

Pinoys love their cars and will spare no expense to dress them up. No wonder car washes have become hot businesses. Here’s how to put up one. [related|post]With the high volume of vehicles on the streets nowadays, it’s no surprise that carwashes ...

by Mari-An C. Santos  | February 06, 2012 01:00:00
Startup Tips

Hiring for your business

Understanding what the law states in relation to the people you hire is key to building a successful business.

Understanding what the law states in relation to the people you hire is key to building a successful business. [related|post]Business plans, no matter how good they are, will simply remain as such—plans—unless they are implemented by you, your business partners, and your ...

by Jose Marlon Pabiton  | January 24, 2012 05:00:00

Franchising a service

Service can be a franchising opportunity.

Many don’t realize it, but a car dealership is also a franchised business. It’s a type of business format franchising; in this case, the carmaker gives the dealer or distributor the right to use or sell its products, services and trademark and ...

December 08, 2011 06:00:00