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Run & Grow

Rags2Riches: Building trust at the grassroots level

Rags2Riches proves that a social enterprise can also be a serious, profitable business.

Reese Fernandez-Ruiz describes the origins of Rags2Riches (R2R), the internationally renowned fashion and design brand, as a “very serious experiment.” “We knew we were there for the long haul, but it was still something we had never done before,” she explains. She knew ...

by Victoria Vizcarra  | September 09, 2015 07:00:00
Startup Tips

Stop saying you don't have time to start a business. Make time with these 6 tips.

Stop making excuses and start doing these steps to build your own business.

Think of how many amazing business ideas are left on the shelf to collect dust because they are not pursued. Dreams are left to die because their creators assumed that he or she didn’t have the time to start a business. What a horrible ...

by Jonathan Long  | August 27, 2015 01:00:00
Startup Tips

Lessons from OFWs-turned-successful entrepreneurs

Take it from these OFWs who decided to return home and aim to succeed in entrepreneurship.

It is not surprising that the number of Filipinos who prefer to leave the country to find greener pastures abroad continues to increase. Based on data from the Philippine Statistics Authority, there were about 2.3 million overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in 2014, ...

by MJ Dinglasan  | August 25, 2015 07:00:00
Startup Tips

Money saving ideas for home-based entrepreneurs

These are some effective ways to lower the costs of your home-based business.

Being an entrepreneur means you're independent and free to make your own decisions and set your own schedule. It also includes taking sole money management responsibility, even when there are little funds to manage. Many businesses operate on a tight budget, especially ...

by Lesley Spencer Pyle  | August 25, 2015 04:00:00

Real tales: Banking on milk tea to start new trend among café-goers

Milk tea chain Serenitea has succeeded in introducing tea drinks with a twist.

A year after graduating from the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, Juliet D. Herrera and her boyfriend, Peter L. Chen, wanted to set up their own business. They thought of setting up a café, but seeing that the market had quite ...

by Anne Ruth Dela Cruz  | June 24, 2015 05:00:00
Business Ideas

Real tales: Former OFW proves hard work, determination can beat the odds

The owner of an apartelle in Baguio City has an inspiring story to share with us.

Jun Medrano grew up in a small town in La Paz, Tarlac (140 kms from Metro Manila), in whose brooks he would play with friends as a child. After he graduated from high school, he went with his uncle to Angeles, Pampanga ...

by Mari-An C. Santos  | June 22, 2015 08:00:00

Digital case files: How did they do it?

Here are two examples of firms that use effective digital/mobile marketing strategies.

People say you learn best from experiences; we understand what we see and learn from what we do. In the field of digital marketing where constant A/B testing and ad optimizations are a must to get it right, it’d be financially efficient ...

by International Institute of Digital Marketing  | June 12, 2015 11:00:00
Business Ideas

Small business ideas for entrepreneurs with limited capital

No matter how much capital you have, there's a business to be had.

There are small businesses you can put up with starting funds of P50,000 to P500,000, proving that you don’t need millions of pesos in capital to be an entrepreneur. But apart from ideas, you also need two resources available to start a ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | June 04, 2015 08:00:00
Business Ideas

Recruitment for SMEs

Five common problem areas for SMEs

When employees are leaving your business left and right, there might something not right about the way your handle their needs. assessed the most common problem areas of small and medium businesses when it comes to their employees and here are ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | October 19, 2011 03:00:00
Startup Tips

Why your business should go online

Small businesses that extensively use the internet grow and export twice as much as their competitors who do not use the web

Senator Edgardo J. Angara encouraged owners of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to utilize information and communications technologies (ICT) like the Internet and smartphones to expand their businesses.Angara, Chair of the Senate Committee on Science and Technology, made his statement following ...

October 03, 2011 10:00:00
Business Ideas

HP launches new business solution for SMEs

HP i-Con to change how people do business

Innovation has taken a pivotal role in helping entrepreneurs take their business to the next level and achieve sustainable success.Committed to empowering Filipino business, HP recently gave business leaders, IT and other professionals the opportunity to hear from premiere motivational speaker Francis ...

September 14, 2011 09:00:00
Business Ideas

How SMEs play an important role in the Philippine economy

Small businesses employ 70 percent of the country\\\'s workforce

Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME\\\'s) are sometimes not appreciated for their invaluable contribution to the Philippine economy.These types of businesses account for 99.6 percent of all registered businesses in the country and employ 70 percent of the country\\\'s workforce. MSME\\\'s also ...

August 22, 2011 07:00:00
Business Ideas

Drug agency reminds SMEs to renew license for dangerous substances

Non-renewal of license can lead to jail time and fine

If your business involves handling of dangerous drugs and substances, better check that your license to handle and sell these drugs are not yet expired, lest the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency comes knocking down on your door.Recently, the PDEA said that they ...

August 22, 2011 01:00:00