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Financial Adviser: 5 money lessons everyone can learn from Dr. Jose Rizal

He was a doctor, a writer, an artist, and yes, also a businessman

Nationalism seems to be at an all-time high among us. People seem to have grown a newfound interest in our heroes – just look at the resurgence of historical movies and television series.But it is also interesting to remember how our national ...

by Henry Ong  | August 31, 2016 05:00:00
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4 Essential Steps From Startup Idea to Being Really in Business

Here are ways to make your idea more acceptable to potential investors and customers

It can be frightening to realize that others will treat your bright idea as exactly what it is: just an idea. No one pays a dime for a great idea. Plenty of people are willing to put their money down for a tested and proven ...

by Entrepreneur US Staff  | July 20, 2016 05:00:00
Business Ideas

Finding the right business

Franchising is a way to get into business with a little help from like-minded people

The financial objective of any business is not mere profitability. It is best said in Filipino: “Maging karapat-dapat pautangin, Maging kaakit-akit bilhin.”There are two ways to get rich: (1) investing in the stock market and (2) getting into business. Getting into business ...

by Armand Bengco  | July 20, 2016 03:00:00
Startup Tips

How to find motivation as an entrepreneur

Life coach Andrea Goseco gives tips on how to bring you closer to your dream business.

Oftentimes, would-be entrepreneurs have great ideas for potential businesses but become paralyzed and easily discouraged when it comes to actual planning and implementation. asked U.S. certified life coach Andrea Goseco for tips on how entrepreneurs can overcome mental roadblocks commonly associated ...

by Andrea Goseco  | August 23, 2013 03:00:00
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A new bazaar south of Metro Manila

October is bazaar month on

For those looking for bazaar venues, there is a new weekend market set to open soon located south of Manila. Dubbed as Soderno@Molito, the new weekend market aims to create an entrepreneurial venue for people who want to test the market for ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | October 11, 2011 02:00:00
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2 types of loans designed for SMEs

Looking for sources of funds?

One integral part in starting or growing your business is finding the capital to fund it. Plantersbank, which has prided itself as the bank for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the country, has set up two loan programs specifically for the ...

July 05, 2011 06:00:00
Startup Tips

10 ways to cut on business costs

Start your business with minimal cost

Starting your business or even expanding it surely comes with higher bills. Below are ten ways you can cut costs for your burgeoning enterprise:1. Ask people you know for referrals of people who need your products and services.2. Split advertising and promotions ...

July 01, 2011 10:00:00
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Office lease rates rise in Metro Manila

Leasing rates for office space is rising in Manila

Leasing rates are steadily rising around the metro and vacancy rates declining based on April to June numbers says real estate advisory firm CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) Philippines.The firm attributed the increased rates to steady demand from the BPO industry. Compared to ...

June 30, 2011 11:00:00
Startup Tips

10 reminders for entrepreneurs

A reminder of lessons that entrepreneurs learned in the previous year

As 2010 nearly reaches mid-year, it is time that we look back at 2009 and remind ourselves of the lessons that we learned from the previous year marked by calamities, sorrows and even resilience of Filipinos.We give you  10 Entrepreneurs’ Takes on ...

June 01, 2010 08:00:00
Startup Tips

Family finds income source from teaching materials

Former OFW and family find constant source of income from instruction materials

A lot of people ask my parents if they are teachers,” says Evelyn Zamora with a grin. This is because the family business, Jevzam’s Enterprises, produces colorful charts that are used by schoolteachers as instructional aids.[Read list of businesses that target children ...

May 30, 2010 02:00:00
Startup Tips

Where to pick brains

An online productivity tool helps bring business ideas to life

Expert advice—perhaps even financing for your business—is now a mouse-click away thanks to the Brain Gain Network (, a website connecting professionals and students keen on boosting  the Philippines’ competitiveness abroad. The website is owned and managed by Narra Venture Capital (, ...

March 10, 2009 12:00:00