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Valentine's Day business idea: Cut flowers

This Valentine's, flowers are still the most romantic presents. Take this as a logical business idea this love season.

A few days from now, Filipinos will once again be trooping to malls and flower shops looking for that perfect gift to give their loved ones on Valentine’s Day, as the occasion has long transcended from being exclusively for lovers alone. To ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | February 10, 2015 09:00:00
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When disaster strikes

The frequent storms that hit the country makes it challenging for business.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) estimates that 19 storms enter the country; of these 6 to 9 make landfall. This makes it challenging for businesses when storms disrupt operations and wreak havoc in the country.This is true for ...

December 06, 2012 03:00:00
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Preserving the harvest

A community project becomes a viable business.

A lot of people already know about the social enterprise ECHOstore, the sustainable lifestyle retailer that gathers many products from small, marginalized and cultural communities, creative industry practitioners, women groups and foundations under one roof. However, the story behind the product-makers of ...

February 10, 2012 02:00:00
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2 ways to maintain your coffee farm

Keeping your farm young will give you more produce.

In maintaining a coffee plantation, you have to prune and rejuvenate your coffee plants every once in a while. asked the experts from the Nestle Demo and Experimental Farm for some tips on how to keep your coffee trees in tip ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | January 06, 2012 06:00:00
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Starting a coffee farm? Here 5 tips to remember

Tips to boost your yield.

Coffee farming is actually big in the countryside, with vast acres of properties solely dedicated to coffee farming alone. Last month, visited the Nestle Experimental and Demo Farm in Tagum City, Davao del Norte.Coffee growing in the country experiences a setback ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | December 16, 2011 08:00:00
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3 ways to get into the coffee processing business

Planting coffee is not the only coffee business

Coffee is making a big comeback in the Philippines as the demand for the basic commodity continues to increase while supplies continue to dwindle. Big companies like Nestle Philippines are pulling all the stops to make the country self sufficient in its ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | December 07, 2011 04:00:00
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A blooming business: Chrysanthemums

Start your flower business now.

Chrysanthemum is one of the leading cutflowers and potted plants now in high demand in the international market. The domestic market has already increased demand both for cutflowers and potted plants and local production cannot cope, thus the importation of this cutflower ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | November 16, 2011 01:00:00
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Hitting the sweet spot: How to get into the honey market

The country has been importing honey to meet local demand

Thinking of ways to get more from your idle land or farm? Consider beekeeping or apiculture to augment your income. It is also serves as a great complement to fruit production and organic agriculture since it enhances flower and fruit production the ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | September 26, 2011 11:00:00