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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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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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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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Starting a citrus farm

Oranges are just one of the many citrus fruits you can grow.

Citrus is a popular selling fruit that thrives well in tropical and subtropical climates. Some of the best quality oranges are grown in the non-humid, irrigated, subtropical areas such as the Mountain Province. It can be grown in our four types of ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | November 23, 2011 09:00:00
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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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Starting a lettuce farm

Lettuce is not only good for salads, it's good for your wallet too.

As more people become willing to change their lifestyle and spend more on healthy food, why not try the health trend and get into planting fresh vegetables? Lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) is the most popular salad vegetable. Its high fiber but low ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | November 02, 2011 02:00:00
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9 tips for growing garlic as a business

Garlic is a profitable spice

With a new Bureau of Customs commissioner in the next few weeks, we can only hope that there will be less smuggled spices like garlic proliferating in our market. The native garlic is by far more flavorful than its imported counterparts.If you ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | September 02, 2011 11:00:00
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Agricultural equipment now offered at easy payment terms

Modern equipment at only 15 percent equity

Agriculture has always been one of the strongest industries that drive the country’s economy. However, there are less and less Filipinos who see agriculture as a business opportunity.To encourage more businesses to enter agriculture, the Department of Agriculture launched a new scheme ...

August 31, 2011 03:00:00
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Thinking of farming? Join the Agri Expo this weekend

Expo to run from August 11 to 14

If you are thinking of going back to the basics and start your own farm, then the 7th Agriculture and Fisheries Technology Forum and Product Exhibition is the event for you this weekend.A project of the  Bureau of Agricultural Research of the ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | August 09, 2011 03:00:00