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Business Ideas

Head start: How does a prospective entrepreneur put up and run a call center?

There's still room for call centers as they continue to pace the growth in the business process outsourcing industry.

Mothers used to scold their children for talking to their friends on the telephone much too long, a preoccupation they strongly associated with laziness or with lack of ambition. During the last several years, however, telebabad--this is how that scorned habit is ...

by Rafael Santos and Rafael Santos  | May 05, 2015 11:00:00
Startup Tips

4 keys to finding fulfillment in your business

Shift your perspective to the positive things in your life

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 09, 2013 10:00:00
Startup Tips

How to open a spa business

Worldwide, the wellness industry is a booming business. At home, the 104-member Spa Association of the Philippines expects more players to come in as the number of stressed out urban denizens and relaxation-seeking tourists continues to grow. “The wellness industry is touted ...

by Kissa Castaneda  | April 30, 2013 02:00:00
Startup Tips

6 tips to recharge your sales goals

Running low on motivation? It happens to the best of us. These six tips will help you get moving in the right direction.

We all get burned out at one time or another. The mind gets overwhelmed with all the activities we’re involved in during the day, and we find it difficult to reach our sales goals.The next time you find yourself in this situation ...

by Prime Sarmiento  | April 22, 2013 01:00:00
Business Ideas

How to develop customer loyalty

In hard economic times, keeping and finding new customers is a delicate balancing act.

Make love not ads. This is the formula that Angeli Lambsdorff, managing director of local advertising group DentsuIndio, says can help businesses earn customer loyalty during these difficult times in the face of shrinking marketing budgets.Lambsdorff’s rationale is simple— a very satisfied ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | March 25, 2013 02:00:00
Business Ideas

Earning from giving away

The corporate giveaways business is becoming more viable as more and more companies are veering away from traditional advertising.

Who hasn’t used an umbrella with a bank’s name on it, or a mug emblazoned with the logo of an insurance company, or a pen marked with the name of some vitamins? Practically no one. That is the power of corporate giveaways, ...

by Susan Ojeda  | June 18, 2012 01:00:00
Startup Tips

Bottom-line coach

Aside from being bookkeepers, business advisers, and tax planners, accountants also take on the crucial role of being your personal finance experts.

Choosing the right accountant is important because shoddy accounting work is costly, painful, and inconvenient. Retaining incompetent accountants increases your risks of being penalized heavily for late, incomplete tax returns and in having to replace one in the middle of a business ...

by Henry Ong  | May 28, 2012 11:00:00

Getting customer feedback

Adhering to your company\\\'s standards is a reward in itself.

Q:  When I go out to eat at a certainly well-known fast food outlet near my office, I always wonder whether that branch is company owned or franchised.  Is there any way of knowing if an outlet is being operated by a ...

by Armando Bartolome  | April 14, 2012 09:00:00
Startup Tips

The art of positive change

Here is what you can do if solving business problems is not getting you anywhere.

You’re probably familiar with the cliffhanger theorem in a fortune cookie that says, “Each problem solved introduces a new unsolved problem.” As an entrepreneur, you’re a juggler of business problems. Just as you begin to manage the balls circling in the air, ...

by Peter Malvicini  | March 25, 2012 01:00:00
Startup Tips

Leadership myths demystified

Correcting misconceptions about leadership will go a long way towards helping you develop leaders capable of taking your company to the next level.

Psychologists have long held that perceptions shape behavior more powerfully than reality. One fine example of perception influencing reality is the conventional wisdom on leadership. For the longest time, business owners have sworn by some beliefs about leadership that at best have ...

by Peter Malvicini  | January 26, 2012 09:00:00
Startup Tips

Productivity tools for your workspace

Tools to teach you how to get things done.

Everyday, I get hundreds of e-mail, text messages, and 50-page reports asking my opinion or decision on a myriad of concerns. Of course, it is not humanly possible for me to read all these in a day. And there was a time ...

by Ruben Canlas Jr.  | December 30, 2011 01:00:00
Business Ideas

The core of the enterprise

At the heart of a successful family business is harmony among its members.

The prevalent belief is that the family business is a small enterprise, a unique occurrence in the business world. In fact, says De La Salle management professor Elfren Cruz, that belief is an inaccurate one.  [related|post]“There is no such thing as a ...

by Yvette Tan  | December 22, 2011 09:00:00
Startup Tips

How profitable is your business?

Are you computing it correctly?

What is the first item you look at when you read your company’s income statement? I bet that you look for the net income results as soon as you receive the income statement report from your accountant. The net income is a ...

by Henry Ong  | October 12, 2011 12:00:00