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Which Bank Branches Are Open During Holy Week?

Guide to operating hours of the country’s top banks during the Lenten break

Banking clients are advised to finish all their banking transactions on or before Wednesday, March 28, as most banks will be closed this Holy Week.From Maundy Thursday (March 29) until Easter Sunday (April 1), only a few branches of Metropolitan Bank & ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | March 28, 2018 09:00:00

Outstanding franchisee shares secrets to successful franchising

Find out how a franchisee turned around a troubled gasoline station in just a year.

In October 2010, a then 8-year-old Seaoil gasoline station in Angono, Rizal was in trouble because of poor sales. But a young entrepreneur saw it as an opportunity to get into another business that could offer new learnings and experiences. She bought ...

by James Humarang  | September 18, 2015 08:00:00
Startup Tips

6 funding strategies to start a business when you're low on money

Don't let lack of capital prevent you from starting up a new business.

With a new business comes new financial responsibilities added on to the old responsibilities of a mortgage, monthly bills, and food. Past experiences from your old job or seeing how other people did it is one thing, but there is nothing quite like going through ...

by Deborah Mitchell  | April 10, 2015 11:00:00
Startup Tips

How to get business loan approval from any bank

More banks are offering business loans to entrepreneurs than ever before, but it doesn't mean you can get one right away. Here's how.

It’s a great time to get a loan from banks big and small, as well as ‘money bodies’ like cooperatives and microfinance institutions. Realizing the power (and quantity) of small and medium enterprises—not to mention the millions of people itching to start ...

by Jennifer Gulle  | April 09, 2015 07:00:00
Startup Tips

5 banks to approach for business loans

Look for funding for your new business idea.

While lending companies and cooperatives are more than willing to lend to good businesses,banks practically live to provide capital for enterprises big and small. Here are five banks you should consider approaching for loans:BDO Banco de Oro has a Small Business Loan ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | May 14, 2013 09:00:00
Business Ideas

6 ways to woo bank loans

This restaurant transformed itself from a money-losing venture into a money-making one.

Nestor and Rodelia Evaristo of  Aboy’s Restaurant, a popular eating place in Bacolod City, had to pawn their car and their belongings, one after another just to keep the then carinderia going.At the start of the business venture, the couple had to ...

by Mishell M. Malabaguio  | July 03, 2012 07:00:00
Startup Tips

The basics of getting credit to start your business

One of the problems commonly faced by start-up entrepreneurs is looking for funds

One of the problems commonly faced by start-up entrepreneurs is looking for funds to either open or expand their business. The idea and the motivation are there but only the money to make it happen is lacking. Entrepreneurs can opt to borrow ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | September 07, 2011 09:00:00