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Run & Grow

Got an Awesome New Business Idea? Here's What to Do Next

If you're stuck in the brainstorming stage, the first step is to focus on two questions: 'Why?' and 'Who?'

Do you constantly have great business ideas which fall to the wayside because you just don’t know how to turn those daydreams into reality? If you’re stuck in the brainstorming stage, that's probably because you don’t know what to do next.Around 550,000 people, ...

by Syed Balkhi  | November 17, 2018 08:00:00
Business Ideas

Would You Pay Php20K to be Mentored by a Millennial on Succeeding in Business?

Only 30 years old, Bobit Ebarle does brisk business helping entrepreneurs up their game

Vero Gines always wanted to be an entrepreneur. An overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in Qatar, he tried putting up business ventures that can give him a steady income when he finally comes back to retire in the Philippines. He tried for eight ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | October 25, 2018 09:00:00
Business Ideas

Turn Your Store, Eatery or Home into a Piso Wi-Fi Hub for Only Php30K

Vending machine pays for itself in 3-4 months by selling broadband access at Php5 per 30 minutes

Filipinos love the internet.In fact, they love it so much that an average Filipino spent nine hours and 29 minutes online per day in 2017, according to the report “Digital in 2018” by social media agency We Are Social and social media ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | October 19, 2018 09:00:00
Run & Grow

5 Questions You Should Ask to Find Out If You Have a Good Business Idea

Use this framework to answer the biggest question: Is this idea worth pursuing?

It's frustrating to watch: So many innovative individuals and teams come up with new business ideas, yet struggle with how to screen the good ones from the not-so-good ones and articulate their concepts to potential customers, investors or partners. As a consequence, ...

by Jim Price  | May 31, 2018 06:00:00
Startup Tips

The 3-Step Approach for Testing Out Your Business Idea

Here's how to learn the most from your potential customers and get honest feedback

Let’s say you wake up one day and decide the world needs a better mop, and you’re just the person to make it. Before setting out, you interview prospective customers. “Are you looking for a better mop?” you ask someone. The person searches his memory for ...

by Vanessa Van Edwards  | September 20, 2017 04:00:00
Business Ideas

How Lock and Leave's RFID Lockers Found Their Way From Malls To Events

Leardo Joson Jr. initially faced rejections until he found an unexpected niche clientele

Leardo Joson Jr. is the founder of Lock & LeaveLike many entrepreneurs who try to transplant what seems like an amazing business idea from other countries to the Philippines, Leardo Joson Jr. found out that doing so is easier said than done.While travelling with ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | May 08, 2017 02:00:00
Startup Tips

5 Things You Need to Know to Monetize Your Hobby

Is it a hobby or a business?

We Americans are known for our creativity, ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit. Those of us who actually are entrepreneurs are always thinking outside the box, pushing boundaries and looking for ways to solve a pain point for our customers.Others rebel against the corporate ...

by Jeffrey Hayzlett  | March 02, 2017 12:00:00
Startup Tips

7 steps for writing the perfect business plan

Writing it well is like writing your success story

Every business needs to have a written business plan. Whether it’s to provide direction or attract investors, a business plan is vital for the success for your organization. But, how do you write one? recommends that a business plan must include the following:However, ...

by John Rampton  | September 07, 2016 10:00:00
Business Ideas

8 weird, wonderful Airbnb listings

From real igloos to bubble homes, Airbnb has it all.

Nothing is ever guaranteed while on the road, other than adventure. If you have got the penchant for the outrageous, these peculiar Airbnb postings might just be the thing you’re looking for.Related: Airbnb deletes listing for $200 igloo constructed during winter storm Jonas1. ...

by Lindsay Friedman  | March 12, 2016 01:00:00
Business Ideas

What it's like to operate multiple lotto outlets and keep a day job at the same time

Top executive and entrepreneur shares tips on juggling two careers at the same time.

If you want to be wealthy, being employed is surely not the way. Instead, you should be an entrepreneur. But for some people, enjoying the best of both worlds is like ensuring success. For this businessman (who requested his name to withheld), ...

by MJ Dinglasan  | September 08, 2015 08:00:00
Startup Tips

3 games to help you generate business ideas

These games can help you generate new, creative ideas and force you to think outside the box.

Too many people say to themselves: "I'm just not creative." But creativity is a skill that can be developed with practice and dedication. It's about solving problems and refusing to take no for an answer. The most creative people I know ignore ...

by Stephen Key  | September 01, 2015 03:00:00
Startup Tips

10 SME techniques and other tips

Seasoned entrepreneur shares his strategies in managing a business.

Like most corporate executives, owners of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) guard their business secrets zealously, sometimes to the point of not wanting any publicity for their companies. Among other reasons for shunning the spotlight, they fear that copycats might steal their ...

by Jimbo Owen B. Gulle and Jimbo Owen B. Gulle  | August 26, 2015 04:00:00
Startup Tips

The beginner's guide to building and launching an app

Check out this simplified guide to making and marketing your first mobile app!

Do you have ideas for apps that you want to test out? Even if you aren't a coder or a developer, there are ways to get your idea off the ground and out into the world. In fact, it's generally better if ...

by Thomas Smale  | June 27, 2015 09:00:00