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Business Ideas

Business ideas for the working woman

Here are four things a woman should consider when starting a business.

Women are innately entrepreneurial because of their creativity, attention to detail, and instinctive marketing skills. We listed  business ideas and advice to inspire and help would-be women entrepreneurs break into the industry.1. Dream big, but start small.Believe it or not, some businesses ...

by Chrissy Icamina-Dalusong  | July 02, 2015 06:00:00
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

Magic Melt: From international expansion to local franchising

This brand of Filipino delicacies is a byword abroad for quality pastries. It is bringing the magic back home through franchising.

Magic Melt Foods Inc. knows how to put a unique twist to most aspects of its business. Cases in point: its flagship product—the melt-in-your-mouth ensaymada (brioche)—comes in flavors its competitors do not offer: chocolate, yema, macapuno, mango, pandan, pineapple, salted egg, strawberry, ...

by Inna Abinuman  | March 18, 2015 05:00:00
Business Ideas

3 Binalonan products that you can turn into your own business

Binalonan, Pangasinan has so much more to offer. Check out their major products below for potential business opportunities.

Aside from the aviation industry, Binalonan's ‘University town' vision is also backed by its agricultural produce. With the abundant rice fields in town, residents are into agribusiness, which mainly covers the majority of their livelihood. Such industry opens various business opportunities for ...

by MJ Dinglasan  | March 06, 2015 01:05:00
Startup Tips

Aviation school helps build ‘University Town’ in Pangasinan

Business opportunities arise as Binalonan, Pangasinan flies to greater heights with the help of an aviation school based in the town.

There is always so much to say about the Philippines especially when it comes to tourism. Aside from the famous white sand beaches and historical landmarks across the country, there are also hidden paradises that are yet to be discovered. However, there ...

by MJ Dinglasan  | March 05, 2015 06:00:00

From a Mr. Quickie shoemaker to franchisee

With great effort comes great rewards--Leonie Parado proved that there's no impossible in dreaming big.

Dreaming big and winning big--and somewhere in between those lines lies Leonie Parado's story of struggle, hard work, and fruits of labor that mirrors everything he is today. From being a shoe shine boy at the age of 14, a Mr. Quickie ...

by MJ Dinglasan  | February 23, 2015 01:01:00
News and Events

Nu Skin expands its direct-selling opportunities through new products

Nu Skin has launched new products that further expand its lines of anti-aging and holistic beauty products. These are expected to uphold the brand's commitment to empower people through improvement of lives, rewarding of business opportunities, introduction of innovative products, and enrichment/uplifting of culture.

For those who are looking for direct selling as business opportunities, there is another promising option. You can be part of the direct marketing program of Nu Skin, one of the world’s leading direct selling companies. The company is starting to strengthen ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | March 21, 2014 04:00:00
Startup Tips

Choosing suppliers for your food business

If you enjoy preparing food, are creative and work hard, you may succeed in the food business, but these qualities are often not enough to hack it in the world of food service.

If you enjoy preparing food, are creative and work hard, you may succeed in the food business, but these qualities are often not enough to hack it in the world of food service. In fact, many food businesses have failed not because ...

by Gerry Baclagon  | September 19, 2013 10:00:00
Startup Tips

Start your own bar

The competition is stiff, but you\\\'ll get ahead if you offer something unique and choose your niche carefully.

Putting up and running your own bar sounds like a good business idea. One intrepid businessman, Ricky Velasco, had always dreamed of it, so he put up Jivaro on Bayani Road in Fort Bonifacio over a year ago, betting the area would ...

by Kia Ortiz-Luis  | August 28, 2013 02:00:00
Startup Tips

How to make dried mango rolls

Making dried mango rolls is easy, and there is a good market both here and abroad for this product

The Philippine mangoes\\\' unequaled sweetness and juiciness make them one of the country\\\'s top food exports. This is why the Department of Science and Technology\\\'s Industrial Technology Development Institute is constantly discovering other possible mango byproducts to offer to the domestic and ...

by Millet M. Enriquez  | July 05, 2013 10:00:00
Startup Tips

Fad businesses: Catchy but risky

Shawarma, roasted chicken, pearl shakes, and rubber clogs have one thing in common in the Philippine setting: they were once touted as market changing businesses, and recognized as burgeoning segments in their own right. However, their mercurial rise was almost as precipitous ...

by Rafael Santos  | May 17, 2013 10:00:00
Startup Tips

Business idea: Tamarind fruit wine

There is an international market for wines made from fruits other than grapes

Don Roberto\\\'s Fruit Wine made out of mango stirred up the international wine industry and opened the door for more entrepreneurs to venture into tropical fruit wine making. Now you can find wines made out of coffee, duhat and bignay. The international ...

by Mishell Malabaguio  | May 16, 2013 10:00:00
Startup Tips

How to make bacon

The food business is thriving.

The food business is fortunately thriving in the country these days. Although there are trends within the food industry, and bacon is not exactly one of the trends, there is still a good market for bacon. You will need only about P700-1,000 ...

by Mishell Malabaguio  | May 15, 2013 10:00:00