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Business Ideas

Choose the right one.

If you get your business name right, you’re off to a good start at winning brand lovefrom your target consumers. Here are some points to consider when deciding on a name.Quick recall. You want clients to remember your business name in a ...

May 22, 2013 01:00:00
Startup Tips

4 business tips from mompreneurs

Five mompreneurs give their best piece advice for women running a business while taking care of a family.

They say that being a mother is a full-time job. There are no days off or sick leaves. But what more for women who not only run the household, tend to their children’s individual needs, but who also run a business?We interviewed ...

by Stephanie F. Esguerra  | May 09, 2013 01:00:00

10 franchise opportunities for the summer season

Check out these franchise opportunities.

Just like that, we\\\'re on the fifth month of 2013 — and really feeling the heat, with temperatures regularly hitting 34ºC-36ºC. (Yeah, we know.) There\\\'s no better time to get entrepreneurial than right now: people are leaving the city in droves for ...

by KC Calpo  | May 06, 2013 01:00:00
Business Ideas

Strike out new paths

Tourism is on the rise. And for industry players, this can translate to tourist dollars padding their bottom line. Even if it means changing the way they’ve done business for years in order to net more tourism revenues.For the first seven months ...

by Peter Imbong  | February 18, 2013 10:00:00
Startup Tips

Why starting a business is like getting married

Before you plunge into business, make sure you have these four Cs down pat.

Starting a business is like getting married—you have to know what you’re getting into. Here’s how to make a perfect match in profit heaven, marked by these four C’s: COMPATIBILITYJust as you look for something in common with your future mate, your business ...

by Ieth Inolino  | September 19, 2012 02:00:00
Business Ideas

Plan C: What do you do when it all falls apart?

What do you do when even your contingency plan falls apart? Here are a few tips on how to get back on your feet.

Goal-setting and planning allow individuals and companies to make things happen, stay ahead of the game, and exceed past achievements. You’ve given up your dreary job, embarked optimistically on your Plan B, but even that doesn’t work out. What do you do?Vicente ...

by Kristina Mae R. Ombao  | September 17, 2012 01:00:00
Business Ideas

Play to learn

Simulation games are good ways to train your employees to deal with real-life situations, but without the attendant consequences.

Running a business is often compared to waging a war. It involves a lot of problem-solving. Employees are combatants who need ample preparation, and must learn to adjust quickly and easily to changing conditions. This is why in business, as in war, ...

by Ruben D. Canlas Jr.  | August 22, 2012 10:00:00
Business Ideas

A look at Filipino money habits

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas released results of the first Consumer Finance Survey (CFS) in the country.

There is a saying that goes, "a penny saved is a penny earned."  Knowing how to save and handle your money is a life skill often overlooked in schools. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas released results of the first Consumer Finance Survey ...

by Joyce Roque  | April 19, 2012 11:00:00
Business Ideas

10 business ideas for the summer

The mercury continues to rise to unbearable heights, school\\\'s out for two and a half months, and popular vacation destinations around the world seem to be calling everyone by name. Yep, the summer season is definitely here! While the first thought that ...

by KC Calpo  | April 18, 2012 02:00:00
Startup Tips

10 businesses you can do on weekends

Weekends can be a workweek extension for some enterprising individuals.

For most people, weekends usually mean having some quality time with family and friends, resting at home, going off on a vacation, or indulging in hobbies and personal interests. But Friday nights, Saturdays and Sundays can also mean a major workweek extension ...

by KC Calpo  | February 16, 2012 04:00:00
Startup Tips

Is your startup in trouble?

Before planning to close your retail business, consider fixing your cash flow and managing your inventory better.

Before planning to close your retail business, consider fixing your cash flow and managing your inventory better.Q: My business is currently in dire straits, financially speaking, and I am already thinking of closing the business (a bookstore/gift shop) if by the next ...

by Henry Ong  | January 19, 2012 01:00:00
Business Ideas

Make Facebook work for your business (Part 1)

Everything that\\\'s posted on your account should spark meaningful conversations with your target audience and obtain valuable feedback.

To say that Facebook has gone a long way from its 2004 launch is quite an understatement. More than 800 million active users access the social networking service through both desktop browsers and mobile apps (by its own estimation), which makes Facebook ...

by KC Calpo  | January 19, 2012 09:00:00