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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?SBA.gov recommends that a business plan must include the following:However, ...

by John Rampton  | September 07, 2016 10:00:00
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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
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Brander beware: 5 pitfalls that will limit your startup

Don't let these pitfalls hinder you from achieving the success you deserve.

About 476,000 new businesses are created each month according to reports. Many will struggle during the first few years--and ultimately, half will fail  and half will succeed. How you build, manage and market the brand behind your startup will determine which half you'll be in. In ...

by Carolina Rogoll  | May 09, 2015 06:05:00
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Want to be successful? Focus on one business

Managing several different businesses all at the same time would not just be exhilarating; doing so can also trim the potential for success.

Every time you turn around, there's another loony fad making the rounds in entrepreneurial circles. It could be the inevitable result of all our insatiable appetite for online content. Truth, logic, and just plain common sense take a backseat to hype. If ...

by Steve Tobak  | April 09, 2015 06:00:00
Business Ideas

Valentine's Day business idea: Custom-made chocolates

Valentine's Day is a day for entrepreneurs, too. Earn additinal income by making and selling custom-made chocolates.

In a few days, Filipinos will once again be trooping to malls and flower shops looking for that perfect gift to give their loved ones on Valentine’s Day, as the occasion has long transcended from being exclusively for lovers alone. To help ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | February 11, 2015 03:00:00
Business Ideas

Home-based business idea: How to make sapin-sapin

This Filipino rice cake is famous for its 3-colored layers that satisfies any taste bud. Start your own business out of this recipe below.

by MJ Dinglasan  | February 07, 2015 02:00:00
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The pros and cons of buying a business

Here are a few important things to consider before you buy an existing business.

Many successful entrepreneurs are described as people who started their business from nothing and grew it to what it is now. Indeed, it takes time—normally several years as the entrepreneur struggles to survive trials—before a business can get truly established in the ...

by Henry Ong  | October 18, 2013 10:00:00
Business Ideas

What you need to know about zoning laws

The laws on zoning are designed to optimize and regulate the use of land.

Putting up your own business can be very rewarding in many ways, but it can also be tricky and confusing particularly in the beginning when you are scrambling to obtain your certificates of registration and various licenses and permits.Your first stop is, ...

by Reeza Singzon  | October 14, 2013 10:00:00
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5 ways to tell if your business idea will fly

While ideas can spring from anywhere, it takes someone with a good business nose to smell a golden opportunity when it comes. You only need an open mind when keeping an eye on trends so you don't miss out on that winning concept.

Idea. That's the first thing that an aspiring entrepreneur must have to make that leap from being an employee to becoming one's own boss. But ideas are never easy to come by. While ideas can spring from anywhere, it takes someone with ...

by Gerry Baclagon  | October 08, 2013 10:00:00
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The ins and outs of a microlending business

A lending business can be set up as a single proprietorship, partnership, or corporation. However, you can't use the word "lending" or "finance" in your business name if you choose to set up your lending business as a single proprietorship or partnership.

"The lending industry thrives better in times of financial crunch," according to  Edgardo Tipa, a financial trainer with BusinessCoach Inc.  who has been conducting seminars for four years now.To cope with the crisis, people try to stretch their budget and augment their ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | September 03, 2013 01:00:00
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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
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Tips on how to recover from business setbacks

Life coach Andrea Goseco gives tips on how to be resilient as an entrepreneur.

Oftentimes, would-be entrepreneurs have great ideas for potential businesses but become paralyzed and easily discouraged when it comes to actual planning and implementation. Entrepreneur.com.ph asked U.S. certified life coach Andrea Goseco for tips on how entrepreneurs can overcome mental roadblocks commonly associated ...

by Andrea Goseco  | August 28, 2013 09:00:00
Business Ideas

How to find suppliers for your startup business

Suppliers can make or break your business, so it\\\'s critical to pick out the best and build a good relationship with them.

Finding suppliers for your business is as important as running the business itself. You need suppliers who can give you exactly what you need, when you need it, and at the right price. According to Miraluz Tan, president of the Philippine Institute ...

by Rowena S. Aquino  | August 15, 2013 02:00:00
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