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Financial Adviser: 5 Business Strategies Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Marketing Guru Josiah Go

Go is also a bestselling author of 16 business books on marketing that have sold over 250,000 copies

Josiah Go is the founder of Waters Philippines, a home water purifier business that is the largest water selling company not only in the country but in the whole of AsiaJosiah Go wanted to be a marketing specialist after realizing that the ...

by Henry Ong  | July 24, 2018 09:00:00
Run & Grow

How You Can Get Ahead in Business in Just 5 Minutes

In today's world, giving to others gets results

I talk to the authors of non-fiction books and learn how they apply their book's lessons in their own lives. For this article, I talked to Adam Grant, author of Give and Take.The stereotypical image of people in the world of business is that they ...

by Zach Obront  | March 22, 2018 08:00:00
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How to Stand Out: Make Yourself Equal and Then Make Yourself Different

Knowing what makes you different gives you a competitive advantage that cannot be matched

Standing out is one of the toughest things to do in a crowded market. You are too busy chasing your dream job and wanting to do your passion project for a living that you forget to make money. How do we go about it?Make yourself ...

by David Meltzer  | March 03, 2018 02:00:00
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Why You Should Take a 'Wait-and-See' Approach to New-Product Launches

Instead of being first to the marketplace, being last may actually present more opportunities

Imitation, they say, is the sincerest form of flattery. It's also a common tactic in savvy product-makers' arsenals.While most inventors would love to create something completely new, that's not always necessary. Often, it's enough -- and a brilliant marketing tactic, even -- ...

by Daniel Wesley  | July 04, 2017 06:00:00
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How to Compete with Big Corporations and Win

It's not as impossible as you might think

Waiting around to come up with the perfect idea or opportunity to compete with the big corporations? Turns out that the public would rather work with you than the big guys.According to 2015 data from the Public Affairs Pulse survey, on What Americans ...

by Sujan Patel  | December 08, 2016 12:00:00
News and Events

Why We Often Choose Instant Gratification Over Long-term Goals

Distractions and emotions can lead us away from where we want to go

Humans are clever creatures.We thought up outer space travel, penicillin and the Internet. With every century, the technology we use gets more and more sophisticated. And yet, we still make irrational decisions each day.We choose to stay in an unhappy situation rather ...

by Melissa Chu  | December 06, 2016 12:00:00
Business Ideas

What To Do When Your Spouse Does Not Want You to Open a Business

Communication is the key to success when it comes to finding a compromise for you and your family

As a franchise coach, I often see situations in which one spouse wants to open a business and the other is hesitant or even downright opposed to the idea. Every relationship is different and it's up to each individual couple to decide ...

by Rick Bisio  | December 06, 2016 12:00:00
Run & Grow

Knowledge Isn't Power When it Creates Confusion

One thing is certain. Smart phones have not made people smarter.

How much does the media influence you? Go to CNN, Fox News, the Huffington Post, Facebook, turn on the radio, and you will hear all about the crazy things going on in this world. You’ll get distracted with news of ISIS, election ...

by Grant Cardone  | December 05, 2016 12:00:00
Startup Tips

Here's your step-by-step guide on event planning

From a simple networking dinner to a world-class conference, take cues on what to do to pull it off.

Hosting an event, can be a blast or a huge pain in the, well, you get it. The entire situation depends on how you plan, prepare and manage expectations. So, once you have decided that you want to host an event—how long do ...

by Michael Donnelly  | April 28, 2016 03:00:00
Run & Grow

Din Tai Fung: A taste of Taiwan in Manila

After two years, the only Michelin starred Taiwanese restaurant finally made it to the country, thanks to the persistence of The Moment Group.

TASTE OF TAIWAN. Din Tai Fung, the Michelin starred Taiwanese restaurant known for its xiao long bao or soup dumplings, finally opened in the Philippines in December 2015. “Every time we open something new, no matter how amazing it's going to be, especially ...

by Toni Antiporda  | April 03, 2016 05:00:00
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8 things McDonald's can teach you about business success

Learn important business lessons that helped McDonald's become the global burger behemoth it is today.

When Ray Kroc became a franchise agent for Richard and Maurice McDonald in 1955, I doubt anyone would have expected the company to become a burger behemoth that has more than 35,000 stores in 119 different countries. In fact, one could argue that McDonald’s ...

by John Rampton  | February 25, 2016 01:00:00
Startup Tips

You lost the big fight, now what do you do?

There is always something to learn from defeat.

How a leader handles setbacks and defeats often tells a bigger story about their leadership abilities than their big wins. Challenge and adversity are givens. We will all get knocked down, whether literally in the ring or figuratively in the conference room. ...

by Marty Fukuda  | December 22, 2015 11:00:00
FirstDibs in Marketing for Entrepreneurs

Navigating success: What to learn from popular transportation apps

You may agree that transportation apps we have today are successful in reaching out to their target market. How can SMEs and other businesses learn from those apps' strategies?

Dear Amor,I’ve noticed a growing number of transportation apps. Many of them are start-ups or have recently joined the Philippine market, yet they seem very successful. My business, on the other hand, has been around for years, and is nowhere near as ...

by Amor Maclang  | May 05, 2015 03:00:00
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