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Business Ideas

This Bespoke Furniture Store Champions Filipino Creativity and Ingenuity

Operated by the Gacrama siblings, Artesania is also committed to the environment and the artisans

Artesania in Makati supports locally made furniture and home accesories. It also has a cafe that sources many ingredients from local suppliersA stone’s throw away from the malls of Makati, and nestled among the pockets of establishments along Arnaiz Avenue, is a ...

by Jaymes Shrimski  | October 13, 2018 08:00:00
News and Events

7 Months Pregnant, Café Owner Flees Marawi and Rebuilds Business in Iligan

Unayzah Solaiman is the face of entrepreneurial resilience amid extraordinary adversity

Unayzah Solaiman and her husband Mohammad Elias Macalandap run Cafe Blooper in Marawi CityMay 23 started out like any other Tuesday for Café Blooper, a milk tea shop in Barangay Basak Malutlut in Marawi City. Owner Unayzah Solaiman went about the daily ...

by Chiara U. Mesiona  | July 19, 2017 10:00:00
Business Ideas

(WATCH) A Café for Pet Lovers

The PET Café by Velvet Friends features both cats and dogs for its customers

Taking advantage of Filipinos’ love for pets, Chito Aclon manages The PET Café by Velvet Friends, an animal-themed café that features both cats and dogs. Customers can play with up to 18 cats in its “cat haven” and up to nine dogs ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | July 14, 2017 11:00:00

Take A Peek Inside the Country’s Biggest Cybercafe

High Grounds offers lightning-fast internet and gourmet sandwiches

With over 80 branches and counting, The Net.Com operates the largest chain of internet cafés in the country.At a time when internet cafes are dwindling in numbers because of cheaper internet rates, TNC is bucking the trend by focusing on a still ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | February 23, 2017 06:00:00
Run & Grow

Bo’s Coffee: Ready for Hypergrowth

Leading Philippine specialty coffee shop chain eyes opening 25 branches a year up to 2020 compared to just 5 a year in past 2 decades

Bo's Coffee founder Steve Benitez is preparing his company for a rapid expansionLike a young adult on a wild caffeine boost, Bo's Coffee's expansion drive -- the picture of sure and steady all these years -- is about to go hyper.Steve Benitez, ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | December 12, 2016 01:00:00
Business Ideas

Home sweet hustle: Diligence Cafe gives those hard-at-work all the time they need

This cafe efficiently provides students, professionals something never found in any menu ”" space

Entrepreneurs are always on the lookout for their next big idea, but Elmerei Cuevas didn't have to look far for inspiration. "It was all my 'hugot' from college," he says of Diligence Cafe, a cross between a co-working space and a cafe. ...

by Victoria Vizcarra  | November 15, 2016 04:00:00