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This Filipino Farming Game Provides Capital for Real Farmers

It's Farmville brought to life, for a good cause

Remember the time when everyone was hooked on Farmville? The game was so popular that it was impossible to log onto Facebook without getting invitations to play or requests for help from your friends. Time even named the game one of the 50 Worst Inventions, just ...

by Esquire Philippines  | December 27, 2017 12:00:00
Run & Grow

Show Me the Money! Best Practices for Raising Capital for Your Startup

If it's evident that money is all you want, the only thing investors will show you is the door

Raising capital for your start-up is one of the most difficult yet most important parts of being an entrepreneur. While not every entrepreneur will be in need of investors, every startup looking to raise money will need them -- whether that means venture capitalists, ...

by Jeffrey Hayzlett  | September 27, 2017 12:00:00
Startup Tips

The 6 questions your business plan must answer

If your product's uniqueness can’t stand up against your competitor's copy, you’re in trouble

The other night we were talking with a group of young people when one person said that she wasn’t able to start a business because she couldn’t qualify for a loan. As you can imagine, several of us chimed in that we didn’t ...

by Doug and Polly White  | November 14, 2016 05:00:00
Business Ideas

Financial Adviser: 5 ways to build a successful business with zero cash

Sure you need money, but if you got the strategies, capital can come from sources other than you

 Question: I have always wanted to be an entrepreneur but I don’t have the capital to start up a business. Should I delay my business plans until I have saved enough money to finance it? What should I do? – Dylan via ...

by Henry Ong  | November 02, 2016 01:00:00
Startup Tips

A Php 50,000 question: 10 smart ways for productive spending

If Php 50,000 landed on your lap, how would you spend it?

There are infinite ways you can spend a sudden surge of reasonably large capital. Of course, you can put it in a savings account. But why would you?Armand Bengco, a financial advisor and executive director at the Colayco Foundation for Education Inc., ...

by Jennee Grace Rubrico, Dulce Castillo-Morales and Joe Esgerra  | September 13, 2016 03:00:00
Startup Tips

The best kind of capital: Money from ”?"family, friends and fools”

It’s not about being lucky; it’s about working with what you’ve got

You’ve got the concept. You’ve got a solid business plan. Now, how do you get the money to launch your brilliant startup? As the saying goes, you need money to make money. Nobody knows this better than startup entrepreneurs.LJ Moreno-Alapag, founder of ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | September 07, 2016 09:00:00
Startup Tips

8 smart things to do when you find your capital isn't enough

Quoting personal finance guru Robert Kiyosaki, 'It does not take money to make money.'

Do you have a great business idea you haven't started working on because you couldn’t raise all the capital you need? You should no longer let that deter you. According to Robert Kiyosaki, “It does not take money to make money.”There may be days ahead of struggle, ...

by Toby Nwazor  | January 27, 2016 07:00:00
Startup Tips

How to write a great business plan

Small enterprises also need to prepare business plans that can be presented to prospective investors when seeking capital.

Doing business plans is not only for large corporations but also for small businesses. There are different reasons for making a business plan, but the most common is when it is needed to get loan financing from banks or equity from private ...

by Henry Ong  | June 10, 2013 01:00:00
Business Ideas

4 tips on raising funds for your startup

Borrowing money should be the last option, an entrepreneur says.

While most Filipinos dream of becoming an entrepreneur, these same Filipinos worry about raising capital for their dream business.Putting up a business requires capital. But where do aspiring entrepreneurs look for it? There are banks offering loans, then there\\\'s  the popular "5-6" ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | November 06, 2012 04:00:00
Startup Tips

Why you should record sources of startup capital

You should make the effort to document investments

To ensure harmony and stability in a business, there should be a proper documentation of investment or any other interest each investor has takenA purchase of an interest in a business should be properly documented so the parties involved will have a ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | August 24, 2011 02:00:00
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