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Run & Grow

Don't Let Money Be an Obstacle to Starting a Business -- 5 Reasons Why

Do some research--you might find more opportunities than you'd expect

I've found that a surprising number of professionals -- the majority, in fact -- have dreamed about, or at least considered, the possibility of becoming an entrepreneur. So why aren't there more self-started businesses out there?One reason is that people are apprehensive ...

by Jayson Demers  | September 06, 2017 02:00:00
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

5 ways to raise your startup capital

Entrepreneurs share tips on looking for ways to fund your venture.

Filipinos dream of becoming their own boss. But raising capital remains the biggest block in their quest to put up their own business. However, a number of established entrepreneurs will tell you that if one wants something bad enough, there's a way ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | December 07, 2012 10:00:00
Startup Tips

On profit sharing

How the profits from a business should be divided among the investors.

Q: I\\\'d like to ask what the standard profit sharing is for business investors. We are establishing a branch of our travel agency in a mall, for which we are getting two to three investors to put up at least P1 million ...

by Henry C. Ong  | July 16, 2012 01:00:00
Startup Tips

Go into business or invest in mutual fund?

Our expert gives advice on risk management and growing one\\\'s money.

First of all, before you start considering putting your money into business, make sure that you have enough savings for your emergency use. As a rule, your savings must be at least equivalent to six month\\\'s worth of expenses. For example, if ...

by Henry Ong  | April 25, 2012 06:00:00
Business Ideas

Home-based business idea: Food delivery

The nearby offices are actually business opportunities

Business: Food deliveries to nearby officesTake note of the office buildings near your residence—they are ready markets for  food delivery service. Capital: You need as little as P2,000 to start your food-delivery business, says Rolando Fababier, who delivers lunch and snacks to ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | September 15, 2011 01:00:00
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
Business Ideas

Business Basics: 10 things you should know about funding your business

Even starting a business from scratch needs capital to turn your business ideas into reality. The materials, electricity, lease of space, and even the registration of your business name require money. If you are like the many Filipinos who have no trust ...

April 12, 2011 09:00:00