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Gov’t Wants to Tap PLDT’s Online Loans Platform to Boost Micro Lending Program to Fight ‘5-6’ Loan Sharks

DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez wants the partnership with Lendr to be formalized as soon as possible

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is looking into partnering with Lendr, the digital loans platform of telecommunications firm PLDT Inc., to improve its Pondo sa Pagbabago at Pag-asenso or P3 Program, which aims to provide affordable and accessible loans to ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | January 04, 2018 09:00:00
News and Events

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
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

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

8 musts to start your business with little to no capital

These eight tips can help you get your idea off the ground even with limited funds.

Entrepreneurs will often have amazing business ideas, but they put them on hold due to a lack of capital. They assume that their idea will never get far off the ground unless they have major funding behind them. It seems that every day ...

by Jonathan Long  | September 16, 2015 01:00:00
Startup Tips

5 preventable disasters that have ruined countless startups

Don't let these preventable disasters hit your business.

Disasters happen, it’s the natural course of the world. An earthquake may strike unexpectedly, a car may collide with ours, or a fire may destroy our homes. Most of these disasters are unexpected, unpredictable and random, and are therefore unpreventable. When they happen, it’s tragic, ...

by Jayson Demers  | July 06, 2015 10:00:00
Startup Tips

8 best practices to seek funding from friends, family, and fools

The first move to make is to impress them with your idea.

Many first-time entrepreneurs find themselves unable to bootstrap their startups, and also unable to find early funding at the venture capital level or even with angel investors. Their only recourse is that first tier of investors, fondly called Friends, Family and Fools. These are ...

by Martin Zwilling  | May 30, 2015 09:00:00
Business Ideas

Businesses with startup capital of P6,000 or less

Who says huge capital is always required to startup any business? Here are three proofs you can be a successful entrepreneur even with a lean investment.

It is a fact that many of today’s richest Filipino businessmen started as small entrepreneurs. But with their passion and hard work, they have succeeded in creating giant business empires. Mall tycoon Henry Sy, for instance, was trained in managing business by ...

by Carlo P. Mallo and Carlo P. Mallo  | May 14, 2015 08:00:00
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