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Is There Money in Helping PH Students Make it to Top US Colleges?

Pinoy Hawaii-bar passer thinks so and came back to Manila to launch a business

Like many Filipinos lucky enough to get a college education in the United States, Virgil Prieto considers his time at the University of Hawai’i, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 1991, a major turning point in his life.   “The experience ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | June 06, 2017 03:00:00
Business Ideas

The Filipino Institute: A chain of schools in the Middle East set up by a Filipino, for Filipinos

One OFW who wants to help fellow OFWs does it with an entrepreneurial spirit

Entrepreneurship with social responsibility – that is the advocacy of Gabriel John Rimando, founder and president of the Filipino Institute, an academic institution that offers affordable and quality education to all Filipinos based in the United Arab Emirates.Starting with one branch in ...

by Jo Hannah Lou Garcia  | October 26, 2016 07:00:00
Franchising

From former math teacher to Kumon center franchisee

Charlotte Immenschuh knew first-hand the difficulties students had absorbing new concepts at school, which is how she first encountered a Kumon Math and Reading Center.

Charlotte Immenschuh knew first-hand the difficulties students had absorbing new concepts at school—she was a math teacher who would see gaps in their knowledge every day. Even her daughter Lauren struggled scholastically, which is how she first encountered a Kumon Math and ...

by Carly Okyle  | March 10, 2016 08:00:00
Business Ideas

Freelancing and how to think like a boss

A primer on how to get work online.

We all grew up with our parents telling us to study hard so that we can get good jobs upon graduating. Most of us probably grew up with the notion that work involved going to an office at a set time everyday, ...

June 04, 2013 01:00:00
Franchising

Back to basics: Tutoring Club

Running a foreign franchise as your first venture could be quite a handful.

Running a foreign franchise as your first venture could be quite a handful. This entrepreneur shows how  sticking to the basics can turn the odds in your favor.For first-time entrepreneurs, bringing in foreign concepts is twice the challenge. While just starting to ...

March 22, 2013 01:00:00
Business Ideas

Mentoring for success

Guiding a new generation of business owners are the mentors who are taking the class out of the classroom and into the stockroom, the warehouse and the streets.

Now, more than ever, schools are learning that the best way to teach entrepreneurship isn’t simply going the way of books and lectures, but real-world, let’s-visit-the-market, start-your-own-business-to-pass-this-class experience. Guiding a new generation of business owners are the mentors who are taking the ...

by Peter Imbong  | February 28, 2013 10:00:00
Business Ideas

Textbook alternatives

As the world continues to see shifts in technology and business, more students are looking at nontraditional education to prepare them for their future as entrepreneurs.

As the world continues to see shifts in technology and business, more students are looking at nontraditional education to prepare them for their future as entrepreneurs. Alternative schools offer them the chance to study in small environments that cater to their interests ...

by Peter Imbong  | January 31, 2013 10:00:00
Franchising

Kumon Philippines: Award-winning franchise brand

This education company was recognized for franchise excellence six years in a row.

Not just once, not just twice.  But six times in a row. Ranking as one of the top franchise companies for six consecutive years, Summit Media’s Entrepreneur Philippines recognizes Kumon Philippines, Inc. as the sole winner for the Franchise Hall of Fame ...

September 03, 2012 01:00:00
Franchising

10 educational franchises in the Philippines

Education is probably the best investment anyone can make.

Education is probably the best investment anyone can make. The school that parents choose will be a major partner when it comes to their kids\\\' development and overall preparation for adult life, and instruction from accomplished and respected mentors will greatly help ...

by KC Calpo  | May 29, 2012 02:00:00
Business Ideas

Learn how to use profits for a better world

Ateneo de Manila University-School of Government is offering a social entrepreneurship and governance training program.

A social entrepreneur is a person that identifies a social problem and applies business principles to bring about enduring change in the community. Learn and discover effective and sustainable ways of solving some of our country’s most difficult social problems or simply ...

March 28, 2012 10:00:00
Business Ideas

Working Moms\\\' Secret Weapon: Child-care services (Part 2)

Putting up your own daycare or playschool is also a great business idea.

Looking for — and deciding on — a daycare facility, playschool or preschool is very important, and each family will have different considerations. But what if you want to put up your own early child care and development facility? We do have ...

by KC Calpo  | March 21, 2012 06:00:00
Startup Tips

Education and the family business

While many parents extol the virtues of big professional dreams, those who maintain a family business often encourage their children to keep family tradition alive. Family businesses are everywhere, with many different aspects depending on their type and context. These facts aren’t ...

by Dante Gagelonia  | February 17, 2012 06:00:00
Franchising

Franchise brand goes beyond basic education

Education is now a franchise opportunity as well.

“Parents in the Philippines make sure that their children do not just get quality education, but are always ahead in school,” says Kumon Philippines  president Tadashi Nakatsuka. For this reason, Kumon Philippines Inc. was established as a supplementary math and reading education ...

December 08, 2011 03:00:00
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