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Run & Grow

How much should you borrow to grow your business?

This questionnaire will help you set aside your fear of getting a loan

Your business is doing great. You’ve found your market niche. Your customer base is loyal and growing. The staff (even if it’s just you) is stable and knowledgeable. You’ve reached the point that many small businesses dream about – demand for your ...

by Daniel Demeo  | August 18, 2016 07:00:00

How franchising can help you reach 100 outlets for your business

Franchising has become a favorite expansion model for starting and established entrepreneurs.

When we used to ask entrepreneurs how many outlets they dream to have, they used to say 20, maybe even 50 if they were dreaming big.But the next generation of entrepreneurs start to realize that 100 outlets, or even 1,000 is within ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | May 12, 2016 09:00:00
Run & Grow

Financial Adviser: To buy or lease a property?

It all depends on how you see your business will perform in the future.

Q: I have startup coffee shop that is doing well. I’m planning to expand by adding another branch this year. Recently, I have found a property that can be a good site for my expansion. The landlord told me that I can offer ...

by Henry Ong  | April 19, 2016 09:00:00
Startup Tips

3 insights for niche products

Tips on offering a novel product.

When Angelo Narciso-Songco of Butchie\\\'s Recipe brought the Malunggay ice cream, a favorite among Kapampangans, to Manila, he never thought it would become such a hit that nearly very magazine and lifestyle shows on television would feature the product. But that\\\'s what ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | July 22, 2012 10:00:00
Business Ideas

How Gerry\\\'s Grill expanded overseas

Learn from the experience of this homegrown brand.

Stories of Filipino achievement in foreign shores have become common, and the notion of finding fortune success overseas is pervasive. This is true even among Filipino brands and companies that have made it big in the homeland. Many have been expanding internationally ...

December 15, 2011 02:00:00
Business Ideas

Backyard business turned industry

How Carmelita Barrera grew her smoked fish business

At seven each morning, Carmelita Barrera gets her pick of fresh catch from the Navotas fish port and transports it thirty kilometers south of Metro Manila to her tapahan in Ligtong, Cavite. Barrera, 55, dries, brines, and then smokes tubs of round ...

by Millet M. Enriquez  | October 27, 2011 04:00:00
Business Ideas

Growing your business through diversification

A new market segment is served

With the challenging business market today, one cannot afford to stay stagnant and stop improving. The good entrepreneur finds ways to constantly evolve to be ahead of competition.Leading coffee brand Starbucks recently expanded its product selection to include hot sandwiches that will ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | October 13, 2011 11:00:00
Business Ideas

More entrepreneurs borrowing from banks for expansion

Are you planning on borrowing, too?

Its either banks have been lending more or there are more Filipinos borrowing from banks to finance their businesses for the first half of 2011.A report from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) showed that loans from commercial banks have steadily grown ...

August 11, 2011 04:00:00