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After Papaya and Coconut Oil, is Bicol's Pili the Next Big PH Beauty Export?

Mary Jane Tan-Ong's Pili Beauty is shipping anti-aging products made from the tree to the US and Canada

Pili Beauty co-founder Mary Jane Tan-Ong never imagined herself in the beauty industry, but after trying her mom's initial run of cosmetic products infused with extracts from the pili tree, she became a believer and formalized the businessCandied, sweetened and packed in a ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 05, 2018 09:00:00
News and Events

Davao Fashion House Boosts Sales Tenfold Thanks to PH-Japan Trade Deal

Crystal Seas exports a bulk of its output despite trading constraints facing SMEs

Most of the time, commentary on the country’s trade deals are negative, dwelling on how the agreements are hurting local businesses and workers unable to compete with cheaper or better products from other countries.It’s a bit refreshing to hear, then, that a ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | June 23, 2017 03:00:00
Business Ideas

California ice cream brands want a scoop of PH market

Over 240 ice cream products wait to finally get into distribution and retail deals locally.

Manila, Philippines - In a tropical country like the Philippines, the market always reserves enough room for more ice cream products to satisfy consumers’ insatiable appetite for desserts. There is a possibility that not only one but over 240 ice cream variants ...

by James Humarang  | April 09, 2016 11:00:00
Run & Grow

The 'Iron Lady' of Philippine distillery

How Destileria Limtuaco's Olivia Limpe-Aw brought the 164-year-old distillery out of the ashes and into the modern age.

MASTER BLENDER. Olivia Limpe-Aw, considered as her generation’s master blender, was just a management trainee when she was tasked to handle the labor unrest in Destileria Limtuaco back in the late '80s. Photo by Jason Quibilan / Entrepreneur Philippines “It was difficult for the ...

by Devi de Veyra  | March 06, 2016 11:00:00
Startup Tips

Seamstress builds a P4-million RTW business from a P5,000 borrowed capital in just 3 years

With a lot of financial discipline, seamstress Corazon Bautista was able to grow her business from a P5,000 concern in 2008 to gross sales of P4 million in 2011.

What can you do with P5,000? For Corazon ‘Nanay Cora’ Bautista, 45, that amount helped her start a flourishing ready-to-wear garments business, which is now making nearly P4 million in annual sales and is poised to crash the export market.Where did she ...

by Jimbo Owen Gulle and Jimbo Owen Gulle  | April 16, 2015 07:00:00
News and Events

61st Manila FAME targets global expansion

A roster of local and international trade players gather to promote Philippine products to the world market.

Manila FAME, as it's known to be the country's premier trade platform for exports and design, has been consistent in their mission to provide opportunities for small and medium scale entrepreneurs (SMEs) to showcase their products in the world market. For this ...

by Press Release  | March 13, 2015 09:30:00
Business Ideas

Small business gets big producing extraordinary polvoron

Polvoron---made of powdered milk and flour---is a popular and common snack locally. But this entrepreneur has learned that making it extraordinary can be a winning business formula.

Since high school, Anne Enerio has always been fond of making polvoron for herself. She continued this hobby until she had a family of her own. She did not think this would open a lucrative business opportunity for her.After earning her BS ...

by Renz Lyndon Paguio  | September 17, 2014 09:00:00
Business Ideas

The design for exports program

Read about design excellence through product innovation.

In line with its mission to promote design excellence and collaboration among emerging designers and top local manufacturers, the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM), the export marketing arm of the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), through its ...

March 18, 2013 01:00:00
Startup Tips

Up from zero balance

Staging a dramatic recovery from a loss of a spouse and shortage of capital, Laguna maker of papier-mache products now has regular exporter clients

Merlyn Francisco and her husband Ronnie make semi-finished papier-mâché products and employ 24 people in their hometown. The boxes of various shapes and sizes are delivered to exporters, who in turn ship them to buyers in Germany and the United States.With P20,000 ...

by Millet M. Enriquez  | December 20, 2012 10:00:00
Business Ideas

On the art of the craftsman

The show will highlight Filipino artisans and their craftsmanship as the soul of the country.

One more day to go and you can still catch the 56th edition of Manila FAME, Asia\\\'s Design and Lifestyle event, at the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia.The show will highlight Filipino artisans and their craftsmanship as the soul of ...

October 19, 2012 03:00:00
Business Ideas

An OFW finds business in sardines

Leaving a good job in Brunei, Mike Cases bottled sardines in his hometown and let Filipinos--even those abroad--enjoy quality comfort food

In 1994 Mike Cases brought his wife to Brunei, where the Sultan paid him US$3,000 a month to preside over the construction of Jerudong Theme Park, the sultanate’s version of Disneyland. Unlike most contract workers abroad, Mike, an engineer, and his wife, ...

by Marjorie Ann Duterte  | August 02, 2012 06:00:00
Business Ideas

Manila FAME: An exhibit that inspires

Be inspired

If there is one word that can best describe the way the Entrepreneur Philippines\\\' team felt when they left the SMX Convention Center last Tuesday, it was awe.Visiting the exhibitions of Manila FAME International always gives the same feeling for us and ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | October 20, 2011 12:00:00
Business Ideas

Free trade perks makes PHL exports more competitive

DTI urges exporters to utilize free trade perks

One of the country’s leading exporters of handcrafted, sterling silver jewelry, 7 Castles, Inc., said that Philippine preferential trade agreements have helped them become more globally competitive. “We started to get our accreditation for the FTAs because one of our major clients was ...

August 23, 2011 03:00:00