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Run & Grow

Should You Take Out a Personal Loan for Your Business?

There's no definite answer here, but some things you must think about

Finding small business financing can be a tricky, counterintuitive process. It’s almost always easier to qualify for a business loan when you have a solid history of success in business. But what about when you need financing in order to get your ...

by Jared Hecht  | November 01, 2018 10:00:00
Startup Tips

5 Things You Need to Do When Bootstrapping Your Startup

Finance your own business and keep 100 percent

by Jonathan Long  | September 19, 2017 07:00:00
Startup Tips

3 Financial Planning Tips to Make Sure Your Startup Survives

Too many entrepreneurs focus on their idea and not their finances.

If you ever care to closely examine why startups fail, you'll see that the issues include lack of innovation, mismanagement of financial resources, failure to hire the right people, inability to access capital; inability to adapt to changing business environment and immigration ...

by Richard Agu  | July 06, 2017 05:00:00
News and Events

Makati's Micro Entrepreneurs Starved of Working Capital Despite Proximity to Financial District

Cumbersome application processes drive some small business owners to borrow from "5-6" lenders

Despite living just a stone's throw away from the Makati financial district, where the country's biggest universal banks and financial institutions are headquartered, micro entrepreneurs in the city's poor barangays remain starved of badly needed funds for working capital.Owners of very small ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | January 16, 2017 03:00:00
Startup Tips

Financial Adviser: 5 ways to get the cash you need for your startup

Get funding without losing control of your business

 Question: I am planning to expand my startup next year and I will be needing some extra cash to finance it. There are investors interested to help but I don’t know how to handle this properly. I want to raise funds without ...

by Henry Ong  | October 11, 2016 06:00:00
Startup Tips

Budgeting is easier with music and wine

Do something fun while you budget your money to make it something to look forward to.

Do you feel overwhelmed and stressed out every time you have to sit down to budget your money? Financial expert Brittney Castro says that while most of us know the importance of budgeting our money, we also find it very difficult to do week in and ...

by Entrepreneur Network  | April 10, 2016 01:00:00
Startup Tips

How to start a business with (almost) no money

Limited funding should not be a hindrance for you to pursue your startup dreams.

You are excited to start a business. Maybe you have an idea, or you are just fascinated with the idea of launching and growing your own enterprise. You are willing to take some risks, like leaving your current job or going without ...

by Jayson Demers  | March 30, 2016 03:00:00
Startup Tips

How to be a successful failure

If you dream of being at the helm, prepare for the bumpy roads ahead.

The CEO of a startup we funded called to tell us his tough decision: He had a million dollars in the bank, and he was shutting down his company. Crazy, right? Not really. He had set a benchmark for progress and failed ...

by Sam Hogg  | March 15, 2016 03:00:00
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

Where small businesses are finding money (Infographic)

Where do small businesses get their funding? Take a look at this infographic.

Access to capital is one of the most important factors in successfully starting or growing your business, but finding enough money may be a problem for many small-business owners. According to a 2012 survey from the National Small Business Association (NSBA), 47% ...

by Kathleen Davis  | August 30, 2015 08:00:00
Startup Tips

3 reasons why running out of money will make you a better entrepreneur

It'll make you realize things to help you get back on track.

Until not too long ago, I made a healthy living as a medical device salesman. It was a job I loved and thought would be my sole source of income for the indefinite future—until something something happened. Related: Failure: The key ingredient to winning ...

by Geoff Woods  | May 25, 2015 12:00:00
Startup Tips

How Cebuana Lhuillier aims to get a bigger pie of the money remittance market

Market share is everything for a business. To grow it, sometimes you have to leave a trusted partner and make new partnerships.

When you’re in business, you will always look for the biggest share of your market—if you could have it all, so much the better. Sometimes you could settle for a reasonable slice of the market, simply because you’re partnered with an industry ...

by Jimbo Owen B. Gulle  | April 20, 2015 06:00:00
Startup Tips

How to get business loan approval from any bank

More banks are offering business loans to entrepreneurs than ever before, but it doesn't mean you can get one right away. Here's how.

It’s a great time to get a loan from banks big and small, as well as ‘money bodies’ like cooperatives and microfinance institutions. Realizing the power (and quantity) of small and medium enterprises—not to mention the millions of people itching to start ...

by Jennifer Gulle  | April 09, 2015 07:00:00