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Startup Tips

Start your own bar

The competition is stiff, but you\\\'ll get ahead if you offer something unique and choose your niche carefully.

Putting up and running your own bar sounds like a good business idea. One intrepid businessman, Ricky Velasco, had always dreamed of it, so he put up Jivaro on Bayani Road in Fort Bonifacio over a year ago, betting the area would ...

by Kia Ortiz-Luis  | August 28, 2013 02:00:00
Business Ideas

How to find suppliers for your startup business

Suppliers can make or break your business, so it\\\'s critical to pick out the best and build a good relationship with them.

Finding suppliers for your business is as important as running the business itself. You need suppliers who can give you exactly what you need, when you need it, and at the right price. According to Miraluz Tan, president of the Philippine Institute ...

by Rowena S. Aquino  | August 15, 2013 02:00:00
Startup Tips

Can\\\'t quit your job yet? Start a part-time biz

Earn extra cash while making that final decision to leap into entrepreneurship.

So you want to start a business but can\\\'t leave your day job just yet? If so, doing one part-time may be the best route to take. It takes a lot of focus, discipline, and hard work, but five successful part-time entrepreneurs--some ...

July 03, 2013 04:00:00
Startup Tips

Fad businesses: Catchy but risky

Shawarma, roasted chicken, pearl shakes, and rubber clogs have one thing in common in the Philippine setting: they were once touted as market changing businesses, and recognized as burgeoning segments in their own right. However, their mercurial rise was almost as precipitous ...

by Rafael Santos  | May 17, 2013 10:00:00
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How to start a bakery business

Turn their love for pandesal into a thriving business by starting your own bakery

With bread being the country’s second staple after rice, the bakery business is one of those ventures that is sure to bring multiple returns with just a minimal investment. By taking the time to learn the craft, you too can start your ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | April 22, 2013 10:00:00
Business Ideas

Market study 101

Getting the pulse of your buyers can be done with proper market research

A market study starts with an objective or a set of objectives that guides the selection of a methodology and research respondents, who in turn may be identified by segments according to the information re­quired. When the respondents have been iden­tified, recruited, ...

by Rafael Santos  | April 18, 2013 10:00:00
Startup Tips

Food businesses on P20,000 or less (Part 2)

Even with a small initial investment, eight entrepreneurs were able to grow their packaged food products ventures into thriving businesses. Learn how you, too can start your food biz on P20,000 or less (Part 2)

In Part 1, we showed how Jarvis Crispy Kangkong and C&C Foods proved that even as the domestic market for packaged food is dominated by big players, going into this line of food business still makes good business sense. Here, we continue ...

by Mishell Malabaguio, Marie Ann Fajardo, Roderick Abad, Ma. Sigrid Dugeno-Lo, Jimbo Owen Gulle, Cindy Escobin  | January 24, 2013 11:00:00
Business Ideas

Things to consider when choosing the right location for your business

Read how you can determine the right business spot to launch your business

(This is an abridged version of an article that first appeared in the recent Entrepreneur bookazine, "The Ultimate Guide to Starting Your Own Business".)One of the most crucial decisions one must make in setting up a business is getting a good location. ...

January 18, 2013 10:00:00
Franchising

It\\\'s in the carts

Ease of set-up, low capital requirement, and high chances of success are making food carts the business of choice of many aspiring entrepreneurs.

A food cart is a business you can start on small capital, ranging from P30,000 to a maximum of P300,000, says Josm Rosuello, president of the Foodcart Association of the Philippines (FOCAPHIL). Industry estimates show that the country\\\'s 800 different food cart ...

by Aireen B. Laserna  | January 17, 2013 06:00:00
Startup Tips

Food businesses on P20,000 or less

Even with a small initial investment, eight entrepreneurs were able to grow their packaged food products ventures into thriving businesses. Learn how you, too can start your food biz on P20,000 or less

In a high-population country like the Philippines, going into the packaged food business makes good business sense. You can start small almost anywhere even without renting store space, yet make a decent income and have a good chance of growing your business ...

by Mishell Malabaguio, Marie Ann Fajardo, Roderick Abad, Ma. Sigrid Dugeno-Lo, Jimbo Owen Gulle, Cindy Escobin  | January 07, 2013 10:00:00
Business Ideas

A trip to Divisoria

A simple guide to finding what you need in the bustling shopping district

Divisoria has long been a haven for bargain shoppers and people in need of hard-to-find items. Different people have different Divisorias, because the many alleys and byways of this bustling commercial district is filled with an assortment of knickknacks: from clothes to ...

by Rafael Santos  | September 11, 2012 06:00:00
Business Ideas

Tips on blogging for a living

Yugatech blogger Abe Olandres, and Our Awesome Planet blogger Anton Diaz talk about the business of blogging.

Abe Olandres is a techie who earns six figures a month without holding a day job. Instead of trolling in an office cubicle all day, he spends his working hours in chic cafes drinking latte and typing on his trusty laptop computer.Olandres ...

by Rafael Santos  | July 20, 2012 10:00:00
Startup Tips

How to make fruit juice, puree or concentrate

Selling fruit juice is a profitable business since you can have a markup of up to 150 percent, and there is a big market for it.

You can’t go wrong using tropical fruits to make purees, juices, and concentrates and then selling them to make money. You may supply offices and canteens or rent a stall to sell them if you have the money for it. “Selling fruit ...

by Judee Rosel Mendoza  | July 09, 2012 07:00:00
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