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Startup Tips

4 ways to make the best of trade fairs

How to take advantage of trade fairs to help put the word out about your growing business.

One great way to help grow a business is to gain more awareness for the product or service you are offering. Marketing promotions go a long way to help a budding business to gain good buzz, but another effective way to do ...

by Rafael Santos  | October 04, 2013 08:00:00
Startup Tips

4 steps to launch a new product

Testing your product and marketing ideas can go a long in ensuring your new strategy will not blow up in your face.

Small business owner Elmer Santiago runs a factory that manufactures bagoong (anchovy sauce) in the sleepy town of Lingayen, Pangasinan. He does brisk business, especially since his Emars brand is popular with the community as well as tourists from Manila and nearby ...

by Rafael Santos  | August 30, 2013 01:00:00
Startup Tips

Working with suppliers for your business

Taking the time to enlist the best suppliers means production can go ahead with hardly a glitch.

As your business grows, so do its needs. This is especially true for an enterprise that is exhibiting solid growth and making strides within its market segment. The increased demand for your products may be heartening, but handling the supply chain of ...

by Rafael Santos  | July 09, 2013 10:00:00
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Entering an already saturated market

Four tips to penetrate and win in an industry which already has plenty of players.

Once your business has made a good number of loyal following either in your locality or in a particular market segment, the next logical step in your business growth is to grab a bigger slice of the consumer pie by widening your ...

by Rafael Santos  | June 27, 2013 10:00:00
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How to start a salon

Every mall in Metro Manila is said to host two to eight beauty salons. SM Megamall alone boasts eight including a barbershop offering, aside from the usual haircut, manicures, foot scrubs and hot oil.  According to the 1999 Job Demand Survey of ...

by Regina Samson And Michelle Cortes  | June 19, 2013 10:00:00
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4 secrets to customer loyalty

Maintaining great customer service is a sure fire way of gaining your consumer trust for your product.

Growing companies are often eager to acquire new customers to expand its clientele, but also risk losing touch with its old customers. That is why building and maintaining customer loyalty is almost as important as gaining new ones, and as the business ...

by Rafael Santos  | May 16, 2013 01:00:00
Business Ideas

Is it time to hire a professional manager?

Delegating some responsibilities can help a business owner keep his eye on growing the business.

As your business grows, so do the responsibilities of keeping it a well- oiled machine. Often, a small business owner can be overwhelmed with the added tasks of dealing with more customers and keeping them all satisfied with your products.However, most entrepreneurs ...

by Rafael Santos  | May 08, 2013 10:00:00
Startup Tips

How to make the shift from bazaarista to store owner

Heed some pointers from entrepreneurs who have gone through the shift.

Startup entrepreneurs usually shy away from establishing a brick and mortar store because of the cost implications. Oftentimes, the expenses one may incur can far outpace the limited capital a new business has in its war chest. Thankfully, the advent of the ...

by Rafael Santos  | May 02, 2013 04:00:00
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Is the business ready for expansion?

Before you take your business down the expansion route, better make sure you do your homework first.

Your business is experiencing robust sales and your friends are already urging you to consider expansion. The question that will instantly come to your mind is—Am I ready to make that big step? [related|post]Entrepreneur Philippines asked some experts to help you answer ...

April 19, 2013 10:00:00
Startup Tips

Choosing the right accounting system

An accounting system is vital to running your business, so having a working knowledge is crucial.

An accounting system consists of the methods and records that identify your transactions and provides a basis for accounting for your assets. It is vital to managing your business.[related|post]In designing an accounting system, it’s important that you consider starting a chart of ...

by Henry Ong  | April 02, 2013 11:00:00
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Are you on the right track? 5 questions to ask yourself

Be on the right path to entrepreneurship.

A business plan is your road map to chart your business success. It’s an essential business tool and as such, the goal is to create a well-crafted one whose usefulness will not be limited to when you’re just starting your business. It ...

by Rafael Santos  | March 05, 2013 10:00:00
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5 business mistakes to watch out for

Avoid the usual roadblocks to business success.

There is no one blueprint for entrepreneurial success, but good business owners have found that implementing a system can do wonders for your venture. And while every business requires a different set of skills or know-how, knowing general principles of doing business ...

by Rafael Santos  | February 06, 2013 02:00:00
Business Ideas

Are you ready to move out of the house?

Looking to expand your home based business to a more traditional commercial space?

For some entrepreneurs, working from the comforts of home seems like a welcome option. With little overhead costs, little or no employees to manage, you can run the business any way you want. But when success comes knocking and the need for ...

by Rafael Santos  | February 05, 2013 01:00:00