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How to be a Successful Poultry Contract Grower, According to Bounty Agro Ventures GM

You need at least Php2 million and a commitment to manage the farm yourself

Filipinos have a love affair with chickens. Fast food chains in the country have fried chicken as one of their of their top dishes. There’s also lechon manok (roasted chicken) stalls in almost every block. Small eateries or carinderias also carry different ...

by Cherrie Regalado  | November 27, 2018 08:00:00
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Planning to Sell in Manila's Christmas Bazaars? Here's How the Rental Fees Compare

Costs rise the closer it gets to Christmas day and the nearer the venues are to major shopping malls

E-commerce may be the easiest way to set up shop today but many entrepreneurs still prefer selling in physical stores, if only because of the instant feedback one gets from customers and shoppers.And the onset of the long Christmas season in the ...

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

4 Common Misconceptions About Cloud Computing and Small Businesses in PH

SMEs need cloud services as much as other businesses do, says Amazon Web Services

The 2018 AWS Summit was held last April 4 in SingaporeThe cloud, when used in the context of business computing, can be very abstract. In the simplest terms, it refers to the internet as a place to store limitless data and information.Basically, ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | April 22, 2018 09:00:00
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How Fast are PH's Most Popular Online Stores in Delivering Orders?

We bought from Lazada, Zalora, Shopee, BeautyMNL and Takatack, and timed how long it took the items to arrive

Once Filipinos embraced the convenience of online shopping, the next question was not what to buy online but from whom.There are least 38 e-commerce sites in the Philippines that get a minimum of 10,000 page views a month, according to a report ...

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

Which Bank Branches Are Open During Holy Week?

Guide to operating hours of the country’s top banks during the Lenten break

Banking clients are advised to finish all their banking transactions on or before Wednesday, March 28, as most banks will be closed this Holy Week.From Maundy Thursday (March 29) until Easter Sunday (April 1), only a few branches of Metropolitan Bank & ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | March 28, 2018 09:00:00
News and Events

What are the Shopping Malls’ Operating Hours This Holy Week 2018?

Guide to where you can still do some shopping in Metro Manila during the Lenten break

This coming Holy Week, most malls in Metro Manila will be closed on Maundy Thursday (March 29) until Good Friday (March 30), and will resume operations on Black Saturday (March 31) and Easter Sunday (April 1).To cater to dining customers, some food ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | March 28, 2018 08:00:00
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Where are the Expected Chokepoints on the Expressways This Holy Week?

Read on for the toll operators’ plans to ease the expected congestion during the peak travel season

Ahead of the expected exodus of Metro Manila residents to provinces south and north of the metropolis this Holy Week, the operators of the major tollways around the capital region issued statements outlining measures to ease the expected congestion in many segments ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | March 27, 2018 03:00:00

5 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Buying a Franchise

Franchising has a higher success rate than starting on your own but you must be ready to commit to it

If there is a Jollibee outlet near your home, chances are, that branch is operated by a franchisee. More than half of the homegrown fast food brand’s 1,000-plus branches are operated by this special kind of entrepreneur. And the reason why most ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | March 01, 2018 10:00:00
News and Events

Is Duterte’s TRAIN Law Veto Bad News For Foreign Investments in PH?

Officials and experts grapple with some of the tough questions at a forum on the new tax law

As euphoria over the relatively quick passage and approval of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law in December 2017 give way to the mundane business of complying with its numerous and complex provisions, key questions are emerging on the ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | February 28, 2018 10:00:00
News and Events

Don't be a Victim of Get-Rich-Quick Scams Using Bitcoin and Other Virtual Currencies: Tips from the BSP and SEC

Before giving your money to a cryptocurrency exchange, ask to see its license from the central bank

The recent surge in the value of Bitcoin, which rose almost 20-fold from only $985 apiece at the start of 2017 to a peak of $19,343 last December 16, has attracted the attention of many Filipinos as indicated by the number of ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | January 10, 2018 04:00:00
News and Events

Shopping Mall Schedule for the New Year 2018

Check out the operating hours of the biggest shopping malls on Dec. 30-31, 2017 and Jan. 1, 2018

The top five mall chains in the country have released their operating schedule for the New Year holidays from Dec. 30, 2017 to Jan. 1, 2018. Though a lot of their branches are open during these dates, most will close early on ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | December 29, 2017 10:00:00
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How Much Income Tax Will Manny Pacquiao, Kris Aquino, John Lloyd Cruz and Other Top Taxpayers Pay Under the New Tax Law?

Hypothetically, the country's top taxpayers are going to pay much more

Much of what has been written about the newly signed tax law, the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law, suggest that the new measure will lead to lower personal income tax payments of most wage and salaried employees. In fact, ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | December 27, 2017 10:00:00
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Bank Schedules for the Holidays 2017

A guide to operating hours of some of the country’s largest banks between Dec. 26 and Jan. 2

Banks all around the Philippines will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, but their ATM units and Internet banking channels will be available to continuously serve the banking needs of their clients. Check out the list below for the ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | December 22, 2017 04:00:00