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Run & Grow

How Do You Turn That Hobby Into an Income-Producing Business? Here's How, in 4 Steps

The essence of entrepreneurship is the desire to love our work. How, exactly, do we do that?

How many of us are unhappy with our day jobs? We dream of leaving behind the 9-to-5 and following our dreams; of leading a life where we get paid for doing what we truly want to do. That's the essence of entrepreneurship. ...

by Brian Hughes  | December 20, 2017 02:00:00
Startup Tips

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Turning Your Hobby into a Business

Consider how much you're willing to sacrifice to make your passion a profession

We’ve all heard the famous saying “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” But, as the lines increasingly blur between doing what we love and making a living, this may be easier said ...

by Ben Warnick  | May 06, 2017 02:00:00
Startup Tips

5 Things You Need to Know to Monetize Your Hobby

Is it a hobby or a business?

We Americans are known for our creativity, ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit. Those of us who actually are entrepreneurs are always thinking outside the box, pushing boundaries and looking for ways to solve a pain point for our customers.Others rebel against the corporate ...

by Jeffrey Hayzlett  | March 02, 2017 12:00:00
Business Ideas

How 5 hobbyists turned passions into million-dollar businesses

That souvenir from one of your travels could be worth lots.

During their annual road trip from northern Italy to Sicily, cousins Joseph and Giuseppe Ferlito developed a ritual: acquiring trinkets from the Mediterranean cities and villages they visited, which they gifted to fellow travelers they met along the way and friends and ...

by Michelle Goodman  | June 29, 2016 09:00:00
Startup Tips

14 inspirational movie quotes for entrepreneurs

Here are 14 insightful quotes (for startup entrepreneurs) from several popular Hollywood movies.

We recently decided to “cut the cord” at our house, meaning we spend a lot less time watching live TV and more time watching movies. Recently while watching some of my all-time favorite movies, I picked up on some great quotes that ...

by Craig Cincotta  | August 10, 2015 11:00:00
Startup Tips

10 entrepreneurial must-read books to kick off your rainy season reading list

Here is another list of recommended books that entrepreneurs should read this season.

An entrepreneur’s work never ends, so many of you might not be taking summer vacations this year. But if you do have a chance to escape to the beach, pool or campground this summer, you’re in luck. With input from Erik Gordon ...

by Jim Price and Len Middleton  | July 15, 2015 02:00:00
Startup Tips

50 global entrepreneurs recommend 50 books that forever impacted their lives

Check out any or all of these 50 books recommended by entrepreneurs from around the world.

In a Facebook group created for a bunch of entrepreneurs to connect, share their wisdom, stories and ask questions, almost 4,000 entrepreneurs from about 20 countries share the books that changed the way they look at life and success. This list contains 50 ...

by Andrew Medal  | June 22, 2015 02:00:00
Run & Grow

7 ways to be more productive on the weekends

Resist the temptation to be idle during weekends.

Most people use the weekends to kick back and relax. Unfortunately, entrepreneurs don’t always have that luxury. If you own your own business, you’re on duty, or at least thinking about work, seven days a week.While you don’t have to be at ...

by Jacqueline Whitmore  | May 30, 2015 08:00:00
News and Events

Tagaytay Highlands hosts bonsai and suiseki exhibit as part of its 20th anniversary

A mini-exhibit featuring bonsai (miniature trees) and suiseki (rocks that naturally take artistic shapes) was recently mounted in a golf club for enthusiasts and entrepreneurs' appreciation of these art forms.

As Tagaytay Highlands continues to celebrate its 20 years of ’mountain resort living,’ the membership club in cooperation with the Bonsai & Suiseki Alliance of the Philippines (BSAPI) held a nine-day exhibit for members and guests who are bonsai and suiseki enthusiasts. ...

by James Humarang  | November 04, 2014 01:00:00
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