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Startup Tips

How to Find the Right Location for Your First Business

Some business owners share tips on finding the perfect spot for your startup

 Despite the continuous growth of e-commerce in the country, brick-and-mortar stores still hold power. For most brands, it’s still the best way to reach consumers, especially mall-frequenting Filipinos. Some do it to raise brand awareness, while others have no choice but to ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | September 04, 2018 08:00:00
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Did You Know It Only Takes Minutes Now to Register Your Small Business with DTI? Here's How

The advent of online application and payments is a big relief for single proprietors

When President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act into law in May 2018, many welcomed its bold promise. The new law set a deadline for government to act on applications: three to five days ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | August 30, 2018 09:00:00

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
Business Ideas

How Much Does it Really Cost to Rent Space in Metro Manila’s Most Popular Christmas Bazaars?

A comparison of the daily rental fee for each square meter of retail space in some of the city's well-known holiday bazaars

For decades, bazaars have served as important testing grounds for aspiring entrepreneurs planning to put up their own business. It was one of the easiest ways to see if there was market demand for a new product or service. Would-be business owners ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | December 08, 2017 11:00:00
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What exactly is your income statement telling you?

These six tips can help you glean how healthy your business is

by Doug and Polly White  | February 04, 2017 10:00:00
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How to ask for a favor

Favor requests aren't hassles. The way we introduce the request is often the hassle.

Hey there. Nice shirt. Listen, I don't normally do this, but I was wondering: Could you maybe do me a favor and read this story?No?Hang on, let me rework that. I’d like to ask you for a favor. I’m hoping you’ll read this ...

by Ross McCammon  | March 19, 2016 03:00:00
Business Ideas

Here's how to make money doing anything

Here's another proof that a hobby can be converted into a profitable business.

We’re trained from a young age to think of occupations in monolithic industry categories. We are decidedly not told we can make a career by pursuing our interests. It’s a failure of imagination, and it gets to the root of a problem: When it ...

by Mike Marriner  | June 15, 2015 10:00:00
Business Ideas

Home-based business idea: How to make no-bake peanut butter cheesecake

Make your own no-bake cheesecake and earn using the recipe below.

by MJ Dinglasan  | December 25, 2014 01:00:00
Business Ideas

Home-based business idea: How to make mango float

It is the season to indulge. Take advantage of Yuletide by cashing in on another sure-bet business idea. This time, prepare and sell mango float.

We can’t deny the fact that mango is a well-loved fruit by most Filipinos, hence, a favorite dessert to make for most parties as well, especially during holidays. One delicious dessert you can make out of mangoes is mango float. This all-time ...

by MJ Dinglasan  | December 24, 2014 01:00:00
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Home-based business idea: How to make 'nilupak'

You can easily make a home-based business out of making delicious 'nilupak.' Here�s the simple and traditional recipe for it.

The traditional snack dish called nilupak is one of the delicious treats that can be made from cassava (kamoteng kahoy). With its sweet and distinct taste coming with much needed carbohydrates, it can be a perfect snack or dessert. ‘Nilupak’ is a ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | December 16, 2014 02:00:00
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Home-based business idea: How to cook kwek-kwek

One of the most popular types of street food across the country is comprised of quail eggs with unique and tasty coating. If you want to learn how to cook kwek-kwek for the home-based food cart you are planning to put up, here's how.

Kwek-kwek is a favorite Filipino street food snack because it is tasty, affordable and filling. The snack is also a great way to earn extra money since it is easy to make and the ingredients are readily available in local markets. Just ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | December 04, 2014 01:30:00
Startup Tips

How to make decorative lamps

It costs so little to make decorative lamps, but the profits to be made are handsome.

Looking for a fun and profitable project to do at home? Consider making lamps--functional and decorative items that you can sell to friends and relatives, rent out to party planners for theme weddings or children\\\'s parties, consign to bazaars and boutiques, or ...

by Jhoanna O. Gan.  | August 12, 2013 10:00:00
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How to make icing flowers

Start your own icing flower business

For decorating debut and wedding cakes, nothing can beat icing in the form of flowers. And during kiddie parties, who hasn't seen boys and girls quarreling over the four pieces of icing flower from the party cake? Such is the strong market ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | April 08, 2013 10:00:00