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Franchise Talk: 10 Practical Lessons on Innovation

A few simple lessons can help any entrepreneur create strong innovations that can help propel their growth

Innovation is the lifeblood of business. Whether you are in food, service or retail, innovation is what drives the growth of the business and is what separates strong, businesses that last with short-term fads. Most entrepreneurs think innovation is an expensive endeavour, ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | May 26, 2019 08:00:00
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Difficult Conversations Can Jump Start Company Innovation

The autocratic leader is tolerated when survival is at stake but that style won't build a company over the long haul

Harley-Davidson was in trouble in the early eighties. The booming popularity of imported Japanese motorcycles cut Harley’s market share from 75 percent to a flickering 25 percent. To protect the homegrown brand’s viability, CEO Vaughn Beals adopted an authoritarian stance modeled after the ...

by Danielle Sabrina  | April 13, 2019 06:00:00
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Disruption vs. Innovation: What's the Difference?

The terms disruption and innovation are almost always used together, but are they really different?

Lately, I've seen a lot of discussion around disruption vs. innovation. The question always arises: Are they the same?I believe that disruption is simply the result of the rapid evolution of a business. The words disruption and innovation have become almost interchangeable ever since Harvard Business School Professor ...

by David Meltzer  | April 03, 2018 12:00:00
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This Innovation Expert's Research Shows How Anyone Can Be Like Elon Musk or Steve Jobs

Use these three strategies to nurture your own breakthrough innovation potential

Elon Musk has famously said, "I think ordinary people can choose to be extraordinary." Of course, Musk is not ordinary. He is exceptionally intelligent. As Ashlee Vance notes in thebiography he wrote about Musk, he can perform complex physics calculations in his head in real ...

by Melissa A. Schilling  | February 17, 2018 12:00:00
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Coming Soon from 2 ASEAN Innovation Winners: Tech for Monitoring Shrimp Farms and Improving Waste Management

Winners of 3rd ASEAN Impact Challenge announced in Day 1 of ASEAN Business and Investment Summit on Novembers 12, 2017

Two startups from Indonesia were recognized for their inclusive innovation projects in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Business and Investment Summit 2017 last November 12. The two teams won their respective categories in the third ASEAN Impact Challenge, a regional ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | November 13, 2017 09:00:00
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If Your Employees Can't (or Won't) Innovate, It's Time to Let Them Go

These are the eight steps to unleashing your company's innovational potential

Every organization has what I call innovational potential. They have the capability to innovate, but they don't realize it. They have the capacity for innovation but don't know how to unlock it. They think innovation is some mysterious alchemy that is beyond ...

by Steven L. Blue  | August 28, 2017 12:00:00
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Senate Bill Aims to Create Php10B Fund to Support Innovative Startups

Proposal also seeks exemption of technology enterprises from national and local taxes for two years

A bill aiming to reduce the barriers to starting up innovative and technology businesses in the country was filed in the Senate on Tuesday, August 1.Proposed by Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV, Senate Bill No. 1532, or the Innovative Startup Act, ...

by Shadz Loresco  | August 03, 2017 02:00:00
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What the Creation of Apple's iPhone Teaches Us About Innovation

Despite what you may believe about Steve Jobs, it isn't something that happens if you do it alone

On June 29, 2007, the iPhone officially went on sale after months of speculation and hype. The $499 4GB device (if you paid an extra $100, you got a whopping 8GB of storage) effectively ushered in the age of the smartphone as we know ...

by Nina Zipkin  | July 03, 2017 06:00:00
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(WATCH) Why 'Sipag at Tiyaga' Are Not Enough

The country needs smarter and innovation-driven entrepreneurs

It’s not very often that some of the country’s most progressive and forward-looking business leaders come together to talk about how the country can sustain its growth momentum. This short video captures some of the highlights of the messages from Trade and ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | June 30, 2017 03:00:00
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Warning! Are You Hindering Your Employees' Creativity?

Four ways to keep innovation alive as your company grows

Startups tend to build multitasking champions. Daily, entrepreneurs and their team members deal with a fast-paced, ever-changing set of responsibilities demanding feedback, ideas and execution. And the inherent challenges can develop employees' knowledge, skills and persistence.But the mundane day-to-day tasks startups require can also take a toll ...

by Heather R. Huhman  | March 22, 2017 12:00:00
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The Science of Innovation: How to Imagine the Unimaginable

Why can certain companies see things that others can't?

Time and again, Tesla continues to prove it’s a company that dares to imagine the unimaginable. From electric cars to autonomous vehicles and now -- thanks to its recent acquisition of SolarCity -- solar energy, Tesla has challenged conventional thinking at every step and ...

by Srini Pallay M.D.  | January 22, 2017 12:00:00
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Got an idea? QC Makers Space Can Help Turn It Into Reality

Whether you’re an engineer or a visual artist, SparkLab offers a space for you to unleash your creativity

Matahimik Street in Quezon City is accurately named. It’s a quiet, residential neighborhood lined with nondescript one or two-storey houses, most of which stand behind iron gates.materBut there is at least one house here whose front door lies just a few steps ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | December 08, 2016 01:00:00
Startup Tips

4 ways to remain on top of the game like Mark Zuckerberg

The Facebook founder’s futuristic thinking keeps him relevant in the constantly shifting sands of technology.

Mark Zuckerberg envisions a future where technology enables us to read each other’s thoughts and immerse ourselves in shared experiences—like enjoying a courtside seat at a game or studying in a classroom full of students and teachers from the comfort of our home—Using ...

by Carolyn Sun  | July 15, 2016 09:00:00