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Serial Career-Changer Finds Fulfillment Selling Life Insurance and Builds Top-Grossing Agency

Anna Blanco helps train agents, some of whom make a million pesos in commissions in three to six months

Less than 10 hours before she flies for Europe for a well-deserved vacation, Anna Blanco is still busy at work even though it’s a Saturday. In fact, she and the 10 prospective recruits she’s helping train as insurance salespersons were the only ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | May 21, 2018 09:00:00
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Financial Adviser: 5 ways entrepreneurs can prepare for retirement

Entrepreneurship can be unpredictable, but retirement planning for entreps is still possible

 Question: I have been in the business for five years now but I don’t seem to have enough personal savings. Although the business is doing well, most of the income I earned from the business is just enough to take care of ...

by Henry Ong  | September 13, 2016 04:00:00
Startup Tips

Protect your startup from natural disasters

You need property insurance to protect your business from natural and man-made disasters.

You need property insurance to protect your business from fires, typhoons or burglaries, says Joel T. Almagro, first vice president and chief re-insurance and risk officer of Malayan Insurance Company Inc.You may need a policy to cover your building and other structures, ...

by Ging V. Valles  | August 22, 2013 10:00:00
Business Ideas

Protect your property from fire

Getting insurance to cover your house is a good preemptive measure to save yourself from a possibly hefty loss

Getting fire insurance is one of the smartest moves you can make to protect your investment. “Fire insurance is insuring your property, building and contents against damage caused by fire,” says Armand Pesigan, first vice president of Pioneer Insurance. “It can also ...

by Ging Valles  | August 28, 2012 03:00:00
Startup Tips

5 types of insurance for your business

Get the right insurance for your business.

Getting insurance plans is often overlooked by many entrepreneurs who would rather use their resources to start up and operate the business. These are the entrepreneurs who tread a fine line between spending for costs and maximizing available assets.When disasters like floods ...

by Kendrick S. Go  | April 15, 2012 09:00:00
Startup Tips

The fringe benefits of getting insurance

Getting insurance for your business is not just an expense. It can also be a very sound investment.

In business, “Better safe than sorry” entails more than just avoiding mistakes in operations or in building the brand’s image. It is also about protecting assets from unavoidable, unpleasant circumstances, both man-made and natural.[related|post]While some business owners consider insurance as an expense ...

by Eyes Gonzalez  | March 02, 2012 10:00:00
Business Ideas

Insurance basics you need to know

Minimize the risks to your business by knowing what insurance plans you should get.

Any business comes with risks, and where there’s risk, insurance is needed—even for your small or startup business. Even one accident or lawsuit could drain your funds and drive you out of business.Insurance should be looked at as an important tool to ...

by Jimbo Owen B. Gulle  | February 22, 2012 04:00:00
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Is your business prepared for disasters?

Being unprepared for calamities can seriously damage a business.

Almost half  or 48 percent of Filipino businesses do not have a disaster recovery (DR) plan in place for their IT and 45 percent have no business continuity for their workplace requirements. The catastrophic spate of disasters that occurred in 2011, including ...

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