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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
Run & Grow

Don't Let Your Butt Dominate Your Brain

Are you too focused on local problems and ideas?

I was recently in a conference where one of the speakers gave a talk titled, "Your Butt Dominates Your Brand." Evidently, it's a Chinese saying that means wherever you are sitting (wherever your butt is located) will likely determine your point of view ...

by Jim Joseph  | November 20, 2017 02:00:00
Startup Tips

Finding the perfect location for your office

In starting up a business, the office location is one of the entrepreneur's major decisions. Thomas Mirasol of Ayala Land International Inc. shares some tips on how to find the perfect location to put up your office.

With the Philippines becoming one of the fastest growing economies in the world, the search for the perfect office location is becoming more of a challenge. As part of the Business Start Up Conference at the SM Megamall Megatrade Hall 1 last ...

by Rae Marrie L. de Mesa  | May 21, 2014 01:10:00

Insights on franchise expansion

Even when one is just starting out in the business world, thoughts of expansion are always at the back of one's mind. After 23 years in the industry, Crystal Clear shares the lessons it learned here.

Even when one is just starting out in the business world, thoughts of expansion are always at the back of one’s mind. If your enterprise had a rocky start, you need to have some optimism to foster the growth of your investments. ...

by Robyn Villanueva  | October 11, 2013 02:00:00

Franchising and sweet success

There's more gold in corn than just its color. SWEET CORNer has been dishing out delicious corn since May 2009 thanks to the enterprising spirit of Voltaire and Cholly Magpayo.

There’s more gold in corn than just its color. SWEET CORNer has been dishing out delicious corn since May 2009 thanks to the enterprising spirit of Voltaire and Cholly Magpayo. A quick visit to their website will show you how far this ...

by Robyn Villanueva  | October 10, 2013 02:00:00

Making space: How to find a great location

If you end up establishing your franchise business in the wrong place, it will spell trouble that can't be easily fixed without a huge loss. After all, moving is no picnic.

It’s daunting to start a new business whether it’s a franchise or an independent endeavour. There are a lot of factors to consider from cost to product quality. Employees also need a lot of training to be up to snuff. They need ...

by Robyn Villanueva  | October 02, 2013 02:00:00
Startup Tips

How to make the shift from bazaarista to store owner

Heed some pointers from entrepreneurs who have gone through the shift.

Startup entrepreneurs usually shy away from establishing a brick and mortar store because of the cost implications. Oftentimes, the expenses one may incur can far outpace the limited capital a new business has in its war chest. Thankfully, the advent of the ...

by Rafael Santos  | May 02, 2013 04:00:00
Business Ideas

Your neighborhood startup

Business is all about serving a particular market. What better way to do that than to target your very own neighborhood?

In business, your target market is everything. You can either serve an existing market or create a product or service that will, in turn, create a new one. You may not have to look very far, however, to find a viable market.Requirement: ...

by Peter Imbong  | August 17, 2012 12:00:00
Business Ideas

9 ideas for a good business location

How to choose a location for your biz

One of the biggest hurdles a  business must face is finding a good location. A good location not only results in very good sales but also enhances the business’s brand equity. Thus, a good product coupled with a good location can serve ...

May 10, 2012 03:00:00
Startup Tips

Going where the market is

A start-up café makes organic food accessible to the public every day of the week.

It doesn’t take a genius to understand the benefits of healthy eating. However, the unavailability of healthy food choices and the high cost of organic produce are some reasons that keep stressed-out individuals from paying attention to their body’s needs.This prompted the ...

by Kristina Mae R. Ombao  | March 23, 2012 05:00:00
Startup Tips

Planning your coffee shop space

Read this before you design the space for your coffee shop.

Not all coffee shops are created equal—some opt for a fast-food, utilitarian vibe, while others choose to provide an ambience that invites patrons to stay for long periods of time. Before tackling space concerns, determine your café’s character and menu. An equally ...

February 08, 2012 02:00:00
Business Ideas

Why location should come first

Location makes all the difference.

When planning to put up a food cart, consider location first. It makes all the difference, cash-wise and otherwise. Q: I plan to put up a food cart, and locate it either in a public market or a community shopping center. How much ...

by Henry Ong  | January 17, 2012 05:00:00
Business Ideas

3 things you should know about a location

These factors can make or break your business.

In finding the right location for your business, there are three things that you should study closely as these will directly affect the success of your business.Foot trafficWhether you are negotiating with the malls or independent landlords, be prepared with your research. ...

November 15, 2011 11:00:00