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The Best Blogs to Help Entrepreneurs Boost Their Personal and Business Finances

Need free advice on finances? These blogs will help.

The more information you have, the better the decisions you’re likely to make. That goes for everything in life and business, but it's especially important when it comes to money. Your financial IQ helps determine the best approach to spending, saving and investing ...

by Peter Daisyme  | September 14, 2017 05:00:00
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OFW Advice (Part 3): Invest wisely, and as early as possible

Don’t wait: It’s always a good time to get started when it comes to investments.

For starters, my first teachers were an academic and an entrepreneur. My father was a tenured professor in the Asian Institute of Management; and my mother, the manager of our home and our own brokerage firm, Regina Capital Development Corporation (RCDC).Early on, ...

by Luis Gerard Limlingan  | July 17, 2016 05:00:00
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OFW Advice (Part 2): Get out of debt

Debt happens. What’s important is what you do to get out of it.

 Throughout the years, I have gone back and forth to speak to our overseas Filipinos in the Middle East and Asia. I have heard many stories of their hardships and challenges. Unfortunately, Filipinos are very trusting and are in dire need of ...

by Randell Tiongson as told to Mari-An C. Santos  | July 15, 2016 05:00:00
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OFW Advice (Part 1): Track the money

Take control of your finances, so that it’ll always be there when you need it.

 Having been invited to different European cities and Middle Eastern cities, I would say that I have spoken to a total of 10,000 Filipinos working overseas. Filipinos are extremely hardworking and family-oriented, so much so that they are willing to sacrifice in ...

by Francis Kong as told to Mari-An C. Santos  | July 13, 2016 07:00:00
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Financial Adviser: 5 things to consider when making an investment decision

There’s no one right strategy though.

 Q: My business has extra cash in the bank that does not earn enough interest. I was offered several options where to invest my cash by the bank but I do not know which one is the right. Can you advise me? ...

by Henry C. Ong  | July 05, 2016 08:00:00

3 ways to raise money for your dream franchise

It is always important that you balance practicality and passion.

 One of the most important things when getting a franchise is that you should find a unique concept and product that you love. Whether it is a service you have tried, a restaurant you ate in or a shop you have shopped ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | June 30, 2016 09:00:00
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Financial Adviser: The 3 common mistakes every startup business must avoid

Or make it more costly for you to start your dream venture.

Q: I have recently retired from the corporate world and was planning to start a small business. Hopefully, the income from the business can help supplement my current income from retirement.  What are the things that I need to watch out for ...

by Henry C. Ong  | June 28, 2016 08:00:00
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Financial Adviser: How much standby fund I need for my business?

Trim excess fat by taking out cash from the company by way of dividends.

Question: My online fashion business has been doing very well since we started last year.  My business has accumulated quite substantial cash reserve to date.  I do not really need the money to expand the business at this point, as capacity can ...

by Henry C. Ong  | June 21, 2016 05:00:00
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Financial Adviser: How much should I spend for marketing?

Building a brand entails a huge investment.

 Question: I am planning to franchise my pancake business next year. I know I need to ramp up marketing before I push through with the plan. How do I determine how much to spend on the marketing? – Ben A by emailAnswer: ...

by Henry C. Ong  | June 14, 2016 11:00:00
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6 tips in buying insurance

Look at it as an emergency stash of cash given unfortunate events.

Accidents happen and death is certain. That is why it makes sense to anticipate and prepare for them. One of the best ways to do so is by getting insurance. Look at it as an emergency stash of cash given unfortunate events—a ...

by Rienzie P. Biolena, RFP  | June 08, 2016 08:00:00
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Financial Adviser: Get into a business or pay off my debts?

Before you start thinking of venturing into business, make sure that you are financially capable.

 Question: I am a full time employee with a leisure resort company and I am thinking of investing in a franchise as sideline business. My friend told me that the investment will be in few hundreds of thousands but the thing is ...

by Henry C. Ong  | June 07, 2016 11:00:00
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Spread your investment risks

Because there is no such thing as a ‘best investment’”"only that is relevant to a specific goal.

Investing 101 tells you: The more diversified your investment portfolio, the safer your money.A few months ago, I found myself playing bingo. With five cards in front of me, and as each and every letter-number combination was called out, more and more ...

by Rienzie P. Biolena, RFP  | June 01, 2016 06:00:00
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Financial Adviser: Why should you have an exit strategy now

Because it will be your succession plan to sustain the business in the long run.

Question: I have ventured into startup food business this year and it is doing well that we are already planning to expand in multiple locations by year end. This is my first time to go into business after being employed in an ...

by Henry Ong  | May 31, 2016 11:00:00