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Run & Grow

To Build a Great Business, "Don’t Try to Be the Facebook of X or the Uber of Y"

What are the ins and outs of building a great product in Southeast Asia?

As someone who has been immersed in Southeast Asia’s tech ecosystem, I often get asked for advice from new founders. I am usually short on prescription, given that there are no hard and fast rules to building a product in Southeast Asia. ...

by Farouk Meralli  | January 24, 2018 09:00:00
Startup Tips

In the Battle for Talent, Do Free Food, Game Nights and Bean Bags Really Count?

A view from the founder and CEO of mClinica, a pioneering Southeast Asian healthtech startup

mClinica is a health-tech company headquartered out of Singapore with offices across Southeast Asia, including locally in Bonifacio Global CityAny entrepreneur who has tried to find talent to build a website or app for their business has surely had the same experience: ...

by Farouk Meralli  | December 20, 2017 10:00:00

St. Francis real estate firm ventures into generic medicine market

St. Francis Generic Drug came as a response to Filipinos' growing demand for affordable medicine.

READY TO FRANCHISE. St. Francis Generic Drug is the St. Francis Group of Companies' first foray into retail franchising. Photo by Vincent Coscolluela / Entrepreneur PhilippinesIf the name St. Francis Group of Companies sounds familiar, it would not be much of a ...

by Lolita Villa  | February 23, 2016 07:00:00

A generic drugstore as a franchise opportunity

For this generic drugstore, hard-selling isn't the name of the game.

For this entrepreneur (who refuses to be named), putting up, running, and growing a drugstore is a low-risk, high-reward business. This was what drove him into putting up Murang Generics Pharmacy in 2008. "Medicines are always high on demand," he says, "so ...

by MJ Dinglasan  | July 13, 2015 03:00:00

5 reasons why buying a Murang Generics franchise is a good start-up business

The growing demand for cheaper medicines is rapidly increasing. Take advantage of this and check out the franchise benefits of Murang Generics.

With the continuously increasing demand for cheaper medicines, different generic drugstores have grown much in number. With this, more people have gained more access to affordable medications for their health care. While this influx of players may be a barrier for entrepreneurs ...

by MJ Dinglasan  | March 24, 2015 06:10:00
Business Ideas

Shopwise rolls out in-store pharmacies

A US concept that is only being replicated in the country now, in-store pharmacies makes shopping a whole new experience.

Ask anyone what Shopwise is and the most common answers you will get will include words like “grocery,” “department store,” “sale items,” and “bulk,” which pretty well, stands for what the store really is.Not contented in giving its consumers quality service, Shopwise ...

March 25, 2011 02:00:00