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Run & Grow

Revisiting the multi-million ice candy business

Check how Rudy and Rosiell de Leon are continuing to grow Bianca’s Ice Candy that was made possible with only P20.

“This all feels like a dream,” Rosiell de Leon said in Filipino, five years since she and her husband, Rudy, set up Bianca’s Ice Candy.Nowadays, the couple is busy talking to clients, handling operations, and overseeing the construction of their new factory ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 17, 2016 11:00:00

5 activities you shouldn’t miss at 2016’s Franchise Asia Conference & Expo

Check these especially if you're planning to get into franchising.

 It is July once again, and it is time for the largest franchise conference and expo in Asia.Franchise Asia is happening from Wednesday, July 20 to Sunday, July 24 at SMX Mall of Asia, and it is packed with activities for franchisers, ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | July 14, 2016 10:00:00
Run & Grow

How Crown Asia Chemicals grew from startup to listed company

The only listed pipe maker in is steadily growing for 26 years now, helping in the resurgence of the manufacturing sector in the country.

As the only listed pipe manufacturer in the country, Crown Asia Chemicals has a lot of leverage as it pursues dominance in the local market.The recent manufacturing boom—towering condominiums, rise of public-private partnership projects, and the surge of investors—gives the company the ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 13, 2016 05:00:00
News and Events

2 Filipinos on Forbes Asia’s heroes of philanthropy list

Honorees include a mix of billionaires, business people, and captains of industries who are also making a mark with their generosity.

Forbes Asia announced on Thursday, July 7 its honorees for this year’s Heroes of Philanthropy list.Highlighting some of the region’s noteworthy givers, the list honors 40 philanthropists from 13 countries across Asia Pacific.Among these philanthropists are two Filipinos, Gateway Property Holdings Chairman ...

by Lynda C. Corpuz  | July 07, 2016 06:00:00
Run & Grow

Whether in SoHo or Malate, these chefs work hard to elevate Filipino taste

Amy Besa and Romy Dorotan are working on creating and sustaining a demand for Filipino food movement.

A passion for the best ingredients is what guides chefs Amy Besa and Romy Dorotan, who put up Cendrillon, a restaurant that pioneered upscale Filipino food in the SoHo district of New York in 1995.For Besa, there are two kinds of Filipino ...

by Kim Arveen Patria  | July 02, 2016 11:00:00
Business Ideas

How Audrey Tangonan started her menstrual cup business for P20,000

At 27, the social entrepreneur came up with the first Filipino-branded, sustainable menstrual cup.

If you get coffee from a local café chain every day, chances are, those supposedly recyclable paper cups do not get reused and eventually end up in landfills.In 2014, Time Magazine reported that an estimate of 50 billion paper cups are left ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | June 23, 2016 07:00:00
News and Events

Kick start your day, June 23: Who is the richest Aquino Cabinet member?

Plus, know about the former Globe executive named as first DICT head.

Richest, poorestOutgoing Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima is the richest member of the Aquino cabinet, the latest report of Malacañang Records Office revealed on Wednesday, June 22.The 2015 statement of assets, liabilities, and net worth (SALN) of the incumbent Cabinet members showed that ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | June 23, 2016 08:00:00
Run & Grow

How Max's aims to feed the global appetite

The ‘house that fried chicken built’ is ready to elevate the Filipino taste to unchartered territories.

It could have been a disaster, but years of hard work, training and experience prepared the third generation of Fuentebellas and Trotas for what has been dubbed the “deal of the century,” when their company, the Max’s Group, acquired Pancake House in ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | June 22, 2016 06:00:00