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Run & Grow

Redesign your product to spark a price revolution

Here are the 3 ways

 With price-simplifying, price is the strategy. Everything else is tactics – the means to arrive at the target price. Price-simplifying rests on the observation that if you can halve the price, your market will more than double (and may well increase by ...

by Richard Koch  | November 30, 2016 12:00:00
Business Ideas

Got no time to join bazaars? This platform may be for you

Digimall is a new online marketplace that increases the reach of traditional merchants

The Christmas season is also bazaar season. This time of the year, bazaar events mushroom practically everywhere, with each claiming to be the biggest, the best, and ultimately, the place to be if one wants serious profit. Of course, it’s not always ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | November 28, 2016 05:00:00
News and Events

How National Book Store gets millennials hooked with its new look

Even icons need to reinvent to keep up with the times

More than 70-year-old National Book Store is no exception to the rule of reinvention. From sporting a savvy persona in Instagram through a highly effective image-driven campaign, the bookstore retail legend finally brings the transformation to its branches as well, launching the ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | November 09, 2016 02:00:00
Business Ideas

4 industries undergoing revolutionary changes

Travel, retail, home automation, and yes, ”?"the sleep industry”

No industry ever rests in place, but some clearly move faster than others. If you’ve spent any time studying technology trends and predictions, you may be aware that the following four industries are moving forward at lightning pace. But, do you know why? 1. ...

by Anna Johansson  | September 08, 2016 05:00:00
Run & Grow

How Dahlia Dy brought South Star Drug from Naga City to nationwide

She started in the family business when she was 10, and moved her way up to become the drugstore chain's president and managing director.

TIGER LADY. “I’m a tiger already; I know my way around,” says Dahlia Dy, managing director of South Star Drug. Photo by Jason Quibilan / Entrepreneur Philippines Nothing much fazes Dahlia Dy anymore when it comes to running the drugstore business her parents started ...

by Maricris Carlos  | March 12, 2016 05:00:00
FirstDibs in Marketing for Entrepreneurs

When the poor are your partners: How to seed prosperity in your community

How can small business owners contribute to the development and growth of their communities and of the nation as a whole? Here are some effective ideas.

Dear Amor, With all these natural disasters occurring around us, I’ve been thinking of ways through which I can best help my community. As a concerned citizen who wants to do what I can within the best of my abilities. I’m looking for ...

by Amor Maclang  | December 10, 2014 03:30:00
FirstDibs in Marketing for Entrepreneurs

Micro-retailing: The micro details that matter

How can a small business survive intense competition in the market? Small and independent retailers, also known as micro-retailers, should take note of the following recommendations for them to succeed despite a saturated or highly competitive environment.

Dear Amor, I am planning to open a small independent business that will sell home décor, all handcrafted from Mindoro. The thing is, huge stores are transforming into smaller and more demographically targeted chains, and such will make the competition tougher and ...

by Amor Maclang  | May 07, 2014 06:00:00
Business Ideas

Filipino grocery habits

The closer the grocery, the more frequent the shopping trips.

July 10, 2013 10:00:00
Startup Tips

7 factors that make or break a business

Top Shell retailer, Eva Tan, tells of her triumph and the winning secret formula

Many think that venturing into business with a popular franchise brand guarantees success, but Eva Tan, owner of three Shell gasoline stations in Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija, says that one needs to do business with his heart in it to be successful.In ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | July 05, 2012 10:00:00
Business Ideas

Investing in the basics

Casual wear brand to open in Manila soon.

The local retail scene is about to get hotter with the coming of Japanese retail giant, UNIQLO as it opens its first location in the country at the SM Mall of Asia this June. This is good news for consumers who can ...

February 23, 2012 05:00:00
Business Ideas

Wearing your art on your sleeve

A teen clothing brand reinvents itself and finds a higher calling through art.

In 2010, clothing retail store Freeway officially launched the fourth collection in its National Artist Collector’s Series. The event showcased around two dozen new pieces of women’s apparel—from graphic tees, dresses, blouses and tunics—all inspired by the works of Ramon Valera, the ...

by Chai Velez  | January 26, 2012 03:00:00
Business Ideas

Trends 2012: Local online shopping

Forget eBay and Amazon, local companies are changing online shopping in the country.

One of the biggest trends for the year 2012 is the localization of online shopping here in the Philippines. expects that there will be more Filipinos shopping online this year, and more retail businesses going online to actually sell.One of the ...

January 11, 2012 06:00:00
Business Ideas

Improve your retail operations, here\\\'s how

Study gives tips on improving retail operations

A new study by global consulting firm A.T. Kearney indicated that the presence of management and leaders in a retail store leads to lower employee turnover and better compliance with store initiatives. [See tips on preparing your staff when their team leader ...

June 15, 2010 07:00:00