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News and Events

Want Cheaper Grab Rides? Virtual Token Users Get as Much as Php100 Discount Per Trip

Appsolutely has partnered with Grab Philippines to allow LoyalCoin holders to avail of discounted fares

The return of the time-based fare charge on Grab Philippines and Hype Transport car-hailing rides could mean pricier trips for customers though it could also help boost the availability of the service. Entrepreneur Philippines estimates that the time-based component of the fare, ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | September 25, 2018 04:00:00

Better Than Gold: New BPI Card Offers More Perks for Travelers and Affluent Customers

The bank's new Signature card cuts the required spend for each reward point by a third

With about 1.5 million cardholders, Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) is an industry leader in the credit card segment of the local banking industry. It’s a small number when stacked up against the bank’s 8.5 million depositors and even more minuscule ...

by Paul John Caña  | August 05, 2018 08:00:00

How to Reinvent Whisky for the Next Generation

Chivas Regal proves its versatility with cocktails flavored with local fruits such as dalandan and calamansi

Raid your old man’s mini bar or liquor cabinet and in all likelihood, you’ll find a bottle of whisky. For centuries the drink has become synonymous with class, elegance and success, and it’s a drink that accompanies many celebrations and milestones in ...

by Cyrian Agujo  | July 08, 2018 09:00:00

Always Dreamed of Becoming a Racecar Driver? Try the Porsche Experience

You can drive German sports cars at full speed on a Formula One track

The Porsche Experience offers regular drivers the chance to learn how to drive like a racer as well as access to Porsche carsMotorists in the Philippines are used to mind-numbing traffic jams and pockmarked roads, especially in Metro Manila. Many drivers stew ...

by Paul John Caña  | July 07, 2018 09:00:00
News and Events

How a Filipino Startup Founder Launched One of PH’s First ICOs and Raised $15 Million

Appsolutely CEO Patrick Palacios shares lessons from one of the country’s earliest initial coin offerings

Patrick Palacios, CEO of Appsolutely, speaks at the Beach Blockchain Conference in Cebu, which was attended by over 250 people from all over the world“An ICO is the best gift to an entrepreneur because [even] without any connections, you’re able to expand ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | May 30, 2018 09:00:00
Run & Grow

12 Great Ways Employees Can Be Rewarded Without Breaking the Bank

If you can't afford to give your employees a raise, these might help you make sure they feel appreciated

Your business is nothing without the employees and team members that make the wheels turn day in and day out. Rewarding hard-working employees is a simple and effective way to let them know how much they are appreciated, which can then lead ...

by Jonathan Long  | March 26, 2018 08:00:00
Startup Tips

Here's a Hassle-Free Way to Enroll Customers in Your Rewards Program

With PH-based startup ZAP, customers won’t need to download an app or keep a loyalty card

With over 800,000 users and 800 merchants, Philippine-based startup ZAP has been helping small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to better retain and engage their customers by enabling through a rewards program that doesn’t hassle customers with a loyalty card or an app.Instead ...

by Nicai de Guzman  | February 02, 2018 10:00:00
Startup Tips

A Guide To Rewarding Your Customers

Mobile and digital means to get your customers to buy again and again

Being a loyal customer, or a “suki” in sari-sari store parlance, has its perks. From a consumer perspective, we may think that we are getting the better end of the deal but being a suki to our favorite brands or stores is ...

by Nicai de Guzman  | March 15, 2017 11:00:00
Startup Tips

5 ways to stop demotivating your people

Lesson no. 1: Stop being stingy with your recognition.

Millions have been poured into thousands of studies, all asking the same question: "How do you motivate people?" Unfortunately, it is the wrong question. The right question is “What are you doing to demotivate people?”To drive home the point, I have asked ...

by Alan Zimmerman  | April 20, 2016 07:00:00
Startup Tips

3 occasions where patience is key

In the fast-paced world of entrepreneurship, a little patience has its rewards.

Everyone can be impatient from time to time—it’s part of human nature. But there are those people that can't seem to wait for anything, and on the surface, seem to get an insane amount done. The reality, though, is that if you dig deeper into ...

by Adam Callinan  | July 20, 2015 12:00:00
Run & Grow

Rewarding loyalty

Attracting new customers is a usual test for any business. Keeping the current ones is another challenge. An expert says a business can hit two birds in one stone by rolling out a loyalty/rewards scheme.

Q: I’ve been in the laundry business for close to a year now but I’m still finding it difficult to get customers to come back regularly. Any ideas on how I could convince them to become regulars?A: Everyone loves a good reward. ...

by Peter Imbong  | February 24, 2014 11:30:00
Business Ideas

How to motivate employees to do more

Convincing employees to do more for the company can help you survive a down economy.

Due to the economy, most entrepreneurs are faced with a situation wherein they have to do more with less. A way to lessen this burden is through multitasking, which can enable your company to maximize productivity. Although multitasking sounds like a great ...

by Kendrick Go  | February 25, 2013 10:00:00