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Run & Grow

You can't lead your business forever

Giving it up is hard.

  You know them when you meet them. Sometimes all it takes is a handshake. The kind who hold company retreats at their lake house, and when asked how long they have been in the game, they tell you they invented the game. ...

by Bob Coen  | June 12, 2016 09:00:00
Business Ideas

How to deal with customer complaints

These tactics can help you weather an irate consumer and yield a positive resolution to the problem.

One of the scariest things a business owner faces is taking a call from an angry customer. As a culture that is averse to social embarrassment , it is often hard for Filipinos to face these kind of transactions. Thus, some choose ...

May 30, 2013 01:00:00
Startup Tips

Stopping fraud in its tracks

Instituting internal controls will protect your business from fraud and theft.

A starting entrepreneur normally operates the business by himself, with perhaps some relatives helping out. But as the company grows, he slowly realizes the need to hire outsiders.When this happens, he has to divide responsibilities between himself and his employees, delegating tasks ...

by Henry Ong  | March 28, 2012 01:00:00
Startup Tips

Cost vs. Productivity

Financial expert Henry Ong explains.

Q: I just came back from the States, to help run the family business (a furniture-making company based in Pampanga). I noticed that some of our old-time supervisors have salaries that are above industry standards, and honestly, I feel that they are ...

by Henry Ong  | January 12, 2012 02:00:00
Business Ideas

5 businesses that are thriving amid the marathon fever in the Philippines

Got running-related business ideas? Share them here, too

As Pinoys become more practical and health-conscious, running has become a popular sport in the country. With the growing number of runners in the Philippines, many business-inclined individuals-slash-running-enthusiasts have evolved from being mere athletes to budding entrepreneurs. Here are some businesses that ...

by Rocel Ann Junio  | June 14, 2011 06:00:00
Startup Tips

Stay Fit While Staying Productive

Instead of plunging headlong into the rat race, learn the healthy way of staying productive

“Walang oras” or “I’m too busy” are two phrases constantly uttered by people who are unable to pay attention to their health while in the rat race. But a good businessman knows a good investment when he sees one, and investing in ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | May 29, 2009 12:00:00