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7 Growth Hacks Every Small Business--Including Yours--Should Know

Facebook retargeting and exit-intent coupons are 'growth hacks,' too

As a business owner, growing your company is one of your top priorities, but as a small-business founder, you know what a challenge it can be: You may lack the budget for big marketing campaigns or the time to focus on growth, when there ...

by Syed Balkhi  | June 27, 2018 06:00:00
Startup Tips

You Can Start a Small Business by Monetizing Something You're Already Doing

Do you love to garden or knit or advise friends about growing their business?

There are many paths to entrepreneurship. For some, it’s the “aha" moment when they have the brilliant idea that disrupts an industry. Others find success by improving an existing product or service. And then there are those who realize that something they are ...

by Brian Hughes  | June 20, 2018 02:00:00
Startup Tips

10 Secrets to Starting Your Own Small Business

Entrepreneur and creator of Business Boutique Christy Wright shares her tips

Christy Wright is the creator of Business Boutique -- a business that equips women to make money doing what they love. Last year, she wrote the best-selling book Business Boutique to give women a step-by-step guide on how to start, run and grow their businesses to the level they want.“As a certified business ...

by Gabrielle Olya  | June 14, 2018 12:00:00
News and Events

Free Lunch and Umbrellas: Some Cities are Offering Perks to Business Owners Who Renew Permits and Pay Local Taxes Early

Are the amenities enough to offset the time-consuming process of dealing with city hall?

Along with real property taxes, more commonly known as amilyar in the Philippines, local business taxes and fees for the issuance of business permits are the most important sources of revenue for many cities and towns in the country. Both are usually ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | January 10, 2018 07:00:00
Run & Grow

4 Things You Should Do to Prepare Your Small Business for 2018

With the end of yet another great year it's time to prep ourselves for the next

This story originally appeared on DueWith the end of yet another great year it’s time to prep ourselves for the next. Small business owners take this time to evaluate their accomplishments and set the course for what’s ahead.Every small business has a slightly ...

by Renzo Costarella  | January 09, 2018 02:00:00
Run & Grow

There are 2 Things Virtually All Small Business Owners Have in Common

It's Hustle and Sacrifice

The U.S. Small Business Administration reports that this country has 29.6 million small business owners. Together, these owners constitute an army of hard-working Americans striving to build something for themselves, be their own boss and support their families and local economies.Regardless of what industry ...

by Victoria Treyger  | January 06, 2018 08:00:00
Business Ideas

How Lydia's Lechon Grew From a Street Stall in Baclaran to a 24-Branch Dining Chain

Lydia De Roca got help from SM's Henry Sy to expand her lechon business into shopping malls

From a humble stall in Baclaran, Lydia's Lechon now has 24 branches around the countryRedemptorist Street in Parañaque is always busy, being the home of the National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, or more popularly known as the Baclaran Church. ...

by Cherrie Regalado  | December 23, 2017 09:00:00
News and Events

For Job Seekers: Your Social Media Skills May be More Important Than Your School if Applying with Small Businesses, Says Report

Facebook study also details how SMEs use the social media platform to grow their businesses

Which is more important: the school you studied in or how savvy you are with social media? Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) seem to be looking more at the latter more than the former when hiring new recruits.That comes from a report ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | November 25, 2017 09:00:00
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Talent and Tech Are How Small Businesses Can Level the Playing Field

Startups and small businesses can leverage technology to secure a competitive edge

Businesses of all sizes are under constant pressure to keep pace with innovation -- and ideally, to stay ahead of its trajectory. But many business owners struggle to understand their own pain points and manage operational issues. This negatively affects both current and ...

by Nancy Harris  | November 06, 2017 02:00:00
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6 Things Your Small Business Needs to Spend More Money On

Businesses are incredibly difficult ventures to start

Businesses are incredibly difficult ventures to start. More than half of all businesses fail within five years of starting, according to statistics gathered in 2016. While this is far better than the traditional belief that half fail within a single year of starting, ...

by Sarah Landrum  | August 16, 2017 08:00:00
News and Events

This Startup is Turning Sari-Sari Stores into Financial Service Providers

TrueMoney has over 5,000 centers that can process remittances and payments

TrueMoney can help turn sari-sari stores into financial service providersOne of the predictions of International Data Corp. (IDC), an international research firm, on future technological developments in the Philippines is the transformation of sari-sari stores into financial hubs.“By 2020, 30 percent of ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | July 20, 2017 10:00:00
Startup Tips

What You'll Give Up When You Start a Small Business

Hint: It's just about everything

“I have never been this tired before," says one of my colleagues, speaking about the birth of his son. "I never understood what ‘this is hard’ meant before.”Being a father myself, I get what he's saying. But, you don’t need to have a kid ...

by Levi King  | June 10, 2017 12:00:00
Run & Grow

5 Winning Digital Ad Strategies Every Small Business Can Afford

You don't have to be a giant to reach more consumers online

Small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs) often find themselves in an eternal pursuit to compete with bigger names that have bigger budgets, more employees and larger physical presences.However, technology continues to level the playing field. SMBs have learned that establishing a digital presence is one ...

by Jessica Breslav  | December 10, 2016 12:00:00