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Meet 10 Startups Seeking Partnerships with the BPO Industry

Business process outsourcing doesn't just create jobs but also opens doors for innovative entrepreneurs

Officials from the the Information Technology and Business Processing Association of the Philippines and the Department of Information and Communications Technology pose with representatives of the startups that made it to the Takeoff pitching event Takeoff, a startup pitching event held by the Information Technology ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | September 05, 2018 09:00:00
News and Events

Sili Ice Cream: Bicol Restaurateur Turns Cold Treat into Hot Dessert

The unique treat accounts for 20 to 30 percent of First Colonial restaurants' sales

First Colonial's bestselling item is its sili ice creamMost tourists flock to the Bicol region to see the majestic Mt. Mayon and eat the spicy local dishes. After all, the region is famous for its food infused with siling labuyo (small chili ...

by Cherrie Regalado  | August 22, 2018 09:00:00
Business Ideas

Palawan's Haim Chicken Restaurant: From BBQ Stall to a 1,200-sqm Iconic Dining Destination

When it began in 1999, the food stand was selling only 10-20 sticks of chicken inato a day

Haim Chicken Restaurant is best known for their version of classic inato or grilled chicken A trip to Puerto Princesa, the capital of Palawan province, would be incomplete without a visit to the city’s iconic Haim Chicken Restaurant.More than a dining destination, the ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | August 20, 2018 09:00:00
Business Ideas

After 14 Business Failures, Ex-OFW Now Makes Millions of Pesos by Reinventing the Simple Leche Flan

Princess San Diego developed as many as eight flavors of the popular Filipino dessert

Princess San Diego started 14 other businesses before finally hitting it big with her flavored leche flan concept What's Your Flan?In her best-selling book titled Grit, scientist Angela Buckworth argued that the main driver of success is not entirely someone’s talent or ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | August 13, 2018 03:00:00
Business Ideas

Starting With Only Php100K, College Couple Grows Farron Café to 235 Kiosks Nationwide

Farwa and Ronnel Hombre found a niche serving delicious but affordable coffee to students

Married couple Farwa and Ronnel Hombre were still dating in college when they started the business in the University Belt area in ManilaWith their busy schedules and late-night activities, academic or otherwise, college students have become a big market for different kinds ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 26, 2018 11:00:00
Run & Grow

From Bazaars to Food Parks to Shopping Malls: How The Good Tapa is Moving With the Times

The all-day Filipino breakfast concept closes two branches in a food park but opens shop in a mall

Fatima Ventura and Geremy Kho founded The Good Tapa in a bazaar in March 2016. Today, it is operating as a food hall stall in Evia Lifestyle Mall in Las Piñas City  When the founders of The Good Tapa—a food concept that revolves ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 24, 2018 08:00:00
News and Events

The Lost Bread Wins Next Gen Franchise Pitching Contest with its Instagram-Famous Desserts

Company's co-founder will compete at an international franchising competition in 2019

The Lost Bread co-founder Emil Ongchuan with Philippine Franchise Asia's board members (from left) Joseph Tanbuntiong, Chris Lim, Bing Sibal-Limjoco and Sherill Quintana Specialty dessert concept The Lost Bread emerged as the Next Gen in Franchising winner at the Franchise Asia Conference 2018 on ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 20, 2018 09:00:00
Business Ideas

From Php500 to Php10,000: Batangas Carinderia Owner Multiplies Daily Income by Bottling Local Dish

How a cook found a profitable way to can sinaing sa tulingan while preserving its original flavor

Nestor Velasquez started his own canning business using a recipe for sinaing na tulingan or braised mackerel tunaNestor Velasquez had a stable job in Iloilo, working for a shipping company as an officer-in-charge of day-to-day operations. Despite being with his employer for ...

by Cherrie Regalado  | July 14, 2018 10:00:00
Franchising

Looking for Int'l Partners for Your PH Franchising Business? Meet Them at the Franchise Asia Expo

For the first time, foreign buyers seeking Philippine franchise concepts will take part in the event

The Philippine Franchise Association (PFA), which organizes the largest franchising event in Asia, Franchise Asia Expo, is bringing in foreign buyers from neighboring countries for the first time to the week-long series of events at the SMX Convention Center near the SM ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 11, 2018 11:00:00
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Opening a Sari-Sari Store or Market Stall? Read This to Find Out If They're Growing or Shrinking

While various store formats are still expanding, some segments are actually in decline

According to the Philippine Association of Stores and Carinderia Owners, there are an estimated 1.3 million neighborhood or sari-sari stores in the Philippines. They were visited by 94 percent of shoppers, according to market research firm Nielsen in a 2015 study. These ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | July 10, 2018 11:00:00
Business Ideas

After Papaya and Coconut Oil, is Bicol's Pili the Next Big PH Beauty Export?

Mary Jane Tan-Ong's Pili Beauty is shipping anti-aging products made from the tree to the US and Canada

Pili Beauty co-founder Mary Jane Tan-Ong never imagined herself in the beauty industry, but after trying her mom's initial run of cosmetic products infused with extracts from the pili tree, she became a believer and formalized the businessCandied, sweetened and packed in a ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 05, 2018 09:00:00
News and Events

Filipina Founder of Candy Corner Elected Leader of Int'l Organization for Entrepreneurs

Rosemarie "Bubu" Andres assumes chairmanship of world’s leading community of business owners in July

Rosemarie "Bubu" Andres is global chairperson of Entrepreneur's Organization this yearIn 1999, tragedy struck the fast-growing candy stall business that Rosemarie “Bubu” Andres and her husband Ricky had founded in 1996. After just three years, the chain of candy stores in shopping ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | June 27, 2018 09:00:00
News and Events

Do You Run a Creative Hub or Enterprise? This UK-Funded Fellowship May Be For You

The one-year program aims to develop leaders who will help the country harness the creative industries for economic growth

The Creative Innovators Fellowship is a one-year program for managers of creative hubs in the Philippines organized by the British Council in partnership with the Department of Trade and IndustryIf you’ve been to the art spaces of Cubao X (Cubao Expo) or ...

by Roel Landingin  | June 18, 2018 05:00:00
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