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Valentine's Day business idea: Custom-made chocolates

Valentine's Day is a day for entrepreneurs, too. Earn additinal income by making and selling custom-made chocolates.

In a few days, Filipinos will once again be trooping to malls and flower shops looking for that perfect gift to give their loved ones on Valentine’s Day, as the occasion has long transcended from being exclusively for lovers alone. To help ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | February 11, 2015 03:00:00
Startup Tips

Your basic guide to creating a product

A great business idea remains an idea until you find a way to monetize it. Here are some steps that will help you turn your idea into a successful money making product.

A great business idea remains an idea until you find a way to monetize it. Here are some steps that will help you turn your idea into a successful money making product.Step 1: Begin with a concept Why do people need you ...

by Patricia Besinga  | September 11, 2013 11:00:00
Startup Tips

Take control of your inventory

Whether you run a mom and pop or a big business, effective inventory management is a must.

Many entrepreneurs tend to overbuy inventory to take advantage of quantity discounts especially if the merchandise is imported abroad, or when they project their sales targets too high for a forthcoming holiday season. While this could be financially beneficial, the risk of ...

by Henry Ong  | July 30, 2013 10:00:00
Business Ideas

I am a changemaker call for applications

This year\\\'s camp will accept applications until September 16, 2013.

The British Council in partnership with the Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF) is happy to announce the call for applications for this year’s I am a Changemaker Social Enterprise Ideation Camp from October 23 to 29. The camp aims to bring together ...

July 19, 2013 10:00:00
Business Ideas

Using mobile marketing for small business

There are other ways to establish your brand digitally.

It’s undeniable that social media marketing has worked wonders for various companies. However, there are other ways to establish your brand digitally aside from using social media networks or ads. In the rush to get likes on that fan page, people tend ...

July 18, 2013 02:00:00
Business Ideas

Event calendar: July 17-31

Trade shows are a great way to know the latest trends.

Do you want to open a business but don\\\'t know which one to pick? Why not try attending trade shows? Trade shows are a great way to know the latest trends and talk to industry experts firsthand. Some trade shows are free ...

July 16, 2013 09:00:00
Franchising

Financing your dream franchise

Here are some tips on how to secure capital for your franchise

We all have dreams, but sadly, not everyone has the courage or perhaps the money to pursue them. If your dream is to own a franchised business, in particular, you probably are too scared to pursue that dream because you think you ...

by Mary Anne Velas  | July 15, 2013 10:00:00
Business Ideas

Filipino grocery habits

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

July 10, 2013 10:00:00
Startup Tips

Anatomy of a label

There\\\'s more to a good label than meets the eye; here are a few notes to keep in mind.

There\\\'s more to a good label than meets the eye; here are a few notes to keep in mind.ImpactA label is a calling card, a sales pitch and a promise, so design labels that are not only attractive, but also command attention ...

by Carlo Vergara  | July 09, 2013 01:00:00
Business Ideas

The food business and neutraceuticals

Neutraceuticals are being used by Philippine food manufacturers in more and more products.

You must have seen, read or heard about strange-sounding names such as L-Carnitine in bread and iced tea labels.  How about beta-carotene in orange juice or lycopene in tomato sauce?  These are called “nutraceuticals”, a term coined by Dr. Stephen DeFelice to ...

June 27, 2013 01:00:00
Startup Tips

Make solid perfume in 5 easy steps

Either as an addition to your personal care line, or as a giveaway product, there is a good market potential for solid perfumes.

Solid perfume has been around since the early years of perfumery. In fact, English women had used it as pomanders--perfume in containers used as pendants. "Through the years, liquid perfume became more popular and the use of solid perfume slowly declined. But ...

by Mishell Malabaguio  | June 26, 2013 10:00:00
Startup Tips

First time to hire? Don\\\'t make hasty decisions

When making your first hire, decide exactly what kind of help you want and how long you\\\'ll need it.

You take pride in having started your business from scratch and then seeing it take off without help from anyone. But as the orders grow, you find yourself devoting longer and longer hours to the tasks at hand and often setting up ...

June 24, 2013 04:00:00
Business Ideas

Father and Son Businesses: A legacy of love, loyalty and pride

A father and son reveal the challenges and profound joys that come with running a family business.

While the rest of us during adolescence were captivated by popular music or the existential confusion that comes with puberty, some kids were then playing a totally different ball game.And not met with much enthusiasm, at that. “I was puzzled and sort ...

by Stephanie F. Esguerra  | June 14, 2013 02:00:00
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