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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
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
Startup Tips

Business structure 101

One of the important aspects of opening a business is choosing the way it is organized.

July 01, 2013 10:00:00
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

Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

Sure, the entrepreneurship gene might give you an edge, but not so far as you think.

Being “built to be an entrepreneur” touches as much on your genetic makeup as your disposition and experience. Although scholars like Scott Shane and his colleagues at Kings College in London and University of Cyprus found a genetic component to entrepreneurship after ...

May 20, 2013 01:00:00
Startup Tips

We heart scraps

Environment-friendly enterprise bonds college buddies.

No one can accuse the six college buddies behind PolyCrafts, a Cebu-based maker of gifts and giveaways, of not having a heart. They literally have a heart up their sleeve plus an advocacy they’re not shy about pushing.Although still in the midst ...

by Maricris Carlos  | February 26, 2013 01:00:00
Startup Tips

Free seminar on starting a business this January

Start the new year with a session on how to start a new business.

January 22, 2013 01:00:00
Startup Tips

Turning your dream business into reality

Our innovation expert tells us what it takes for your ambition to take off the ground.

There is a fish that is considered by many as one of the world’s most beautiful fish for its vivid colors and markings. This fish is the Japanese carp, or koi. Japanese legend tells the story of 360 carps swimming up river ...

by Brian Quebengco  | December 07, 2012 04:00:00
Business Ideas

How to start a travel agency

A travel agency goes beyond offering tour packages. Efficient coordination, thorough research, and excellent service are needed to run the business.

A travel agency goes beyond offering tour packages. Efficient coordination, thorough research, and excellent service are needed to run the business.According to the Department of Tourism (DOT), visitor arrivals in the Philippines reached 3.917 million in 2011, exceeding the government’s target figure ...

by Bernadette Reyes  | September 03, 2012 06:00:00
Business Ideas

School\\\'s in: Learn more about business online

Thanks to technology, you can learn more about business without having to leave your desk.

Thanks to technology, you can learn more about business without having to leave your desk.Harvard Business ReviewHarvard Business Review (HBR) offers video interviews with industry leaders and experts covering topics such as social media, government, and innovation. Interesting discussions include how failures ...

by Alex Grant  | July 18, 2012 02:00:00
Business Ideas

It is a collaboration that challenges the youth to take a step forward and help build the nation.

There is a saying that goes that the youth are the enablers of change. PLDT KaAsenso, PLDT-Smart Foundation, The Outstanding Students of the Philippines Alumni Community (TOSP-AC), and RFM Foundation officially launched Project Pagsulong, the P1 million nationwide youth challenge for aspiring ...

July 06, 2012 01:00:00
Startup Tips

Free entrepreneurial skills training in July

July is SME Month.

Following the Magna Carta for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), the second week of July of each year has been declared as "Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development (MSMED) Week."This year, to highlight the importance of MSMEs as a key sector ...

July 02, 2012 10:00:00
Startup Tips

10 movies entrepreneurs must watch

Movies are a great way to learn and be entertained at the same time.

When Audrey Hepburn said, "Everything I learned, I learned from the movies," she was probably talking about her illustrious career in the entertainment industry. But her experience notwithstanding, movies are a great way to learn and be entertained at the same time.Just ...

by Peter Imbong  | June 05, 2012 04:00:00
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