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Finding the right business

Franchising is a way to get into business with a little help from like-minded people

The financial objective of any business is not mere profitability. It is best said in Filipino: “Maging karapat-dapat pautangin, Maging kaakit-akit bilhin.”There are two ways to get rich: (1) investing in the stock market and (2) getting into business. Getting into business ...

by Armand Bengco  | July 20, 2016 03:00:00
Startup Tips

Financial Adviser: The 10 commandments of starting a business

Follow these to see your business grow.

Q: I am planning to put up a food business with my college friends. This is our first time to go into business. Do you have any advice on things that we must do to get the business start off on the ...

by Henry C. Ong  | July 12, 2016 06:00:00
Franchising

Is there still room for foreign food franchise in PH?

Filipinos eat accordingly to how they feel, an opportunity indeed for businesses to tap into.

It is an understatement to say that Filipinos like to eat. The word “like” deprives the intimate relationship between Filipinos and food, as it is way deeper than infatuation.Filipinos eat accordingly to how they feel, as if eating is a celebration of ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | May 19, 2016 05:00:00
Franchising

How franchising can help you reach 100 outlets for your business

Franchising has become a favorite expansion model for starting and established entrepreneurs.

When we used to ask entrepreneurs how many outlets they dream to have, they used to say 20, maybe even 50 if they were dreaming big.But the next generation of entrepreneurs start to realize that 100 outlets, or even 1,000 is within ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | May 12, 2016 09:00:00
Startup Tips

Financial Adviser: How to recover my investment soon

Because the business may be profitable but may not be feasible to you.

Q: I'm planning to invest in startup business that has been operating for over a year now. The business is doing well but I don’t know how soon I can recover my investment since I’m paying a little premium. What financials should ...

by Henry Ong  | April 26, 2016 09:00:00
Startup Tips

5 permits you need before starting a new business

Here are the five important permits you need to secure from your local government.

Thinking of starting a business? After registering your startup with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) or the Securities and Exchnage Commission (SEC), you’ll also need to secure the permits below from your local government or the city/region where your business ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | July 02, 2015 05:00:00
Business Ideas

Valentine's Day business idea: Cut flowers

This Valentine's, flowers are still the most romantic presents. Take this as a logical business idea this love season.

A few days from now, 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 ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | February 10, 2015 09:00:00
Business Ideas

4 ways to get media attention for your business

The most basic tool to attract media attention is the press kit, which is a statement of what the entrepreneur or the business thinks is newsworthy about his product.

Unless  they are something covert or illegal, most entrepreneurs seek media coverage for their business. For any start-up with very little name recall, media coverage could help make or break the business. There are many examples of businesses that were originally obscure ...

by Leah Del Castillo  | October 22, 2013 10:00:00
Business Ideas

5 pitfalls to avoid when starting a food business

Food franchises remain one of the most popular business ventures in the Philippines and standards must be met to ensure success in this very competitive industry. Read our advice on how to avoid the pitfalls.

Although food franchises remain one of the most popular business ventures in the Philippines, certain considerations and standards must be met to ensure success in this very competitive industry.To have a thriving food business, Ngan Tian shared  five pitfalls to avoid:1. Safety ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | September 27, 2013 10:00:00
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

How to break free from your stress cycle

Learn how to deal with your hectic schedule.

Perhaps you\\\'re wondering how a small business owner can find balance amidst a really hectic schedule. The thing is, it\\\'s perfectly okay to be busy as long as you\\\'re doing something that also brings you enjoyment, whether directly or indirectly.Remember, work-life balance ...

by Aileen Santos, CPC MAC  | July 23, 2013 05:00:00
Startup Tips

How to negotiate payment terms with suppliers

Negotiating for longer payment terms is one way to manage your cash flow.

by Henry Ong  | July 22, 2013 01:00:00
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
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