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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

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
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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
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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
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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
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What it takes to go public

Q: My manufacturing business has grown steadily through the years, and I think it’s ready for the next step, which is expanding my factory and facilities. Because of that I’m interested in taking my company public through an IPO (initial public offering). ...

by Henry C. Ong  | May 14, 2013 01:00:00
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Bid for clicks

Google is practically synonymous with online search these days. What small business owners may not know though is that the Internet behemoth can also boost business through the AdWords program.The advantage of advertising with AdWords over traditional methods is that the ad ...

by Eush Tayco  | January 22, 2013 10:00:00
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Bringing out the best in people

Offering careers, not just jobs, to employees and motivating them to do their best are good for any business in the long run.

 According to the Department of Tourism,  four million tourists traveled to the Philippines in 2011, with a majority of them coming from countries like Korea, the United States, and Japan. While the statistics may be enough reason for some to rejoice—especially since ...

by Peter Imbong  | December 19, 2012 03:00:00
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How to write a press release

With a well-written press release, you won’t waste your first shot at introducing yourself to the media. A very important tool that you barely can do without in creating buzz about your business is the press release.But what is a press release?A ...

by Khris Marc Ronquillo  | December 13, 2012 05:00:00
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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
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Organizing a bazaar

Many organizers believe the months leading up to Christmas are perfect for holding bazaars.“It’s the best time for bazaars because people feel like spending. They splurge and everybody feels light,” says Louie Baui-Oca, marketing director of Brown & Boop.Baui-Oca, Camille Abello and ...

by Anne De La Cruz  | August 10, 2012 03:00:00
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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
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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