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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
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
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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
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
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Start small, start in school

Read how five friends started a business while still in school.

While most students would prefer to relax after a long day in the university, five students opted to make better use of their time by starting their own business. Yes, they are studying and doing business at the same time and it’s ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | June 05, 2013 10:00:00
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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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How to open a spa business

Worldwide, the wellness industry is a booming business. At home, the 104-member Spa Association of the Philippines expects more players to come in as the number of stressed out urban denizens and relaxation-seeking tourists continues to grow. “The wellness industry is touted ...

by Kissa Castaneda  | April 30, 2013 02:00:00
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Women entrepreneurs as inspiration

The Women\\\'s Council of the Philippines and the SGV Foundation launched a book on the women who won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Philippine program.

The Women\\\'s Council of the Philippines (WomenBizPH) and the SGV Foundation just launched a book on the women who won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Philippines program. The book called Aspirations and Inspirations was written by editor and newspaper ...

March 19, 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