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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

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
Business Ideas

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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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
Business Ideas

We\\\'ve put together some of our best tips and tricks to make 2013 the year you achieve your goals.

The new year has arrived, and with it all the resolutions that we hope to tackle in 2013. Resolutions can be hard to keep, more so for someone wanting to make the jump from employee to entrepreneur. How do you even begin? ...

January 10, 2013 10:00:00
Startup Tips

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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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
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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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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
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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