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Do You Specialize in Design or Creatives? This Co-working Space Is For You

Paperwork Philippines aims to be the hub for Filipino "designpreneurs"

A creative mind needs an equally creative environment, and interior designer Karen Calalec found the creativity she needed in a co-working space. When she left her job in Singapore to restart her career in the Philippines, she found herself gravitating towards the ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | January 11, 2019 05:00:00
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It's Not Just About the Grades: How an Unruly Student Became an Outstanding Entrepreneur

Oliver James Matias was honored for his construction business at the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards

Oliver James Matias was never exemplary academically. In fact, he had to finish his five-year engineering degree in six years. “I was the pasaway type,” he admitted in an interview with Entrepreneur Philippines. “I had a lot of outside influences that distracted me in college.”But ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez for Esquire Philippines  | January 09, 2019 06:00:00
News and Events

Here's Why Making Your House Solar-Powered is a Good Long-Term Investment

Trina Solar is rolling out a "plug-and-play solution" to easily install a solar power system into your home

According to a Pulse Asia survey conducted in June 2018, 60 percent of Filipino adults are not satisfied with the prices of electricity in the country. Not surprising, as electricity rates in the Philippines are one of the most expensive in Asia, ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido for Esquire Philippines  | December 29, 2018 08:00:00
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Gong Cha VS Chatime: Which Has the Most Branches Nationwide?

The milk tea craze is alive and strong

For unknown reasons, the milk tea craze seems to have had a resurgence this 2018, fueling sugar-loving Filipinos to endure long lines just to get a taste of this old favorite.The "relaunch" of popular Taiwanese milk tea brand CoCo Fresh Tea & ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez for Esquire Philippines  | December 27, 2018 08:00:00
Startup Tips

Financial Adviser: 5 Success Lessons Every Entrepreneur Can Learn from the Co-Founder of Potato Corner, Jose Magsaysay

The fried potato food stall now has over 1,200 branches here and abroad

Jose Magsaysay was a district manager with a fast-food hamburger chain when he was invited by his brother-in-law, Ricky Montelibano, to join the latter’s group that was working on a startup business.  After Magsaysay met the other members of the group, Danny Bermejo ...

by Henry Ong  | December 25, 2018 09:00:00
Startup Tips

Why You Should Start a Business Only While You Have a Job

If you are dreaming about starting your own business, I say go for it -- but do it wisely!

Many people that I meet tell me that they dream of starting their own business. I always ask them, "Then why don't you?" They typically respond by saying that they have so many financial and personal responsibilities, that they can't just quit ...

December 21, 2018 06:00:00
News and Events

LTFRB Says There are No Laws That Can Regulate Angkas. How True is That?

Congressmen have been filing bills for the regulation of motorcycles for hire for over a decade

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has resumed its crackdown of drivers of Angkas, the motorbike-hailing company, starting December 12, Wednesday.This comes after a rollercoaster year for Angkas. The LTFRB initially suspended the company’s operations in November 2017, but was ...

by Pauline Macaraeg for Esquiremag.ph  | December 17, 2018 08:00:00
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Solar Energy Isn't Just Good for the Environment-It's Also Empowering Housewives to Start Businesses and Earn Extra Income

Emma Imperial shares how residents in her solar-powered communities are showing their entrepreneurial spirit

Most of the conversation around solar energy and solar-powered areas revolves around its beneficial effect to the environment. As a renewable resource, solar energy is a much more sustainable alternative to coal, gas and similar sources of power widely used today.But Emma ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | December 17, 2018 08:00:00
News and Events

Meet the 7-Year-Old Who Earned $22 Million This Year to Become the Highest-Paid YouTuber of 2018

The amount doesn't even include earnings from his toy line

One of the most popular video formats on YouTube are unboxing videos — from beauty products, gadgets, and toys, viewers flock channels to see vloggers opening up different products, examining them, and then giving reviews that will tell the viewers whether the ...

by Kitty Elicay for SmartParenting.com.ph  | December 06, 2018 12:00:00
News and Events

Financial Adviser: 5 Startup Lessons Every Entrepreneur Can Learn from the Founder of Nacho King

Michael Singh was the first to introduce the Mexican staple as a food cart business in the country

Michael Singh is the founder of the Nacho King chain of food cartsMichael Singh used to play in UAAP for the Ateneo Blue Eagles but his parents sent him to the US to finish his college years for fears that he might ...

by Henry Ong  | December 04, 2018 11:00:00
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How Four College Students Made Their Own Line of Comfy Sandals

They couldn't find a pair that suited their taste, so they created their own

Sofia Daez, Timi Fandiño, Diane Ong, and Mara San Pedro, are four university students who were simply looking for a pair of comfy sandals that's both stylish and versatile. When they couldn't find one that suited their taste, they decided to make ...

by Steph Sison for Preview.ph  | December 04, 2018 12:00:00
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Kicked Out for Hacking in College, This 23-Year-Old Now Offers Affordable Anti-Hacking Training and Software

Alexis John Lingad's Hackuna has already been downloaded over 22,000 times in two months

“I’m Alexis from Cryptors. I’m the founder and CEO. And I am Batman.”That’s how Alexis John Lingad began his pitch as part of the third batch of Takeoff, a startup pitching event organized by the IT and Business Process Association of the ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | November 30, 2018 09:00:00
News and Events

How CARD MRI Helps 6 Million Poor Families Through Microfinance

The financial institution received the Elevating Homegrown Innovation award at this year's OCEAN Summit

Dr. Jaime Aristotle Alip, founder and chairman of CARD MRI, speaks at the OCEAN Summit, where his organization was awarded this year’s Elevating Homegrown Innovation AwardThis year’s Open Collaboration for East Asian Networks or OCEAN Summit, held last November 9 and 10 ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | November 29, 2018 12:00:00
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