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Batangas City Retailer Gives Bigger Shopping Malls a Run for Their Money

Despite tempting offers, Carlito Go refuses to sell his seven-branch CitiMart chain of groceries

Carlito Go is just two years shy from the usual retirement age of 65 but he still works like he just landed his dream job.More than three decades since founding Citimart, a small grocery established in 1986 that grew into a seven-store ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | November 16, 2018 09:00:00
News and Events

Business Leaders from India, Philippines and Singapore Help Advance Regional Integration Through a Web Platform

Completion of RCEP postponed to next year but GlobalLinker network helps promote Asia-Pacific cooperation now

UnionBank GlobalLinker at the Tech Up Pilipinas booth at the Singapore Fintech FestivalSingapore – When Audrey Regis, a former Citibank executive in the Philippines who makes sinfully tasty dried mangoes coated with salted caramel, got to ask a question during the TradeConnect ...

by Roel Landingin  | November 15, 2018 09:00:00
News and Events

Sim City: From DLSU Instructor to Full-Time Lego Builder

How Luarni Sim combines business and pleasure into a lucrative enterprise

Luarni Sim tinkering with his Legos in his workshopWhen kids share what they want be when they grow up, the responses can range from admirable to outrageous. Some may want to become doctors, others may wish to become a superhero one day, ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | November 15, 2018 09:00:00
News and Events

Over Php15-M Worth of Funding and Support In Store for 20 Early-Stage Startups in IdeaSpace 2019 Competition

Applications are open until January 18, 2019

Among the 300 entrepreneurs and 74 startups IdeaSpace has helped are Gia Santos of healthtech startup Valea Health (left) and Ghian Marucot of e-commerce enabler eCFulfillStartup accelerator IdeaSpace Foundation has launched the seventh iteration of its annual startup competition, a search for ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | November 14, 2018 03:00:00
Startup Tips

Financial Adviser: 5 Takeaways from Global Entrepreneurship Week to Help you Succeed in Business

Being a part of this event can benefit you in many ways

Every year, during the second week of November, over 170 countries around the world celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW).The event aims to inspire people from all walks of life to consider entrepreneurship as a way to financial independence.More than 10 million people ...

by Henry Ong  | November 13, 2018 01:00:00
News and Events

Meet the 6 Winners At This Year's OCEAN18 Indiepreneur Awards

The six winners represent homegrown innovation in various high-impact industries

Six small and medium enterprises (SMEs) were recognized at this year’s OCEAN18 Indiepreneur Awards as outstanding businesses that promote homegrown innovation across various sectors.These “indiepreneurs,” or independent entrepreneurs, all run ventures that are poised to disrupt six high-impact sectors in the country: ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | November 12, 2018 05:00:00
News and Events

Credit Score for All Filipinos: Fintech Moves Closer to Goal With $28-M Funding Round

C88, which operates eCompareMo in the Philippines, is making sure every Filipino can apply for a loan

Building and growing a startup company is often seen as a young person’s game. Stories about small tech companies led by 20-somethings that disrupt entire industries are often written and shared, and that isn’t limited to Western markets.Among the respondents in the ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | November 09, 2018 09:00:00
Business Ideas

Financial Adviser: 5 Success Lessons Every Startup Can Learn from the Founder of The Shawarma Shack

With 300 outlets nationwide, The Shawarma Shack is now the fastest-growing food franchise in the country

Walther Buenavista is the founder of The Shawarma ShackWalther Buenavista only wanted to get a regular job to support his family, but no company was interested to hire him because he did not finish a college degree.Due to lack of employment opportunities, ...

by Henry Ong  | November 06, 2018 02:00:00
Run & Grow

Finding the Right Idea Is Like Falling in Love, According to This Entrepreneur

The CEO and co-founder of ticket disruptor SquadUP talks about finding that elusive product-market fit

In this ongoing series, we are sharing advice, tips and insights from real entrepreneurs who are out there doing business battle on a daily basis. (Answers have been edited and condensed for clarity.)I'm Willie Litvack, CEO and co-founder of SquadUP, a mobile-first ticketing, event management, and ...

by Dan Bova  | November 06, 2018 10:00:00
Startup Tips

Want Startup Success? Keep It Simple, Stupid!

Focus on that one thing your business can be doing that is better than everyone else

Building successful startups is not easy. That is why only one in ten startups actually succeed. But, if you are going to have any chance of success, you need to K.I.S.S. -- Keep It Simple Stupid. You have to boil your idea down to one ...

by George Deeb  | November 06, 2018 08:00:00
Business Ideas

Nico Bolzico's New Business is His Family's Homegrown Bolzico Beef

Bolzico Beef gives the actor, model and host the opportunity to talk to his dad more often

Have you heard of Bolzico Beef?It is steak cuts of 100 percent grass-fed, premium Angus beef from Argentina. Early this year, Nico Bolzico proudly introduced one of his family's homegrown products in Manila."It's from my [family] farm, right? So, at one point, when ...

by FM Ganal for Pep.ph  | November 05, 2018 10:00:00
News and Events

Planning to Sell in Manila's Christmas Bazaars? Here's How the Rental Fees Compare

Costs rise the closer it gets to Christmas day and the nearer the venues are to major shopping malls

E-commerce may be the easiest way to set up shop today but many entrepreneurs still prefer selling in physical stores, if only because of the instant feedback one gets from customers and shoppers.And the onset of the long Christmas season in the ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | November 05, 2018 09:00:00
Business Ideas

In the Age of iTunes and Spotify, Ely Buendia Makes a Brave Bet on Vinyl

The musician founded and now runs an independent record label called Offshore Music

Offshore Music Chairman Ely Buendia (standing, far right), poses with his business partners (from left) Patricia Sarabia, Derick Villarino and Philip Florendo as well as members of the band One Click Straight (seated) during the official launch of Offshore MusicEly Buendia is perhaps best-known ...

by Paul John Caña  | November 03, 2018 09:00:00
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