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Startup Tips

From shy to shine

Marketing graduate heeds advice to "envision the future" and overcomes shyness to rise into a respected figure in retailing.

In his own words, Jimmy Thai is a "shy, stay-away-from-the-limelight guy," but this has not dampened his entrepreneurial spirit. In fact, recognizing the strong business sense in him, his grandfather, Sia Tao, funded Thai\\\'s first venture with P50 in capital when he ...

by Iela Karunungan  | August 06, 2012 07:00:00
Business Ideas

How to ride the "tingi" flow: Lessons from Watsons

There are still opportunities in the retail sector but you will have to search for profitable niches and adapt to consumer habits like buying small packets

ROBERT SUN: "The Philippine wellness industry is one sector that will continue to grow and open up more business opportunities for entrepreneurs."In this land of the sari-sari or neighborhood variety stores, the retailer is king.Based on government projections, in fact, the grip ...

October 21, 2009 12:00:00