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Business Ideas

What To Do When Your Spouse Does Not Want You to Open a Business

Communication is the key to success when it comes to finding a compromise for you and your family

As a franchise coach, I often see situations in which one spouse wants to open a business and the other is hesitant or even downright opposed to the idea. Every relationship is different and it's up to each individual couple to decide ...

by Rick Bisio  | December 06, 2016 12:00:00
Startup Tips

Financial Adviser: Should I pay my company's interns?

Our financial adviser lets us in on the merits of compensating on-the-job trainees and interns.

ON THE JOB. You may consider paying interns an allowance just to help them recover their daily expenses while coming to work for you. Photo from ThinkstockQ: My company is just starting in the business. I hired some interns from a university ...

by Henry C. Ong  | February 23, 2016 09:00:00
Run & Grow

Success secrets of the country's richest businessmen (Part 1)

What makes a good and successful entrepreneur? Learn from the country's richest businessmen.

In business, it all boils down to numbers. But when you’re going for longevity, you need more than just six zeroes. Most of the country's richest are the people who have managed to shape the country’s ever-growing business scene and, in turn, ...

by Peter Imbong  | July 24, 2015 06:00:00
Startup Tips

8 business name mistakes that investors hate to see

It pays to avoid the common naming mistakes that investors and consumers might hate to see.

by Martin Zwilling  | July 01, 2015 07:00:00
Startup Tips

The passion project

Can you really find success by following your heart? Ask these entrepreneurs who built their businesses upon their passions.

Passion is the creative energy that fuels us. It is a driving need, a compulsion, and we cannot help but seek its fulfillment. It is also propulsion, a force leading to action or movement, which has enabled leaders to change the world. ...

by Kristine Fonacier for  | October 21, 2014 03:00:00
Business Ideas

Show me the money

Are you raising capital the best and fastest way possible?

Are you raising capital the best and fastest way possible? Other than using your own savings, you can fund your business by borrowing from family and friends and applying for bank loans. Borrowing can be tricky though, especially when it involves personal ...

May 28, 2013 02:00:00
Business Ideas

How do you survive negative feedback?

Think long term when it comes to customer service.

Q: I own a supermarket, which I recently expanded by selling household appliances. We’ve had to deal with quite a number of complaints since we started this business. How do I handle such feedback, without losing my customers?A: When a company sees ...

by Rocel Ann Junio  | May 27, 2013 01:00:00
Startup Tips

What to do with your great business idea

Are you simply following a fad or blazing the trail for the next big thing?

When out shopping or dining, look for the long queues and you would find business concepts that have made it, or so some people would think. Smart entrepreneurs, however, know that long queues must happen frequently enough and long enough for the ...

May 24, 2013 10:00:00
Startup Tips

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
Business Ideas

15 ways to attract and keep customers

Read advice from three experts.

by Peter Imbong  | May 14, 2013 03:00:00
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
Business Ideas

Mentoring for success

Guiding a new generation of business owners are the mentors who are taking the class out of the classroom and into the stockroom, the warehouse and the streets.

Now, more than ever, schools are learning that the best way to teach entrepreneurship isn’t simply going the way of books and lectures, but real-world, let’s-visit-the-market, start-your-own-business-to-pass-this-class experience. Guiding a new generation of business owners are the mentors who are taking the ...

by Peter Imbong  | February 28, 2013 10:00:00
Startup Tips

Plan with the end in mind

Disciplining yourself to keep working on the most important task at hand will guarantee success.

 Brian Tracy, a top business and personal success guru, has written 52 books in 38 languages, produced 500 audio and video learning programs and has given 5,000 talks and seminars all over the world. He came to Manila last year for a ...

by Brian Tracy  | February 12, 2013 01:00:00