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Startup Tips

How to set up an office

Setting up an office is usually as challenging as starting a business. Fortunately, some startup businesses can now opt to lease office spaces to skip the tediousness of physically establishing workstations. Regus offers helpful advice to SMEs in this regard.

Once upon a time, an office meant a long lease---a desk for each person and a meeting room that was either empty most of the time or never available when you needed it. None of these arrangements suited the needs of small ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | February 13, 2014 10:50:00
Startup Tips

How to choose and assess your site

Pay attention to the variables like visibility, accessibility, foot traffic, parking and synergy.

When actually inspecting sites as possible locations for your business, there are variables you should pay attention to:VisibilityA visible location is one that offers "unobstructed view from different vantage points." The better your visibility, the more customers you want to attract.AccessibilityIs the ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | October 21, 2013 02:00:00

Making space: How to find a great location

If you end up establishing your franchise business in the wrong place, it will spell trouble that can't be easily fixed without a huge loss. After all, moving is no picnic.

It’s daunting to start a new business whether it’s a franchise or an independent endeavour. There are a lot of factors to consider from cost to product quality. Employees also need a lot of training to be up to snuff. They need ...

by Robyn Villanueva  | October 02, 2013 02:00:00

Challenge the competition

 If you’re a small startup, facing the giants doesn’t usually cross your mind. That’s why you’ve got to admire the guts of The Generics Pharmacy not only for going head to head with its competitors but especially for emerging as a brand ...

February 14, 2013 01:00:00
Startup Tips

Taking on the giants

How can small businesses still thrive when the big boys set up shop? One entrepreneur shares how.

Within the past year, SM and Ayala—two of the country’s biggest retail operators and developers—have placed their stakes in Olongapo City and the Subic Bay Freeport Zone in Zambales. A huge number of businesses and big crowds are flocking to SM Olongapo ...

by Alex Grant  | November 26, 2012 01:00:00
Business Ideas

Coming together at Briggy Hall

Building on the concept of community, Briggy Hall provides home-based food vendors a physical place to do business.

It is no surprise that Ivanna Aguiling would start a business that would benefit not only her pocket, but those of others as well. She is, after all, an instructor and program manager at the University of Asia and the Pacific–Center for ...

by Lalah Varias  | September 26, 2012 01:00:00
Business Ideas

Standing out from the crowd

Healthy fare and quality service differentiate this American resto chain offering Chinese food.

Competition among restaurants offering Chinese cuisine is so tight in this country, what with longtime establishments and popular startups. Archie Rodriguez, CEO of Global Restaurant Concepts Inc. (GRCI), is unfazed, viewing it as a welcome challenge. In fact, his company just brought ...

by Karmina De Ungria  | September 25, 2012 01:00:00
Startup Tips

How to find the best space for your startup

Commercial space is always competitive.

“The basic challenge that anybody faces in finding space is its availability,” says Philip Añonuevo, associate director of Jones Lang LaSalle Leechiu. “As long as there’s space available, the search for the best business location is manageable, though not necessarily easy. It’s ...

by Rocel Ann Junio  | September 20, 2012 07:00:00
Business Ideas

Your neighborhood startup

Business is all about serving a particular market. What better way to do that than to target your very own neighborhood?

In business, your target market is everything. You can either serve an existing market or create a product or service that will, in turn, create a new one. You may not have to look very far, however, to find a viable market.Requirement: ...

by Peter Imbong  | August 17, 2012 12:00:00
Startup Tips

Planning your coffee shop space

Read this before you design the space for your coffee shop.

Not all coffee shops are created equal—some opt for a fast-food, utilitarian vibe, while others choose to provide an ambience that invites patrons to stay for long periods of time. Before tackling space concerns, determine your café’s character and menu. An equally ...

February 08, 2012 02:00:00
Business Ideas

Why location should come first

Location makes all the difference.

When planning to put up a food cart, consider location first. It makes all the difference, cash-wise and otherwise. Q: I plan to put up a food cart, and locate it either in a public market or a community shopping center. How much ...

by Henry Ong  | January 17, 2012 05:00:00
Business Ideas

Space for Lease: Kingston Tower

A new 13-storey tower in Madrigal Business Park.

For entrepreneurs wanting to consider opportunities beyond Metro Manila, there\\\'s been exciting real estate development happening south of the metro. If you\\\'re looking for office space to expand your business there consider the newest 13-storey Kingston Tower in the Madrigal Business Park, Ayala ...

November 24, 2011 10:00:00
Startup Tips

How to get the rent that you want

Haggle for the rent that you want.

Rent is one of the major aspects that come with running a business that you have to allocate for. When negotiating for the rent you want independent landlords are usually easier to deal with compared to mall administrators. However, keep in mind ...

November 17, 2011 11:00:00