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Pinoy Designer Began Fixing Houses in the US, Now Has a Multi-Million Peso Construction Business in PH

MJ Ringor’s company integrates design and construction, lessening the stress of building

Some of the projects that MJ Ringor's Mundo Design + Build has worked on include (from left) Hotel 101, TNS Global Market Research Philippines, and the Microsoft office in ManilaNo project is too small for MJ Ringor. When his company, Mundo Design ...

by Paul John Caña  | August 09, 2017 04:00:00
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How Kenneth Cobonpue Built on One, Big Lucky Break to Sustain Success

He didn't rest on his laurels after Brad Pitt bought his Voyager bed and made it famous worldwide

“If it weren’t for this bed, I wouldn’t be here,” says Kenneth Cobonpue in a talk before youth and student entrepreneurs taking part in the Youth Entrepreneurship Boot Camp at the University of Asia and Pacific last month. “It takes Hollywood to ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | April 08, 2017 10:00:00
Business Ideas

Pinoy, ASEAN entrep-craftsmen prepare to conquer Paris

A regional design initiative sets up the stage for better performance in the global market

On the day of her interview with Entrepreneur Philippines, Dr. Mina Gabor walked into her office beaming from ear to ear.The woman had reason to celebrate, she admitted. It is, after all, near the end of 2016 and should all go according ...

by Angelo Cantera  | November 10, 2016 06:00:00
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How you can build your personal brand ”" with science!

Make neuroscience work for you by choosing colors, fonts and imagery that push consumers to buy

Your brain is hardwired to devour visual information. In fact, neurons that process visual information make up 30 percent of the cerebral cortex – compared with 8 percent to decode input from your sense of touch and 3 percent devoted to sorting out auditory cues. You can't control the ...

by Christina Baldassarre  | October 27, 2016 03:00:00
Business Ideas

'Accidental entrepreneur' saves a tile company, his team's jobs and earns SME honors

iMIC’s Ric Vincent Atienza recounts the journey to winning big at the Asia CEO Awards

He may have admitted that his company has yet to generate “so much revenue,” but Ric Vincent Atienza, the managing director of iMaverick International Corporation (iMIC,) still managed to come home recently with one of the most prestigious business awards in the ...

by Angelo Cantera  | October 23, 2016 05:00:00
Business Ideas

The future of our malls

What features must malls have in the age of digital retail?

For malls to succeed in an age that is expected to see a lot of online retailing, their operators and developers should be mindful of not just what they’re selling but also of: (1) how they are selling their products; and (2) ...

by Angelo Cantera  | August 18, 2016 08:00:00
Startup Tips

Step inside these 6 cool workspaces

Bargain with your boss for a fun, innovative workspace to positively impact your health and productivity.

It is common knowledge that workspace environment influences the people who work there. Creative design, features and office space layout can give rise to great innovations and productivity—or stifle it.A recent report (2014) from the World Health Building Council states, “There is overwhelming evidence ...

by Carolyn Sun  | April 25, 2016 06:00:00
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5 key design factors for an effective home office

If you create the right environment, you'll set yourself up for success.

Discipline can be difficult when you’re working from home. You might be too easily distracted during office hours, or you might find yourself struggling to maintain a healthy work-life balance and seeing your sleep patterns suffer as a result.Every entrepreneur faces these ...

by David Adams  | February 05, 2016 08:00:00