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Business Ideas

This Career Woman Left a High-Paying Job to Become a Mompreneur

Kate Yu retraces the steps she and co-founder Edie Acedera took to build e-commerce site Mommy Republic

Edie Acedera and Kate Yu of Mommy RepublicKate Yu knew she wanted to be a so-called “mompreneur” before she even became a mother.  “I was saying it before pa,” the thirtysomething co-founder of e-commerce platform Mommy Republic says. “I was reading about it ...

by Paul John Caña  | May 14, 2017 11:00:00
News and Events

PH online market mobilizing to hit Php 920B by 2025

A study by Google and Temasek examines the US$ 200B digital opportunity in Southeast Asia

 The Philippines, with its fast-growing internet market, is set to hit US$ 19 billion or Php 920 billion by 2025—and majority of it will be on mobile.These were some of the findings detailed in a joint study done by Google and Temasek, ...

by Joseph Nacino  | October 29, 2016 06:00:00
Run & Grow

Social media accounts not enough for online presence of businesses ”" PLDT exec

The telecom giant predicts an e-commerce boom by 2017, says it can prep MSMEs for it

On estimate, there are almost a million micro, small and medium enterprises nationwide, yet only one percent or roughly a thousand have “online presence.”“Some probably have Facebook pages or Instagram accounts, but that’s not enough online presence,” PLDT SME Nation vice president ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | October 14, 2016 04:00:00
Business Ideas

Take a spin: Carousell opens a new venue for local online buying-and-selling

Free-to-use and simple, the Singapore-based app rises in popularity among local entrepreneurs

When asked as to why they started their own business, Pau Basilia and Javi Abola said that it’s because they are “engaged to be engaged.”The couple has been looking to tie the knot at what Basilia envisioned to be a dream wedding ...

by Angelo Cantera  | October 13, 2016 08:00:00
Run & Grow

5 mobile musts for real estate marketing

Renters, buyers demand on-the-go tools for selecting where they'll put down roots

“Real estate is an inherently mobile industry which drives our mobile-first approach.”That’s Jeremy Wacksman, chief marketing officer of Zillow Group, explaining the one-for-one overlap between real-estate marketing and mobile marketing. Like any good buzzword, “mobile-first” is applied to everything these days: e-commerce, retail, ...

by Aaron Orendorff  | October 09, 2016 12:00:00
Run & Grow

How Zalora is changing online shopping for Filipinos

UPDATED - With PH emerging as a major e-commerce force, Zalora is out to seize the market

Gone are the days when long lines during sale season, or imminent standstill traffic, stop shoppers from retail therapy. Just as how millennials and baby boomers learned how to tweet, take selfies and post statuses, businesses developed virtual shopping malls, making sure ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | October 09, 2016 12:00:00
News and Events

How Uber and Zalora stay ahead

In the age of disruption, business is not all about flashy ideas and inventions

At a time when the next big idea sprouts out of nowhere every day, the early disruptors and poster children of technology startups are on their toes to remain ahead of the pack. And as only less than half of the country’s ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 21, 2016 03:00:00

The changing landscape of retail franchising in the Philippines

Constant innovation drives the retail franchise segment's relentless growth.

Based on a recent investment guide by a trusted business magazine, 19 of the 50 biggest franchisors in the Philippines come from retail. One of the major factors that continue to drive these businesses to stronger positions, both locally and internationally, is ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | February 25, 2016 09:00:00
Startup Tips

Cyberspace strategy

If you\\\'re selling stuff online, you are into e-commerce. And despite the breadth and reach of the Internet, if you are an e-merchant, you still have to find your customers, keep them, and hopefully get them to tell others about you and ...

by Jimbo Owen B. Gulle  | February 07, 2012 05:00:00
Business Ideas

Smart tips on how to manage seasonal highs and lows

The man behind Island Rose, the largest retailer of roses in the country, tells us how they manage demand swings.

At this time of the month, only two things matter: flowers and chocolates. And for Dustin Andaya, the man behind Island Rose, the largest retailer and wholesaler of roses in the country, it’s a yearly event they prepare for very well. “While ...

by Peter Imbong  | February 06, 2012 05:00:00
Business Ideas

Multiply: From social-selling to e-commerce

The social-selling website goes all in to e-commerce with a new platform and features.

The social-selling website goes all in to e-commerce with a new platform and new features.[related|post]First, it was Multiply Marketplace, a directory of online stores on “social-selling” website Then e-commerce giant Naspers Limited acquired Multiply Inc., the company behind the website. Later, ...

by Jimbo Owen B. Gulle  | January 19, 2012 03:00:00
Business Ideas

How students can earn money during the holidays can be your store

Christmas is just a few weeks away and so is school break for most students who will be on vacation for at least two weeks. While most bazaars are now in full swing, students can still try their entrepreneurial hands by putting ...

December 07, 2011 09:00:00
Startup Tips

Service helps create mobile-friendly websites for business

Google initiative, GoMo, mobilizes your business website.

As more businesses go online and mobile commerce spreads, it becomes more important for businesses with a presence on the web to also have an attractive and usable site made specially for smartphones.The Google initiative,, helps you do just that. According ...

November 11, 2011 04:00:00