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Run & Grow

The 5 Phases of Cash Flow

Getting to "profitable" takes longer than you think. First, you have to suffer a little pain

Something that we find true for almost all the businesses we work with is that it costs their owners twice as much and takes twice as long as they'd envisioned to make those businessses profitable.Proof lies with the business plans we look at when ...

by Doug and Polly White  | December 03, 2016 12:00:00
News and Events

Financial Adviser: Why you need to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week

Know the 5 things you got in you as an entrepreneur that you ought to honor

Not many are aware that there is a global celebration about entrepreneurship around the world that is happening every third week of November.  This week, there are more than 10 million people from 160 countries who are participating in 35,000 events to ...

by Henry Ong  | November 16, 2016 02:00:00
Business Ideas

Finding the right business

Franchising is a way to get into business with a little help from like-minded people

The financial objective of any business is not mere profitability. It is best said in Filipino: “Maging karapat-dapat pautangin, Maging kaakit-akit bilhin.”There are two ways to get rich: (1) investing in the stock market and (2) getting into business. Getting into business ...

by Armand Bengco  | July 20, 2016 03:00:00
Startup Tips

8 signs you're on the golden path to success

You're on the right track to entrepreneurial success if these signs have already crossed your path.

In the midst of a long entrepreneurial journey, it can be difficult to tell whether your idea—and more specifically, the way you execute it—is going to be successful. But if any of these eight signs have crossed your path as of late, ...

by Adam Toren  | February 21, 2016 05:00:00
Startup Tips

5 parenting skills that make you better at running a business

Successful family business owners often blend good parenting with good business practices.

Business owners often think of their companies as "families," whether or not relatives work with them. Good mothers and fathers keep families running smoothly, and business owners can learn a few things from the parenting playbook, said Marion McCollom Hampton, a senior ...

by Gwen Moran  | February 21, 2016 09:00:00
Run & Grow

5 famous movie quotes that can inspire entrepreneurs

As Master Yoda, seemingly advising entrepreneurs says, 'Do or do not. There is no try.'

I’m not sure if this will finally be Leonardo DiCaprio’s year for The Revenant, or if newcomer Brie Larson in Room, will trump perennial favorite Cate Blanchett for the latter's role in Carol. What I can tell you is that people are inspired by movies and jazzed by Hollywood’s ...

by Jeffrey Hayzlett  | February 20, 2016 07:00:00
News and Events

Education, connectivity, hard work stressed in Filipina entrepreneurship summit

Grace Poe, Leni Robredo, Karen Davila, and other Filipina entrepreneurs tell their mostly young audience to be financially independent and entrepreneurial to sustain themselves.

MANILA, Philippines – Female business leaders and other prominent personalities shared their lessons learned to aspiring entrepreneurs at the 8th Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit held at the World Trade Center Pasay City on Thursday, February 18.More than 9000 participants attended the summit, from ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | February 18, 2016 07:00:00
Startup Tips

The 5 most common excuses of wannabe entrepreneurs

What's stopping you?

If you want to be an entrepreneur, but you are not already, what is stopping you?Personally, like many in the entrepreneurial community, I am of a mind that anyone can be an entrepreneur. With free resources available from government organizations, free reach available ...

by Larry Alton  | February 15, 2016 03:00:00
Startup Tips

7 risks every entrepreneur must take

Every entrepreneur must take the following risks.

Risk-taking is almost synonymous with entrepreneurship. To start and support your own business, you will have to put your career, personal finances, and even your mental health at stake.  For most, the prospect of making your own decisions and being in charge of ...

by Jayson Demers  | February 05, 2016 10:00:00
Startup Tips

How to be grateful when times are tough

Feeling grateful actually makes a radical difference, science shows.

"Being grateful" is common advice that everyone has heard: We all know that focusing on what you have instead of what you do not have, can make you a happier person.Related: 3 reasons you should adopt an attitude of gratitudeBut, let's face reality: It is difficult ...

by Graham Young  | January 28, 2016 08:00:00