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Run & Grow

Brothers and sisters: How founders reach the top with siblings in tow

As an old song goes, they ain’t heavy ”" they’re your partners

Love them or hate them, our siblings could be our best-est friends or mortal enemies. With relationships often running on extremes, the business world has often advised: business and family don’t mix. So what gives?These company founders and entrepreneurial siblings share how ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | October 12, 2016 08:00:00

What makes an ideal family business these days?

For this family, success in business requires the following factors: identifying the need for income, having passion to serve others, and getting the right expert support.

by James Humarang  | November 05, 2014 07:00:00
Business Ideas

The family that designs together stays together

Papemelroti, founded by Benny and Corit Alejandro in 1968, is arguably the poster child for family businesses in the country.

Papemelroti, founded by Benny and Corit Alejandro in 1968, is arguably the poster child for family businesses in the country. The evidence is in the name: it’s based on the first syllables of the couple’s children, namely, Patsy Paterno, Peggy Pilapil-Lasa, Meldy ...

by Bernadette Reyes  | June 26, 2012 02:00:00
Startup Tips

Education and the family business

While many parents extol the virtues of big professional dreams, those who maintain a family business often encourage their children to keep family tradition alive. Family businesses are everywhere, with many different aspects depending on their type and context. These facts aren’t ...

by Dante Gagelonia  | February 17, 2012 06:00:00
Startup Tips

Cost vs. Productivity

Financial expert Henry Ong explains.

Q: I just came back from the States, to help run the family business (a furniture-making company based in Pampanga). I noticed that some of our old-time supervisors have salaries that are above industry standards, and honestly, I feel that they are ...

by Henry Ong  | January 12, 2012 02:00:00
Business Ideas

Separating home from biz

Family-run business is a tough balance between business and home.

"Husbands and wives need to have very clear rules when it comes to being in a business together,” says Carl Balita, well-known radio host and serial entrepreneur. “You don’t want to bring the stress of business at home which however, inevitably, would ...

December 20, 2011 09:00:00
Business Ideas

How a family business grew to 1,400 branches

Find out how you can grow your business to 1,400 branches

M.Lhuillier continues its remarkable expansion and marks another milestone as it recently opened its 1,400th branch in Labucay, Cebu. A touching aspect of this achievement is that it is M.Lhuillier’s return to its roots in E. Labucay Building, the same building where ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | November 14, 2011 10:00:00
Startup Tips

Hitting gold with a family recipe

Entrepreneur just takes the plunge

Self-proclaimed food enthusiast Carlo Carlos did not expect his cake business to do so well when he put it up during his junior year at the University of Asia and the Pacific in Pasig City for his Entrepreneurial Management thesis class. That ...

October 31, 2011 04:00:00
Business Ideas

Use technology to expand your business

Investing in technology can be worth it

Ten years ago, Joseph Calata joined the family business, Planters Choice Agro Products Inc., with this major goal in mind: to make it the country’s top distributor of animal feeds, fertilizers, and agrochemicals. Today, Planters Choice now ranks among the Philippines’ top ...

August 19, 2011 10:00:00