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Business Ideas

"Views from the Board Room": Lessons from the CEOs

The country’s biggest players analyze trends, issues in business and investment at PIC 2016

 What’s the biggest advice that the big players can give to SMEs? Think big and dream big – even in the face of huge adversities from all fronts, either from the government or from competitors.As Xurpas, Inc. chairman and president Nix Nolledo ...

by Jerricho Reynaldo  | September 30, 2016 08:00:00
FirstDibs in Marketing for Entrepreneurs

Doing business in conflict areas

There is no doubt that Mindanao is a promising and ideal venue for investment. While not all of us may agree that Mindanao is a conflict area (in terms of overall security), here are some tips that every entrepreneur should observe when making business plan for any area where there is perceived instability.

Dear Amor, I have recently opened an office in Mindanao for my Manila-based trading business. I’ve already done my market research, but I’m afraid there might be factors I haven’t been able to take into consideration. Do you have any tips to share ...

by Amor Maclang  | March 12, 2014 04:30:00
FirstDibs in Marketing for Entrepreneurs

Ushering in the Mindanao era

It is always a wise decision to put business presence in areas that are not yet exploited by competitors. This applies to Mindanao, which is touted as the next big thing in the local economy. The region is expected to be busier when the ASEAN Integration is implemented in 2015.

Dear Amor, I wish to expand my Manila-based business to other parts of the country, and I’ve been considering areas that are yet to be penetrated by my competitors (for obvious reasons). So far, there are several areas in Mindanao that fit this criterion ...

by Amor Maclang  | March 05, 2014 12:00:00
Startup Tips

4 things you need to know about choosing a business location

Having the right location is as important as having the right product

When starting a business, one of the important things that has to be considered is the location. After all, having the right location can make or break your business. In most cases, having the right location is as important as having the ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | September 13, 2011 02:00:00