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Startup Tips

4 unexpected business lessons from Haruki Murakami

Startups can learn from the Japanese literary great's focus, determination, and discipline.

I'm a big fan of Japanese writer Haruki Murakami. The genius of Murakami is in his discipline, focus, and determination. I see him as a virtual Zen master – an embodiment of wisdom, passion, skills, and exceptional will. The elements of his work and life story ...

by Alex Iskold  | January 26, 2016 08:00:00
Startup Tips

How his love for fashion and passion for his craft brought Rajo Laurel to success

One of the most successful fashion designers in the country shares his love affair with fashion.

An artist and entrepreneur, Rajo Laurel has learned to juggle his two roles quite well. Fashion designer to the country’s elite and president of several companies, the former assistant to design legends Pepito Albert and Louie Mamengo is now a prime example ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | May 19, 2015 04:00:00
Business Ideas

How a Filipino designer captured New York with a bag

Hard work pays off for this Filipino designer.

Another Filipino designer who has made a name abroad is Rafe Totengco, founder of the New York-based Rafe Studio. “The fashion industry is about image and how you package yourself,” he says. One of the Philippines’ Ten Outstanding Young Men for 2002, ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | May 05, 2015 07:00:00
News and Events

Tagaytay Highlands hosts bonsai and suiseki exhibit as part of its 20th anniversary

A mini-exhibit featuring bonsai (miniature trees) and suiseki (rocks that naturally take artistic shapes) was recently mounted in a golf club for enthusiasts and entrepreneurs' appreciation of these art forms.

As Tagaytay Highlands continues to celebrate its 20 years of ’mountain resort living,’ the membership club in cooperation with the Bonsai & Suiseki Alliance of the Philippines (BSAPI) held a nine-day exhibit for members and guests who are bonsai and suiseki enthusiasts. ...

by James Humarang  | November 04, 2014 01:00:00
Business Ideas

10 businesses you can start today

Start your business now!

Starting a business can be pretty daunting for a lot of people, especially when the topic is already about getting the capital to fund it. Risking a few hundred thousand or a million pesos is no joke, after all.Whether as a sideline ...

November 25, 2011 12:00:00
Startup Tips

Making the leap from student to startup entrepreneur

Six things that will help you start your business.

Millions of Filipinos graduated in March 2011 and are still looking for jobs until now. Either they cannot find the job they want or they do not fit the job at hand. So, why not become your own boss and start your ...

November 21, 2011 03:00:00
Business Ideas

Home-based business idea: Children\\\'s book illustrator

Draw your way to success.

Do you like drawing, but you do not like the unpredictability of income in the profession? If it is, then we suggest that you consider becoming a children\\\'s book illustrator. Start your business right in your own home with a small capital ...

November 18, 2011 05:00:00
Business Ideas

Part-time business idea: Dance instructor

Use your talents for profit.

Do you like dancing? It’s never too late to start making extra cash from your hobbies. And if shifting careers is too daunting for you, do it on the sidelines. You can conduct dance lessons after work, on the weekends and on ...

November 16, 2011 05:00:00
Business Ideas

Brand designs bags based on lifestyle

Designs are fit for the photographer, athlete or designer.

With financial crises left and right, tastes have shifted to more on function than aesthetics. But it doesn\\\'t mean that people are now going for the ugly.In bags, for example, people would prefer to buy one with a  functional plus style and ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | November 09, 2011 01:00:00
Startup Tips

Are you really sure you are ready to be an entrepreneur?

Here are three questions to help you find out

If you’re sitting at your desk, working very hard for your boss, you might be asking yourself: Am I ready to opt out of the rat race and dive into my own business? Here are three questions you should ask yourself before ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | October 12, 2011 06:00:00