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If at First You Don’t Succeed, Do What These 8 Companies Did

Posted April 28, 2014 under Business | No Comments

Your first business has the lowest chance for success. The reason simply being your lack of experience in entrepreneurship. But that doesn’t mean you are a failure. Because with each mistake you make in your first business, you gain a valuable lesson that will make your next venture better. Just take a look at these […]

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Mr. Skeptic and Mr. Optimist: A Business Story

Posted April 21, 2014 under Business, Mindsetting | 2 Comments

This is the story of two friends, Mr. Skeptic and Mr. Optimist. They both want to start a business, but they don’t know how and where to begin. So they went to Mr. Entrepreneur and asked him… “What’s a good business to start today?” — This is Mr. Entrepreneur’s answer: It all depends on what […]

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How To Know If You’re Ready to Start a Business

Posted April 14, 2014 under Business, Mindsetting | 4 Comments

Many people dream of starting their own business, but unfortunately only a few are able to do so. The reasons vary – from having no business idea, to lack of startup capital; from having no time, to just being too scared of failure. In short, a lot of them delay becoming an entrepreneur because they […]

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On Entrepreneurship and Divergent Thinking

Posted April 7, 2014 under Business, Mindsetting | No Comments

What is divergent thinking? Why is divergent thinking important if you want to become an entrepreneur? Below is a brilliant 3-minute video of Tina Seelig, where she explains convergent and divergent thinking. Towards the end, she shares an Oxford University entrance exam question, that applies the principle of divergent thinking ingeniously. Just like the mathematical […]

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8 Ways To Find Profitable Business Ideas

Posted April 4, 2014 under Business | 8 Comments

How do you come up with a good business idea? How do you know what type of business venture would be profitable today? In this post, we’ll take a quick look at 8 idea-generation techniques that I often use whenever I’m on a “business idea hunt“. I hope these eight strategies can help you discover […]

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Three Perks to Using a Cash Flow Template That You Wouldn’t Expect

Posted March 11, 2014 under Business | No Comments

As an entrepreneur, one of the first technical skills I learned was analyzing my business cash flow. Today, we’ll learn how using a cash flow template can help not just save time, but make it easier to see if the business is doing good. Mitchell has the floor today, let’s read his words below. First […]

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What’s the Perfect Experience? This Industrial Designer Has a Great Answer.

Posted January 17, 2014 under Business, Sales and Marketing | No Comments

A went to the house of a friend the other day. When I got there, he texted me that he just went out for awhile and will be back in 10 minutes. Since nobody else was home except his deaf grandmother, and it would be impossible to get her attention through the doorbell, he advised […]

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The Ultimate List of Good Business Ideas for 2014

Posted January 13, 2014 under Business | 3 Comments

Are you planning to start a business this 2014? Then here’s a list of good business ideas that in my opinion, would do very well in the “Year of the Horse”. These “negosyo ideas” are based on personal observations, suggestions from fellow entrepreneurs, and curated ideas from various business reports that I’ve read in the […]

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4 Ridiculous Reasons That People Give For Not Starting a Business

Posted December 9, 2013 under Business | 1 Comment

“I want to start a business,” a friend said to me the other day. “Great!” I answered. “What kind of business are you planning?” “I don’t know,” he replied. “I haven’t really thought about it yet.” “I see. So when are you planning to really think about it?” I asked. “I’m still busy at work,” […]

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Five Signs That You’re Getting A Good Franchise Business

Posted October 3, 2013 under Business | 4 Comments

Getting a business franchise is one of the ways that you can own a business. While this can be very expensive, the things you get in return such as a turn-key operating system and high brand equity are usually worth it, because those will save you time and money in doing business development and setup, […]

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BPI Ka-Negosyo Features Success Stories That Will Inspire You To Become An Entrepreneur

Posted October 1, 2013 under Business, In Focus | 1 Comment

A recent survey shows that one of the top aspirations of Filipinos is to own a business. Unfortunately, not many are able to realize that dream for several reasons. The two biggest obstacles that are preventing people from becoming entrepreneurs are first, the lack of knowledge on how to put up, manage and grow a […]

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How Easy Is It To Put Up A Business In The Philippines?

Posted September 30, 2013 under Business, General Information | 1 Comment

Planning to put up a business in the Philippines? The registration process takes approximately 36 business days from start to finish – that’s almost 2 months. Too long? Definitely so, considering that it only takes 3 days to do the same in Singapore. I’ve done a bit of research and created this infographic below comparing […]

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