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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 | 1 Comment

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 | 2 Comments

“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 | 3 Comments

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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How To Know If It’s Time To Quit Your Job and Go Full Time On Your Business

Posted September 12, 2013 under Business | 13 Comments

Starting a business remains as one of the top aspirations of many employees. I also had that dream once… a dream that I was able to turn to reality almost a decade ago. And today, I’m sharing with you how I knew it was time for me to quit my job and become a full-time […]

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Reader Mail #25: How To Sell Products Online As A Sideline Business

Posted August 19, 2013 under Business, Freelancing, Reader Mail | 4 Comments

It’s time for another Reader Mail and for today, I’m answering a question sent to me recently on how to put up a sideline business selling clothes. The sender wants to particularly learn how to create an online store. Building an eCommerce site can be quite challenging, but I’ve offered below a simple workplan to […]

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The Origin of the Franchise Business Model

Posted June 11, 2013 under Business | 2 Comments

Many Filipinos, especially OFWs, choose franchising to get an immediate and convenient headstart in business. Buying a turn-key franchise, rather than building a business from the ground up, is also a great way for individuals to fast-track their learning on how to run and manage a business. While franchising a business tends to be more […]

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