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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 | 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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How To Expand Your Business: Growing Your Business Part 3

Posted May 20, 2013 under Business | 2 Comments

This is the last part of this series. If you missed the first two parts, then you can read it here: Part 1 and Part 2. We’ve finally come to the third and last installment of this series, which discusses the different opportunities you can take if you want to expand your business. There are […]

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Overcoming Obstacles in Business Expansion: Growing Your Business Part 2

Posted May 17, 2013 under Business | 1 Comment

This is the second part of this series. If you missed Part 1, then please go here first: Reasons For Expanding Your Business: Growing Your Business Part 1 Now that you’ve decided that you want to grow your business, what will be the challenges ahead? From experience, entrepreneurs are often faced with three obstacles when […]

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Reasons For Expanding Your Business: Growing Your Business Part 1

Posted May 15, 2013 under Business | No Comments

I always advise people to start small when putting up their own business for the first time. “Keep it simple so it would be easy to manage,” I’d say. Not only does this cost less, but it also gives new business owners the proper time to nurture an entrepreneurial mindset. Then after some time, usually […]

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Early Business Mistakes That Entreprenuers Must Avoid

Posted April 16, 2013 under Business, Sales and Marketing | 12 Comments

Building your own business is a very exciting activity. Once you’ve discovered your passion, and committed yourself to its vision and mission – nothing else will seem to matter, and you’ll feel unstoppable. That is until you come to the point when you’re already running your business, and begin to feel drained and exhausted because […]

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