Archive for the 'Business' Category

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

The Origin of the Franchise Business Model

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 […]

How To Expand Your Business: Growing Your Business Part 3

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 […]

Overcoming Obstacles in Business Expansion: Growing Your Business Part 2

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 […]

Reasons For Expanding Your Business: Growing Your Business Part 1

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 […]

Early Business Mistakes That Entreprenuers Must Avoid

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 […]

How To Build Your Brand Using Social Media

Are you using only traditional media to market your brand? If so, then you’re missing out on a great and cost-effective branding and marketing strategy that has already been proven by many to produce results – and that is social media. I’ve already written several articles here about Social Media Marketing and how businesses can […]

Social Media For Business

As I mentioned in my last post, I was in Cebu recently to talk at the Social Media Influencers Summit 2013. The event was organized by iNewMedia Online in cooperation with Cebu Bloggers Society, Inc. (CBSi), and the theme for this year was “Trending Forward”. I was invited to talk about “Social Media for Business” […]