Archive for the 'Business' Category

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” […]

Creating a Business Model Canvas

I’m currently in the process of planning the relaunch of Blogger Shirts, and one of the things I’ve done lately is create a business model canvas for it. For those unfamiliar, the Business Model Canvas (BMC), according to creator Alexander Osterwalder, is a “strategic management template for developing new or documenting existing business models.” It […]

Ludwick Marishane: A Bath Without Water

It’s been awhile since I shared a TED video here, so that’s what I’m doing today. Below, is 2011 Global Student Entrepreneur of the Year Award recipient, Ludwick Marishane, talking about how he turned a simple, and almost silly idea, into a product that can change lives. His bright business venture? A bath-substituting lotion called […]