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BanKo launches Cubao branch for SEME financial solutions

BPI Direct BanKo (BanKo), the microfinance subsidiary of the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), officially opened the doors of its Cubao branch on...

25-year-old millennial Pinay brings modern convenience, franchising to Nueva Vizcaya

Wisdom, as they say, often comes with maturity. But today’s generation of young Filipino entrepreneurs prove otherwise, with a growing number of them success-fully achieving their...

Local, international firms join Philippine garments, leather, fabric expo

Business opportunities will welcome participants and exhibitors at the first Philippine Leather Goods, Garment and Fabric Expo set  from August 23 to 26 at...

DOF prods MSMEs to tap emerging fintech tools for economic inclusion

THE Department of Finance (DOF) is urging micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to utilize electronic commerce (e-commerce) more, as the Duterte administration increases...

Insight 360 renders ad, PR services with a ‘new twist’

IN the current business environment, innovation plays a very significant role to remain competitive and relevant. For Christopher Cahilig, president of public relations (PR) company...

Iconic bookstore brand now open for franchising

National Book Store (NBS), one of the iconic business brands in the country, recently announced the business is now open for franchising. “This business strategy...

CFW: The ‘living water’ that cures 

"Health is wealth,” so goes the adage, but wouldn’t it be better if one’s health is improved, and, at the same time, his livelihood is...

Sinalco provides Filipinos option for refreshing and excellent drinks

Filipinos are now enjoying Germany’s nonalcoholic drinks that has been refreshing the European market since early-1900s, thanks to the collaboration and common passion of...

The secret to start-up survival: Entrepreneurs tell their tales

Starting a business isn’t easy, and starting a successful one is even harder. So where to start? One good way is to listen to those...

Local MSMEs eye $26-million export sales in 15th China-Asean expo 

A Philippine delegation composed of around 100 micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), led by the Department of Trade and Industry-Center for International Trade...

Lim: Franchising to grow 10% to 15% this year

Efforts to sustain the growth of the country’s Franchising sector continue to be the focus of the Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) in its bid...

The business that helps other businesses grow

Successful entrepreneurs go by the mantra that once a window of opportunity opens, don’t pull down the shade. This was what Virgilio G. Ajero apparently had...

LBC Express creates logistics, financial platform for online sellers and MSMEs

Online sellers and other micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) have become an integral part of the country’ s economy, thus, the need to...

SIP: Improving the local corporate fashion sense against some odds

You want to feel good and look your best at work, and during special events but you have limited time to go through store after store because of...

PIDS to government: Customize aid to MSMEs, large firms

The government needs to develop interventions adapted to the specific needs of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to encourage them to take risks...

Amid aging population, the business of death has a bright future...

Norihisa Tomiyasu opened his first mortuary in 1997 aiming to clean up a profession he says deserved its bad reputation for exploiting people’s grief...

Ford Motors unit partners with start-up to develop ‘waze’ for self-driving cars

A slew of companies have sprung up to make the smarts, sensors and other integral systems for self-driving cars. Here comes one to tell...

The rise of Filipino millennial entrepreneurs

Against the backdrop of various growth opportunities brought about by an improving economy and connectivity, more millennials are starting their own ventures. Magnus Grimeland, Antler founder and...

Traders in North Korea? Not as rare as you would think

North Korea may seem like barren ground for entrepreneurs. But hearty founders have defied a lack of technology and support to start their own...

PCCI crafts road map to boost tourism and entrepreneurship

The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) has recently crafted an ambitious road map, not only to jump-start the tourism industry, but boost...