• Food entrepreneurs beat the holiday rush

    FOOD ENTREPRENEURS BEAT THE HOLIDAY RUSH By Myrna Rodriguez-Co After the flurry of shopping and gift-giving, feasting and partying, sprucing up  and decorating, the average person is seen as broke and physically drained, if not Read More
  • QC bans single-use plastic/paper utensils

    Starting 2020, hotels, restaurants and similar service establishments are prohibited to use single-use containers and utensils made from plastic, paper, or Styrofoam.  This was announced by Mayor Joy Belmonte in a press conference held last Read More
  • 10th TREE closes with 34 graduates

    Thirty-four teachers completed  the 10th Training for Entrepreneurship  Educators (TREE) workshop which closed last Friday, November 29, 2019. The TREE is conducted twice a year by the Small Enterprises Research and Development Foundation (SERDEF) as Read More
  • NRCO to assist SERDEF in case-writing project

    In a meeting held on November 19, 2019, the National Reintegration Center for Overseas Filipino Workers (NRCO) agreed to help SERDEF implement the latter’s casewriting project featuring OFWs who have put up their own business.  Read More

Features

Food entrepreneurs beat the holiday rush

January 2, 2020

FOOD ENTREPRENEURS BEAT THE HOLIDAY RUSH By Myrna Rodriguez-Co After the flurry of shopping and gift-giving, feasting and partying, sprucing up  and decorating, the average person is seen as broke and physically drained, if not Read More

Freelancing 101: How to get started

October 29, 2019

The easiest way to get started as a freelancer is to visit a freelance site such as Freelancer.com or Upwork.  At these sites, companies needing freelance skills post their projects and describe their needs , Read More

Beginner’s Kit

Using testimonials to promote your business

October 1, 2019

Customers will not impulsively plunk down their hard-earned cash on something they have not used before.    They would need more than an attractive advertising copy with glossy photos to be  convinced  to try a  product, Read More

Airbnb: the business of sharing space

July 3, 2019

THE BUSINESS OF SHARING SPACE  More and more people have assimilated travel into their lifestyle.  Traveling – around the country or in other countries abroad – has lately become a priority activity among young people, Read More

The ABCs of cash flow management

June 26, 2019

The importance of cash flow management cannot be overemphasized.  Big or small, new or established, hbusinesses need ready cash in order to run  efficiently. Indeed, there have been companies which, while still earning profits, have Read More

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