Help for troubled entrepreneurs

September 27, 2013

(First published in the Business World)   At the SERDEF and UP ISSI, when we speak of the contributions of small enterprises, we tend to do so in terms of their potential, rather than their Read More

Exporters ask banks: “Lend more to mSMEs”

September 25, 2013

Banks and financial institutions are called upon to extend more financial assistance to micro, small and medium enterprises to enable the sector to innovate and grow and in turn spur the country’s economic development. Philippine Read More

Handling irate customers

September 23, 2013

As businessman, we always want to please customers so they would always come back and do repeat business with us and create goodwill for us by spreading the word around about our good products and Read More

Outstanding franchises of 2013 cited

September 20, 2013

Fourteen companies and businessmen were recently honored by the Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) for excellence in business growth and ethical practices at the 12th Franchise Excellence Awards. The Franchise Excellence Award  is a platform that Read More

Tinkerer turns customized toymaker

September 18, 2013

by Myrna R. Co, SERDEF Media Bureau (first published in the Sunday Biz section, Philippine Daily Inquirer, September 15, 2013) If you asked him to describe himself, Jan Carmichael Calleja would likely answer:  “Mahilig magbutingting.” Read More

GenSan’s Tuna Festival kicks off tomorrow

September 4, 2013

  General Santos City will celebrate the 15th Tuna Festival from September 5 to 9 to mark the 45th anniversary of the  city’s Charter. A National Tuna Congress and Trade Exhibition will be mounted by Read More

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