Turning an idea into a business opportunity

April 23, 2014 0

If an idea is not necessarily an opportunity, what is an opportunity? When does an idea become an opportunity? A business opportunity is simply defined as an attractive investment idea or proposition that provides the Read More

The bright prospects of a bakery business

February 3, 2014 0

    For those studying the prospects of a bakery business, here are useful views and insights from those who have been there, done that. Ric Pinca, executive director of the Philippine Association of Flour Read More

Know your SME Law: THE LABOR CODE

January 27, 2014 0

  Various laws and regulations affecting employees’ salaries and wages must be studied when designing a compensation and benefit package for employees.  In the Philippines, the Department of Labor and Employment monitors the workers’ welfare. Read More

Know your SME Law: THE SOCIAL ENTERPRISE ACT

December 26, 2013 0

House Bill 6085, otherwise known as the Social Enterprise Act, seeks to organize and strengthen the social enterprise (SE) sector through government support that will eventually make these industries sustainable. It will provide incentives for Read More

ABC’s of hiring people

November 11, 2013 0

Hiring a new employee is as important to the entrepreneur as it is to the person hired.  It can either be the beginning of a mutually rewarding relationship, or the beginning of a long series Read More

Know your SME Law: The 13th-month pay

October 30, 2013 0

Almost everyone knows that Filipino workers, with some exceptions, are entitled to a 13th month pay.  What is less known is that this monetary benefit is not provided by a legislative act but rather by Read More

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