Growing mushrooms: Why and how

October 21, 2015

A taste for mushroom has yet to become popular among Filipinos.  Studies show only about 10 per cent of Filipinos regularly consume them – regrettable because mushrooms are known not only to be delicious but Read More

SME assistance programs: DTI’s ROVING ACADEMY

July 26, 2015

The SME Roving Academy (SMERA) is a continuous learning program for the development of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to become competitive in the domestic and international markets. Its main strategies include: Integration of Read More


April 13, 2015

  The Consumer Act of the Philippines (RA &394) was passed in July 1992 in line with the policy of the government to protect the interest of the consumer, promote the general welfare, and establish Read More

How to register a patent

April 5, 2015

Some small businesses started from an invention or innovative idea one has turned into a product. Examples of inventive Filipino entrepreneurs abound. Benjamin Almeda of Tondo, Manila put up Almeda Cottage Industries in the 1950s, Read More

How to register a trademark

February 26, 2015

All too often, a small enterprise neglects to develop a trade mark or brand name. “What do I need a trade mark for, when  I already have my company name?” entrepreneurs ask. A company name Read More

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