Features

Ph is now Asia’s bright spot, PNoy says in final SONA

sona The improvement that the Philippines has achieved in economic standing during the years of his administration was underscored by President Benigno Aquino III during his sixth and final State of the Nation Address delivered this Monday, July 27. He cited the consistent credit ratings upgrade from international rating agencies n the last three years that [...] Continue reading →

Telecommuting 2 – Things to consider

telecommute2   The benefits of telecommuting are many.  For employees, the option to work from home will improve morale, save costs, and upgrade productivity.  On the other hand, for the employer it means higher retention employees, cost savings in work space and energy.  And it goes without saying that a productive and high-morale work force would [...] Continue reading →

Make weddings your business: Some ideas

wedding businesses If you’re looking for a doorway to a new business, one of the opportunities to consider is weddings.  Weddings have become a complex production that can no longer be executed by the affianced couple by themselves or even with the help of friends or relatives. You can be among the professionals and entrepreneurs who cash [...] Continue reading →

Beginner's Kit

Biz Dev Services for MSMEs: DTI’s ROVING ACADEMY

roving acad 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 the business development services for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) at the national and local levels Establishment of the Provincial, Regional, and [...] Continue reading →

KNOW YOUR SMALL BIZ LAW: The Consumer Act

consumer act   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 standards of conduct for business and industry. For the consumer, the law provides safeguards against  hazards to health and safety [...] Continue reading →

How to register a patent

Patent 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, based on devices and gadgets he developed for the food-processing industry.  These include the rice grinder, coconut grater, meat grinder, [...] Continue reading →