Five food trends in 2016

food trends Entrepreneurs are always on the look out for what’s new – in products, designs, service, packaging and presentation.  They try to anticipate new trends in order to be steps  ahead of the competition. Technomic, a Chicago-based food research company, studied what’s ahead for food manufacturing and service businesses in 2016.  Here are some of its [...] Continue reading →

Of enterprising learning and enterprising teachers

Prof. Maria Luisa B. Gatchalian - 1 (first published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Business Monday, February 1, 2016) By Myrna R. Co The activities of the entrepreneur have come to be associated with national development goals.  In countries everywhere, entrepreneurs among the population are prized for their potential to create jobs, generate income, and help wage war against poverty and attain [...] Continue reading →

Small business owners find ways to combat stress

parkour (First published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Business Friday, January 15, 2016) SMALL business owners call the shots and they own their time. But to say that entrepreneurs can take it easy is not true. According to the Small Enterprises Research and Development Foundation (Serdef), the pressure is most heavy on startups, which can’t yet [...] Continue reading →

At the threshold of 2016, SMEs ring in the new

tom ranada resized   By Myrna R. Co, SERDEF Media Bureau (first published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sunday Biz, January 3, 2025) Typically undermanned, the small business owner often gets too engrossed in here-and-now problems and challenges to think about directions the company should take months or years from now. And yet planning is crucial to any [...] Continue reading →

Beginner's Kit

Free business apps for start-ups

small-biz-apps To get your business off to a good start, you need to have done some planning, which involves a considerable amount of computations and pencil pushing. You need not start the process from scratch. Here are some tools that will help the newbie entrepreneur prepare for actual business implementation.   These tools offer templates that can [...] Continue reading →