Papal visit brings on wave of commercialization

papal souvenirs By Myrna Rodriguez Co (first published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Business Monday, January 19, 2015) As millions of Filipinos opened their hearts wide to the visiting Pope, businesses are accused of taking advantage of the occasion to push their commercial and selfish interests. Huge billboards and banners festoon the streets, emblazoned with Pope Francis’ [...] Continue reading →

Beginner's Kit

Guidelines for bazaar newbies

ChristmasBazaar Now that you have studied the pros and cons of selling in bazaars, you may have decided to try the “bazaar model” for your business (See previous article on joining a bazaar)). Here are basic guidelines for joining bazaars designed for newbies like you. Preparatory work Be informed of bazaar schedules well in advance.  Look [...] Continue reading →

This holiday season, consider selling in bazaars

christmas-presents Do you have products to sell but have no store and no market exposure? Consider selling at bazaars. Seasonal bazaars are organized during the shopping months of November and December as well as during other special-themed months like February (Valentine’s) or May (fiesta time). Various industry events, on the other hand, feature travel expos, bridal [...] Continue reading →