The Enterprising You

enterprising you Do you want to run your own business and be successful in it?  Then YOU have to be enterprising. What does it mean to be enterprising? To be enterprising, one will need Energy, Need to Achieve Task-orientation, Empathy, Resourcefulness, Planning, Risk–taking, Innovation, Skills and Endurance.  If you look carefully, you will notice that the first [...] Continue reading →

Not for entrepreneurs only: Ways to lessen your carbon footprint

light-switch Everyone should sit up and listen to the clamor for more environment-friendly lifestyle and ways of doing business.  Already we have seen the catastrophic effects of climate change, demonstrated with great impact by the unprecedently hot summer days and phenomenally strong typhoons and other climate change occurrences. Granting that climate change is a mammoth issue, [...] Continue reading →

KNOW YOUR SMALL BIZ LAW: Acts prohibited by the Solid Waste Management Act

Solid-waste-550x210.ashx The Solid Waste Management Act (RA 9003) was passed in 2000 to provide for a national ecological solid waste management program and create the required institutional mechanisms and incentives.   The law sets guidelines and targets for solid waste avoidance and volume reduction through source reduction and waste minimization measures, including composting, recycling, re-use, recovery, [...] Continue reading →

Beginner's Kit

Turning an idea into a business opportunity

biz idea 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 possibility of a return for the person taking the risk.  Such opportunities are represented by customer requirements and lead to [...] Continue reading →

The bright prospects of a bakery business

bakeshop     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 Millers (Pafmil), is convinced of  the high potential of a bakery business.  “Bread is the country’s second staple and everyone [...] Continue reading →