Starting an office recycling program

paper recycle resized   More and more businesses, big and small, are taking responsibility for the environment in danger of being drained and despoiled.  After all, for many manufacturing enterprises, sustainability depends on protecting and maintaining the natural resources from which raw materials and supplies come. In implementing a “go green” program, one of the most logical places [...] Continue reading →

Know your business law: THE ANTI-RED TAPE ACT

red_tape One of many challenges faced by small businesses in their everyday operations is transacting with government. Entrepreneurs deal with government to register their business, secure licenses, obtain information, pay taxes and secure exemption from taxes, and apply for assistance such as loans, training, technical assistance, counselling and other business development services. However, entrepreneurs are reluctant [...] 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 →


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 →