Features

Youngpreneurs win Ph GSEA competition

muber Muber.com, an online platform for travelers willing to act as buyers and couriers for hard-to-find  but in-demand items from abroad, was recently adjudged winner of the Philippine Global Entrepreneurship (GSEA) competition. The GSEA is a competition among entrepreneurially-inclined students organized yearly by the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), a global network of 10,500 members. Muber, composed of [...] Continue reading →

When to take in consultants and other outside help

help Many small entrepreneurs became entrepreneurs because they want to be the boss, to call the shots, make the decisions. They love the independence that small-scale entrepreneurship allows them to have.  And they tend to fiercely protect this independence. However, even the most independent and talented entrepreneurs cannot do things for themselves – at least not [...] Continue reading →

Managing change

change   It has been said that three things are inevitable – death, taxes, and change. Like it or not, things change.  People change.  The economic environment evolves.  So does the market and their preferences. Though change is inevitable, people usually resist change.  People react to change with some degree of apprehension and sense of insecurity.  [...] Continue reading →

Beginner's Kit

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 →