Features

Know Your Small Biz Law: The E-Commerce Act

e-commerce       The E-Commerce Act, or Republic Act 8792, was signed into law in June 2000, after the local Internet community has lobbied for its approval.  Its enactment marked the country’s entry as a legitimate player in the global electronic marketplace. The law gives official recognition to electronic date messages, electronic documents and electronic [...] Continue reading →

Biz Dev Services to MSMES: DOST’s SETUP

setup One of the size-related problems of small businesses is lack of access to technology and other opportunities for innovation.  This has stunted the growth of many small-scale firms, as they get edged in the productivity game by their bigger and more technology-savvy competitors. The Department of Science and Technology (DOST)  launched the Small Enterprise Technology [...] Continue reading →

Doing business, the business incubation route

tbi up   The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) is now requiring schools offering degrees in entrepreneurship to put up business incubation laboratories. Typically, these laboratories is open not only to student entrepreneurs but also to other start-ups. The laboratories provide the following: Business address for students and other start-ups Facilities for business research, development and proto-typing [...] Continue reading →

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 →

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 →