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How to get your micro business tax exempted

Dec 06, 2017 - 5:26 PM

Do you own a micro business or interested starting one soon? Apply for BMBE accreditation and enjoy its benefits.

MSMEs must benefit from free trade, Robredo tells ASEAN businessmen

Nov 14, 2017 - 7:20 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says technology is a 'wild card' that both rich and poor countries must learn to decode to help small-scale entrepreneurs

INCLUSIVE GROWTH. Vice President Leni Robredo speaks at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit on November 14. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte to pour 'billions of pesos' into funding for MSMEs

Nov 12, 2017 - 9:00 PM

'Maybe P50 billion each is okay?' the Philippine president asks before an audience of diplomats and businessmen from all over Southeast Asia

BSP lowers risk weighting for loans to boost MSMEs

Nov 03, 2017 - 4:32 PM

‘The policy intends to facilitate the increased flow of funds to MSMEs that will translate to the further growth of the sector and of the domestic economy,' says the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Dominguez, Jack Ma to meet in China for PH e-commerce dev't

Nov 02, 2017 - 2:50 PM

The Department of Finance is looking into building a logistics backbone for MSMEs and popularizing China's 3-1-0 online loan initiative in the Philippines

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III (center) standing beside Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma (right) during a courtesy call to President Rodrigo Duterte (left) on October 25, 2017. Photo from Malacañang

GoDaddy launches new website builder, eyes PH expansion

Jul 12, 2017 - 1:30 PM

The world s top website hosting firm also maintains a BPO office in the country with the number of employees there seen to double in the next couple of years

PH to institutionalize business lessons from ASEAN neighbors

Apr 28, 2017 - 8:26 PM

Proposed new laws such as the Ease of Doing Business Act aim to put some of the practices learned from successful neighbors like Singapore into law

Create pro-poor business models, Robredo tells ASEAN businessmen

Apr 28, 2017 - 3:35 PM

While the number of Asian billionaires are growing ASEAN is still home to many of the world’s poor Vice President Leni Robredo tells ASEAN business leaders and policy makers

 Vice President Leni Robredo delivers a speech during the ASEAN Prosperity for All Summit held at the City of Dreams in Pasay City last April 28, 2017. In her speech, she mentioned that real prosperity can be achieved if we worK together in empowering, the last, the least and the lost. Photo by OVP

Globe, PayPal tie up to boost MSME, freelancer market

Feb 09, 2017 - 2:00 PM

The partnership allows PayPal users to link their account with GCash and withdraw funds within the day from ATMs and GCash partners at zero or almost zero cost

Kim, Año, Duterte | Midday wRap

Jan 25, 2017 - 1:16 PM

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Duterte calls on ASEAN to help small businesses, empower women

Jan 25, 2017 - 9:53 AM

The President invites entrepreneurs businessmen and investors to attend 9 business related fora to be held in the Philippines this year as part of ASEAN 2017

FUELLING ASEAN GROWTH. President Rodrigo Duterte is assisted by Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez as he launches the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) 2017 Business and Investment Program at Malacañang Palace on January 24, 2017. Photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

'5-6' lending? Symptom of a larger problem

Jan 14, 2017 - 1:56 PM

Government ought not to mistake symptoms for our problems We won’t achieve 100 financial inclusion just because we arrest and deport all 5 6 lenders

DTI seeks to stop '5-6' lending

Dec 05, 2016 - 1:15 AM

Starting 2017 the government will set aside P1 billion for lending to micro and small enterprises

ABOLISH 5-6. Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez vows to kill exorbitant '5-6' lending scheme. Photo by ALBERT ALCAIN/PPD

2016 MVP Bossing Awards to celebrate another batch of inspirational business leaders

Oct 21, 2016 - 12:32 PM

The nominations are open until November 9

Barbers vs Pichay, Manila City Jail, Bhumibol of Thailand | 6PM wRap

Oct 13, 2016 - 9:44 PM

Watch the 6PM wRap with Paterno Esmaquel

NEDA, DOLE ditch proposed P125 wage hike

Oct 12, 2016 - 9:15 PM

Different regions have different conditions cost of living conditions so you cannot just enforce a uniform increase across all regions says Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia

TO GO WITH "LIFESTYLE-PHILIPPINES-FASHION-SHOES" by Mynardo Macaraig Labourers work at a shoe factory in Marikina City, Rizal province, east of Manila on July 13, 2010. They owned the world's largest shoes and had Imelda Marcos for a celebrity endorser, but today the Philippines' cobblers are in danger of being buried by an avalanche of cheap imports.Marikina shoes were once widely used both locally and abroad. Marikina-made snake-skin shoes become the toast of Fifth Avenue in the early-1980s, the city boasts on its website. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE / AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE

DOF: Sin tax reform also in the pipeline

Sep 29, 2016 - 7:30 PM

The Department of Finance wants to raise taxes on tobacco and alcohol as well as sweetened beverages

Social Good Summit 2016: Using tech to hack PH progress

Sep 25, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Technology today provides all the tools needed to spur development exponentially but a better educational foundation and a whole of society approach is needed to drive it forward says a panel of the country’s premier tech thinkers

Global fintech firm Payoneer expands into PH

Sep 24, 2016 - 12:51 PM

The New York based firm is drawn to the country’s rapidly expanding base of online workers and entrepreneurs which already comprises almost 20 of the global online workforce

DTI, DOF looking to ‘modernize’ investment incentives

Sep 20, 2016 - 7:21 PM

Both agencies are working together to craft a new set of tax breaks to offer potential investors as ‘the icing on the cake’ to get them to invest in the country and hope to finalize the tax breaks by the end of the year says Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez

Duterte: 'PH is open for business'

Sep 10, 2016 - 1:33 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte recounts telling businessmen in Laos that his administration will do its part in providing the enabling environment for businesses to thrive and prosper

'OPEN FOR BUSINESS.' President Rodrigo Duterte addresses business leaders at the 13th ASEAN Business and Investment Summit in Vientiane, Laos on September 6. Photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

Common challenges for first-time business owners – and how to fix them

Aug 09, 2016 - 5:52 PM

Think big and approach each challenge as an opportunity

#AskTheTaxWhiz: How to get authority to issue proper BIR receipts

Aug 08, 2016 - 7:30 PM

A frustrated business owner details the confusing steps SMEs dealing with the BIR go through

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Tax amnesty and holiday the way forward?

Aug 02, 2016 - 4:10 PM

The Tax Whiz breaks down the difference between a tax amnesty and a tax holiday while also clearing up tax issues from the last election

Humble beginnings: Local businesses that have made it big

Aug 01, 2016 - 2:20 PM

How do you make the jump from small scale entrepreneur to big boss? Take it from these local success stories

PLDT ties up with Intel to bring digital solutions to MSME owners

Jul 19, 2016 - 3:15 PM

PLDT’s SME arm will make Intel products accessible to small business owners in bundles that make it easy for them to set up websites digitize retail and connect globally

Loans for MSMEs rise to P459.48 billion in Q1 2016

Jul 18, 2016 - 9:30 PM

Despite the increase total loans for MSMEs still fall slightly short of the 10 target set by the government

Digital first: How innovation keeps businesses ahead

Jul 15, 2016 - 1:50 PM

More businesses are using technology to grow and improve as well as create solutions to everyday problems

Business and technology: How the game has changed

Jun 29, 2016 - 2:00 PM

Here are some ways technology has impacted the growth and development of today’s businesses

#BeTheBoss: What does it take to 'Make It Big?'

Jun 03, 2016 - 1:47 PM

Winners of the 2015 BeTheBossAwards share their experiences and tell us what it takes to make it big

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Make It Big: #BeTheBoss Awards 2016

Jun 01, 2016 - 3:05 PM

Do you think you and your business have what it takes to make it big? Join the 2016 BeTheBoss Awards


Microfinance loans hit P11.3B in 2015 – BSP

May 17, 2016 - 5:40 PM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas cites better coordination among banks government agencies and the private sector for the surge in microfinance loans

TechIsland 3.0: Empowering businesses in the digital age

Apr 24, 2016 - 11:50 AM

On its 3rd year TechIsland aims to help MSMEs around the Philippines overcome challenges embrace change and conquer opportunities

PLDT targets to link 1,500 MSMEs to supply chain

Apr 13, 2016 - 5:06 PM

At TechIsland 3 0 Silicon Valley veterans and industry leaders will talk about conquering new territories through different technology tools and mindsets that are apt for today s dynamic landscape

INCLUSIVE GROWTH. PLDT cites own initiative to help small players to the supply chain. File photo from Rappler

How will Philippine MSMEs fare in 2016?

Jan 16, 2016 - 10:13 AM

The conditions to grow are already in place but it is up to micro small and medium enterprises to seize the opportunities

From Basket Case. Gigi Phua-Lim, an entrepreneur who started as an art collector, talks to customer in her booth at the IMC. She hopes to promote Filipino artists and hopefully foreign artists through the reproduction of their works on everyday wear. Photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

New trade chief Cristobal: DTI will work 'beyond administrations'

Jan 04, 2016 - 10:25 PM

For newly appointed Trade Secretary Adrian Cristobal Jr too little time is not a reason for the agency to just coast along

TOO LITTLE TIME. New DTI Secretary Cristobal tells colleagues: 'Some may think there is too little time to try anything new, new ideas and approaches. That is not the DTI way.' Photo by DTI

N. Mindanao MSMEs should get halal certification – DTI

Dec 12, 2015 - 12:41 PM

Region 10 or Northern Mindanao has the third highest production volume for poultry in the country and is the only one outside Luzon

ASEAN MARKET. DTI says for Northern Mindanao food products to be competitive in the growing market, MSMEs must aim for the Halal certification. Photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

Globe launches online bazaar DigiMall for MSMEs

Dec 09, 2015 - 8:20 PM

Globe says the only way for micro small and medium enterprises to compete is through digitization

ONLINE BAZAAR. This Christmas season, Globe myBusiness, in partnership with e-commerce platform Shopify, introduces online bazaar DigiMall for MSMEs. Photos from Globe Corp Comm

Key lessons from APEC 2015

Nov 25, 2015 - 1:42 PM

It s learning about inclusive growth and ensuring it benefits the majority

LESSONS LEARNED. A delegate to the APEC SME Summit on November 17, 2015 shares his lessons learned from the event, and what Filipinos should look forward to post-APEC. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Josette Sheeran on the 'APEC divide' from both extremes

Nov 21, 2015 - 10:25 AM

UPDATED The former head of the World Food Programme and vice chairman of the World Economic Forum provides an insight into the relevance of high level summits like APEC

IMF to APEC leaders: Trade growth a disappointment

Nov 20, 2015 - 2:51 PM

The International Monetary Fund says the solution is to help small businesses enter global markets

GROWTH ISSUES. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2015 chairman President Benigno Aquino III (left) huddles with (clockwise from Aquino's left): Republic of Chile President Michelle Bachelet; Independent State of Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill; United Mexican States President Enrique Peña Nieto; United States of America President Barack Obama; and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. These APEC leaders are told by the International Monetary Fund that growth has been disappointing in the region. Photo by Gil Nartea / Malacañang Photo Bureau

APEC leaders: Intensify efforts for MSMEs, embrace digital economy

Nov 19, 2015 - 9:11 PM

APEC leaders reiterate actions laid out in the Boracay Action Agenda to globalize MSMEs and report progress by 2020

From Basket Case. One of Basket Case's bags that showcase a Filipino painting. Founder Gigi Phua-Lim sells the bags at reasonable prices to make art accessible to the public. Photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

APEC leaders close summit by condemning terror attacks

Nov 19, 2015 - 4:44 PM

21 Asia Pacific leaders say economic growth is among the most powerful tools to address terrorism s root causes

'FIGHT TERRORISM.' APEC 2015 chairman President Benigno S. Aquino III joins fellow world leaders, namely, (L-R) (front row) Republic of Chile President Michelle Bachelet; Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau; Brunei Darussalam Prime Minister Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah; Commonwealth of Australia Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull; People's Republic of China President Xi Jinping; Republic of Peru President Ollanta Humala; Socialist Republic of Vietnam President Truong Tan Sang; United States of America President Barack Obama; Kingdom of Thailand Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-Cha; and Chinese Taipei former Vice President Vincent Siew. (back row) Hong Kong, China Chief Executive CY Leung; Republic of Indonesia Vice President Jusuf Kalla; Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe; Republic of Korea President Park Geun-hye; Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak; United Mexican States President Enrique Peña Nieto; New Zealand Prime Minister John Key; Independent State of Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill; Russian Federation Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev; and Republic of Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, for the traditional Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Meeting (AELM) Family Photo at the Main Lobby of the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Cultural Center of the Philippines complex in Pasay City on Thursday (November 19, 2015). Working with this year’s theme: “Building Inclusive Economies, Building a Better World.” The APEC leaders call for increased global cooperation against terrorism. Photo by Rey Baniquet/Malacañang Photo Bureau

IN PHOTOS: MSMEs showcased at APEC's Int'l Media Center

Nov 19, 2015 - 2:47 PM

Philippine based micro small and medium enterprises feature culture history versatility in their craftsmanship

From Expo Mandaue. A 1959 Porsche convertible (not for sale) hand-made with coconut twigs and ratan encased in fiber glass is displayed at Expo Mandaue in the IMC. It was designed by Clayton Togonon. Photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

Is Trans-Pacific Partnership friendly to small businesses?

Nov 19, 2015 - 6:43 AM

New Zealand and Hong Kong s leaders also weigh in on a trade deal for the region while China pushes for the FTAAP

APEC only makes masses poorer — labor groups

Nov 18, 2015 - 5:29 PM

Inclusive growth in APEC is impossible without respect for basic labor rights including the right to unionize and receive living wages says a labor leader

MILITANTS BLOCKED. Protesters who marched from UST to Liwasang Bonifacio are blocked by police forces and organized in front of Metropolitan Theater instead. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Lessons that help startups thrive

Nov 18, 2015 - 9:00 AM

UPDATED At the APEC SME Summit 2015 business leaders share lessons and ideas on the factors that can help small and medium enterprises thrive

President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his speech during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Summit 2015. Photo by Gil Nartea/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Real work to help small businesses begins after APEC

Nov 18, 2015 - 7:30 AM

Channeling innovation creating a Philippine brand and focusing on advantages seen to boost local MSMEs

APEC 2015: Micro enterprises, innovation take center stage

Nov 17, 2015 - 9:00 PM

The people behind AirAsia Asia Society Care com Uber and other innovative thinkers share their thoughts with budding entrepreneurs at the 2015 APEC SME summit

APEC SME Summit 2015: Lessons from Xurpas, Rappler

Nov 17, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Even with limited resources online startups can be successful with the right people and a creative approach to solving problems

TECH LESSONS. Xurpas CEO Nix Nolledo and Rappler CEO Maria Ressa answer questions from TV broadcaster Karen Davila. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler