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YEBC 2017: PH youth urged to go into business

Mar 23, 2017 - 3:08 PM

We focus on entrepreneurship because we need to in order to develop our country Senator Bam Aquino tells students at the Youth Entrepreneurship Boot Camp

INDUSTRY LEADER. World-renowned industrial designer Kenneth Cobonpue (3rd from left) is presented the Integrity Leadership Award. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

Create your success with a millennial mindset

Feb 10, 2017 - 7:08 PM

Younger dynamic tech savvy entrepreneurs are changing the SME landscape Here s what you can learn from them

5 tips to future-proof your business

Jan 09, 2017 - 2:34 PM

You can’t predict what the landscape will be like in 3 years but you can prepare for the unexpected

CONVERSATION: Money matters that are #WorthIt

Jan 09, 2017 - 11:57 AM

Finances are an important part of life What do they mean to you? Join our conversation on Tuesday January 10 from 10 am onwards

Quiz: Do you have what it takes to grow your business?

Dec 16, 2016 - 4:53 PM

These days a great idea and lots of passion are all you need to start a business But will you have the means to achieve success? Find out in this short test

Starting 2017 right: Advice for SMEs on running a local business

Dec 15, 2016 - 1:21 PM

What does it take to succeed as an entrepreneur? We get answers from 3 local business owners during a recent roundtable Read the highlights here

Turning tech savvy to business savvy

Nov 18, 2016 - 10:53 AM

Here’s the story behind Neon Island: a weekend hobby that turned into a successful retail business for two 20 somethings

Infographic: how tech gives SMEs the competitive advantage

Nov 07, 2016 - 6:41 PM

If you want your business to thrive you must pair your passion with the right digital tools

Conversation: Why become an entrepreneur?

Oct 22, 2016 - 9:00 AM

What makes owning a business such an enticing career choice today? Join the Twitter conversation on October 25 from 4 pm onwards and get a chance to win prizes

What entrepreneurs can learn from the millennial attitude

Sep 30, 2016 - 5:55 PM

The entrepreneurial generation can offer a tip or two on how to run your business

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

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

Poe: Aquino's economic vision 'not as clear as it should've been'

May 06, 2016 - 2:15 PM

Even if we ve made economic gains and strides in this particular administration people continue to be disillusioned because they don t feel it yet the presidential candidate says

'BEST PLATFORM.' Presidential candidate Grace Poe urges Filipinos to 'consider' her if they want a better Philippines. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Malaysian investors told: Keep investing in PH beyond elections

May 06, 2016 - 9:43 AM

The finance chief says the Philippines is in the right place at the right time with its favorable demographics and integration with ASEAN neighbors

SHOPTALK. Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima (right) encourages Malaysian firms to do business in the Philippines. Beside him is TAEL Partners CEO Michael Sng. Photo from Department of Finance

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

What you need to know about your business

Dec 13, 2015 - 6:10 PM

Globe is taking myBusiness Day to Davao to inspire local SMEs of every region

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

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

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

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

Asia-Pacific to grow at slowest rate in 2015

Nov 17, 2015 - 1:00 PM

The Pacific Economic Cooperation Council urges APEC leaders to focus their discussions on ways to ensure that more people are part of the region s growth

REGIONAL GROWTH. Pacific Economic Cooperation Council officials (from left): Amb. Don Campbell, Eduardo Pedrosa, and Amb. Tang Guoquiang share the rather bleak results for regional growth, as showed in the State of the Region report released Monday, November 16, 2015.

Because entrepreneurs need access to capital

Nov 12, 2015 - 9:00 AM

We can hope that more Filipino entrepreneurs will get the financing they need to grow successful businesses generate more jobs and spread wealth and opportunities throughout the Philippines

Making region MSME-friendly could be APEC 2015's success

Nov 08, 2015 - 5:07 PM

Before pushing for a MSME friendly region some economists say the Philippines should first resolve its own policy gaps and conflicts that disempower microentrepreneurs

MSME-FRIENDLY REGION. In 1996, liberalizing the telecommunications services sector was considered APEC's major success. This year, it could be putting micro entrepreneurs at the centerstage

Aquino: PH is an easy brand to sell

Oct 29, 2015 - 6:05 PM

But corruption and impunity make the task a challenge says the salesman in chief of the Philippines

President Benigno S. Aquino III tours and views the exhibit on the 17th Asia Pacific Retailers Convention and Exhibit (APRCE) at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia, Pasay City on Thursday (Oct 29, 2015). This year’s theme: “Asia Fast Forward”. Also in photo is Department of Trade and Industry Secretary Gregory Domingo. (Photo by Rolando Mailo / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Philippines formalizes push for MSMEs adoption by WTO

Oct 05, 2015 - 6:51 PM

The Senate also approves the bill seeking to provide micro small and medium entrepreneurs more access to micro financing

FORMALIZATION. The Philippine Mission to the World Trade Organization in Geneva has already submitted two documents on “Fostering the Participation of MSMEs in Regional and Global Markets," the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) announced via a website post on Monday, October 5, 2015.

DTI: Growth not inclusive without MSMEs

Sep 25, 2015 - 7:30 PM

APEC ministers are setting policy to support the integration of micro small and medium enterprises in international markets and global value chains

INCLUSIVE. Department of Trade and Industry Secretary Gregory Domingo stresses "without micro, small, and medium-size enterprises (MSMEs) in the global market, growth cannot be inclusive.” Photo from APEC PH 2015 Twitter account

Bring SMEs to the global arena – UN-ITU chief

Sep 22, 2015 - 2:34 PM

International Telecommunication Union Secretary General Houlin Zhao says information and communications technology can help make micro small and medium enterprises more prominent in the world stage

Women are prime movers of inclusive growth – APEC leaders

Sep 19, 2015 - 10:33 AM

They also push for addressing gender disparities in women s labor force participation and strengthening their role in growing MSMEs

Philippines to complete 100 Go Negosyo centers in September

Sep 18, 2015 - 7:11 PM

The centers are seen to help micro small and medium scale entrepreneurs with business registration financing and market promotion

MORE THAN A THOUSAND. The Philippines needs more than 1,000 Go Negosyo Centers to provide enough support for micro, small, and medium enterprises nationwide. Photo from www.bamaquino.com

DTI chief makes final push for MSMEs initiatives

Sep 17, 2015 - 6:34 PM

Gregory Domingo also confirms he will stay as DTI chief at least until after the country s hosting of the APEC Leaders’ Summit in November

FINAL PUSH. DTI chief Gregory Domingo says he will continue pushing initiatives for micro, small and medium enterprises, which represent 98% of all registered businesses.

5 ways to #BeTheBoss

Sep 05, 2015 - 9:06 AM

Entrepreneurs behind today s thriving SMEs share lessons on how you can grow your own business

Helping SMEs get financing key for Asia's continued growth – ADB

Sep 02, 2015 - 10:04 PM

Lending to SMEs has declined over the course of the global financial crises of 2008 and 2014 the Asian Development Bank says

The digital edge for SMEs

Sep 01, 2015 - 9:07 PM

What SMEs should consider in going digital

[Executive Edge] Protecting Filipino freelancers from non-payment

Aug 12, 2015 - 12:33 PM

Freelancer com s Local Jobs will hopefully continue doing what it can to address any potential concerns of non payment

PH manufacturing drops further in June

Aug 11, 2015 - 8:45 PM

Business expectations across sectors remain optimistic NEDA says

OPTIMISTIC. Despite the continuous decline in the manufacturing sector, business expectations across sectors remain optimistic, NEDA chief Arsenio M. Balisacan says. File photo by Agence France-Presse / Frederic J. Brown

Despite SONA 2015 snub, small businesses still gov't priority

Jul 30, 2015 - 8:30 AM

With its remaining time the Aquino administration plans to use APEC and new laws as a platform to push the growth of micro small and medium enterprises in the country

Unexpected upsides to taking your business online

Jul 27, 2015 - 5:23 PM

More and more businesses are leaving the days of the filing cabinet far behind them

Empowering women through micro-entrepreneurship

Jun 27, 2015 - 8:30 AM

Economic mobility is often difficult for women given their dual roles of having to earn and managing the household Micro entrepreneurship can help

All eyes on PH startups in mega event for APEC

Jun 19, 2015 - 9:15 AM

The SlingshotMNL 2 day conference will be the official startup event for APEC which the country is hosting this year

FORWARD THINKING. DTI officials and members of the startup community debate tech startups' current and future role in the economy ahead of the big event. Photo by Chris Schnabel / Rappler

INFOGRAPHIC: From passion to fruition

Jun 16, 2015 - 10:50 AM

How do you turn your skills and passions into something profitable?

Repeal ineffective, counter-productive laws, rules – NEDA

Jun 11, 2015 - 4:53 PM

The National Economic and Development Authority also supports an updated Foreign Investments Act

Aquino invites Japan companies to bid for PH infra projects

Jun 04, 2015 - 11:26 PM

The Philippines as an investment destination is more attractive today than at any other point in our history President Aquino says

(TOKYO, Japan) President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his keynote speech during the Philippine Investment Forum organized by the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Japan-Philippines Economic Cooperation Committee – Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JPECC-JCCI), Philippines Society of Japan (PSJ) and ASEAN-Japan Center (AJC) at the Tsuru West Room, Banquet Floor of the Hotel New Otani for his State Visit in Japan on Thursday (June 04, 2015). (Photo by Robert Vinas/ Malacañang Photo Bureau)

APEC-wide e-vehicles road map draft ready by Sept

Apr 24, 2015 - 5:07 PM

UPDATED The road map pushes for the promotion and facilitation of e vehicles in the Asia Pacific