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Before you can make money, you need to spend. A lot.
There's a meme going around that says it's better to start a business than to stay in a job, as your children can inherit your business, but never your job. This is more or less in the same vein as the belief that ...
 
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From its initial agribusiness to its current diverse portfolio, these are some of the corporation’s milestones across 185 years.
Ayala Corporation is one of the oldest and largest conglomerates in the Philippines. It marks its 185th anniversary this year.What was initially a distillery business has grown into a mammoth corporation with a diverse portfolio that covers interests such as real estate, ...
 
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We clarified some of the biggest misconceptions about owning a franchise business in the Philippines.
It’s the ultimate dream of many Filipinos to own a franchise business in the Philippines. How many hopefuls have fantasized about winning the lottery, then purchasing a franchise of Jollibee, easily the most popular restaurant in the country? We’ve all wanted its ...
 
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News outlets have reported that Don Quijote has expressed interest in opening in countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines.
A favorite stopover and shopping spot of tourists when in Japan, Don Quijote is gearing up for an Asian expansion to boost sales. After successful launches of its first branches in Bangkok this February and Hong Kong in July, parent company Pan ...
 
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“The acquisition of the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf brand will be JFC’s largest and most multinational so far with business presence in 27 countries,” according to Tony Tan Caktiong
After acquiring Tim Ho Wan for $33.5 million and U.S.-based Mexican food concept Tortas Frontera for $12.4 million in 2018, Jollibee Foods Corporation is continuing its buying spree. Today, the thriving Filipino fast-food chain announced that it will be completely acquiring U.S. ...
 
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Starting Monday, May 6, the Securities and Exchange Commission will start accepting the registration of one-person corporations.
Starting Monday, May 6, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will start accepting the registration of one-person corporations (OPC) at its head office in Pasay City. The move comes less than three months after the Republic Act 11232 or the revised corporation code ...
 
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The Lane for Express Application was launched early this month.
Business owners may have one less task to worry about to become government compliant. Early this month, the Securities and Exchange Commission launched a simplified online application process for those registering non-specialized corporations, allowing their applications to be approved in one day.The Lane ...
 
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This is a big win for the business community.
People who dare to do business in the country know: registering one’s company with the government sucks. The lines at government offices are long, red tape is rampant, and really, there are just too many forms to fill out. According to the ...
 
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When it comes to sustainability and practicality, social enterprises perform better.
Charities and social enterprises have helped improve lives of millions of people. Both are anchored on humanity and compassion, but when it comes to sustainability and practicality, the latter trumps the former. Here is a list of reasons why.According to startup expert ...
 
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Big businesses had quite an appetite for acquisitions this year.
Big businesses have had quite an appetite for acquisitions this year. Despite the volatile market conditions outside our shores (no thanks to Trump and China), local and even regional business players have had a good year of deals.Here are some that have ...
 
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The chain of specialty Chinese food was shuttered for a time by the BIR, but not for long
For a man whose business was shut down for a few days by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Wilson Ledesma is in a jovial mood. The founder and proprietor of the Mann Hann chain of restaurants says the closure happened because ...
 
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The celebrity chef faced the biggest challenge of his career this year, and lived to tell about it
Guevarra’s is a buffet restaurant in San Juan owned by popular Chef Rolando Laudico that has been around since March 2013. This year, the establishment faced its toughest challenge yet when a customer alleged she and her family were rushed to the ...
 
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New brand ups Ayala's automotive portfolio to six.
It’s been whispered about for months, but it’s finally official: Korean automotive company Kia is making a comeback in the Philippines through Ayala Corporation. The announcement was made in a press briefing on Monday, December 17.AC Automotive, Ayala Corp's automobile business company ...
 
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These powerful duos are making big changes in the fields of education, transportation, beauty, art, and design.
When it comes to female representation in the workplace, Philippine firms continue to show they have no qualms about having a woman run the show. Data company Grant Thornton released its annual Women in Business report earlier in the year and it ...
 
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The interest rates are higher than government treasury bonds and the current inflation rate.
Vista Land & Lifescapes Inc. (VLL), one of the three listed firms owned by the country’s second richest man Mauel Villar, is offering fixed rate retail bonds with an aggregate principal amount of Php5 billion and an oversubscription option of up to ...
 
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A farmer couple is helping to promote the quality of Davao-made chocolate to the country and the world.
Philippine-sourced cacao has slowly been gaining international attention, and that's a good thing. To prepare for a foreseen global shortage in the chocolate supply by 2020, the Philippine government has been pushing to make the country a key producer of cacao, a ...
 
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Aboitiz ranked 33rd in the Forbes list of richest Filipinos.
Jon Ramon Aboitiz, the chairman of Aboitiz Equity Ventures (AEV), passed away on Friday, November 30, multiple news sources quoting family sources confirmed. He was 70 years old.As one of the pillars of AEV, Aboitiz helped steer the company to become one ...
 
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And seven things you should stop saying at the office.
Every little thing you say or do at your workplace will reflect your level of work ethic. To polish those inter-office communication skills, here are thoughtful alternative ways you can respond to common situations at work:What not to do: Be defensiveWhat to say ...
 
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Pilipinas Shell Foundation, Inc. has been working in Palawan since its mother corporation launched the Malampaya Project in 2000.
When a large multinational corporation descends upon a community and puts their name on a few socially responsible projects, it’s easy to cast a cynical eye and say they’re just doing it for the PR. They are, to be honest, but they’re ...
 
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Basic manners matter most during a negotiation with a potential client or while presenting the company’s latest numbers to your seniors.
Basic manners matter most during a negotiation with a potential business client or while presenting the company’s latest numbers to your seniors.Aside from the ABCs of professionalism like dressing properly or coming on time, here are a few more notes on good ...
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