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Monday, February 27, 2017
A coffee-grinding start-up, health single window and a company that seeks to save water in seven ways were chosen as this year’s national awardees at the BCY Foundation Innovation Awards held in Malacañang on Monday. The awardees—Bote Central, OneLab of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and Sunlight Foods...
Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom claimed a “major victory” in his long-running battle to avoid extradition to the US, even as another New Zealand court ruled he is eligible for removal from the South Pacific nation. The High Court said on Monday Dotcom and his coaccused, Mathias Ortmann, Bram van der...
Miki Agrawal has a three-part strategy for getting someone to embrace an uncomfortable new behavior. In the case of her start-up, she’s trying to convince women to ditch their feminine-hygiene products for a pair of reusable period panties. The first component is the product itself: The underwear is thin but, to most wearers’ surprise,...
The Network for Enterprising Women (NEW) is unleashing the “entrepreneur” in every woman through the 10th Annual Women Entrepreneurs Conference to be held on March 4 at the New World Hotel, Makati City from 8 a.m. to 12 n.n. Organized by NEW, the annual conference is one of the most...
Autonomy may be the single most important element for creating engagement in a company. But autonomy is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it spurs creativity and involvement. On the other, unchecked autonomy can lead to ambiguity and inefficiencies. To find the right balance, you have to wrestle with...
Contractual employment is often perceived as temporary. And with this comes the belief that it doesn’t offer any advancement options—your career is only as good as the length of your tenure. But these are all misconceptions according to the Philippine Association of Legitimate Service Contractors (Palscon), an association of...
Don’t be duped, fooled, or be taken advantaged by others on business deals and personal transactions because of ignorance of contract laws. Life is a series of agreements, and it will be useful to understand contract law, especially for nonlawyers in family businesses and for professionals.  It’s a life...
Franchising has become one of the most common routes for Filipinos seeking for financial independence. And to find potential success in any franchise business venture, one of the most pertinent decisions to make would be choosing a trusted product—one that offers a profitable business model that you can trust and have...
THE Philippine economy has boomed for the past several years, surpassing even China and rest of East Asia in 2016. In part, the growth is driven by the country’s position at the center of the demographic sweet spot—the population skews young and educated, with a median age of only 23. While...
THE Center for Global Best Practices is launching another pioneering seminar, entitled “Best Leadership Practices for Department Chairpersons of Colleges and Universities,” on February 24 at the Edsa Shangri-La Hotel,  Mandaluyong City. This is to give importance to the department chairmen, given that they are in the “frontlines” of academic management,...
Byrd’s vision of skyscraper farms to feed city dwellers begins with a much different kind of crop: marijuana. The 45-year-old is CEO and founder of Pure Agrobusiness Inc., a company that sells equipment to grow legal cannabis, a market worth $6 billion in 2016 and expected to reach $50 billion...
NEW YORK—The doubts crept in, just a year into the life of the tax-break program known as Start-Up New York, with revelations that New York state had spent nearly $50 million to promote a job-creation initiative that in its first year had created all of 76 jobs. They grew into...
Kimi Takura quit his fast-paced job as a deliveryman when he was 22 after he was hospitalized for a month with exhaustion. Out of work, he sold his much-loved Jaguar car, bought a secondhand bus and started a one-man business driving Taiwanese tourists around Japan. He worked every day he...
This could be the year you decide to stop working for someone else and start your own business. While your individual skills and interests are key to determining what type of venture to pursue, the last thing you want to do is start a business in an industry with...

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The founder and chief executive of India’s largest digital-payments company has barely slept and is nursing a head cold. Having just arrived at Paytm’s office, Vijay Shekhar Sharma discovers the coffee machine is broken. No time to send out for java. He settles for tea and plunges into a vortex of meetings—parsing a...
Real-estate service professionals, brokers, appraisers, consultants, salesmen and businessmen looking to expand to Asia Pacific markets will find up-to-date developments in the world’s fastest-growing region at the first Real Estate Asia Pacific (REAP) 2017 Conference and Expo on May 12 and 13 at the SMX Convention Center in Mall...
Care for a “corta” bottle of Rosso di Napa? If there are two words for wine in 2017, they’re experimentation and exploration. An unquenchable thirst for the new means wines made from less well-known grapes, such as Verdejo, and unfamiliar regions in Portugal, South Africa and Arizona will gain buzz. (Hey,...
Small business owners and rising bloggers both have their challenges when it comes to the digital world. Business owners who realize the potential of going digital are challenged in part by their lack of know-how in engaging with digital influencers within their means. On the other hand, rising bloggers are...
With the new endo regulation of the government, what must we do to address this issue?  Find the solutions together with the updates and remedies covering all 2016 labor-related regulations, including Supreme Court rulings, Department of Labor and Employment issuances, Social Security System, Philippine Health Insurance Corp., Pag-IBIG and...