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Thursday, March 23, 2017
Sandeep Mathrani, head of US shopping-center operator General Growth Properties Inc., was in Dubai when he saw something that startled him: an indoor city just for kids. In the middle of the giant Dubai Mall, he found an activity center filled with child-sized restaurants, bakeries, hospitals and police stations. The...
ON a recent afternoon in Montevideo, a young couple approached the counter at Futuro Refuerzos, a snug sandwich shop that features artisanal breads, house-made spreads and locally sourced meats. The woman was wearing a wide-brimmed felt halt and carried a vintage leather handbag; the man sported tousled curls, forearm...
More than 750,000 entrepreneurs have been served by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) through its Negosyo Centers nationwide. “There are 759,223 total clients served to date, to include business- name registration and other Negosyo Center services,” Trade Undersecretary for Regional Operations Group Zenaida Maglaya said in a chance...
The Wi-fi icon—a dot with radio waves radiating outward—glows on nearly every Internet-connected device, from the iPhone to thermostats to TVs. But it’s starting to fade from the limelight. With every major US wireless carrier now offering unlimited data plans, consumers don’t need to log on to a Wi-fi network...
By Tim Culpan | Bloomberg AN Internet company that’s still private, venture-backed and about to make an actual profit —huh? Say again? As the world celebrates the initial public offering success of an unprofitable photo-sharing social-media site, it’s exciting to consider that there are actually online start-ups with earnings. PropertyGuru Pte. is...
Filipinos working in Singapore were exposed to business ideas and investment opportunities back in the Philippines at the third leg of the Smart World Negosyo Caravan held there in January. The event was staged by PLDT Global, through Smart World, the international brand of the PLDT Group that provides products...
Many businesses and human resources (HR) practitioners are not skilled and updated on how to maximize the tax savings and benefits that is allowed by the government.  The confusion on how to properly compute for the salaries, wages and benefits was aggravated by the wage increases last June both...
IN line with the celebrations for the International Women’s Month in March, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), together with the Asean Women Entrepreneurs’ Network (Awen), will bring together women from Asean member-states for a conference focused on technology and innovation. The Steering Committee is composed of representatives from...
CLAIMS of hacking by the Russian state may be feeding international tensions, but they’ve given Californian musician David Brown a great icebreaker when selling his line of Russian-made microphones. “We give free hacking lessons with these microphones,” he tells potential buyers in Los Angeles. “Watch what you say because they never...
JAMES GIANNANTONIO does not consider himself a fitness maniac. But Giannantonio, a 31-year-old Philadelphian, knows he may appear that way when he visits New York. “I have the same routine every time I come,” he said. “I check in, then I take out the yoga mat in the little...
IF you do import and export trade transactions or planning trading of goods, it’s a must to master Incoterms, or the International Commercial Terms, used in shipping goods via land, air and sea. While the revised set of rules on Incoterms in all international trade transactions has taken effect globally five...
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...