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When Thinking of Setting-up a New Business — To Go or Not To Go?

When Thinking of Setting-up a New Business — To Go or Not To Go?

by Anton Padua, Negosentro.com | I was invited to talk about “Setting Up a New Business” two years ago for singles and young professionals during a time when Edna and I were running on its first year, the coffee shop named “Bake and Brew”. I was overjoyed by the warm reception and feedback of people who attended the workshop though I am not certain whether the positive feedback was because ...

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Why People Never Plan to Fail, But Simply Fail to Plan Their Finances

Why People Never Plan to Fail, But Simply Fail to Plan Their Finances

by Joel Barretto, CFP | Negosentro.com | I recently opened my Facebook and was saddened to discover that one of my classmates from “not too long ago ;-),” in grade grade school developed a very rare but deadly type of cancer.  I admired his spirit as friends and family unite to raise funds through pledges on Facebook to help pay for his treatments as he struggles to fight for his ...

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It’s High-Time You Found the Right Financial Advisor for You

It’s High-Time You Found the Right Financial Advisor for You

by Joel Barretto, CFP | via Negosentro.com | Financial planning is not a one size fits all concept.  Everyone has their own unique financial goals, priorities and situation.  Your first line of defense is finding an ethical, trustworthy and competent financial advisor.  Unfortunately, due to the pay structures of today’s so called “financial advisors,” this might seem like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Because majority, if not ...

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SMEs: Free Seminars from DTI and Downloadbles on How to Start a Business

SMEs: Free Seminars from DTI and Downloadbles on How to Start a Business

Homerun Nievera, Negosentro.com | The Department of Trade and Industry continues on its program to facilitate learnings through downloadables and short seminars that intend to provide guidance for starting a business. Here is the link to DTI’s Trainings and Seminars. For downloadable learning modules, the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise Development (MSMED) Plan was developed in consultation with national, regional, and provincial stakeholders. A participatory approach was adopted involving a ...

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Overseas Filipino Worker, Entrepreneur, Launches His Own Biz App

Overseas Filipino Worker, Entrepreneur, Launches His Own Biz App

by Homerun Nievera | Julio “JC” Ibay, was once a small business owner in the Philippines before deciding to augment his family’s income by going to Papua New Guinea to rejoin the workforce. Even though he worked there once before, this time, when his kids are fast growing up, loneliness has creeped-in only much deeper. Trying to fight homesickness, JC toyed with many business ideas so once he goes back ...

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The Multi-Millionaire Next Door: How to Become One

The Multi-Millionaire Next Door: How to Become One

by Homerun Nievera You are the multi-millionaire next door. And you probably don’t know it. We know of Henry Sy and Lucio Tan. But who is Philip Ang? The 3 of them are in Forbes Magazine’s richest list in the Philippines. Henry Sy is worth 5 billion dollars, Lucio Tan is at 2.1 billion dollars while Philip Ang is at the “bottom” of the 40 Forbes Magazine-listed richest Pinoys, worth ...

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The Boss of Kitchens Wows Makati City Biz Folks with Comfort Food

The Boss of Kitchens Wows Makati City Biz Folks with Comfort Food

by Homerun Nievera | Chef Bruce Lim — The Boss of Kitchens — opens a unique style of a restaurant, serving comfort food for the city’s business set. Rustique Restaurant, a collaboration with businessman Tony Boy Cojuangco,  serves comfort food from both Filipino and international faves — tweaked The Boss way, of course. Right in  the heart of Makati’s central business district (820 Arnaiz Avenue),  Rustique Kitchen, carries a relaxing ambience ...

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