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The Power of Collaboration: Sharing Economy in the Philippines
Aug23

The Power of Collaboration: Sharing Economy in the Philippines

By Antonino Benitez     With the continued rise of online businesses, like Uber and Airbnb, which play a major part in the global ‘Sharing Economy’ arena, protests against these collaborative platforms are increasing on an international scale – and the Philippines is part of the picture.   Back home, groups have expressed their negative sentiments against Uber and Grab. Considering the popularity of these companies and...

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FEME Connect: business with a purpose
Aug21

FEME Connect: business with a purpose

Typical businesses exist with the sole objective of generating profit.  Then there are those enterprises that have been created to support a specific advocacy to benefit people, while making financial gains. FEME Connect is one of those ventures.     FEME Connect is a social enterprise developed by Joanna Morales, Rachel Los Banos, Christine Esguerra and Leilanie Garcia – batch mates under the Ateneo School of Government in...

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Armando Bartolome: Franchising Pros and Cons
Jul24

Armando Bartolome: Franchising Pros and Cons

By Armando Bartolome     Franchising is a widely-accepted form of helping in the development of businesses today. It is a business concept that is being used in various countries. Franchising nevertheless plays a significant role in other countries as one of the strategies in speeding up economic development which is also responsible for the creation of new jobs. It has also been found out to have a lesser failure rate than...

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It’s What I Do: Ernesto Oliquiano, John Gilbert Flores
Jul03

It’s What I Do: Ernesto Oliquiano, John Gilbert Flores

ARCH. ERNESTO R. OLIQUIANO IV, UAP, INT’L ASSOC. AIA  Senior Interior Design Architect, U+A Architects Dubai, UAE My job I work for an international design firm which offers comprehensive design solutions in architecture, interior design, engineering, planning and landscaping. I started my Middle East career in 2004 at 23 years old with Dewan Architects in Riyadh, KSA, where I worked on projects for the Saudi Royal Family,...

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Customer Service: Why the Customer is still King
Jul03

Customer Service: Why the Customer is still King

By Ishwar Chugani     People are always talking about customer service, whether it’s to praise, criticise or demand. But what really defines effective customer service and what does this mean to our bottom line?   In the textbook sense, customer service is defined as the delivery system of a product or service, and the manner in which the customer is treated upon entering a store. It includes the employees and the...

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The Dark Side of Entrepreneurship: 10 Things People Don’t Tell You about Being an Entrepreneur
May30

The Dark Side of Entrepreneurship: 10 Things People Don’t Tell You about Being an Entrepreneur

The Dark Side of Entrepreneurship: 10 Things People Don’t Tell You about Being an Entrepreneur By Jovy Tuano The Enterprising Spirit: EPISODE 1     Just like watching a TV series, perhaps the best way to tell enterprising stories is to keep readers entertained and connected with real life experiences and scenarios, rather than boring principles and theories about doing business.   So I thought of writing a mixed genre Netflix-ish...

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