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PLDT Enterprise, DTI to help MSMEs restart with 3-month FREE business bundle

Jul 06, 2020 - 3:24 PM

Customers can design the package so it aligns to their digital priorities

Small is mighty: How to connect your small business to opportunities on LinkedIn

Jun 30, 2020 - 3:12 PM

Gain tips on how to help your business in a time of COVID-19

This design agency is helping SMEs rebuild their brand for free

May 29, 2020 - 3:12 PM

Know a business owner who needs help? Serious Studio's 'Brand Aid' initiative offers a free brand-building mentorship program to local businesses affected by COVID-19.

Starting out as relief drive, this online shop helps give jobs to motorcycle riders

May 28, 2020 - 11:02 AM

At the onset of the Metro Manila lockdown, event organizer Jennifer Rabe only wanted to help those affected by quarantine measures in her hometown of Las Piñas

Photos from AJA Delivery

Webinar: How to make financial rehabilitation work for business owners

May 26, 2020 - 5:26 PM

The webinar is happening on Thursday, May 28

Tita Carms: Life as a sari-sari store owner during coronavirus outbreak

May 23, 2020 - 10:00 AM

Tita Carms may seem unaffected by the crisis since her roadside store remains open. But it takes a lot to keep her small business going during a pandemic.

SARI-SARI STORE. Carmelita Dela Rosa shares her difficulty managing a sari-sari store during the coronavirus outbreak. Photo from Al Lumasag

Going into agriculture? DA has P2.5B in loans for MSMEs, returning OFWs

May 18, 2020 - 7:35 PM

The Department of Agriculture says the loans are zero interest, with technical assistance from the government

Planting Rice - Jaen, Nueva Ecija. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

LIST: Mommy-owned local food businesses you should be supporting

May 08, 2020 - 12:30 PM

Looking for cookies, cakes, food trays, and pastries? For Mother's Day, show these hardworking moms some support by checking out these food businesses.

Webinar: How small businesses can get help from gov't, banking sector

May 07, 2020 - 12:27 PM

What are the options available for business owners to help them survive the lockdown?

Webinar: Protecting your online business in the new normal

May 04, 2020 - 6:15 PM

Many businesses in the Philippines face an existential challenge amid the coronavirus pandemic: How should they adapt online for their business to survive?

Over half of MSMEs stopped operations due to coronavirus lockdown

May 01, 2020 - 6:22 PM

Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez says almost 53% or about 525,000 out of the total 998,342 MSMEs in the country bear the brunt of the coronavirus pandemic

AFFECTED BY COVID-19. Customers purchase vegetables at the Blumentritt Market in Manila on April 21, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Ex-DSWD chief: Revive small businesses to help poor long after lockdown

Apr 29, 2020 - 11:59 AM

'We cannot forever be giving subsidies and food packs,' says former DSWD secretary Dinky Soliman

Sari-Sari store at Commonwealth Market in Quezon City, September 12, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Need help protecting your business during the pandemic? Project Lifeline is here

Apr 27, 2020 - 2:16 PM

Project Lifeline is an online helpline which aims to provide pro bono solutions for micro, small, and medium enterprises

Landbank launches loan program for businesses hit by virus

Apr 16, 2020 - 2:35 PM

Small businesses can borrow up to 85% of their actual need for working capital with an interest rate of 5% per annum


'Sariling diskarte': The heavy impact of lockdown on micro, small businesses

Apr 07, 2020 - 7:30 PM

Micro enterprises make up 88.5% of businesses in the country and employ as much as 28.9% of total private sector employees. They are struggling to survive as they await government.

DOT is Google's first GMB Trusted Verifier in the Philippines

Oct 13, 2019 - 5:15 PM

The Department of Tourism will work closely with Google in digitizing the tourism establishments in the Philippines, says Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat

Why households, enterprises need micro-insurance

Feb 25, 2019 - 5:45 PM

The government and the private sector are hitting two birds in one stone in the promotion of micro-insurance: disaster-preparedness and financial inclusion

Students take part in a march for the environment and the climate organised by students, in Brussels, on February 21, 2019. (Photo by EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP)

How to get your micro business tax exempted

Dec 06, 2017 - 5:26 PM

Do you own a micro business or interested starting one soon? Apply for BMBE accreditation and enjoy its benefits.

MSMEs must benefit from free trade, Robredo tells ASEAN businessmen

Nov 14, 2017 - 7:20 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says technology is a 'wild card' that both rich and poor countries must learn to decode to help small-scale entrepreneurs

INCLUSIVE GROWTH. Vice President Leni Robredo speaks at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit on November 14. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte to pour 'billions of pesos' into funding for MSMEs

Nov 12, 2017 - 9:00 PM

'Maybe P50 billion each is okay?' the Philippine president asks before an audience of diplomats and businessmen from all over Southeast Asia

BSP lowers risk weighting for loans to boost MSMEs

Nov 03, 2017 - 4:32 PM

‘The policy intends to facilitate the increased flow of funds to MSMEs that will translate to the further growth of the sector and of the domestic economy,' says the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Dominguez, Jack Ma to meet in China for PH e-commerce dev't

Nov 02, 2017 - 2:50 PM

The Department of Finance is looking into building a logistics backbone for MSMEs and popularizing China's 3-1-0 online loan initiative in the Philippines

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III (center) standing beside Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma (right) during a courtesy call to President Rodrigo Duterte (left) on October 25, 2017. Photo from Malacañang

GoDaddy launches new website builder, eyes PH expansion

Jul 12, 2017 - 1:30 PM

The world s top website hosting firm also maintains a BPO office in the country with the number of employees there seen to double in the next couple of years

PH to institutionalize business lessons from ASEAN neighbors

Apr 28, 2017 - 8:26 PM

Proposed new laws such as the Ease of Doing Business Act aim to put some of the practices learned from successful neighbors like Singapore into law

Create pro-poor business models, Robredo tells ASEAN businessmen

Apr 28, 2017 - 3:35 PM

While the number of Asian billionaires are growing ASEAN is still home to many of the world’s poor Vice President Leni Robredo tells ASEAN business leaders and policy makers

 Vice President Leni Robredo delivers a speech during the ASEAN Prosperity for All Summit held at the City of Dreams in Pasay City last April 28, 2017. In her speech, she mentioned that real prosperity can be achieved if we worK together in empowering, the last, the least and the lost. Photo by OVP

Globe, PayPal tie up to boost MSME, freelancer market

Feb 09, 2017 - 2:00 PM

The partnership allows PayPal users to link their account with GCash and withdraw funds within the day from ATMs and GCash partners at zero or almost zero cost

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Jan 25, 2017 - 1:16 PM

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Duterte calls on ASEAN to help small businesses, empower women

Jan 25, 2017 - 9:53 AM

The President invites entrepreneurs businessmen and investors to attend 9 business related fora to be held in the Philippines this year as part of ASEAN 2017

FUELLING ASEAN GROWTH. President Rodrigo Duterte is assisted by Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez as he launches the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) 2017 Business and Investment Program at Malacañang Palace on January 24, 2017. Photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

'5-6' lending? Symptom of a larger problem

Jan 14, 2017 - 1:56 PM

Government ought not to mistake symptoms for our problems We won’t achieve 100 financial inclusion just because we arrest and deport all 5 6 lenders

DTI seeks to stop '5-6' lending

Dec 05, 2016 - 1:15 AM

Starting 2017 the government will set aside P1 billion for lending to micro and small enterprises

ABOLISH 5-6. Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez vows to kill exorbitant '5-6' lending scheme. Photo by ALBERT ALCAIN/PPD

2016 MVP Bossing Awards to celebrate another batch of inspirational business leaders

Oct 21, 2016 - 12:32 PM

The nominations are open until November 9

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Oct 13, 2016 - 9:44 PM

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NEDA, DOLE ditch proposed P125 wage hike

Oct 12, 2016 - 9:15 PM

Different regions have different conditions cost of living conditions so you cannot just enforce a uniform increase across all regions says Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia

TO GO WITH "LIFESTYLE-PHILIPPINES-FASHION-SHOES" by Mynardo Macaraig Labourers work at a shoe factory in Marikina City, Rizal province, east of Manila on July 13, 2010. They owned the world's largest shoes and had Imelda Marcos for a celebrity endorser, but today the Philippines' cobblers are in danger of being buried by an avalanche of cheap imports.Marikina shoes were once widely used both locally and abroad. Marikina-made snake-skin shoes become the toast of Fifth Avenue in the early-1980s, the city boasts on its website. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE / AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE

DOF: Sin tax reform also in the pipeline

Sep 29, 2016 - 7:30 PM

The Department of Finance wants to raise taxes on tobacco and alcohol as well as sweetened beverages

Social Good Summit 2016: Using tech to hack PH progress

Sep 25, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Technology today provides all the tools needed to spur development exponentially but a better educational foundation and a whole of society approach is needed to drive it forward says a panel of the country’s premier tech thinkers

Global fintech firm Payoneer expands into PH

Sep 24, 2016 - 12:51 PM

The New York based firm is drawn to the country’s rapidly expanding base of online workers and entrepreneurs which already comprises almost 20 of the global online workforce

DTI, DOF looking to ‘modernize’ investment incentives

Sep 20, 2016 - 7:21 PM

Both agencies are working together to craft a new set of tax breaks to offer potential investors as ‘the icing on the cake’ to get them to invest in the country and hope to finalize the tax breaks by the end of the year says Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez

Duterte: 'PH is open for business'

Sep 10, 2016 - 1:33 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte recounts telling businessmen in Laos that his administration will do its part in providing the enabling environment for businesses to thrive and prosper

'OPEN FOR BUSINESS.' President Rodrigo Duterte addresses business leaders at the 13th ASEAN Business and Investment Summit in Vientiane, Laos on September 6. Photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

Common challenges for first-time business owners – and how to fix them

Aug 09, 2016 - 5:52 PM

Think big and approach each challenge as an opportunity

#AskTheTaxWhiz: How to get authority to issue proper BIR receipts

Aug 08, 2016 - 7:30 PM

A frustrated business owner details the confusing steps SMEs dealing with the BIR go through

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Tax amnesty and holiday the way forward?

Aug 02, 2016 - 4:10 PM

The Tax Whiz breaks down the difference between a tax amnesty and a tax holiday while also clearing up tax issues from the last election

Humble beginnings: Local businesses that have made it big

Aug 01, 2016 - 2:20 PM

How do you make the jump from small scale entrepreneur to big boss? Take it from these local success stories

PLDT ties up with Intel to bring digital solutions to MSME owners

Jul 19, 2016 - 3:15 PM

PLDT’s SME arm will make Intel products accessible to small business owners in bundles that make it easy for them to set up websites digitize retail and connect globally

Loans for MSMEs rise to P459.48 billion in Q1 2016

Jul 18, 2016 - 9:30 PM

Despite the increase total loans for MSMEs still fall slightly short of the 10 target set by the government

Digital first: How innovation keeps businesses ahead

Jul 15, 2016 - 1:50 PM

More businesses are using technology to grow and improve as well as create solutions to everyday problems

Business and technology: How the game has changed

Jun 29, 2016 - 2:00 PM

Here are some ways technology has impacted the growth and development of today’s businesses

#BeTheBoss: What does it take to 'Make It Big?'

Jun 03, 2016 - 1:47 PM

Winners of the 2015 BeTheBossAwards share their experiences and tell us what it takes to make it big

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Make It Big: #BeTheBoss Awards 2016

Jun 01, 2016 - 3:05 PM

Do you think you and your business have what it takes to make it big? Join the 2016 BeTheBoss Awards


Microfinance loans hit P11.3B in 2015 – BSP

May 17, 2016 - 5:40 PM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas cites better coordination among banks government agencies and the private sector for the surge in microfinance loans

TechIsland 3.0: Empowering businesses in the digital age

Apr 24, 2016 - 11:50 AM

On its 3rd year TechIsland aims to help MSMEs around the Philippines overcome challenges embrace change and conquer opportunities