Category Archives: Startup

What is FinTech and How It Affects You (And Your Business)
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What is FinTech and How It Affects You (And Your Business)

Hailed as a game changer, FinTech (otherwise known as “financial technology”) is seen to transform financial services in infinite possibilities. It has been many decades ago since there has been a real shake-up in the realm of the financial world. New and young players alike will experience its sweeping changes on how we manage finance […]

Focusing on the Startup Advantage: How to Beat Big Corporations
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Focusing on the Startup Advantage: How to Beat Big Corporations

Challenging the big guys as a startup is no easy feat. Small businesses have their work cut out for them: obviously, they have limited funds and manpower to compete with conglomerates. However, there are many startup advantages that smaller businesses have over their larger counterparts. Most successful startups that were able to disrupt markets will […]

Hiring and Firing in a Startup (and Understanding Why Staff Quits)
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Hiring and Firing in a Startup (and Understanding Why Staff Quits)

There’s this old idea in Silicon Valley that says: “hire slow, fire fast”. However, this idea doesn’t work with a startup. You would need as many good hands as possible to keep your ship from sinking. So instead of hiring less people and firing more, you need to “hire fast, fire fast”. As much as […]

5 Things Playing Pokémon Go Can Teach Cyberpreneurs
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5 Things Playing Pokémon Go Can Teach Cyberpreneurs

Pokémon Go is nothing short of a worldwide craze. For the uninitiated, the game requires you to be alert to spot Pokémons and catch them with Poke Balls. There are stubborn Pokémons that can use up your Poke Balls and escape when captured. To get more balls and other helpful items (such as potions and eggs), […]

Getting Started: Popular Types of Online Businesses
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Getting Started: Popular Types of Online Businesses

Every business starts with an opportunity. Your online or cyber business idea has to be rooted to a real-world problem that a group of people are dealing with. In short, you’re selling a solution. You have to think about a particular problem, and then figure out what type of business you’re in. Broadly speaking, there […]

Kim Lato: How to Start and Sustain an Online Business
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Kim Lato: How to Start and Sustain an Online Business

Starting a business isn’t easy, and sustaining one is even harder. How did Kimstore, an online marketplace for gadgets started by Kim Lato in 2006, grow from a humble Multiply outlet to one of the pioneers of e-commerce in the Philippines? Kim Lato talks about the challenges of starting and sustaining a business. Before Starting […]

7 Business Tips from Marvin Germo
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7 Business Tips from Marvin Germo

Apart from being a reputable stock trader/analyst, Marvin Germo is many things: entrepreneur, blogger, book author, newspaper columnist, and registered financial planner. All these, however, are just his ways and means of fulfilling his ultimate goal: financial freedom for every Filipino. Now, that might sound like a lofty dream (and indeed it is), but if […]

3 Ways Your Cyber Business Can Benefit from APEC
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3 Ways Your Cyber Business Can Benefit from APEC

With the theme “Building inclusive economies, building a better world”, the 2015 APEC Summit that’s currently hosted by the Philippines puts emphasis on sustainable and resilient businesses. This extends to cyberpreneurs, who stands to benefit from APEC’s renewed push for liberalizing service industries. Gathering 21 member-economies from across borders of the Pacific Rim, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation […]

5 Ways to Have Fun While Working from Home
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5 Ways to Have Fun While Working from Home

Who says that you cannot have the time of your life while working from home? Working from home is undoubtedly fun! With more than six years as a cyberpreneur, I’ve had my share of ups and downs. But nevertheless, about 70% can be linked with F-U-N. True story. So yeah, here’s my list of things […]