Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Bill and Small Businesses

January 05, 2018 08:56:14 AM

The biggest news for the end of 2017 (and the start of 2018) has and still is the new TRAIN Bill. Passed last November 28, 2017, the bill affects everything from personal income, sweetened beverages, fuel, and estate. What does it mean for business owners though? Based on the new bill, income earners and self-employed individuals with annual taxable income below P250, 000 are exempted from taxes. They are also no longer required to file income tax returns (ITRs)....

Business Trends for 2018

January 16, 2018 08:04:58 AM

  Whether you are starting a new venture or finding ways to improve your current business, it is important to know what are the new trends that may change the way people work so you don’t get left behind. We searched the...

Book Summary: The $100 Startup

January 27, 2018 08:07:01 AM

With the New Year here, a lot would want to start a business. However, contrary to popular belief, one doesn’t need to invest a lot of money and drop everything for it to take off. One can start small, investing a bit and making it grow. In this book by Chris Guillebeau, he gives...

Improve Your Business Writing Skills (A Step-by-Step Guide)

August 24, 2017 12:54:04 PM

  Tips For Improving Business Writing In the world of business, information is power. Whether you are running a small start-up or a multinational organization, you need to communicate to all the stakeholders who are related to your bus...

Staying Productive While Working Mobile

July 06, 2017 09:18:46 AM

Being able to choose where to work definitely has its perks. One can be more relaxed, save money on transportation and rent, and spend more time with family. However, there can be times when it can be difficult to focus, whether it’s because of playful k...

Marketing Your Business on a Budget

May 13, 2017 03:30:29 PM

Getting people to know your new business can be difficult at times, especially when trying to work with a tight budget. Ads, PR campaigns, and SEO campaigns can be quite expensive. However, there are some ways to help create buzz without hurting your wallet. Customer Referrals Give your existing customers an incen...

Book Summary: The Art of War

February 17, 2017 05:00:57 PM

The Art of War is considered the most influential book on strategy. Compiled over 2000 years ago by Sun Tzu, The Art of War focuses on the physics, politics, and psychology of conflict. Though written in the context of warring states, many of the strategies can still be applied today in various industries such as business and politics. Don’t have time to read this book? Here ...

5 Things Start-Up Businesses Should Consider Outsourcing

January 12, 2017 10:21:05 AM

In Guy Kawasaki’s “The Art of the Start,” he dedicates a chapter on bootstrapping, suggesting to outsource all other functions that are not strategic roles, such as customer service, IT, and accounting. This makes sense as entrepreneurs lack both time and funds. Instead of hiring a full time staff (or doing certain functions themselves), outsourcing can come...

Work and Business Trends for 2017

December 14, 2016 03:53:36 PM

2016 is almost over and, like every entrepreneur, we are excited to see what 2017 has in store for us. We went through a few articles, surveys, and online pieces and here are some business trends to watch out for. 1. Rise in Popularity of Shared Spaces Among Millennials In 2016, we have seen the rise of virtual o...

Bootstrap101: Get a Virtual Office Address and Embrace the Mobile Work Style

November 08, 2016 08:46:09 AM

  Anyone who is starting a business knows the importance of bootstrapping- stretching your resources as far and long as possible to ensure positive cash flow.  Let’s face it, being an entrepreneur means investing a lot of your personal time and money with the hope that your business one day thrives. One ...