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Cebu-grown bakery and wine cellar captures Parisian life

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With its proximity to the TV network stations, some celebrities also visit the Rembrandt Hotel branch.

Originally from Lahug, Cebu City, the second branch of the French bakery and wine cellar “La Vie Parisienne” (“Life in Paris”) opened recently at the Rembrandt Hotel in Tomas Morato, Quezon City.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Empowering Filipino women the Avon way

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Avon calls on Filipinos to see the signs of domestic violence via a social media campaign.

Psychologist Abraham Maslow created what is called the Hierarchy of Needs.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

DTI initiates programs to boost local businesses

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KENNETH Cobonpue and HIVE showcase their newest collections in the recent Manila FAME. Ziggy, Tropez, and Rapunzel headline the exhibition. Paperwork, Managerie and the Anemone features HIVE’s original and organic  take on home lighting and accessories.

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is making a big push to support local industries and bring them “to the next level” with an array of measures and initiatives.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Globe Business unravels the psychology of an entrepreneur

A number of Filipinos have achieved success from taking on the role as entrepreneurs. One of them is Mercy Abayan, or Tiya Mercy, who is the owner of Romina’s Bags.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Inquirer Features | Read More »

Earl Chua: On running a purpose-driven restaurant

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RICHARD Abrilla from gourmet griller to team leader (management trainee). No position is out of reach for the employee.

With no college diploma, Earl Chua began his career running an automotive shop that checked emissions. In his journey, he ventured into business process outsourcing and websites. Although he was gaining a reputation in Golf.Ph, the country’s No. 1 resource in the sport, Chua found his calling as a restaurateur.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Conductress of ‘Symphony of Desserts’ has nice problem

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Entrepreneur Marge San Diego

When Marge J. San Diego studied at the Isabel Center for Asian Culinary Studies in San Juan, Metro Manila, she won a bronze medal in the pastry division. And that was when she had a Joycean epiphany: She realized that pastries would be her professional focus from now on, following the failure of her Asian food restaurant in San Juan city.

Posted: January 3rd, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

‘Making money is not in the genes, but in the circumstances’

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“Philippine streets are paved with gold,” a trader from China tells Jeffrey “Jeff” Co, 48, chief operating officer of the Cyber group of companies, a top plastics manufacturer in the country.

Posted: December 13th, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Global Entrepreneurship Week

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It has been more than a week since one of the deadliest cyclones in our history, Supertyphoon Yolanda, devastated our provinces in Central Philippines. Recovery efforts may be slow, but things are somehow progressing and, very soon, we shall rise again.   This may be the worst natural disaster that we have ever seen, but [...]

Posted: November 20th, 2013 in Columnists | Read More »

Second gen goes into Japanese food biz

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Mickey Wieneke

Mickey Wieneke is not new to the food cart business. His father, Jorge, is one of the first to establish the familiar Potato Corner. The younger Wieneke is making his mark with Tokyo Tempura and is one of PLDT KaAsenso ambassadors.

Posted: November 18th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Faces of the Filipino micropreneurs

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Sharpening bladed tools

Alwin, 39, father of four, had a hard time in his native Iligan City because of his limited education. To top it all, he was courting a girl named Angelie. They got married, and decided to migrate to Metro Manila in search of a better way to earn a living.

Posted: November 18th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

For futurist, ‘intellectual capital’ is key

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Collecting garbage or making rock tunes for a living?

Posted: November 8th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Potato Corner expanding overseas

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Homegrown brand Potato Corner is pursuing an aggressive expansion program within the next two years that would allow the company to have a sizable presence abroad including the United States, Middle East and Africa.

Posted: October 6th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

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