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Business Etiquette in the Philippines


Posted by Manny on October 8th, 2014

Whether they are considered Asian or Pacific Islanders, Filipinos are a casual, fun-loving, sensitive and hospitable people. When Americans first arrived there over a century ago, they termed the thousands of islands in their archipelago as the “orphans of the Pacific.”

The Philippine society evolved differently than their nearby Asian neighbors as they are predominantly Christians rather than the primarily Buddhist residents to the North. Although most Filipinos may consider themselves to be Asians, most of them feel a closer connection to the West, especially the United States.

Modernizing the Retail Approach


Posted by Manny on September 26th, 2014

Years ago, a nascent business could be organized and operated with a limited range of equipment. With a cash register, basic order forms, and thick notebooks full of order patterns, a business owner could sell his goods and record his profits. However,in today’s technological world, many of these older pieces of equipment and methods of operation have been expanded upon and further developed, becoming more efficient, flexible, and productive. From Point-of-Sale modules to social media involvement, retail enhancement has become its own business, complete with proprietary hardware, programs, and cataloging systems. The age of barcode scanners and Instagram is here, and it’s selling with style.

Modernizing Retail Approach

Who Says You Can’t Simplify Your Business? Find Out How


Posted by Manny on August 27th, 2014

Zig Ziglar once said that, “…to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.” This is especially true if you own a business and would want it to succeed. But there are times when you tend to do so much that it results to your business getting more complicated and stressful.

While hard work is very important in running your business, you have to channel your energy on the right activities. Here are some tips that you can use to simplify your business and make it a whole lot better:

5 Ways a Tablet Based POS Benefits Your Customers


Posted by Manny on July 4th, 2014

It is well known that iPad based POS systems provide cost effective and highly functional solutions for businesses. These POS solution also offer benefits to your customers. Five of these benefits are explored below.

Benefit #1 – Cloud Technology

You walk into a store that doesn’t use a modern or even almost modern POS. Maybe there is no POS system at all. Maybe they use only an accounting program and provide you with a handwritten receipt. If you were buying a big-ticket item, like a mattress or a new air conditioning unit, would you feel apprehensive? If it’s a busy day, what if they forget to actually charge your card that day? Your billing address, shipping address, and credit card number are left in a drawer. That means that your banking information continues to lie around the office.

Identifying the Five Key Elements of an Effective Cash Flow Statement


Posted by Manny on May 29th, 2014

Regardless of the size, type or nature of your business, you will always have a cash flow to take into consideration. Even if you have not experienced any substantial gains, your company will still have a cash flow that will need to be evaluated – even though it might seem to be a one-sided flow. In most cases, though, a company’s cash flow moves in both directions – both in and out of the business. When developing an effective cash flow statement, there are several key elements that must be put in place.

Cash Flow

Starting a Food Business Guide


Posted by Manny on April 3rd, 2014

Are you ready to be a food service player? If you’re reading this article, chances are, the initial answer to the question is a resounding yes! Either you are already in it, or  are about to plunge into it. This serves as a validation test for you on the essentials you need to succeed in the exciting world of food business ventures.

Chef Decorating

An Entrepreneur’s Mindset


Posted by Manny on April 2nd, 2014

I guess this topic is not new and you have heard some articles about how an entrepreneur should think to run his business. It is a common thought that when you already chose the world of entrepreneurship, and choose not to be employed, then that is the start of of being an entrepreneur. But old habits are not easily forgotten specially if you have been an employee for a long time. So changing your mindset is one of the most important prerequisite in running a business. There are many differences between an entrepreneur and employee and I have read many articles that compare their thinking. But the recent article I read have the best, in my opinion, of what they really differ.

Entrepreneur Mindset