Link clicks instead of ‘likes’: brands should value passive engagement, explore lighter side

Passive engagement on social media is just as important as active engagement when it comes to quantifying success, according to Hootsuite, a social media...

Graphic design platform offers free marketing templates for MSMEs

Graphic design platform Canva launched Canva for Negosyo to help entrepreneurs take their negosyos (businesses) online. 

Venio provides nano-credit assistance to the unbanked

Venio provides unbanked consumers with nano-credit assistance by making credit facilities accessible through a smartphone app. Users enter their details in the app to apply for a loan and then wait for the app’s decision. 

Social innovators recognized for their work in Filipino communities

Three social innovators were inducted to the lifelong Ashoka Fellowship at the Ashoka Induction and Fellow Launch for creating inclusive and systems-changing solutions in their chosen Filipino communities: Ryan Gersava, Ben Abadiano, and Scott Stiles. 

Caring for pets amid COVID-19

Like humans, animals need care and medical assistance, COVID or no COVID. Vets in Practice Animal Hospital (VIP) has a hotline that makes it...

Spider webs to webinars: a daycare center comes to terms with tech

St. Michael Playhouse (SMP), a daycare center based in Makati City, had to grapple with the heart and soul of its pedagogical approach—interaction among...

Tech competency program offers Industry 4.0-related courses

SkillAssure, an online technology competency development program, offers a free, five-day intensive training and assessment period where students can pick from around 150 information...

Shell launches mentoring program for startups

Six local businesses will participate in Shell Livewire, a global enterprise development program by energy company Shell and its government partners. The program launched...

Credit assistance programs available for exporter-MSMEs 

Banks have lending programs designed to assist Filipino micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) that have been affected by COVID-19, reminded panelists in the Department of Trade and Industry-Export Marketing Bureau’s bank credit assistance webinar. 

Kamuning Bakery Cafe ‘bakes happiness,’ looks to expand south

“Each pandesal, every cake that we bake is an act of resistance against the bigger epidemic of fear and grief, because breads and cakes symbolize simple happiness and indomitable hope,” said Kamuning Bakery Cafe owner Wilson Lee Flores to his staff, bakers, and cooks, as he assured them that they were going to keep their jobs.