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5 tips to help startups and SMEs navigate the COVID-19 pandemic

From handling resources to projecting for the future, industry experts share how startups and SMEs can survive during the pandemic.

MAD Travel launches online market connecting buyers with indigenous sellers

The new service provides more purchase options that are sourced sustainably from farmers and communities.

Regtech startup UNAWA hosts free webinar for SMEs navigating COVID-19

Regtech startup UNAWA is offering a free webinar, leveraging legal and business expertise to help SMEs identify ways to move forward beyond the lockdown.

Local employment startup Penbrothers accepted into 500 Startups Global Launch program

“It’s all too often that we see ambitious, idealistic startups with compelling visions sadly ruined by an inability to keep up with rising costs of doing business. Companies like Penbrothers can save the day, and programs like the 500 Startups Global Launch make connecting with them easier than ever.”

SMEs, retail sector to feel blow from minimum wage hike, say...

RETAIL BUSINESSES along with small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are likely to feel the blow from the higher minimum wage rates in Western Visayas that will take effect on Nov. 26.

SMEs encouraged to adopt digital payments system

SMALL and medium enterprises (SMEs) are being encouraged by PayMaya Philippines, Inc. to invest in digital payment systems to expand their customer base.

Local SMEs to hike investments in digital technology — survey

SMALL and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the Philippines are planning to increase investments in digital technologies next year, a survey by United Kingdom-based Ernst & Young Global Ltd. (EY) showed.

DBP loans to MSMEs reach P13 billion in first half —...

THE DEVELOPMENT Bank of the Philippines has provided P13 billion worth of loans to micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the first semester,...

Senate OK’s on third and final reading bill that improves MSMEs...

The Senate on Monday, May 28, passed on third and final reading a bill improving the access of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs)...

DTI identifies programs that will help workers affected by Boracay closure

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) once again assured that it has identified initiatives to cushion the impact to workers and entrepreneurs of...

Google urges small businesses to invest in online presence to help...

GOOGLE, is encouraging businesses of all sizes across all industries to shift towards digital and create mobile-optimized websites in order to leverage and “reach...

Duterte signs EO approving development plan for MSMEs

Malacañang announced on Tuesday, April 10, that President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed Executive Order (EO) No. 50 approving the development plan for 2017-2022...

Loans to small cooperatives hit nearly P1 billion in 2017 — BSP

Loans granted to small business cooperatives surged in 2017 to reach almost P1 billion, data from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) showed, supported...

PhilRatings assigns PRS A rating to SB Corp.

Local debt watcher Philippine Ratings Services Corp. (PhilRatings) has assigned a PRS A rating to state-run Small Business Corp. (SB Corp.), it said on...

Into a wider reach

Philippine Business Bank (PBB) has helped diversified the economy towards more sustainable growth by providing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) access to financial and...

Small businesses not exempted from anti-trust rules — experts

EVEN AS large and family-run companies dominate the Philippine business landscape and small enterprises face high barriers of entry, anti-trust rules should not necessarily...

SE Asian businesses eye tech role in SME boost

By Krista A. M. Montealegre National Correspondent AS SOUTHEAST ASIA looks to the next half decade, technology will play a pivotal role in unlocking the economic...

Start-ups transforming business landscape in the Philippines

By Krista Angela M. Montealegre National Correspondent THE START-UP ecosystem is blossoming in the Philippines, and conglomerates may be just what they need for their lift-off. A...

Banks extend more loans to small businesses

BANKS extended more loans to small businesses during the first quarter, latest data showed, with the central bank pushing lenders to offer more digital...