More Filipino business owners and casual sellers have readily embraced digital payments as a key component of doing business under the New Normal, propelled by ready business-in-a-box solutions from digital financial services leader PayMaya. As of end-November, the number of micro-, small-, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) using PayMaya’s various digital payment acceptance solutions have grown… Continue reading PayMaya leads MSMEs’ digital and cashless shift under New Normal
A conference that started after the World Economic Forum was held in the Philippines in 2014 will focus this year on homegrown innovation and “how to protect, grow, expand, and make sustainable our own industries.” “We’re beginning to worry about our industries, like we consume a lot more shoes from outside the Philippines than shoes… Continue reading OCEAN18 conference in Cebu to focus on how to protect, expand homegrown innovation
Cebu needs to improve in the areas of digital credentials and skills to move up to the top 10 in the Super Cities of the World list of Tholons, Inc. Avinash Vashistha, Tholons chairman and chief executive officer (CEO), said Cebu continues to score low in such areas as open innovation, startup culture, cybersecurity, and… Continue reading Tholons chair: Cebu must embrace, see opportunities in digital disruptions
Four student teams from Cebu are in the running for the country’s biggest technology competition, the SWEEP (Smart Wireless Engineering Education Program) Innovation and Excellence Awards. Three teams from the University of San Carlos and one from the University of San Jose Recoletos are among the 10 student teams from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao that… Continue reading 4 teams from Cebu in finals of Smart’s innovation competition
Cebu Landmasters, Inc. (CLI) chief executive officer Jose Soberano III was awarded “Industry Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst and Young last October 18 at the Makati Shangri-la Hotel. Soberano is one of the 19 outstanding finalists representing enterprises from different industries nationwide chosen by Entrepreneur of the Year (EOY) Philippines in its search for… Continue reading Cebu Landmasters CEO Joe Soberano is Ernst and Young’s Philippines Industry Entrepreneur of the Year
Despite innovations in the field of finance, e-commerce, consumer services, transport and logistics, only a third of Cebu entrepreneurs believe that technology should be a business priority. Results of the PwC Cebu 2017 CEO Survey showed that only 35 percent of business leaders look at how technology can help in the company’s overall strategic plan.… Continue reading Among Cebu CEOs, technology solutions have yet to make an impact: survey
Real estate portal Filipino Homes tied up with Skyscraper Realty to put up its eighth in Cebu and 22nd office nationwide at JCentre Mall in Mandaue City. Anthony Leuterio, president and CEO of multi-awarded Leuterio Realty and Brokerage, said Filipino Homes is a one-stop-shop for real estate buyers and sellers. Although it already provides an… Continue reading Filipino Homes opens new office in Mandaue City
As it extends the reach of money remittances to far-flung areas, Smart Padala seeks to provide entrepreneurship opportunities to small store owners. Lawrence Ferrer, vice president and head of domestic business at PayMaya Philippines, called on Cebuanos to put up their own Smart Padala centers and earn extra income in the process. “We believe that… Continue reading Smart Padala expands network, offers business opportunities
Tagbilaran City in Bohol is gateway to such top tourism attractions as the Chocolate Hills and the white sand beaches of Panglao, but it is difficult and expensive to get around using the tricycles that are the most common means of transport. Three faculty members of Holy Name University in Tagbilaran proposed an innovative solution… Continue reading Teachers attend Smart-run technopreneurship training program in Cebu
Micro to medium enterprises and would-be entrepreneurs get an overview of the different services of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) during the three-day Negosyo, Konsyumer at Iba Pa caravan in Cebu from June 9-11, 2016. The three-day event aims to equip micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) as well as those who aspire… Continue reading DTI brings integrated services to small businesses in Negosyo, Konsyumer caravan
After nine years and more than 673,000 Facebook likes, Kimstore has become an online powerhouse. Its founder, Kim Lato, describes Kimstore as one of the true pioneers of e-commerce in the country. She emphasized that her company’s growth can be attributed to its mission: To make advanced mobile electronics technologies accessible to Filipinos by providing pro-consumer products and services.
FOR the price of a fast food combo, workers at the Cebu IT Park and Cebu Business Park can order a gourmet meal for lunch or late dinner prepared by some of Cebu’s top chefs and delivered to their building’s lobby.
The Premier Family Business Consulting Inc. (PFBC), the only family enterprise consulting firm in Southeast Asia, is inviting family businesses, practitioners, and stakeholders to join a conference that will tackle the challenges facing family businesses.
To serve more client nanays, The Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) Micro-finance has opened five more branches in Bohol, Cebu, and Leyte, bringing the total number of branches to 23.