5 Proven Strategies To Help Craft The Perfect Business Idea

Anyone who has ever wanted to start a business has to start somewhere. Nobody simply conjured an idea and became a success overnight. Some people got success fairly quickly, but those examples are few and far between. When it comes to starting a business, you have to be creative and have your wits about you. Simply coming up with the right product or service can be tedious, but not impossible. 

People spend decades trying to come up with the best possible idea, and some struggle throughout. The wonderful thing is that there will always be something around the corner that can solve problems. It’s just a case of knowing what steps to take exactly. If you want to step into the world of business and create something wonderful of your own, here are a few ideas: 

Find The Right Gap In The Market 

This kind of thing really is the golden ticket. It’s much easier said than done. If we could go find the gap in the market to exploit, we would all be extremely successful. Once you have found a particular gap, you can begin working on something special. It is something you have to sit down and really think about, however, because there are so many different people all trying to do the same thing and finding things out every single day. 

Use Your Personal Skills And Experiences 

At the end of the day, there will be things that you are really good at and things that you have been through. One of the worst things you can do is choose a particular field that you have seen somebody excel in. You may feel as though you can replicate their success because it looks easy when they do it. You have to pick something that you care about, and that you are good at in order to reach success, however, because you will be bored of it or struggle throughout.  Continue reading

8 Ways to Improve Your Sari-Sari Store Business

Hindi mawawala ang mga sari-sari store sa bawat barangay. Nasa probinsya ka man or living your city life dreams, lagi kang makakahanap ng maaasahan na sari-sari store malapit sa iyong bahay. Pero, kung marami nang sari-sari store at convenience shops, paano mo nga ba maaaring gawing stand out ang iyong sari-sari store negosyo?

Isa ka bang owner ng sari-sari store business or naghahanap ka ng sari sari store ideas to kickstart your newest business from home? Ito ang mga maaari mong gawin para mag-improve at mas palaguin pa ang iyong sari-sari store business!

1.     Cater to your customers

The best way to boost your business is to know your market. Maaaring sari-sari at iba’t-iba ang iyong produkto, pero make sure na patok sa iyong customers ang iyong mga paninda.

Kung ang location ng iyong sari-sari store ay malapit sa isang basketball o iba pang sports courts, siguraduhin na laging may stock ng energy drinks, bottled water, o ice tubig. Patok rin ang mga merienda items at school supplies kung ikaw ay malapit sa school zone.

2.     Make a good first impression

Sabi nga nila, first impression lasts! Kaya naman dapat na presentable at attractive ang iyong store front. Maganda rin kung maglalabas ng puhunan para sa magandang store signature or name card. Kung may budget, maglagay rin ng lights, decoration, at iba pang palamuti para makuha ang attention ng iyong mga customer.

3.     Prioritize the comfort of your customers

Dito sa Pilipinas, ang mga sari-sari at convenience store ay more than its products. Karamihan ng mga sari-sari store na may loyal customers ay may upuan – nasa tapat man ito ng tindahan o simpleng bangko lang sa bangketa. Tandaan, maaari ring dumami ang binibili ng isang customers kung magtatagal siya sa sari-sari store. Continue reading

Fun Ways To Teach Kids Financial Literacy

As parents, we want our children’s future to be happy and prosperous. We work hard and do our best to make a living for them to get a good education and a better life. Part of that good education is teaching them the value of money and how to make good financial decisions in a simple and meaningful way.

At what age is it appropriate for them to learn about the value of money? What are the simple and fun ways so they can understand it well and enjoy it while learning?

Starting at an early age is the wisest decision. Teaching them about money, financial concepts, and savings at an early age is beneficial. It can influence their spending and savings habits for a lifetime. They will remember and understand that money can make their future secure and stable future. If you think that teaching them about money at an early age is a difficult task and may find them boring, that was before because at this time there are many simple concepts, games, and other fun ways to teach our kids financial literacy.

As a mother, I’m always looking for easy and fun ways to teach my kids so they won’t find it boring. I am thankful for the latest technologies, financial literacy creators, websites, and app developers for creating such brilliant and fun tools that will be of help in introducing our kids to money, its value, and how to earn and spend wisely. Here are some great books, ways, business classes, and financial literacy games that you can reference to teach your little one all about money.

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How To Teach Entrepreneurship to Children

With degrees in teaching and marketing, Julie is a business professional and a founder of Miss M Online
Classes – the online project offering children 8+ business education around discovering and monetizing their
talents, entrepreneurship and marketing.

Some of you may be wondering why even start the conversation about kid entrepreneurship with
primary school-aged children. Doesn’t the common belief tell us that the focus of formative years is
on building the academic knowledge? I shared that belief before my own children started school.
Now, I am convinced that modern education should go hand-in-hand with practical learning, even
better – drive academic learning.

Here are a few facts. The Australian research identified earlier commercial sophistication as one of
the characteristics of generation alpha – today’s primary school children. Born between 2010 and
2025 and predicted to be the largest generation by the time they are all born, the kids about this
generation are called ‘screenagers’ due to their early screen exposure – before they even learn to
speak. Just think about this – the largest generation in the world’s history with high commercial
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Avon Pushes for Planet-kind Beauty

When Avon said it is doing beauty differently, they meant it in every step of their process.
Challenging the industry in the Philippines for 44 years and globally for over 135 years, Avon is on an ambitious journey for long-term sustainability. The global beauty brand is perfecting every formula with cruelty-free technology, shifting to recyclable packaging, and advocating for community welfare by putting the environment first.
As part of Natura &Co, Avon adheres to a 2030 Commitment to Life that aims to achieve Net Zero Emissions by 2030. And in its efforts toward sustainability, the global beauty brand, announced Its first solar-powered facility.
Avon, in collaboration with Spectrum, a subsidiary of the Manila Electric Company (Meralco), inaugurated the solar rooftop project in its manufacturing plant in Calamba Laguna last April 22, in celebration of Earth Day.
Since its completion, the solar installation has generated more than 250,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of clean energy, helping the beauty company lower its carbon footprint by 160 tonnes. It is expected to generate almost 841,100 kWh clean energy on its full year of operations, nearly quadrupling the carbon footprint reduced to 599 tonnes or equivalent to 329,315 trees planted.

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